Tag: pain

Chronic Pain Patients Pinpoint the Need for Improved Methods to Assess Pain

By US Pain Collaborative Nov 21, 2019 Updated 8 hrs ago NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The US Pain Collaborative, comprised of advocacy leaders from across the pain community, today announced the publication of a report, titled “Chronic Pain Assessment: Patient Perspectives.” The report, driven by survey data on patient awareness and satisfaction…

Optimizing Intrathecal Drug Therapy for Neuropathic Pain

November 14, 2019 When traditional oral analgesics no longer control pain, some physicians are turning to alternative drug delivery methods that provide pain relief while avoiding systemic adverse effects (AEs). Intrathecal (IT) drug delivery may offer patients more sustained relief for localized, neuropathic pain because it targets the kappa-opioid receptors without the mu-opioid receptor effects,…

What Is Chronic Pain Syndrome? Pain is your body’s normal reaction to an injury or illness, a warning that something is wrong. When your body heals, you usually stop hurting. But for many people, pain continues long after its cause is gone. When it lasts for 3 to 6 months or more, it’s called chronic…

Your Anger Could Be Making Your Pain Worse

AUGUST 08, 2019 When you’re living with ongoing pain, there can be a lot of very good reasons for being upset, frustrated, and downright pissed off. Your pain may be the result of events that were outside of your control, or maybe even somebody else’s fault – like slipping on a wet floor or getting rear-ended while…

Which Doctors Treat Pain?

When you have pain that sticks with you longer than you thought it would — like back pain or an old injury that flares up — you may want to add a new expert to your medical team. Just like there are many kinds of pain, there are different types of specialists who treat it.…