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Better pain-management strategies for spine surgery begin with an understanding of the patient’s pain history.
Myofascial pain syndrome can mimick the appearance of fibromyalgia. Knowing the differences in certain characteristics can be helpful.
With the expected publication of new government guidance for prescribing opioids to outpatients comes the need for a reminder: A document can’t replace good clinical judgment.
Gun ownership can have serious implications for patients using medical marijuana or opioids for the treatment of chronic pain.
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Since 2017, Cleveland Clinic has been among a handful of healthcare systems participating in trials for an implanted neurostimulator that self-adjusts in real time. Studies have shown relief and durability are better than with open-loop systems.
: Pain management specialists at Cleveland Clinic have begun to use a new electrical neurostimulating device for some patients who have been without relief for chronic lower back pain.
Alternative treatments for chronic pain are effective and available, but physicians don’t always turn to them as first-line options.
For patients with chronic pain who are good candidates for peripheral nerve stimulation, significant relief can be felt within a day or two.
A recently published study explains how an international group of specialists developed a more applicable and precise term to replace ‘failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS).’
The Four Pillar Project provides physicians with evidence-based talking points to quickly identify problem areas and educate patients to optimize important aspects of their health.