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…

Some People more Likely to Develop Intractable Pain

Some People more Likely to Develop Intractable Pain

November 10, 2022
Summary: Almost 40% of adults are living with chronic pain. However, many of them may progress to intractable pain. A kind of pain that would not benefit from traditional drug therapy and may require treatments like opioid therapy. Therefore, health experts think doctors and patients…

Ketamine Infusion May Help With Chronic Or Intractable Pains

Ketamine Infusion May Help With Chronic Or Intractable Pains

October 28, 2022
Summary: There are many painful, debilitating conditions that would not benefit from regular painkillers and even from opioids. People living with chronic pain continue to suffer. Constant pain increases the risk of depression and causes other changes in the brain. Ketamine infusion can be life-changing…

Hormone Therapy for Chronic Pain

Hormone Therapy for Chronic Pain

October 8, 2022
Summary: The release of hormones is the way body counters pain and stress. Thus, now researchers think that using hormones for pain relief may be a good approach, as it helps treat the root cause. Doctors have long used corticosteroids for pain management. However, they…

Intractable Pain Management Requires Countering Spinal and Brain Inflammation

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Intractable Pain Management Requires Countering Spinal and Brain Inflammation

September 30, 2022
Summary: More than one-third of adults experience chronic pain, which is pain lasting for more than three months. It may be continuous or intermittent pain. However, in many, this pain progresses to so-called intractable pain, a kind of pain that outlives the underlying cause. This…