Chronic Pain

Finding New Non-opioid Pain Treatments

Chronic Pain - 9 hours 47 min ago

Pain is tricky ailment to pin down. First off there are many different types of pain - chronic pain, acute pain, nerve pain, joint pain, neuropathic pain and so on.

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Bioness Announces First European Implants For StimRouter Neuromodulation System

Chronic Pain - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:24

With the successful launch continuing, Bioness plans to further support clinicians across the continent who are looking to support patients seeking minimally-invasive, long-term pain relief. ) implanted the StimRouter to manage chronic pain conditions originating from varied peripheral neuralgias.

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Snail venom provides a new way to relieve chronic pain

Chronic Pain - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:05

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Conus regius ' venom is bad news for its prey, and it's been proven harmful to humans as well. For instance, a 2009 clinical case describes a diver who had trouble moving his arm for 12 hours after an attack.

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'The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst...

Chronic Pain - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:16

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ New low back pain treatment guidelines from the American College of Physicians were published last Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine . Based on a review of the evidence, the ACP concluded that pharmacological interventions for low back pain offered fewer benefits and greater risks than nonpharmacological therapy.

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Provincial Pain Summit hears calls for national pain strategy

Chronic Pain - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 18:23

Although it has become inextricably linked with the ongoing overdose crisis in B.C., fentanyl has legitimate uses as a pain medication. Health professionals and advocates at Friday's Provincial Pain Summit say a national pain strategy could balance the needs of those who live with chronic pain with the dangers of over-prescribing addictive opiates.

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Corium International, Inc. (CORI) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research

Chronic Pain - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 00:09

According to Zacks, "Corium International, Inc. is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company. It is focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of specialty pharmaceutical products that leverage advanced technologies in transdermal and transmucosal delivery systems.

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Could a VR walk in the woods relieve chronic pain?

Chronic Pain - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 07:47

A chronic pain patient at the pain studies lab at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., wears a Oculus Rift head-mounted display during a virtual meditative walk. Amitha Kalaichandran is a resident physician in pediatrics and a Fellow in Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

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'Excessive, reckless': Windsor doctor admits to prescribing...

Chronic Pain - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 16:53

A Windsor doctor with a huge number of patients has agreed to give up family medicine after admitting to a host of allegations that include prescribing narcotics to a patient who died of an overdose. "Dr. Barnard's prescribing of narcotics was and in one case we know it was fatal," prosecutor Lindsay Caters said Monday at Dr. Tom Barnard's hearing before the disciplinary committee of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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PDT, an Emerging Therapeutic Option in Disease Treatment, Bids Solid...

Chronic Pain - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 08:03

Light-emitting diode technology should drive demand in the photomedicine technology global market because it offers superior photon absorption, avoids tissue damage, covers a large application area, and significantly lowers treatment costs. BCC Research reveals in its new report that the photomedicine field has become one of the most exciting fields in biomedical research in the past 50 years.

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Drinking and Painkillers Can Be a Dangerous Combo, Especially Among Seniors

Chronic Pain - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 23:41

You may often see a warning not to drink on a painkiller's prescription label-but what exactly can happen if you do drink alcohol while taking painkillers? Well when strong opioid painkillers are mixed with alcohol, it can cause a serious, potentially deadly respiratory response. One common side effect, that can be fatal, of opioids is respiratory depression, which is when a person's breathing becomes shallow and can even temporarily stop.

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'All of a sudden, I am treated like a potential drug addict,' says Edmonton opioid patient

Chronic Pain - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:23

Grace Waszkiewicz, 64, said the fentanyl crisis and proposed opioid prescribing rules are already making it more difficult to access her chronic pain medication. Waskiewicz started taking Oxyneo in 2009 for severe osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and other health problems.

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How High Can Cara Therapeutics Stock Go?

Chronic Pain - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 15:09

The stock has more than doubled since the beginning of November. Did Cara report great results from a clinical trial? Nope.

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People with Low Income, Education Suffer Most from Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 10:50

Poorly educated, low-income older Americans are much more likely to suffer from chronic pain than their wealthier, more highly educated counterparts, but the disparity between the two groups is much greater than previously thought, according to a new study by a medical sociologist at the University at Buffalo . The findings, published in the journal Pain , reveal that people with the lowest levels of education are 80 percent more likely to experience chronic pain than people with the highest levels.

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Fentanyl Causes Early Death for Woman Seeking Pain Relief

Chronic Pain - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 18:06

Her parents say it was a remarkable turn for the 32-year-old, a woman who had struggled with an opiate addiction and health problems, most recently chronic pain and fibromyalgia. "She was getting ready to get married, she was thrilled," said her mother, Deborah Fuller.

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Poor and Less Educated Suffer the Most From Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 18:06

Poorer and less-educated older Americans are more like to suffer from chronic pain than those with greater wealth and more education, but the disparity between the two groups is much greater than previously thought, climbing as high as 370 percent in some categories, according to new research by a University at Buffalo medical sociologist. The results, based on 12 years of data from more than 19,000 subjects aged 51 and over, excluding those diagnosed or treated for cancer, provide several kinds of bad news about chronic pain in the United States, according to Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, an assistant professor of sociology at UB and the paper's author, published in this month's issue of the journal Pain.

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Mixing Opioids and Alcohol Increases Risk of a Dangerous Respiratory Side Effect

Chronic Pain - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 13:43

A new study shows once again that drinking and pain pills don't mix. Norwegian researchers found that taking a single oxycodone tablet with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the risk of respiratory depression, a potentially life-threatening side effect that causes breathing to become extremely shallow or stop altogether.

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Lady Gaga Turns To Gyrotonic Workout To Soothe Chronic Muscle Pain

Chronic Pain - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 22:48

Gyrotonic workouts aim to ease everyday functional movements like lifting bags, climbing stairs, carrying children, etc . This workout - also known as yoga for dancers - is a new and emerging fitness trend, much like the cardio barre workout .

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Mixing Opioids and Alcohol May Increase Likelihood of Dangerous...

Chronic Pain - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:26

Taking one oxycodone tablet together with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the risk of a potentially life-threatening side effect known as respiratory depression, which causes breathing to become extremely shallow or stop altogether, reports a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology , the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists . Elderly people were especially likely to experience this complication, the study found.

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The Fentanyl Crisis in WNY

Chronic Pain - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 18:29

Buffalo, NY Western New York is not alone when it comes to the fentanyl crisis. One group that deals with addiction recovery says it's seen its share.

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Poor and Less Educated Suffer the Most from Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:51

Poorer and less-educated older Americans are more like to suffer from chronic pain than those with greater wealth and more education, but the disparity between the two groups is much greater than previously thought, climbing as high as 370 percent in some categories, according to new research by a University at Buffalo medical sociologist. The results, based on 12 years of data from more than 19,000 subjects aged 51 and over, excluding those diagnosed or treated for cancer, provide several kinds of bad news about chronic pain in the United States, according to Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, an assistant professor of sociology at UB and the paper's author, published in this month's issue of the journal Pain.

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