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The FDA approved nonopioid medication called Orphengesic Forte—for relief of the mild to moderate pain of acute musculoskeletal disorders—is now available! Barry Patel, PharmD, and CEO/co-founder of Galt Pharmaceuticals, commented, “This is a big win in the fight against the U.S. opioid epidemic and...

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According to the CDC, osteoarthritis (OA) affects over 32.5 million US adults. Patients with this chronic pain condition are often prescribed opioids, but with what efficacy? A recent study of patients with knee and/or hip OA examined the differences between strong and weak or intermediate opioids...

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From the Journal of Diabetes, Metabolic Disorders & Control:

Abstract: Diabetes mellitus comprises of metabolic diseases that are characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose or hyperglycaemia, which is a result of insulin deficiency, insulin resistance or both. Marked hyperglycaemia causes...

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The use of medical cannabis has garnered a lot of recent attention, especially as parts of the United States and Canada have legalized its use. While it has been studied in cancer and nerve pain, not much is known about the usage rate and its efficacy in managing chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain...

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With increased efforts to decrease opioid prescribing for chronic pain conditions, nonopioid analgesics and coanalgesics are being more widely utilized. Skeletal muscle relaxants (SMRs) are frequently used chronically despite a paucity of data supporting this practice. People who have really good...

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Exercise Your Demons

Nonpharmacological interventions are increasingly being prescribed for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Current evidence on the role of regular physical activity and exercise in the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain (eg, fibromyalgia, chronic low back pain...

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While we have increasing understanding of the mechanisms of musculoskeletal pain, this knowledge has translated into treatments that so far have left many patients and healthcare providers dissatisfied. This is particularly true for fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) and chronic widespread pain that...

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Musculoskeletal pain complaints are among the most common problems encountered by any clinician in an ambulatory care practice, yet many clinicians lack basic training and knowledge about the proper evaluation of these conditions. This course will discuss concepts of the evaluation, including the...

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Researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York, have developed a prototype device that may solve a persistent dilemma for younger, active patients who undergo knee replacement procedures. As more joint replacement surgeries are being performed on younger patients, the problem...

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This presentation will discuss the basic concepts of the evaluation of patients with various degrees of sacroiliac joint dysfunction, including presenting symptoms and pain referral patterns. Basic exam findings and special tests and their respective predictive values will be demonstrated. The...

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