neuropathic pain

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In terms of diagnosis and treatment of neuropathic pain, we have a long way to go.  Many patients have a component of neuropathic pain to their overall pain experience that is not recognized by those taking care of them. And then often when it is recognized, it’s not treated adequately. An example...

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Advances in chemotherapy are producing better survival rates for patients with cancer, but chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) remains a significant problem affecting anywhere from 30% to 60% of chemotherapy recipients. CIPN causes pain, tingling, and numbness in the hands and feet, as...

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New research on patients with fibromyalgia finds that engagement with online acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) when undertaken in conjunction with treatment as usual (TAU) produced significantly improved outcomes in disease measures including pain, pain acceptance, depression, and sleep, as...

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This course will discuss the background and prevalence of occipital neuralgia, its etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment options. Additionally discussed will be treatment techniques and differential diagnosis of occipital neuralgia vs other headache/head pain disorders. (Recorded at...

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New research findings suggest that people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy may need to expend more energy for walking, due to a deficit in stored energy in the Achilles heel that would otherwise be available for locomotion. This, in turn, may result in a decrease in overall mobility and movement...

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Dr. Stacey reviews the key guidelines for treating migraine and neuropathic pain and evaluates their strengths and weaknesses in providing direction for clinical decision making.

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The brains of fibromyalgia (FM) sufferers may be electrically unstable and oversensitive according to findings from new research conducted by a team from University of Michigan and South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology. This abnormal hypersensitivity is termed explosive...

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Chronic pain can centralize in the spinal cord and brain, resulting in constant neuropathic pain. The mechanism of this development is microglial activation and neuroinflammation. Dr. Tennant discusses the condition and keys to successful treatment.

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Results from a prospective multicenter study suggest that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) may be an effective treatment option for painful diabetic polyneuropathy (PDPN) that affects up to 25% of people with diabetes. The study concluded that SCS reduced lower extremity pain in 55% patients with PDPN...

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The field of neurochemical imaging in pain is largely in its infancy. Very few studies have used this method to get at neurotransmitter levels or molecular information in the brain. MRI magnets can be used to detect changes in the way that protons behave in different molecules. So protons and the...

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