Pilot Study in Kenya Shows Link Between Chronic Pain and Glutamate Consumption

Source: American University Preliminary research from a small pilot study carried out in Meru, in eastern Kenya, shows a link between chronic pain and consumption of glutamate, a common flavor enhancer found in Western a...
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A Qualitative Analysis of Gabapentin Misuse and Diversion Among People Who Use Drugs in Appalachian Kentucky

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New Guideline Warns Pain Benefits of Medical Cannabis Overstated

Source: University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry A new medical guideline suggests Canada's family physicians should take a sober second thought before prescribing medical cannabis to most patients. Publi...
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FDA Advisory Committee Nixes Novel Pain Drug

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Association Between Knee Pain, Impaired Function, and Development of Depressive Symptoms

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Head Movements and Postures as Pain Behavior

Source: PLOS One Abstract: Pain assessment can benefit from observation of pain behaviors, such as guarding or facial expression, and observational pain scales are widely used in clinical practice with nonverbal patients...
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Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Study of Bedtime Low-Dose Amitriptyline in Chronic Neck Pain

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Response to Senator McCaskill Report

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine As pain physicians, our primary commitment is to provide the best possible care and treatment to our patients. The Academy's policies prohibit our education and advo...
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Suppression of RGSz1 Function Optimizes the Actions of Opioid Analgesics by Mechanisms that Involve the Wnt/ß-catenin Pathway

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Pain Relief Now, More Pain Later? Early Use of Opioids Worsens Pain Down the Road for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Source: Association of Academic Physiatrists A new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Atlanta found that opioids prescribed to patients soon after an acute traumatic s...
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