Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Neuroinflammation in Chronic Pain: A Role for Astrogliosis?

Non-invasive measures of neuroinflammatory processes in humans could substantially aid diagnosis and therapeutic development for many disorders, including chronic pain. Several proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (H-M...
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Reforming Pain Management Education for the Next Generation of Physicians

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine's Family Medicine Center created a peer-reviewed, structured curriculum that focuses on improving patient outcomes. 

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A Systematic Review of the Evidence for the Efficacy of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

The ageing global population and concomitant increase in the use of opioid analgesia have highlighted the need to evaluate the effectiveness of opioids for chronic pain in older people.

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CMS Finalizes Decision to Cover Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain for Medicare Beneficiaries

Before this final National Coverage Determination (NCD) reconsideration, acupuncture was nationally non-covered by Medicare. CMS conducted evidence reviews and examined the coverage policies of private payers to inform i...
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Perturbing the Activity of the Superior Temporal Gyrus During Pain Encoding Prevents the Exaggeration of Pain Memories: A Virtual Lesion Study Using Single-Pulse Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Past studies have shown that pain memories are often inaccurate, a phenomenon known as mnemonic pain bias. Pain memories are thought to play an important role on how future pain is felt. Recent evidence from our laborato...
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Lower Back Biomechanics in Veterans with Non-Specific Low Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) is strongly associated with opioid consumption among Veterans, and improved clinical management of LBP is likely to reduce reliance on opioid among Veterans. Up to 60% of patients with an acute episod...
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BioElectronics Announces FDA Market Clearance for Over-The-Counter Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain

BioElectronics Corporation is pleased to announce that it has obtained a new 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This new, over-the counter marketing clearance was granted for the drug...
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Does Experimentally Induced Pain-Related Fear Influence Central and Peripheral Movement Preparation in Healthy People and Low Back Pain Patients?

Non-specific chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a multifactorial disorder. Pain-related fear and altered movement preparation are considered to be key factors in the chronification process. Interactions between both have be...
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Evaluation and Treatment Patterns of New Low Back Pain Episodes for Elderly Adults in the United States, 2011–2014

New low back pain (LBP) is a common outpatient complaint. Little is known about how care is delivered over the course of a year to patients who develop new LBP and whether such care patterns are guideline-concordant.

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Scrambler Therapy for the Reduction of Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain

This trial studies how well scrambler therapy works in reducing chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain in patients with cancer. Scrambler therapy is a type of treatment that uses electrodes placed on the skin. Electricity...
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