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Neuropathic Pain: Navigating the Challenges of an Elusive Disease

Neuropathic Pain: Navigating the Challenges of an Elusive Disease

As the population ages, and as both the incidence of diabetes and the survival rates after chemotherapy treatment increase, the number of patients with neuropathic pain is expected to rise.

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Comparing Treatments for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Comparing Treatments for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Rates of painful diabetic neuropathy are increasing along with the prevalence of diabetes.

Opioid Combination Improves Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia With PTSD

Opioid Combination Improves Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia With PTSD

Opioid therapy was shown to improve quality of life in patients with comorbid fibromyalgia and PTSD.

Higher Doses of Pregabalin for Neuropathic Pain: Is it Safe?

Higher Doses of Pregabalin for Neuropathic Pain: Is it Safe?

If patients with neuropathic pain don't respond to a low dose of pregabalin, they may benefit from a higher dose.

Surgical Nerve Decompression May Improve Restless Leg Syndrome

Surgical Nerve Decompression May Improve Restless Leg Syndrome

RLS symptoms can be improved by nerve decompression for peripheral neuropathy.

Fibromyalgia May Benefit From Aerobic Exercise

Fibromyalgia May Benefit From Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic exercise appeared to benefit health-related quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.

Gabapentinoid Prescribing Trends: Are We Using Too Much?

Gabapentinoid Prescribing Trends: Are We Using Too Much?

As a response to the opioid epidemic, clinicians may be overprescribing gabapentinoids.

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Impacted By Childhood Adversity

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Impacted By Childhood Adversity

Childhood adversity levels are increased in female patients with fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

Update: Diagnosing Neuropathic Pain in Stroke, MS, Spinal Cord Injury

Update: Diagnosing Neuropathic Pain in Stroke, MS, Spinal Cord Injury

The update focused on diagnosis of neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.

Long-Term Opioid Therapy Tied to Worse Outcomes in Polyneuropathy

Long-Term Opioid Therapy Tied to Worse Outcomes in Polyneuropathy

Most prescriptions for long-term opioid therapy were written by internal or family medicine physicians.

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Effective for Postherpetic Neuralgia

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Effective for Postherpetic Neuralgia

PNS can be beneficial for chronic intractable pain secondary to postherpetic neuralgia.

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