This section will include pain research in the news, general stories about research and findings, pain abstracts in the news, and PubMed abstracts

Cortisone Shots for Neck Pain

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Association of Opioid-Related Adverse Drug Events with Clinical and Cost Outcomes among Surgical Patients in a Large Integrated Health Care Delivery System

‚Äč Source: JAMA Surgery Abstract: Importance: Opioids are commonly used for pain control during and after invasive procedures. However, opioid-related adverse drug events (ORADEs) are common and have been associated with ...
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Inpatient Opioid Use and Insufficient Weaning Pre-Discharge May Increase Outpatient Opioid Prescriptions

Source: American Thoracic Society According to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists who conducted the study, theirs is the first large-scale evaluation of the impact of in-hospital opioid prescribin...
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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment including Specific Diaphragm Techniques Improves Pain and Disability in Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Randomized Trial

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Effect of Fremanezumab Compared With Placebo for Prevention of Episodic Migraine: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Source: JAMA Abstract: Importance: Fremanezumab, a fully humanized monoclonal antibody that targets calcitonin gene-related peptide, may be effective for treating episodic migraine. Conclusions and Relevance: Among patie...
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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Neck and Low Back Pain in Outpatient Physical Therapy

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Less is More When it Comes to Prescription Opioids for Hospital Patients, Study Finds

Source: Yale School of Medicine In a pilot study published in JAMA Internal Medicine , Yale researchers significantly reduced doses of opioid painkillers given to hospital patients. By delivering the opioids with a shot ...
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Top-Down Descending Facilitation of Spinal Sensory Excitatory Transmission from the Anterior Cingulate Cortex

Source: Nature Communications Abstract: Spinal sensory transmission is under descending biphasic modulation, and descending facilitation is believed to contribute to chronic pain. Descending modulation from the brainstem...
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Development and Course of Chronic Pain Over 4 Years in the General Population: The HUNT Pain Study

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Acetaminophen Versus IV Hydromorphone for Pain in the Elderly in the ED

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