| Article

Reports show that urgent care visits are down, as patients aren’t comfortable going to clinics and practices in person: "Some patients have expressed concerns about safety because they didn't understand the precautions we put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19," said Stacy Tarradath, MD...

| Article

NSAIDs, a common pain reliever and fever reducer, should not be taken by women after 20 weeks into their pregnancy. So says the FDA, due to the fact that NSAIDs “can lead to low levels of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby” and harm the kidney of the fetus. It’s a rare but serious condition. It was...

| Article

The journal Children discussed a study of low English proficiency (LEP) and pain management for pediatric patients who had appendectomies at a hospital in San Francisco. Although LEP and English proficient (EP) groups received the same amount of opioid medication intraoperatively, the LEP patients:

...

| Article

Featured Faculty Brennan Spiegel, MD, presented Application of Virtual Reality to Pain Management at the 2020 PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference. In it, he discussed the science and practice of virtual analgesia for acute and chronic pain management. Virtual analgesia involves use of virtual reality...

| Article

In the Lancet, Child & Adolescent Health journal, the results of a Canada study of students and pain is discussed. An 11-week cognitive behavioral self-management program, called Chronic Pain 35, addressed therapy for chronic pain and shares the understanding of pain. Unfortunately, students in pain...

| Article

Many people feel unsafe due to COVID and don’t want to be exposed by going to the doctor. Telemedicine, which was rising in popularity even pre-COVID, is filling a need, saving patients time and money by enabling them to see practitioners from home. In a study presented at the Anesthesiology annual...

| Article

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found antibiotics used for appendicitis “noninferior” to surgical removal of the appendix. Over a quarter of a million people every year have an appendectomy; it’s in the top 20 of most commonly performed surgeries. In this study, over 1550 patients...

| Article

The anatomy of the visceral innervation: different organs cover the entire abdomen and pelvic region, including

  • Bladder
  • Uterus
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Ovaries
  • Lower part of the sigmoid and the rectum

Viscerosomatic conversion is a very interesting phenomenon when it comes to visceral pathways:

...

| Article

Why do some people have COVID but don’t even know it? It’s posited that SARS-CoV-2 infection can block pain. While that’s bad for people with the infection, who may be unaware that they are even sick and potentially spreading the disease, the process may offer “unexpected new possibilities for...

| Article

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...

Subscribe to pain management

Sign-Up