Feasibility of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Measure Cortical Pain Pathway (Brain) Activation During Dry Needling

The benefit experienced by some patients when treated with dry needling,1 combined with the field-expedient nature of this intervention, make dry needling uniquely suited for the military healthcare environment. An impro...
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ATI Physical Therapy Launches ATIFirst Program and Outcomes and Best Practices Initiative

Physical therapy first offers faster diagnosis and treatment, lower health care costs and no drugs needed. Industry is beginning to shift its view of the value of using physical therapy first for chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. 

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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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The Case for Early Physical Therapy

Early use of physical therapy may be a promising non-pharmacologic strategy for patients with musculoskeletal pain. 

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A Pragmatic Trial to Determine the Benefit of Exercise Incentives and Corticosteroid Injections in Osteoarthritis of the Knee (NCT03835910)

A randomized clinical trial for Veterans age 50 years and older with chronic musculoskeletal pain in which Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET) is compared against Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to evaluat...
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Fluoroscopically Guided Facet Injections: Comparison of Intra-Articular and Periarticular Steroid and Anesthetic Injection on Immediate and Short-Term Pain Relief

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Regional Anesthesia and Readmission Rates After Total Knee Arthroplasty

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Liposome Bupivacaine Interscalene Total Shoulder

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Dextromethorphan in Fibromyalgia (DXM)

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Cortisone Shots for Neck Pain

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The Central Sensitization Inventory and Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire: An Exploration of Construct Validity and Associations with Widespread Pain Sensitivity Among Individuals with Shoulder Pain

[Source: Musculoskeletal Science and Practice] Abstract: Background: The Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) and Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire (PSQ) are alternatives to quantitative sensory testing (QST) for inferring...
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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...
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Effect of Tai Chi Versus Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia: Comparative Effectiveness Randomized Controlled Trial

[Source: BMJ] Abstract: Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of tai chi interventions compared with aerobic exercise, a current core standard treatment in patients with fibromyalgia, and to test whether the effecti...
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Bonipar for Acute and Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

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Baylor Research Breaks Down Relationship between Computers, Humans

[Source: Baylor Lariat] Since fibromyalgia causes chronic pain in the hands, people with the condition have trouble typing and using the mouses connected to the computers. The pain research is based off of different ways...
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Combination Pharmacotherapy for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia in Adults

[Source: The Cochrane Library] Abstract: Background: Fibromyalgia is a chronic widespread pain condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Current pharmacotherapies are often ineffective and poorly tolerated. Combi...
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Prescription Opioid Use and Satisfaction with Care among Adults with Musculoskeletal Conditions

[Source: Annals of Family Medicine] Abstract: Purpose: In the current payment paradigm, reimbursement is partially based on patient satisfaction scores. We sought to understand the relationship between prescription opioi...
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