Chronic Pain

Chronic pain suffers continue to fight stigma to get diagnosis

Chronic Pain - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 00:46

One in five Australians live with chronic pain - its health burden costs Western society almost equal to diabetes and cancer combined. Despite its prevalence, there's still stigma attached to chronic pain among medical professionals and the community which can have a lasting impact on sufferers.

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Opioids Market to Be Driven by the Increasing Incidence of Chronic Pain Conditions

Chronic Pain - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:24

Opioids are the most widely prescribed medications to treat moderate to severe chronic pain. These analgesics are used to manage pain in cancer patients and also to treat severe constant pain in patients suffering from terminal illnesses.

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Dr. Linqiu Zhou Elected to American Health Councils Physician Board

Chronic Pain - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:56

As an Associate Professor and pain physician at Professional Pain Associates in Woodbury, New Jersey, Dr. Linqiu Zhou brings to the healthcare industry 36 years of experience, including 6 years in his current position. The American Health Council is proud to recognize Dr. Zhous past and present feats in exceptional healthcare.

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NeuroMetrix Reports Q2 2017 Financial Results

Chronic Pain - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:26

NeuroMetrix, Inc. , today reported financial and business highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. The Company develops and markets novel therapies, based on neurostimulation and digital medicine, for chronic health conditions.

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Cancer Pain Management Market: Upcoming Demands and Growth Analysis 2025

Chronic Pain - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 22:45

Pain is an unpleasant emotional, subjective, and sensory experience due to the actual or potential damage caused to cells or tissues of the patients. Pain is the most common symptom in various manifestations that lead patients to seek medical assistance or advice.

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Centrexion Provides Updates And Advancements For Pipeline Of Chronic Pain Treatments

Chronic Pain - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:43

Centrexion Therapeutics, a company focused on advancing the treatment of chronic pain with one of the largest exclusively pain-focused pipelines of non-opioid therapies in active development, today provided an update on the company's therapeutics in development to treat chronic pain. The company next plans to initiate a Phase 2 study evaluating its somatostatin receptor type 4 agonist - CNTX-0290, a brand-new target for therapeutic development.

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Can You Use Methadone for Back Pain?

Chronic Pain - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 01:34

Melissa Conrad Stppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina.

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How tapering off opioids can help people with chronic pain

Chronic Pain - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 20:58

Last year, when the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention established new guidelines on prescribing opioids, it recommended that long-term opioid users be weaned or tapered off pain pills. A study published this week in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine bolsters this idea, finding that chronic pain patients who taper off opioids can have a better quality of life without them.

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Support Groups for July 17

Chronic Pain - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 20:58

A The Daily Pain Support Group will meet at 4:30 p.m. July 26 at the Daily Grind on Jubal Early Drive in Winchester, Virginia. For more information or to register to attend, call Teresa Emerick, D.M. at 540-247-9535.

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The U.S. should rethink its entire approach to painkillers and the people addicted them, panel urges

Chronic Pain - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:10

Activists and family members of loved ones who died in the opioid epidemic protest on Capitol Hill in Washington. A new report urges the nation to rethink its approach to pain and the people who have become addicted to painkillers.

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On Gov. Rick Scott, the opioid epidemic, and Trumpcare | Opinion

Chronic Pain - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:51

In my time as an elected representative of my neighbors and friends in South Florida, nothing has broken my heart as completely as the opioid epidemic. This week Gov. Rick Scott visited Palm Beach County to sign new drug sentencing bills into law.

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CDC: Doctors prescribe fewer opioids but rate still too high

Chronic Pain - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 18:34

The opioid epidemic continues to worsen as overdoses remain the leading accidental cause of death in the nation, a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. More than 33,000 Americans died of opioid-related deaths in 2015 -- both legal, such as prescription oxycodone and hydrocodone, and illicit drugs, such as fentanyl and heroin -- half of which involve a prescription opioid.

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This Marijuana Stock Has Lost More Than Half Its Value in 2 Weeks

Chronic Pain - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 18:34

If investors want to "see green," all they've had to do over the past year is follow marijuana stocks. In most instances, companies that have a market cap in excess of $200 million have seen their share prices double or triple in value, if not more.

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Opioid Rx's fell 18% from 2010-15

Chronic Pain - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 05:31

The amount of opioid painkillers prescribed in the United States peaked in 2010, a federal analysis has found, with prescriptions for higher, more dangerous doses dropping the most sharply -- by 41 percent -- since then. But the analysis by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found that the prescribing rate in 2015 remained three times as high as in 1999, when the nation's problem with opioid addiction was just starting.

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Study: Opioid prescriptions largely drop in Oregon counties

Chronic Pain - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 18:15

But there were four outliers: Malheur, Morrow, Union and Wallowa counties, where providers handed out more opioids per capita in 2015 compared with five years prior, according to data obtained by The Oregonian/OregoLive from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A CDC report, released Thursday, included a graphic showing prescriptions on a county-by-county basis across the country.

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Opioid prescribing is still high and varies widely throughout the...

Chronic Pain - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 15:56

The amount of opioids prescribed in the United States peaked in 2010 and then decreased each year through 2015, but remains at high levels and varies from county to county in the U.S., according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . In 2015 six times more opioids per resident were dispensed in the highest-prescribing counties than in the lowest-prescribing counties.

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Vital Signs: Changes in Opioid Prescribing in the United States, 2006-2015

Chronic Pain - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 15:56

Gery P. Guy Jr., PhD1; Kun Zhang, PhD1; Michele K. Bohm, MPH1; Jan Losby, PhD1; Brian Lewis2; Randall Young, MA2; Louise B. Murphy, PhD3; Deborah Dowell, MD1 The amount of opioids prescribed in the United States peaked in 2010 and then decreased each year through 2015. Despite reductions, the amount of opioids prescribed remains approximately three times as high as in 1999.

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Pain Is All Too Common in People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chronic Pain - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:47

The first step in treating chronic pain in people with uncontrolled RA is to get the disease under control as much as possible. According to Stanford rheumatologist Dr. Stanford M. Shoor , "a majority of patients with RA suffer from some degree of pain."

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Up in Smoke: Here's Why This Marijuana Stock Absolutely Imploded Last Week

Chronic Pain - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:16

Few industries today can match the growth rate of legal cannabis, and marijuana stock investors have certainty taken notice. A quick scan of the largest marijuana stocks finds that many have doubled or tripled in value over just the past year.

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4 Marijuana Stocks Looking to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Chronic Pain - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:10

There were 20,101 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2015, compared to zero overdose-related deaths for marijuana that year. The pharmaceutical and biotech industry is tasked with one purpose: to improve the quality of life for people.

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