Depression, Anxiety May Hinder Healing in Young Patients with Hip Pain

New research suggests that physicians evaluating young patients with hip pain should consider more than such patients' physical health. They also should consider screening those patients for clinical depression and anxie...
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Poor Sleep Worsens Recovery from Chronic Low Back Pain

Sleep problems may decrease the likelihood of recovery from chronic low back pain over the long term and those who have musculoskeletal pain on top of insomnia have an even lower possibility of recovery, according to the...
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Ice Immersion Using Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of different technologies, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality with modifications as passive content, active content, cognitive load modulation, and positive e...
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Migraine Headaches? Consider Aspirin for Treatment and Prevention

Evidence from 13 randomized trials of the treatment of migraine in 4,222 patients and tens of thousands of patients in prevention of recurrent attacks supports the use of high dose aspirin from 900 to 1,300 milligrams to...
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Identifying Type of Chronic Pain in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease May Lead to Better Outcomes

Identifying the type of pain an adult with sickle cell disease experiences may be useful in improving treatment, according to a new study by researchers at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital. 

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Study Supports Long-Term Benefits of Non-Drug Therapies for Pain

A new study finds that non-drug therapies given to service members with chronic pain may reduce the risk of long-term adverse outcomes, such as alcohol and drug disorder and self-induced injuries, including suicide attempts.

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University of Maryland Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research Symposium

AAPM member Beth Hogans, MD PhD, served as a panelist on the University of Maryland Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research annual symposium, "Managing Chronic Pain Among Patients with Serious Illness During a National Opioid Crisis." 

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Be Prepared for New and Revised CPT Codes for Somatic Nerve Injections and Destruction

CPT 2020 makes significant changes to the family of codes for Somatic Nerve Injections (CPT 64400-64489). This includes code additions, deletions and revisions to existing codes and the introductory guidelines. New codes are also added to report destruction of the genicular nerves and radiofrequency ablation of the sacroiliac joint.

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New Price Drop on On Demand CME Courses

Two of AAPM's most popular on demand courses, Essential Tools for Treating the Patient in Pain and Opioid & Non-Opioid Medications Management , offer the chance to earn up to 11 CME credits through case presentations...
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Societies Advocate for Spine Intervention Training

AAPM joined nine other medical specialty societies in writing to the Oregon Health Authority urging prerequisite training for the performance of spine interventions.

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