Tag: chronic pain

Sleep Disturbances May Affect Chronic Pain Outcomes

October 16, 2019 Hannah Dellabella Sleep disturbance may be associated with reduced improvements in pain interference and pain severity in patients with chronic pain, regardless of whether they are treated with opioids, according to results published in Pain Medicine. The study included 240 participants with chronic back pain or hip/knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain who were randomly assigned…

The New Norm for Chronic Pain Patients

October 12, 2019 By Rochelle Odell, PNN Columnist Come the new year, I will start my 28th year battling Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Like so many high impact pain patients, I have been experiencing a pain flare that isn’t improving and prevents me from doing many tasks. I am praying it will get better…