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.
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.