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Pain represents a foremost feature of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS). Symptoms include ipsilateral upper extremity pain, sensory loss, shoulder and neck discomfort, arm paresis or edema, headache, and even sympathetic nervous system impairment.

This presentation will cover an evidence...

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According to a study in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, mindfulness helped improve the coping skills of those in chronic pain. It was a small study of 28 participants, 89% of whom had positive results from an 8-week group course in mindfulness-based stress reduction. Guided by...

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Pain conditions that often occur together and either solely or predominantly affect women have been recently termed by the NIH as chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPCs). They include: vulvodynia, temporomandibular disorders, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel...

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In a study discussing “the mystery of American pain,” two aspects of pain were examined: level of education and age. The findings are eye-opening. Less educated Americans are reporting higher levels of pain than the elderly, perhaps due to stress from both the economy and work, and limited access to...

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Dr. Sawsan As-Sanie: the following chronic overlapping pain conditions either solely or predominantly affect women—vulvodynia, temporomandibular disorders, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome, fibromyalgia...

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According to an article in JAMA, “…most guidelines focus on escalating care and provide few explicit recommendations to stop or scale back (ie, deintensify) treatment and testing” of medical services for chronic conditions or prevention. The article authors recommend “Stopping these services when...

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The American Journal of Managed Care reported the results from a national survey of chronic pain from the U.S. Pain Foundation. Over 1500 patients in pain were asked about the barriers they face trying to access multidisciplinary treatment. Among the issues: the lack of availability of psychologists...

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A whopping 36% to 64% of spinal surgery patients have poorly controlled pain. Why? In order to avoid the escalation to patient dissatisfaction and negative outcomes, the study calls for a way to “to develop and internally validate a prediction score for poorly controlled postoperative pain in...

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Newswise —The burden of chronic pain includes damage to mental and physical health, lower productivity, and drug addiction. Now, a study led by researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science suggests an original approach to treating this affliction by targeting a key gateway – one that leads to...

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What’s the link between serious mental illness and pain? An article in Schizophrenia Research explored the connection using information from almost 900 people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or major depressive disorder. Participants completed the Global Assessment...

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