Mindfulness-based Dance/Movement Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

 Study Description: Brief Summary: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and credibility of a mindfulness-based dance/movement therapy(M-DMT)protocol; to assess and improve methodol...
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FDA Approves Emgality® (galcanezumab-gnlm) as the First and Only Medication for the Treatment of Episodic Cluster Headache that Reduces the Frequency of Attacks

Eli Lilly and Company announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Emgality ® (galcanezumab-gnlm) injection (300 mg) for the treatment of episodic cluster headache in adults.  Full s...
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To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over

In the world of science and medicine, posters are a huge deal, but one doctoral student says poster sessions are usually a waste of time for all involved. So he has proposed a new poster design. Full story.
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Suicidal Thoughts Related to Pain in 1 in 10 Patients with Rheumatic or Musculoskeletal Disease

The results of a survey presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology highlight the significant impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) on mental health and a worrying lack of psychological ca...
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Taming Tetrodotoxin: Pufferfish Venom Explored for Precise Painkilling

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have developed a novel way to deliver neurotoxin called tetrodotoxin (TTX) as a painkiller, and they have turned up some positive results from rat studies. Full story.
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Can You Reshape Your Brain's Response To Pain?

Repeated exposure to psychological trauma, or deep anxiety or depression — especially in childhood — can leave a physical imprint on the brain that can make some people more vulnerable to chronic pain, scientists say.&nb...
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Trial Starts for Phone App That Uses Light, Sound, and Brainwaves to Treat Pain

Scientists at The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, are developing a smart phone application connected to goggles that flash light at a special frequency to tune patients' brains in a ground-breaking treatment fo...
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Training Robots to Relieve Chronic Pain

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, have developed a collaborative robot system to automatically treat back, neck, and head pain caused by soft tissue injury.  Full story.
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Upcoming Free CME Webinar: Navigating the Challenges in an Era of Opioid Deprescribing: Behavioral Strategies for Patient Engagement and Success

AAPM will host a free CME webinar on Friday, July 12, 2-3 pm CT. Presenters include AAPM members Beth Darnall, PhD , and Aram Mardian, MD . View course description and instructions on how to register here .  

16 Key Findings about Arachnoiditis

AAPM Member Forest Tennant, MD , presents a short report on his interim finding of the "Arachnoiditis Research Project" that began about 6 months ago. Full story.  

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