neuropathic pain

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A research team from the University of Texas at Dallas, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Health Science Center at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine reports a significant advance in understanding the source of chronic neuropathic pain in humans. The discovery has broad ranging implications...

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Altered sensory acuity occurs at spinal and supraspinal levels via sensitization and chronicity. Cortical changes including imprecision of the somatosensory homunculus have been evidenced with fMRI and identified in a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. However, these changes can...

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A paper is this month’s edition of Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery discusses the benefits of primary targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) in reducing or preventing phantom limb pain resulting from below-the-knee amputation surgery. Authored by Ian Valerio, MD, with the Ohio State University...

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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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