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Personalized Genetic Pain Treatment May Not Be Far Away

In the not too distant future, it may be possible to discern an individual’s genetic predisposition to chronic pain conditions and treat them proactively to prevent lifetime afflictions, according to research presented today at the American Pain Society’s (www.ampainsoc.org) annual scientific meeting.

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American Pain Society Presents 2010 Achievement Awards

The American Pain Society (APS), www.ampainsoc.org, today announced the winners of its prestigious annual achievement awards during the organization’s annual scientific meeting.

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Physical and Psychological Functioning Important to Patient Coping and Appraisal of Disease-Related Pain

Growing evidence suggests how individuals cope with and appraise disease-related pain, such as arthritis or cancer, is related not only to their experience with pain but also to their physical and psychological functioning, according to new research presented here today in a plenary session talk at the American Pain Society’s (www.ampainsoc.org) annual scientific meeting.

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Acupuncture, pain, Anesthesia, quantitative sensory testing, Anesthesia & Analgesia, International Anesthesia Research Society

Study Supports Acupuncture Effects in Pain Control

The scientific validity of traditional Chinese medicine for pain treatment of pain received a nod of support in the May issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

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Walter Reed Report Confirms Validity of Fast-Acting, Non-Drug PTSD Treatment

New use of Stellate Ganglion Block pioneered by Chicago area doctor.

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Alternative Therapy Usage for Pain Increases with Age, Wealth

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In a University of Michigan Health System study, 1 out of 3 patients with chronic pain reported using complementary and alternative medicine therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic visits for pain relief.

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Men and Women Differ in Pain Drug Abuse Risks

There are distinct gender differences underlying the risks for abuse of prescription pain drugs, according to a Harvard study published in The Journal of Pain.

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Study Examines Costs of Neuropathic Pain

Constantly rising U.S. health care costs could be reduced significantly by preventing and treating neuropathic pain conditions associated wit

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Shoulder and Upper Extremity Injuries are More Common than You Thought

Shoulder and upper extremity injuries are very common according to Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C. Many of them result from years of cumulative injuries punctuated by a trauma such as a motor vehicle accident, falls, or sports injuries. These injuries cost consumers, their employers and insurance companies billions of dollars a year in treatment and productivity losses.

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Black Men with Chronic Pain at Higher Risk for Depression, Disability

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Black men with chronic pain are more likely to experience the downward spiral of depression, affective distress and disability than white men with chronic pain, according to University of Michigan Health System research. The persistent pain was more severe, but the study suggests other factors for worse outcomes among black men vary from their lower marriage rates - marriage tends to protect men against depression -- to engagement in litigation related to their pain.







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