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Surgery For Axial Neck Pain: Who Is a Good Candidate And Who Isn’t
Neck pain is a tricky clinical problem, both for the patient and the healthcare provider.
Reducing Patients’ Chronic Pain Through Weight Loss
One of the more impactful and proactive ways to reduce a patient’s chronic pain is through diet changes.
Study Will Look at Nitrous Oxide as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treatment
A new study will investigate whether “laughing gas” can help with pain management for patients with complex regional pain syndrome.
Promising Early Results from High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation Study
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.
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Following Cesarean Delivery, Postoperative Pain Affects Likelihood of In-Hospital Breastfeeding
Poorly controlled postoperative pain following cesarean delivery reduces likelihood of successful in-hospital breastfeeding, according to a recent study. In this article, anesthesiologist Alparslan Turan, MD, discusses his research and Ob/Gyn Jennifer Eaton, DO, discusses efforts to manage pain while reducing opioid use.
Moving Beyond Opioids: Alternative Treatments for Pain Management in Children
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.
Mounting Evidence Points to a Role for Nerve Growth Factor Inhibitors in Taming Chronic 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.
NIH to Fund Study Exploring Role of the Complement System in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Research team is looking into new complement-based therapies for CIPN in an effort to improve the quality of life in cancer survivors.
Perioperative Pain Perception and Analgesic Requirements in Pediatric Patients with Obesity
Despite the increasing proportion of pediatric patients with obesity, there is little data about pain sensitivity and analgesic requirements in this population. A new study finds no significant association between increased BMI and higher perioperative pain scores in pediatric patients, and suggests weight-based analgesic dosing is prudent.
A Pain Management Physician on Adapting Practices During the Pandemic
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.