pain management

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Clinicians have a responsibility to educate and reassure patients who live with pain so they can overcome barriers, such as fear of movement, and re-engage in healthy behaviors. Despite the progressive embrace of a biopsychosocial framework in pain care, most patients conceptualize their persisting...

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Myers: Part of our role is to help dealing with the insurance companies, getting certain treatments or services approved. We’re the go between dealing with the insurance company, finding out from the doctor what they want to do with the patient as far as their treatment plan, and then we deal with...

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Working with rodent models, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis have demonstrated that receptors in the brain that trigger emotional responses to pain including lethargy and depression can be blocked. The discovery may be a step toward the realization of less addictive...

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The Pain Educators Forum presents this course because there are so many different levels of practitioner experience with pain management. Specifically, inspiration came from someone who, after attending one of our courses, had a burning question for our faculty: “What do sodium channels have to do...

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Overdose risk and reality has prompted many recent legal regulatory changes in controlled substance prescribing and pain management. Often, prescribers are the last to learn of an overdose event and worse, fail to take action once notified. Attorney Bolen outlines how the prescriber can proactively...

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New research conducted by the Yale University Department of Psychology concludes that gender biases held by US adults may be adversely affecting the assessment of pain in girls. Participants were shown 1 of 2 versions of a video depicting a finger-stick administered to a 5-year-old patient during a...

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As we look at the difference between interdisciplinary and integrative, it really helps to back up the train, so to speak, to see what the words actually mean. Over the years, we’ve seen progress from multidisciplinary to interdisciplinary care, and the medical home model that emphasizes how the...

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Almost half of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis will experience moderate to severe pain, making it the most common demyelinating disorder that the clinician is likely to encounter. Dr. Argoff discusses some practical approaches to recognizing and treating the condition.

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A new study conducted at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, reports that a system of automated text messaging improves patient outcomes from joint replacement surgery in several key metrics, including time to recovery of knee motion, reduced use of opioid medications for pain, better adherence...

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Results from new experiments using rabbits suggest a promising new approach for the treatment of knee joint pain resulting from degeneration of cartilage tissue in the joint. The advance involves augmenting a common therapeutic procedure called microfracture with an implanted 3D-printed scaffold...

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