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Study Shows Tai Chi Can Help Relieve Chronic Neck Pain

Tai Chi, a low-impact mind-body exercise, can be as effective as neck exercises in relieving persistent neck pain, according to results of randomized controlled trial reported in The Journal of Pain, the peer-reviewed publication of the American...
13-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Stimulation Technique Shown Effective in Phantom Limb Pain

As many as 25,000 people a year worldwide lose limbs from land mine blasts, and a new study, published in The Journal of Pain, shows that transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) administered to the scalp can stimulate the brain and provide...
10-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Pain Often Improves in Older Veterans

Older military veterans frequently show improvements in pain intensity over time. However, opioids, some mental health conditions and certain pain diagnoses are associated with lower likelihood of improvement, according to research reported in The...
28-Jul-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Distress Intolerance Associated with Opioid Misuse

Inability to manage negative emotional and somatic stress is associated with opioid misuse in adults with chronic pain, according to new research reported in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society,
28-Jul-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Offers Guidance on Medical Marijuana for Pain

Marijuana often is used to self treat chronic pain and, with 24 states legalizing medical use of the herb, the American Pain Society published guidance in The Journal of Pain for physicians caring for patients who use cannabis. The paper also...
23-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Awarded Research Grant from Mayday Fund

The American Pain Society, www.americanpainsopciety.org, announced today it will be awarded a two-year research grant of $100,000 from the Mayday Fund to support the organization’s Future Leaders in Pain Research Grant Program. The money will...
31-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Psychological Flexibility Might Be the Key to Better Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions

Although numerous studies prove that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is effective in chronic pain treatment, psychologists acknowledge they need to learn which components of CBT provide the best outcomes for different people with pain, according...
14-May-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Evidence Shows Benefits of Psychological Care in Pain Management

Increasing practitioner skepticism about the long-term safety of opioid pain medications for treating chronic pain and compelling evidence showing the benefits of cognitive-based therapies are convincing more and more physicians to consider...
13-May-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Inadequate Pain Research Funding Hampers Effort to Find Safer and More Effective Treatments

Funding for pain research remains at disproportionately low levels despite overwhelming evidence that untreated and undertreated chronic pain is the costing the nation more than $600 billion a year in medical costs and lost work time, and is...
9-Aug-2013 2:00 PM EDT

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