Tag: chronic pain

Addiction Medication Promising for Chronic, Refractory Pain

Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) may be effective in the treatment of refractory chronic pain, early research suggests. Preliminary data from a retrospective chart review of patients...

CBD’s Role in Acute Pain Relief Tied to Patient Expectations

The pain-relieving effects of cannabidiol (CBD) may be linked to its influence on affective processes, new research shows. In a pilot study, investigators from the...

An Effective Alternative to Opioids for Acute Pain?

Intranasal (IN) ketamine may be a safe and effective alternative to intravenous opioids for acute pain in adult patients, new research suggests. In a systematic...

I Was Young and Full of Plans — RA Was a Detour I Didn’t Expect

By Andy Pendergrass As a young man graduating college and marrying the most wonderful woman I had ever met, life was good and the...

Opioid Use Common for Pain in Multiple Sclerosis

With chronic pain common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), approximately 20% of patients report opioid use ― despite warnings that the drugs are generally...

Depression, Chronic Comorbidities ‘Inextricably Linked’

For many adults, depression and chronic medical conditions are inextricably linked. In fact, the prevalence of depression is 2-10 times higher among people with chronic...

For Many, Obesity Is a Literal Headache

For Many, Obesity Is a Literal Headache WebMD News from HealthDay By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News)...

Expert Offers Clinical Pearls on Leg Ulcer Therapy

Chronic leg ulcers of all types feature a significant inflammatory component for which medical compression therapy is absolutely the best form of anti-inflammatory therapy, Elena...

FDA, Researchers Still in the Weeds on Cannabis, CBD, and Gender

The results of the election still remain murky, but with an additional five states legalizing medicinal or recreational cannabis use last month voters have sent a...

Sleep Apnea Found to Impact Pain Severity in Younger Adults

Sleep specialists might want to take a closer look at the connections between obstructive sleep apnea, chronic pain, and reported pain intensity in younger patients....

‘Overwhelming Evidence’ FDA’s Opioid Approval Process Is Shoddy

Despite the ongoing epidemic of misuse, overuse, and diversion of opioids, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set a low bar for approval...

Opioid Use Reduced by 20%, but What About Patients With Cancer?

Regulations to curb opioid abuse might be blocking legitimate access by cancer patients who need opioids for pain, according to a review of Medicare prescription...

1 in 10 Americans Uses a Prescription Painkiller

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Americans continue to look to the medicine cabinet for pain relief, with 1 in 10 using some...

Botulinum Toxin Reduces Chronic Pelvic Pain in Endometriosis

Women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) associated with endometriosis may benefit from an injection of botulinum toxin A (Botox, Allergan) without suffering significant adverse events,...