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.
Rates of painful diabetic neuropathy are increasing along with the prevalence of diabetes.
Opioid therapy was shown to improve quality of life in patients with comorbid fibromyalgia and PTSD.
If patients with neuropathic pain don't respond to a low dose of pregabalin, they may benefit from a higher dose.
RLS symptoms can be improved by nerve decompression for peripheral neuropathy.
Aerobic exercise appeared to benefit health-related quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.
As a response to the opioid epidemic, clinicians may be overprescribing gabapentinoids.
Childhood adversity levels are increased in female patients with fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
The update focused on diagnosis of neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.
Most prescriptions for long-term opioid therapy were written by internal or family medicine physicians.
PNS can be beneficial for chronic intractable pain secondary to postherpetic neuralgia.
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