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Antidepressants Fine-Tune Brain Reward Pathway to Lessen Neuropathic Pain

Commonly used antidepressant drugs change levels of a key signaling protein in the brain region that processes both pain and mood, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published August 24 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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Severe Headache in Pregnant Women: When to Worry

If a pregnant woman with high blood pressure and no history of headache suddenly develops a headache that quickly gets worse, she could be at risk for pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia, which put both the mother and fetus at risk.

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NIH Study Shows Prevalence of Chronic or Severe Pain in U.S. Adults

Nearly 50 million American adults have significant chronic pain or severe pain, according to a new study prepared by National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), which appears this month in The Journal of Pain, http://www.jpain.org, published by the American Pain Society, http://www.americanpainsociety.org.

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Providing Relief From Bladder and Pelvic Pain Issues; Michigan Urologists Pioneers in Neuromodulation

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Ken Peters, M.D., presented three papers at the International Neuromodulation Society’s 12th World Congress in Montreal. He and his team have had success in treating bladder issues and pelvic pain through a technique called neuromodulation. His presentations all addressed patient care issues.

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More Evidence Supports that Kids’ Headaches Increase at Back-to-School Time

Findings from Nationwide Children’s Hospital physicians demonstrate that headaches increase in fall in children, a trend that may be due to back-to-school changes in stress, routines and sleep.

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ACA Statement on NCCIH's New Report on Pain in the United States

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Chiropractic Physicians Call for Conservative Treatments for Pain Management Amid Prescription Painkiller Epidemic

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During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) in October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) will work with thousands of doctors of chiropractic (DCs), chiropractic assistants (CAs) and chiropractic doctoral students nationwide to bring attention to the public health crisis caused by pain, and in particular the overuse of prescription painkillers, with this year’s theme #PainFreeNation.

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New Therapy Delivers Long-Term Relief for Chronic Back, Leg Pain, Study Finds

According to a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), patients who received a novel high frequency form of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy experienced significantly greater, long-term relief for both chronic back and leg pain, when compared to a traditional low frequency form of SCS therapy.

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Six Reasons for Headaches in School-Age Children and How Parents Can Help Relieve the Pain

As the school year approaches and begins, many parents may start to hear their children complain about headaches.