Low-Dose Amitriptyline as an Adjunct to Opioids for Postoperative Orthopedic Pain: A Placebo-Controlled Trial

Source: PAIN Abstract: Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) have been found to be useful in the management of a variety of chronic pain conditions, although there is little published regarding the potential efficacy of this ...
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Should Doctors Recommend Acupuncture for Pain?

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A Systems Neuroscience Approach to Migraine

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Nervous System Discovery Could Inform Stroke, Pain Therapies

Source: Oregon Health & Science University New research published in the journal Nature for the first time reveals the atomic structure of a key molecular component of the nervous system. Scientists at OHSU used adva...
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Specialty Societies and the AMA Successfully Challenge Anthem Payment Policy

Source: Emily Hill, PA, AAPM Coding Consultant Date: March 7, 2018 The AMA and a number of specialty societies, including AAPM, were successful in preventing Anthem from applying a reimbursement reduction when an Evaluat...
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Integrated Health Services to Reduce Opioid Use While Managing Chronic Pain

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Pre-Surgery Counseling, Non-Opioid Pain Relievers Shown to Reduce Post-Surgery Opioid Use

Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Two new studies presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) demonstrated that pre-operative counseling resulted in a...
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Effect of Opioid vs Nonopioid Medications on Pain-Related Function in Patients with Chronic Back Pain or Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis Pain: The SPACE Randomized Clinical Trial

Source: JAMA Abstract: Importance: Limited evidence is available regarding long-term outcomes of opioids compared with nonopioid medications for chronic pain. Objective: To compare opioid vs nonopioid medications over 12...
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Study: Pain's Origins May Be Significantly Different in Males and Females

Source: The University of Texas at Dallas New research from The University of Texas at Dallas supports the growing consensus that pain begins differently for men and women at the cellular level. Dr. Ted Price BS'97, Dr. ...
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The Fear Avoidance Model Predicts Short-Term Pain and Disability Following Lumbar Disc Surgery

Source: PLOS One Abstract: Objective: To examine the prognostic value of the Fear Avoidance Model (FAM) variables when predicting pain intensity and disability 10-weeks postoperative following lumbar disc surgery. Read m...
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