Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Back

To assess changes in pain, physical function, health-related quality of life, and cost-effectiveness in patients with low back pain, without symptoms of radiculopathy, that have not responded to conservative or tradition...
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AHRQ Draft Report on Treatments for Acute Pain

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 Treatments for Acute Pain: A Systematic Review . It is av...
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Electronic Skin That ‘Feels’ Pain Could Lead to Smarter Prosthetics and Robots

The artificial skin was developed by scientists from RMIT University in Australia, who claim it reacts to painful sensations as quickly as it takes nerve signals to reach the brain.  Full Story . 

UC San Diego Health Offers New Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain

AAPM Treasurer Farshad M. Ahadian, MD discusses a new minimally invasive approach to provide relief for patients suffering from chronic low back pain (CLBP). The new treatment is called "Intracept"— an outpatient procedu...
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AAPM Call for Nominations Deadline is August 23

The Academy is accepting nominations for available 2021-22 positions on the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee. Nominees should be Active members who are interested in and qualified for service in a leadersh...
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What Is Pain? For the First Time in 40 years, IASP Revises Pain's Definition

AAPM member Beth Darnall, PhD , comments in this MedPage Today article that "the challenge to redefining pain was to be highly inclusive, not just of stakeholder perspectives, but also inclusive of results for pain scien...
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Neuromodulation and Yoga for mTBI and Chronic Pain

The objectives of this VA SPiRE application are to develop a combined neuromodulation and yoga (iTBS+yoga) intervention for Veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and chronic pain, assess the intervention's fea...
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How Should Medical Education Better Prepare Physicians for Opioid Prescribing?

Opioid overprescribing is a key contributor to the current crisis. Changing how ethics is taught in connection with opioid prescribing is one area for improvement. In US medical schools, current training in ethics and op...
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Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Management of Acute Pain From Non–Low Back, Musculoskeletal Injuries in Adults: A Clinical Guideline From the American College of Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians.

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) developed this guideline to provide clinical recommendations on nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management of acute pain from n...
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Patients Taking Opioids Produce Antibodies That May Hinder Anti-Opioid Vaccine

University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists have discovered that a majority of people they tested who were taking opioid painkillers for chronic back pain produced antibodies against the drugs that may contribute to some ...
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