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New Book, Documentary on the 'Painful Truth' of Chronic Pain

A leading pain expert launches a book and upcoming documentary on chronic pain that sheds light on why this condition should matter to everyone.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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What is The Calmare Pain Therapy treatment? -

Chronic pain is at an epidemic level in the United States. Many types of chronic pain are very difficult to diagnosis and treat, as it can be a genetic code mutation (hereditary), the result of another underlying cause, or progressive or chronic Peripheral Neuropathy. A new neurotheraphy has been helping Peripheral Neuropathy sufferers across the globe alleviate advanced cases of pain by a non-invasive FDA cleared electrostimulation therapy: The Calmare Pain Therapy treatment.  
calmareaz.com
almost 5 years ago
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20 years of chronic pain and antidepressants

At http://bergmanchiropractic.com and http://Owners-Guide.com we strive to educate people on natural solutions to health. http://www.theArthritisReversalSyst...  
youtube.com
almost 5 years ago
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Hands-On With Quell Wearable Pain Relief Device |

Earlier this year at CES, NeuroMetrix announced Quell, a band worn around the upper calf designed to provide systemic relief of chronic pain which is contr  
medgadget.com
almost 5 years ago
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Pharmacovigilance in hospice/palliative care: net effect of gabapentin for neuropathic pain -- Sanderson et al. -- BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

Objective Hospice/palliative care patients may differ from better studied populations, and data from other populations cannot necessarily be extrapolated into hospice/palliative care clinical practice. Pharmacovigilance studies provide opportunities to understand the harms and benefits of medications in routine practice. Gabapentin, a γ-amino butyric acid analogue antiepileptic drug, is commonly prescribed for neuropathic pain in hospice/palliative care. Most of the evidence however relates to non-malignant, chronic pain syndromes (diabetic neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, central pain syndromes, fibromyalgia). The aim of this study was to quantify the immediate and short-term clinical benefits and harms of gabapentin in routine hospice/palliative care practice.  
spcare.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Complex regional pain syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition characterized by autonomic and inflammatory features. It occurs acutely in about 7% of patients who have limb fractures, limb surgery, or other injuries. Many cases resolve within the first year, with a smaller subset progressing to the chronic form. This transition is often paralleled by a change from “warm complex regional pain syndrome,” with inflammatory characteristics dominant, to “cold complex regional pain syndrome” in which autonomic features dominate. Multiple peripheral and central mechanisms seem to be involved, the relative contributions of which may differ between individuals and over time. Possible contributors include peripheral and central sensitization, autonomic changes and sympatho-afferent coupling, inflammatory and immune alterations, brain changes, and genetic and psychological factors. The syndrome is diagnosed purely on the basis of clinical signs and symptoms. Effective management of the chronic form of the syndrome is often challenging. Few high quality randomized controlled trials are available to support the efficacy of the most commonly used interventions. Reviews of available randomized trials suggest that physical and occupational therapy (including graded motor imagery and mirror therapy), bisphosphonates, calcitonin, subanesthetic intravenous ketamine, free radical scavengers, oral corticosteroids, and spinal cord stimulation may be effective treatments. Multidisciplinary clinical care, which centers around functionally focused therapies is recommended. Other interventions are used to facilitate engagement in functional therapies and to improve quality of life.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Research offers hope to chronic pain sufferers - BBC News

Cambridge University researchers have identified a faulty gene that seems to switch pain off in some people and it is hoped the discovery could lead to new treatments.  
bbc.co.uk
about 5 years ago
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Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose

This case was written by Dr. Martin Kuuskne from McGill University. Dr. Kuuskne is a PGY4 Emergency Medicine resident and one of the editors-in-chief at EMSimCases. Why it Matters Although largely replaced by newer and safer agents for the treatment of depression, tricyclic antidepressants are still routinely prescribed, especially for chronic pain. This case highlights three…  
emsimcases.com
about 5 years ago
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Vitamin D for the treatment of chronic painful conditions in adults | Cochrane

Chronic pain is pain of moderate or severe intensity lasting three months or more. It can have a variety of causes, but most comes from musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, or pain in muscles. Chronic pain usually affects older people more than younger people. Chronic pain is disabling, and has a large negative impact on quality of life.  
cochrane.org
about 5 years ago
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The Pain Management Program - Nebraska Medicine - YouTube

The Pain Management Program at Nebraska Medicine is a specialized three or four week program that teaches healthy management and coping with chronic pain. If...  
youtube.com
about 5 years ago
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The Pain Management Program - Nebraska Medicine

The Pain Management Program at Nebraska Medicine is a specialized three or four week program that teaches healthy management and coping with chronic pain. If...  
youtube.com
about 5 years ago
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Episode 10 When Morphine Hurts | ToxNow

In this episode we talk to Eric Brush about hyperalgesia, when opiate use leads to increased pain. We’ll also talk to Steve Bird about some strategies to use when treating acute pain in patients who chronically use opiates.  A must listen for anyone who sees patients on chronic opioids, treats pain in patients with chronic pain, or knows someone who does.  A link to Dr. Brush’s article can be found here and the review of Ketamine as an adjuvant can be found here.  
toxtalk.org
about 5 years ago
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Two-step treatment improved function and decreased pain severity in veterans

Although U.S. military veterans who have returned from Iraq or Afghanistan are more likely to suffer chronic pain than veterans of any other conflict in American history, little headway has...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Newly identified compounds in spider venom could help treat chronic pain

Using a new technology to screen venoms from 205 species of spider, researchers identified seven compounds that show promise for the treatment of chronic pain.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Discovery of key genetic link between chronic pain conditions

Researchers at King's College London have discovered a link between four common chronic pain syndromes (CPS), suggesting that some people may be genetically predisposed to suffer from conditions...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue reduced by vitamin D supplementation

Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) typically have widespread chronic pain and fatigue.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Study finds evidence of nerve damage in around half of fibromyalgia patients

About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia - a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms - was found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Scientists chart spinal circuitry responsible for chronic pain

Findings could lead to new therapeutics for disorders such as fibromyalgia and phantom limb painPain typically has a clear cause - but not always.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Fibromyalgia linked to decreased brain connectivity

The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown. Now a new study finds people with the chronic pain condition have decreased connectivity between pain regions and other parts of the brain.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Painkiller reduces hypersensitivity to pain in patients with fibromyalgia

Patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their bodies, but often doctors have difficulty detecting what causes the pain, and therefore, how to treat it.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago