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Curbing the Opioid Epidemic: A National Academies of Science Report

Curbing the Opioid Epidemic: A National Academies of Science Report

The NASEM report, which was commissioned by the FDA, gives an update on current research in the pain field.

Pain Linked to Memory Decline, Dementia Risk

Pain Linked to Memory Decline, Dementia Risk

Older adults with chronic pain have been found to have poorer memory and executive function than their younger counterparts.

FDA Moves to Remove Opioid From the Market

FDA Moves to Remove Opioid From the Market

An FDA panel previously voted that the drug's benefits no longer outweigh its risks.

Preclinical Pain in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis May Be a Marker for Diagnosis, Treatment

Preclinical Pain in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis May Be a Marker for Diagnosis, Treatment

Reports of pain may indicate a preclinical course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

New Guidelines: Opioids for Chronic Pain in the VA Health System

New Guidelines: Opioids for Chronic Pain in the VA Health System

The VA and DoD issue a clinical practice guideline regarding opioid therapy for chronic pain in veterans.

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.

Neural Targeting Spinal Cord Stimulation Superior for Axial Low Back Pain

Neural Targeting Spinal Cord Stimulation Superior for Axial Low Back Pain

Spinal cord stimulation using precision approach via 3D neural targeting shows superior efficacy in treating chronic axial low back pain compared with a trial-and-error method to achieve desired paresthesia.

Updated Guidelines for Treatment of Low Back Pain

Updated Guidelines for Treatment of Low Back Pain

The recommendations promote the use of hot compresses and physical therapy as first-line treatment of low back pain.

VIDEO: Opioid Addiction May Be Linked to Genetic Variant

New research suggests that opioid addiction may be linked to a genetic variant, and more personalized treatment may help those with the change.

Clinical Massage, Guided Imagery May Improve Insomnia, Pain

Clinical Massage, Guided Imagery May Improve Insomnia, Pain

Interventions with clinical massage or guided imagery may help ease pain and anxiety in patients in a progressive care unit.

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