Pilot Studies Shows Lidocaine May Reduce Persistent Neuropathic Pain Following Breast Cancer Surgery

April 26, 2018, VANCOUVER, B.C, Canada – Persistent neuropathic pain is a common complication in patients who have undergone breast cancer surgery. Approximately 300,000 mastectomies are performed in the U.S. each year, ...
Continue reading
Topics:

Individualized Approach to Opioid Tapering Shows Success in Chronic Pain Patients Using Long-Term Opioids

April 26, 2018, VANCOUVER, B.C, Canada – As healthcare providers continue to respond to the ongoing opioid overdose crisis, addressing patient risk associated with moderate to very high dose prescription opioids has beco...
Continue reading
Topics:

Mental Health Services in Pain Clinics Provide Significant Clinical Benefits to Patients with Chronic Pain

April 26, 2018, VANCOUVER, B.C, Canada – Mental health embedded into a multidisciplinary pain treatment approach can improve chronic pain, function, mood, and sleep according to a recent study conducted at the University...
Continue reading
Topics:

Control of Mechanical Pain Hypersensitivity in Mice through Ligand-Targeted Photoablation of TrkB-Positive Sensory Neurons

Source: Nature Communications Abstract: Mechanical allodynia is a major symptom of neuropathic pain whereby innocuous touch evokes severe pain. Here we identify a population of peripheral sensory neurons expressing TrkB ...
Continue reading

AAPM Statement on National Decline in Opioid Prescribing

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine Data released by IQVIA, a health care consulting company that regularly gathers prescribing data from pharmacies across the country, documenting a 22-percent decreas...
Continue reading
Topics:

Overcoming Pain Through Yoga in the Military (OPTYM)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov Read more...  

AAPM 34th Annual Meeting to Offer Premier Pain Medicine Education

The 34th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) will take place April 25-29, 2018, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The AAPM 34th Annual Meeting will offer attendees mo...
Continue reading
Topics:

The Bugs in Your Gut Could Make You Weak in the Knees

[Source: University of Rochester Medical Center] Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese, according to a new study publishe...
Continue reading
Topics:

Direct Electrical Current Used to Preferentially Inhibit Pain-Transmitting Neurons

Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Using computer models and laboratory rats, Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated that "direct electrical current" can be delivered to nerves preferentially, blocking pain signals whil...
Continue reading

CMS Releases Tool to Check Your MIPS Eligibility

Source: Emily Hill, PA, AAPM Coding Consultant Date: April 18, 2018 CMS has recently released its updated MIPS Eligibility Lookup Tool. Enter your NPI number to determine if you need to participate in the MIPS program in...
Continue reading
Topics:

Want more pain resources? Check out our library of on-demand education, upcoming events, and more.

Learn More