HHS Announces Guide for Appropriate Tapering or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Use

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a new Guide for Clinicians on the Appropriate Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Analgesics - PDF . Individual patients, as well as t...
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AAPM Leaders Awarded NIH Heal Initiative Funds

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $945 million in total fiscal year 2019 funding for grants, contracts and cooperative agreements across 41 states through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiat...
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Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatments for Chronic Pain: An Update

The Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has posted the draft report for the systematic review on Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatments for Chronic Pai...
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Treatment Patterns and Medication Use in Patients with Postherpetic Neuralgia

Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a chronic, painful condition characterized by persistent pain following resolution of a herpes zoster (HZ) infection. Epidemiologic data demonstrate that the risks for HZ infections and the development of PHN increase with age.

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Are Perioperative Interventions Effective in Preventing Chronic Pain After Primary Total Knee Replacement? A Systematic Review

For many people with advanced osteoarthritis, total knee replacement (TKR) is an effective treatment for relieving pain and improving function. Features of perioperative care may be associated with the adverse event of c...
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AI-Powered Motion Tracking Technology for Back Pain and COPD: Interview with Rutger Flohil, US CEO of Kaia Health

Kaia Health, a health technology company based in New York City, has developed a smartphone app that can guide users through exercises to help with back pain and COPD. The technology uses AI powered motion tracking techn...
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ATI Physical Therapy Launches ATIFirst Program and Outcomes and Best Practices Initiative

Physical therapy first offers faster diagnosis and treatment, lower health care costs and no drugs needed. Industry is beginning to shift its view of the value of using physical therapy first for chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. 

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Mechanisms of Massage

The investigators have previously found moderately painful massage produces comparable changes in pain sensitivity as a conditioned pain modulation paradigm in healthy participants suggesting shared underlying mechanisms. The researchers aim to extend these findings by understanding the influence of expectation on these findings.

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Tonic Suppression of the Mesolimbic Dopaminergic System by Enhanced Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Signaling Within the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis in Chronic Pain Model Rats

Although dysfunction of the mesolimbic dopaminergic system has been implicated in chronic pain, the underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. We hypothesized that increased inhibitory inputs to the neuronal pathway ...
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Spinal Cord Stimulation Failure: Evaluation of Factors Underlying Hardware Explantation

Spinal cord stimulation has been shown to improve pain relief and reduce narcotic analgesic use in cases of complex refractory pain syndromes. However, a subset of patients ultimately undergoes removal of the spinal cord...
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