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Articles about pain management


Ethical Considerations for Chronic Pain Care During a Pandemic

Last updated: 08/11/2020

“Thinking ethically” involves considerations of principles and duties, calculating consequences, and comparing cases [1]. Key among archetype principles are patient autonomy...

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Scientists Pinpoint Brain Circuit that Mediates Pain

Last updated: 08/10/2020

If you put your hand on a hot stove, you will stop touching it immediately. Why? Your brain quickly processes two things: the burning sensation on your hand and your responsive...

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How Common Treatments For Endometriosis Are Failing Those With Chronic Pain

Last updated: 08/06/2020

When Lauren Gelfer found out she had endometriosis, she'd been in chronic pain for nearly nine years and her nervous system was completely overwhelmed. Ever since she was 12,...

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Massage Therapy: What You Need To Know

Last updated: 08/05/2020

Massage Therapy: What You Need To Know Massage Therapy: What You Need To Know What is massage therapy used for? Massage therapy is used to help manage a health condition or...

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10 ways to manage bone pain caused by cancer

Last updated: 08/05/2020

Patients diagnosed with cancer, especially advanced-stage or metastatic disease, often experience bone pain at some point in their cancer journey. Cancer-related bone pain may...

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INSIGHT: Helping Innocent Physicians Avoid Prosecution for Prescribing Opioids

Last updated: 08/03/2020

When considering prescribing opioids to address patients’ chronic and severe pain, physicians face a difficult decision to either offer an essential medication proven to be one...

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Yoga and Science in Pain Care: The Current State(s) and Theories on Pain Management

Last updated: 07/31/2020

Yoga and Science in Pain Care Episode 4: The Current State(s) and Theories on Pain Management The work of yoga is to discriminate between the changeable and unchangeable in...

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Managing Trigeminal Neuralgia in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Last updated: 07/26/2020

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is the most frequent type of facial pain, with a worldwide incidence ranging from 12.6 per 100,000 annually to 27 per 100,000 annually. TN is usually...

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Motor control retraining of of athletes with low back pain

Last updated: 07/24/2020

– Written by Tim Mitchell and Peter O’Sullivan, Australia and Angus Burnett, Qatar Low back pain (LBP) often keeps athletes out of training and competition. Poorly targeted...

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COVID Poses Obstacles and Opportunities for Improving Pain Management

Last updated: 07/22/2020

While social distancing has made it difficult to provide routine care – much less implement integrated care – the pandemic has pushed the medical industry to think creatively...

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Pain: Where do our childhood experiences fit in?

Last updated: 07/21/2020

60% of kids with chronic pain will become adults with chronic pain. How do memories of pain affect our pain trajectory? How can we prevent the development of chronic pain? We...

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Aging: Are these 4 pain myths complicating care?

Last updated: 07/17/2020

Aging: Are these 4 pain myths complicating care? University of Washington, Seattle (Dr. Thielke); Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada (Dr....

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