Pain Management Resource Center

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Long-Term Pain Relief With New Therapy

Patients who received a novel high frequency form of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy experienced significantly greater, long-term relief for both chronic back and leg pain, when compared to a traditional low frequency form of SCS therapy.

Inhaled Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain

Inhaled cannabis had a significant effect on neuropathic pain that appears to be dose-dependent, in the first published research on cannabinoids for painful diabetic neuropathy in humans.

Exercise or Surgery for Knee Pain?

Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful.

Smokers Need More Anesthesia During Surgery

Smokers and patients exposed to secondhand smoke may require more anesthesia and opioids during surgery than nonsmokers.

First Combo Rx for Adolescent Migraines

Pernix announced that the FDA has approved Treximet (sumatriptan, naproxen sodium) for use in patients aged ≥12 for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura.

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid's Effect on Prescribing, Overdoses

Rates of both prescription opioid overdoses and dispensing of prescription opioid pain relievers dropped substantially after the introduction of abuse-deterrent extended-release oxycodone HCI (OxyContin; Purdue Pharma), according to an article in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain

A mindfulness program appears to be beneficial for patients with chronic pain.

Exercise Cuts Pain Interference From DPN

Aerobic exercise may help reduce perceived pain interference resulting from diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN).

News

TENS Device Highly Effective for Migraine Relief in Study

Cefaly transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device provided relief to 81 percent of migraine sufferers who used it, according to results of a clinical study published in The Journal of Headache and Pain.

New Transdermal Delivery System for Migraine Tx Launched

Teva CNS announced the launch of Zecuity (sumatriptan iontophoretic transdermal system) indicated for the treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults.

NSAIDs Linked to Long-Term Colon Cancer Risk Reduction

Regularly taking low-dose aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may lower long-term risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), new research suggests.

Steroid Injections: Effective for Low Back Pain?

Epidural corticosteroid injections for radicular low back pain or spinal stenosis may provide some relief for certain patients, but any benefits are temporary.

New Insight Into How Antidepressants Target Brain in Neuropathic Pain

Commonly used antidepressants appear to target specific neurotransmitters in the brain that regulate chronic pain and depression-like symptoms, a newly understood mechanism that could shape future treatments for nerve pain and depression.

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