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

Positive Changes Seen With Opioid Continuing Education for Clinicians

New findings confirm that continuing education programs on how to safely prescribe and manage opioid therapy can help lower the prevalence of prescription opioid misuse, according to a study published in the journal Pain Medicine.

Psychological Features Can Impact Myofascial Paraspinous Pain Tx

For patients with chronic myofascial paraspinous pain, psychological characteristics, especially anxiety, influence response to interventional pain management.

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.

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