Sometimes Low Back Pain Could Be Due to Sacroiliac Joint

Sometimes Low Back Pain Could Be Due to Sacroiliac Joint

November 30, 2022
Summary: Low back pain is pretty common. Most people suffer from lower back pain due to sciatica, bulging disk or spine- disk degeneration. However, in some cases, low back pain may be due to sacroiliac joint issues. However, diagnosing sacroiliac joint pain is challenging, as…

What May Appear As An Overdose Death May Be Due To Intractable Pain

What May Appear As An Overdose Death May Be Due To Intractable Pain

November 29, 2022
Summary: Overdose-related deaths are rising in the US, despite the declining use of opioids. Some health experts have suggested that many deaths are wrongly attributed to overdose, though they are due to intractable pain. People living with intractable chronic pain are more likely to use…

More Americans Are Living With Chronic Pain Than A Few Years Back – A Study Found

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More Americans Are Living With Chronic Pain Than A Few Years Back – A Study Found

November 28, 2022
Summary: As doctors are under increased pressure to taper their patients to lower opioid dosage or take them off opioids, some experts have raised concerns that this may not be the right time to do so. A new study suggests that the prevalence of chronic…

It’s Time To Develop A Better Understanding Of Nutrition

It’s Time To Develop A Better Understanding Of Nutrition

November 25, 2022
Summary: In the US, more people now die due to chronic metabolic disorders, many of which are highly preventable through dietary measures. Obesity is among the most significant health threats. However, nutritional recommendations in the US are insufficient and do not answer many critical questions.…

The New Treatment Protocol Offers Hope For CRPS Patients, Reduces Allodynia

The New Treatment Protocol Offers Hope For CRPS Patients, Reduces Allodynia

November 24, 2022
Summary: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is among the most difficult-to-treat conditions causing chronic pain and increased sensitivity to various stimuli. Even slight exposure to some irritants may cause severe pain. Thus, the condition is debilitating. In 2018, Johnathan H. Goree, MD, proposed the treatment…

How Chronic Pain Cause Emotional Changes – A Study Finds

How Chronic Pain Cause Emotional Changes – A Study Finds

November 23, 2022
Summary: It is well known that people in pain have a poor mood and more easily lose their temper. However, a new study now finds that these changes result from physical changes in the brain. It mainly seems to occur due to reduced GABA levels…

A New And Safe Way To Treat Migraine In Young

A New And Safe Way To Treat Migraine In Young

November 22, 2022
Summary: Migraine headaches are pretty common in children and adolescents, too. However, there are few treatment options in this age group, as FDA has approved very few drugs for treating migraine in children. It means that doctors often have to use some medications off-label. Studies…

A Significant Problem Of Ill-managed Chronic Pain In Those Living With Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

A Significant Problem Of Ill-managed Chronic Pain In Those Living With Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

November 17, 2022
Summary: Chronic pain is among the most common comorbidities in those being treated for opioid use disorder (OUD). However, a new study found that in most cases, doctors treating OUD do not pay sufficient attention to chronic pain management, resulting in higher opioid relapse. They…

Low-dose Naltrexone Helps Treat Intractable Pain

Low-dose Naltrexone Helps Treat Intractable Pain

November 16, 2022
Summary: Intractable pain is among the most challenging pain syndromes to treat. Quite often, doctors need to prescribe opioids to manage such pain. However, opioids cause many side effects. It now appears that one of the drugs used to treat substance abuse, Naltrexone, is quite…

Peripheral Nerve Block for Headaches

Peripheral Nerve Block for Headaches

November 14, 2022
Summary: Chronic headaches are a pretty common problem. Some people continue to suffer from chronic headaches, migraine, and neck pain for years, despite using multiple medications. New studies show that many of these patients may benefit significantly from the peripheral nerve block. It is a…