A new study will investigate whether “laughing gas” can help with pain management for patients with complex regional pain syndrome.
Findings of a high-frequency spinal cord stimulation study may point to an attractive new option for treating the debilitating and painful condition that affects as many as 40% of people with diabetes.
Frequency-specific microcurrent can be used as a complementary therapy for nerve and muscle pain and spasms in a variety of pediatric conditions. Pediatrician David Burke, DO, explains how this and other complementary therapies work as alternatives to opioids for chronic pediatric pain.
Cleveland Clinic was recently involved in a multicenter, multi-continent double-blind randomized controlled trial of a Nerve Growth Factor inhibitor for chronic low back pain. A pain management specialist takes a closer look at this inflammatory mediator as a treatment option.
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A pain management specialist talks about guiding patients in doing a virtual exam and the complexities of determining when a pain procedure is elective or necessary.
Pain treatment has shifted to a multimodal approach, partly in response to the opioid crisis. Nurses at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital serve as pain mentors, educating their peers about alternatives for relieving pain.
In response to the opioid crisis, a new protocol for pain management following c-sections calling for narcotic-free care is generally well-received by patients. Dr. Eric Chaing, anesthesiologist and Dr. Lynette Karth, obstetrician, explain.
A pain management physician says incorporating functional medicine’s integrative approach into care can greatly improve a patient’s response to treatment.
On the cancer ward, patients’ addiction fears and their need for pain relief inevitably intersect. Oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, shares one experience.
Pain management specialists should include nutcracker syndrome in the differential when the symptoms indicate, and not assume atypical left flank pain is chronic myofascial or due to lower rib pathology.