This study aimed to determine the peripheral cutaneous nerve fields (CNF), their variability, and potential overlap by selectively blocking the intermediate (IFCN) and medial (MFCN) femoral cutaneous nerves and the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve (IPBSN) in healthy volunteers.
Chronic low back pain is highly prevalent in US adults and is a major cause of missed work days and disability. While several treatment options exist, chronic opioids are commonly used for these conditions even though there are limited data supporting efficacy, and clear evidence of harm associated with chronic opioid administration.
An artificial "pain nervous system," may be a small building block for a machine that could ultimately experience pain (in a robotic sort of way).
A new study has investigated sensual alterations in people living with migraine. The paper highlighted that tactile stimuli may feel more painful for migraineurs, while pleasurable sensations are dulled.
Preview a list of companies that will be exhibiting at the AAPM Annual Meeting February 27-March 1 in National Harbor. Learn about your therapeutic options for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.
In the next few weeks we will be contacting a random selection of members to participate in an important AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) survey of physician work for codes 64633-64636 which describe destruction of facet joints. The Medicare payment schedule is based on physician work, practice expense and professional liability insurance. Our specialty needs your help to assure relative values will be accurately and fairly presented to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.