Feasibility of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Measure Cortical Pain Pathway (Brain) Activation During Dry Needling

The benefit experienced by some patients when treated with dry needling,1 combined with the field-expedient nature of this intervention, make dry needling uniquely suited for the military healthcare environment. An impro...
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Can AI Fix Your Bad Back?

At Cleveland Clinic and elsewhere, clinicians and data scientists are taking steps to leverage AI to improve patient outcomes while reducing healthcare costs, particularly among candidates for surgical care.

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A New Link Between Migraines, Opioid Overuse May Be Key to Treating Pain

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and colleagues discovered that a peptide — small chains of amino acids that can regulate many behaviors and brain signaling pathways — links together migraine pain and...
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Yoga and Physical Therapy as Treatment for Chronic Lower Back Pain also Improves Sleep

Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study. The research showed significant improveme...
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New Discovery: How Chronic Pain Changes Your Brain and Personality

Australian researchers have found that people with chronic pain experience physical alterations in their brain that likely leads to negative changes in their personality. The study discovered that people with chronic pai...
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Fighting Opioids with an Unlikely Supplemental Painkiller: Anti-Itch Medicine

  A West Virginia University researcher is investigating whether an anti-itch medication that targets a specific part of our nerve cells can make morphine—which targets a different part—more effective.

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AAPM Member Participation in November IPRCC Meeting

On November 18, AAPM member Beth Darnall, PhD, participated in the NIH Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee meeting as an ad hoc committee member. The meeting was webcast and archived. 

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Get Ready for 2020: AAPM’s Coding Webinar on Wednesday, December 11 at 2 pm CT

Don't miss out on valuable coding and reimbursement information needed for success in 2020. AAPM is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, December 11 at 2PM CT that will discuss new and revised CPT codes effective January 1, 2020, and Medicare initiatives important to your practice.  

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Polls for the 2020-2021 AAPM Leadership Elections Are Open

There is still time to cast your vote before the polls for the AAPM's 2020-21 Elections close on Saturday, December 14 . Active, voting members were sent an email from AAPM on November 14 with their unique voting link . ...
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AAPM 2020 Resource Center Opportunities

Exhibits, scientific posters, attendee receptions, Meet the Faculty events, and much more are planned for the AAPM 2020 Resource Center. Attendees will have opportunities to connect with colleagues and learn about the la...
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