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Arthritis, osteoarthritic knee pain, Arthritic big toes, Pain Managament, Radio Frequency Ablation

Tuning Out Arthritis Pain with Radio Energy

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Pain medicine specialists at Rush have helped develop, and are among the first in the country to provide, a noninvasive treatment for knee arthritis that uses cooled radio energy to target and interrupt pain signals.  Known as “Coolief,” the procedure can provide several months of relief from chronic arthritis pain for patients for whom surgery is not an option.

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Premier Inc. Launches National Hospital Initiative to Improve Opioid Safety, Partners with American Society of Anesthesiologists

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, is launching a national opioid safety pilot with hospitals to make care safer and reduce patient harm from opioid misuse, dependence and addiction. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will be a key performance improvement partner in the initiative.

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Chronic Pain, Cell Biology, pathological pain

Jefferson Researchers Identify New Target for Chronic Pain

Discovery of a phosphorylation event outside of the cell offers new avenue for targeting chronic and pathologic pain, a new study reports

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Migraine, Headache, headache causes, Neurology, hairstyle, Hair Care

Neurologist Explains Why a Tight Ponytail Can Cause a Painful Headache

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There’s a medical explanation for the discomfort some people feel with their hair up. A headache specialist shares who’s at risk and how to cope.

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Study Shows Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Improves Functioning for People with Chronic Pain

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most frequently used psychological intervention for people with chronic pain, and new approaches for improving CBT outcomes may be found in the psychological flexibility model and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), according to research reported in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society, www.americanpainsociety.org.

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American Pain Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting Features New, Single-Theme Format

Switching from 36 years of tradition in hosting its annual scientific meeting, the American Pain Society has changed the format for its 2018 conference to a Scientific Summit titled “Understanding Pain Mechanisms.” The event is March 4-6 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.

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Opioid Addiction & Chronic Pain: For Physiatrists a Challenge and Opportunity

The use of opioids in management of cancer pain and palliative care is widely accepted. The use of opioids to treat chronic non-cancer pain is more controversial. Some of the consequences of long term opioid therapy are physical and psychological dependence, abuse, and addiction. The objective of the treatment of chronic pain is maintaining functionality and continued participation in society. The 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine revealed that 100 million Americans live with chronic pain.

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Early-Life Pain May Lead to Obesity Risk, Especially in Females, Study Finds

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Inflammatory pain at birth changes how the hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with memory and eating behavior, works later in life, and this pain also causes adult rats to eat more frequently and in larger amounts, according to a study by Georgia State University and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.

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Antepartum, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Pelvic Girdle Pain, Physical Therapy

New Guideline on Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy – Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy Presents Evidence-Based Recommendations

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a common condition that causes pain and physical impairment, most frequently during the antepartum (before delivery) period. A new guideline for evidence-based physical therapy practice for PGP during pregnancy appears in the Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy, official journal of the Section on Women's Health (SOWH) of the American Physical Therapy Association. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Vulnerable, at-Risk Chronic Pain Patients Taper Opioids Successfully with Psychological Tools

Psychological support and new coping skills are helping patients at high risk of developing chronic pain and long-term, high-dose opioid use taper their opioids.







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