Studies at Cleveland Clinic have demonstrated the effectiveness of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation in reducing hyperalgesia caused by nerve injury. Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD, talks about findings from animal studies.
Cleveland Clinic pain specialist Teresa Dews, MD, discusses care of patients with low back pain due to workplace injuries. Helping patients return to work is often about more than treating the pain.
Interventional pain specialist Robert Bolash, MD, works hand-in-hand with primary care providers from many disciplines to treat patients with acute, chronic or acute on chronic pain. These collaborations are proving effective in addressing patients’ pain.
Sometimes pain medication isn’t enough to provide patients relief. Nurses at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital are teaming with Healing Services and Spiritual Care to offer integrative therapies for pain management.
Medications aimed at reducing headache can actually make them worse. It is far better to prevent rebound headache with strict limits on medication use, but the syndrome is treatable.
Although fibromyalgia has no anatomic lesions, it’s marked by neurological dysfunction — qualifying it as a neuropathic disorder. Linking it to central sensitization can increase the array of treatment options.
A pain management specialist talks about balancing lifestyle changes and use of medications to help alleviate pain for elderly patients. He presented this talk at the 18th annual Cleveland Clinic Pain Management Symposium.
In the face of healthcare reform, pain medicine is under scrutiny due to the high cost of surgical procedures. Cleveland Clinic Pain Management Chairman Richard W. Rosenquist, MD, discussed the issue at the 18th annual Pain Management Symposium.
Pain studies conducted at Cleveland Clinic delve deeper into patients’ experience with how their pain is managed following hospitalization and surgery. Results shed light and lead to additional questions.
Research indicates that diet can help reduce inflammation, bringing relief from fibromyalgia and other chronic pain. Here are three diet basics we can communicate to patients.