Cleveland Clinic Chair of Palliative and Supportive Care Laura Shoemaker, DO, addresses common barriers to palliative care for patients with cancer.Read More
Empowering Patients to Tame Their Chronic Pain (Infographic)
Patients can make plenty of lifestyle changes to take ownership of their chronic pain and supplement the care you provide. Share the infographic here with a patient today.
Opioids for Chronic Pain?
Prescribing opioids for chronic pain has become rare at Cleveland Clinic. It’s not appropriate for most patients. Today, we’re providing more effective pain management treatment for longtime opioid users.
Microglial Inflammation: A Promising Target in Neuropathic Pain Also Plays Role in Memory Deficiency
Promising research at Cleveland Clinic shows that microglial inflammation is a common, and potentially treatable, pathway for neuropathic pain and other treatment-resistant neuroinflammatory conditions, including Alzheimer disease.
Opioids Not Only Option for Cancer Pain
When opioids aren’t effective or aren’t enough for cancer pain, other pain management treatments can help, including nerve blocks, vertebral interventions and implantable therapies.
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Sticking with Proven Practices for Low Back Pain
Cleveland Clinic introduces a new Spine Care Path to systematically reduce variation from evidence-based care for low back pain. More challenging cases require enterprise-wide collaboration.
Chronic Abdominal Pain: Reduce Opioid Use, Increase Multidisciplinary Care
Cleveland Clinic forms a new Chronic Abdominal Pain Clinic and care path, bringing together pain management, gastrointestinal and neurological expertise. Goal: Reduce use of opioids.
Curbing Patients’ Pain
The pain mentor program trains nurses to help manage patients in pain through pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods and serve as a resource to bedside nurses.