Lifestyle plays a major role in managing chronic pain. By improving three often overlooked factors — movement, mindset and monitoring — patients can complement medical treatments to improve outcomes.
A patient’s healthy diet is fundamental to the success of pain management therapies. Here’s how sugar, processed carbohydrates, damaged fats and oils, and toxins can exacerbate chronic pain.
An emphasis on rehabilitation to patients’ maximum function level typically ends up yielding ancillary benefits in terms of pain, depression and anxiety.
Pain, like diabetes or heart disease, is a chronic medical condition that can impact an individual’s entire life. At Cleveland Clinic cognitive behavioral therapy is often part of the care plan for pain patients.
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Knowing how patients metabolize medication could be a powerful tool for doctors seeking the right pain remedies for patients. Pharmacogenomics is a growing industry and one that needs further research to be useful says a Cleveland Clinic pain specialist.
At Cleveland Clinic, pain specialist William Welches, DO, PhD, says OMT is an important part of helping pain patients maintain health.
Because DRG neurons are capable of modulating all sensations before processing to the central nervous system, DRG stimulation is proving to be a particularly effective therapeutic approach for chronic intractable pain.
As patients see multiple physicians for different conditions the potential for deadly polypharmacy interactions increases. A clinical Pain Management pharmacist discusses non-opioid medication recommendations for treating the three primary types of pain.
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.