Neuropathic Pain

Comparing Treatments for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Comparing Treatments for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Evaluating Orexin Antagonist for Diabetic Neuropathy Tx

Evaluating Orexin Antagonist for Diabetic Neuropathy Tx

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Researchers are looking into improving sleep in order to alleviate chronic pain.

Gabapentin Effective for Postherpetic Neuralgia, Neuropathy

Gabapentin Effective for Postherpetic Neuralgia, Neuropathy

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Patients suffering from postherpetic nearalgia found relief taking gabapentin.

Patients With Fibromyalgia, Depression May Benefit From Pregabalin

Patients With Fibromyalgia, Depression May Benefit From Pregabalin

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Although there is currently no gold standard therapy for the treatment of fibromyalgia, a number of medications have shown modest efficacy in managing fibromyalgia-related pain, including pregabalin.

Cannabinoids for Neuropathic Pain: Do They Work?

Cannabinoids for Neuropathic Pain: Do They Work?

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The effects of dronabinol, nabilone, and nabiximols on neuropathic pain were assessed.

Pregabalin Use in Pregnancy: What's the Risk?

Pregabalin Use in Pregnancy: What's the Risk?

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Previous research has suggested a link between early use of pregabalin in pregnancy and congenital malformations.

Combo Fibromyalgia Treatment Improves Adherence

Combo Fibromyalgia Treatment Improves Adherence

While adherence was improved, health care costs were increased.

Fibromyalgia Pain Reduced With Cold Compress on Trapezius Muscles

Fibromyalgia Pain Reduced With Cold Compress on Trapezius Muscles

A 10-minute application resulted in significant reductions in pain scores.

Treatment Trends in Trigeminal Neuralgia

Treatment Trends in Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Patients with trigeminal neuralgia face a significant burden of illness.

Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Treated With Capsaicin 8% Patch

Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Treated With Capsaicin 8% Patch

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The patch used in the study is approved in the United States for postherpetic neuralgia and in Europe for PNP arising from any etiology.

Fibromyalgia May Benefit From Online Pain Management Course

Fibromyalgia May Benefit From Online Pain Management Course

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Even minor improvements in fibromyalgia symptoms, depression, anxiety, and pain can have a significant impact on the quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Benefit From Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Technique

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Benefit From Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Technique

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Transcranial random noise stimulation improved both physical and cognitive symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Neuropathic Pain: Navigating the Challenges of an Elusive Disease

Neuropathic Pain: Navigating the Challenges of an Elusive Disease

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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.

Pregabalin vs Placebo for Sciatica: Is It Effective?

Pregabalin vs Placebo for Sciatica: Is It Effective?

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No significant between-group differences were observed for change in leg pain intensity and disability.

Differentiating Central Neuropathic Pain Syndromes

Differentiating Central Neuropathic Pain Syndromes

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In patients with impaired sensory discrimination, pain descriptors, localization, and pain triggers are often vague or poorly defined.

Neurofeedback Aids in Reducing Nerve Damage from Chemo

Neurofeedback Aids in Reducing Nerve Damage from Chemo

Clinically and statistically significant reductions in peripheral neuropathy were seen following neurofeedback.

Diabetic Neuropathy Guidelines Updated by ADA

Diabetic Neuropathy Guidelines Updated by ADA

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New evidence on diabetic neuropathy has emerged since the ADA's last published a position statement in 2005.

Pregabalin: Can Concomitant Neuropathic Pain Medications Affect Efficacy?

Pregabalin: Can Concomitant Neuropathic Pain Medications Affect Efficacy?

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Patients who received concomitant NeP medications showed little difference in therapeutic response in comparison to those who received pregabalin alone.

CoQ10 May Help Improve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

CoQ10 May Help Improve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Significant improvement were observed for sensitivity, depression, and anxiety, among others.

Possible Link Between Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Function

Possible Link Between Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Function

Patients with fibromyalgia had a high prevalence of TRAb positivity compared with control populations in previous studies.

New Possibilities for Neuropathic Pain Treatment

New Possibilities for Neuropathic Pain Treatment

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Recent findings offer a new avenue for the development of peripheral analgesics with minimal adverse effects.

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