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Headaches in Pregnancy: When to Worry

Based on a new study published in Neurology, researchers have developed the first clinical recommendations for making diagnostic decisions regarding headaches in pregnant women.

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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.


Gabapentin for Headache: Is It Effective?

A new review indicates that gabapentin may be an effective adjunct therapy for primary headache syndromes, but that there is not enough evidence to support its use as a primary treatment.

Spirituality Could Aid Coping in Pain Rehab

Spiritual care could be conducive to active coping, which may be beneficial for maintaining positive, long-term outcomes in interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation.

DNA-Damaging Chemicals May Explain Gulf War Illness

Unexplained chronic fatigue, muscle pain, and cognitive dysfunction are experienced by a quarter of Gulf War veterans, and new research suggests exposure to DNA-damaging chemicals may cause this condition, known as Gulf War Illness (GWI).

FDA Investigating Off-Label Pain Med Use in Pediatric Patients

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is currently investigating the use of tramadol in children aged 17 and younger due to a rare but potentially serious risk of slowed or difficult breathing, particularly in children treated with this medication after surgery to remove tonsils and/or adenoids.

Proper Diagnosis Key in Managing Chronic Migraine

Effective management of chronic migraine starts with proper diagnosis of this subtype of migraine, according to guidelines published in Pain Practice.

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