Pain

 
Cannabis and Cannabinoids For the Management of Pain
April 16, 2021

The International Association for the Study of Pain recently released a statement on the strength of current research on cannabis and cannabinoid use in pain management. What did they find?

Whose Acute Low Back Pain will Become Chronic?
April 01, 2021

A new study on conversion of acute to chronic low back pain identifies clinician behavior as well as patient characteristics that increase that risk.

The Migraine Research Renaissance and Where it is Headed: A PI Interview
March 10, 2021

New and highly specific migraine drugs have significantly changed the clinical landscape for patients. We talked with Peter McAllister, MD, about where the research goes next.

Cluster Headache Pain and Symptomatology
February 26, 2021

A recent survey queried cluster headache patients to compare cluster headache pain intensity to other painful disorders. The results, highlighted in this quick slideshow, may surprise.

Primary Viewpoints Episode 7: Antidepressants for Back Pain, Osteoarthritis Pain
February 25, 2021

Listen to our newest podcast episode where the lead author of a recent meta-analysis shares his findings on the safety and efficacy of antidepressant medications to treat back and osteoarthritis pain.

Pain Management in Acute Gout: NSAIDs or COX-2 Inhibitors?
February 25, 2021

A recent meta-analysis assessed comparative clinical efficacy of NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors. Try these 7 questions on the findings - does your clinical experience match?

Pain Caused by COVID-19: 7 Questions on What We Know
February 24, 2021

Pain associated with COVID-19 has many causes and may persist after the infection has resolved. Find out what you've learned about pain in the pandemic with these 7 questions.

Two Cannabis Researchers Discuss their Studies on Pain and the Realm of Cannabinoid Investigation
February 19, 2021

Cannabis researchers Drs Carrie Cuttler and Rebecca Craft discuss their findings, their labs at WSU, their new research, and what makes this kind of research a challenge.

NSAID Use in Primary Care: A Quiz on Risks, Benefits, & Patient Selection
February 18, 2021

What is the drug of choice in a patient who is taking aspirin for secondary prevention of stroke? Ibuprofen? Celecoxib? Other? Plus 6 more questions on NSAID use in primary care.

COVID-19 & Pain: Acute and Postinfection Manifestations
February 17, 2021

Pain is a common complication of COVID-19 infection, during the illness and afterwards. Click through this summary of new data on acute pain and risk for persistent pain from COVID-19.