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Unmet Needs in the Acute Treatment of Migraine Attacks and the Emerging Role of Calcitonin Gene–Related Peptide Receptor Antagonists

Migraine is a prevalent and chronic disease associated with high rates of disability and significant financial and socioeconomic burden. Current acute treatments for migraine attacks include both migraine-specific a...
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Postoperative Pain: A Systematic Review

The treatment of postoperative pain is an ongoing challenge for orthopaedic surgeons. Poorly controlled pain is associated with poorer patient outcomes, and the prescription of opioids may lead to prolonged, nonmedical u...
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Peripheral Trigeminal Branch Stimulation for Refractory Facial Pain: A Single-Center Experience

Facial pain refractory to medical treatments may benefit from neurosurgical interventions. Only a few studies have reported on the efficacy of peripheral trigeminal stimulation and more specifically supraorbital nerve (S...
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Spinal Glia and Proinflammatory Cytokines Mediate Mirror-Image Neuropathic Pain in Rats

Mirror-image allodynia is a mysterious phenomenon that occurs in association with many clinical pain syndromes. Allodynia refers to pain in response to light touch/pressure stimuli, which normally are perceived as innocu...
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Manual Acupuncture for Migraine

The same pathways that transmit the caress of a lover can backfire and cause neuropathic pain. This pain is due to damage or disease affecting the sensory systems. Migraine is one of the most common and disabling ne...
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Appropriate Referral and Selection of Patients with Chronic Pain for Spinal Cord Stimulation: European Consensus Recommendations and E‐Health Tool

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an established treatment for chronic neuropathic, neuropathic‐like and ischaemic pain. However, the heterogeneity of patients in daily clinical practice makes it often challenging to dete...
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Mapping Cannabis Potency in Medical and Recreational Programs in the United States

Cannabis related online searches are associated with positive attitudes toward medical cannabis, particularly when information is obtained from dispensaries.

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Opioid Prescriptions Linked to Obesity

Two new studies from Boston University School of Public Health shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of prescription opioids in the United States. The studies are published in American Journal of Pre...
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Yale Clinicians Pilot New Technique to Reduce Opioid Risk in Pain Treatment

By overlapping buprenorphine therapy — a well-established treatment for opioid use disorder — with opioid therapy, researchers found they could successfully phase out use of oxycodone and morphine, highly addictive drugs...
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Mindfulness an Effective Treatment for Migraines, UMSOD Scientist Finds

A recently published article in Pain details how mindfulness — a concept derived from a 2,000-year-old Eastern practice — "is an effective treatment option for episodic migraine."

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