Pain Feature Archive

Changing the Way We Think About Pain: Insights From Beth Darnall, PhD

Changing the Way We Think About Pain: Insights From Beth Darnall, PhD

Catastrophizing makes pain more painful, makes it last longer, and makes pain much harder to treat.

Updated Guidelines on Intrathecal Therapy for Pain

Updated Guidelines on Intrathecal Therapy for Pain

The new guidelines offer guidance on dosing, including reduced starting and maintenance dosing and safety precautions for diagnosing and treating complications.

Fibromyalgia: A Peripheral Pain Disorder?

Fibromyalgia: A Peripheral Pain Disorder?

New research suggests that fibromyalgia is primarily a peripheral nerve disorder that causes central nervous system sensitization.

Addressing Peripheral Neuropathy in Prediabetes

Addressing Peripheral Neuropathy in Prediabetes

Addressing neuropathy early on in prediabetes is essential to successful symptom management.

Report on Opioids During Pregnancy Harms Pain Community

Report on Opioids During Pregnancy Harms Pain Community

Lynn Webster, MD, calls out media reports on a new study that claims opioid use during pregnancy may be harmful to infants.

Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Studies have shown CBT to be as effective as medication and less costly for fibromyalgia treatment.

The Role of Sodium Channels in Painful Neuropathies

The Role of Sodium Channels in Painful Neuropathies

Developing drugs that selectively block specific sodium channels could be the holy grail of neuropathic pain treatment.

Treating Pain in Patients with Psychiatric Disorders

Treating Pain in Patients with Psychiatric Disorders

Treating pain in psychiatric patients can be complicated by poor communication and numerous symptoms.

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