Pain Management

Doctors may lack self-awareness when prescribing opioids

Doctors may lack self-awareness when prescribing opioids

As health providers struggle to curb the epidemic of opioid abuse, a recent study has found that 65% of emergency department (ED) physicians surveyed...
Opioid patients face multiple barriers to treatment

Opioid patients face multiple barriers to treatment

In areas of the country affected by the opioid crisis, treatments are less likely to accept patients paying through insurance of any type or...
Opioid overdose risk during and after pregnancy

Opioid overdose risk during and after pregnancy

A study of women giving birth in Massachusetts found a higher level of opioid use disorder than have studies conducted in other states. In a...
Your feeling of pain linked to how your brain processes music

Your feeling of pain linked to how your brain processes music

People with higher empathy differ from others in the way their brains process music, according to a study by researchers at Southern Methodist University,...
Scientists discover the genes linked to low back pain

Scientists discover the genes linked to low back pain

By delving into the mysteries of low back pain, scientists have identified three genes linked to chronic back pain and proposed the order in...
Digital care can benefit people with chronic knee pain

Digital care can benefit people with chronic knee pain

Chronic knee pain is often caused by knee osteoarthritis, the wear-and-tear arthritis of the knee. Aging is a big risk factor of this disease, but...
Cannabis may not reduce chronic pain

Cannabis may not reduce chronic pain

A four-year study suggests medicinal cannabis is not as effective at relieving chronic non-cancer pain as commonly assumed. Researchers at UNSW Sydney who conducted one...
The guidelines on low back pain are clear—drugs and surgery should be the last resort

The guidelines on low back pain are clear—drugs and surgery should be the last...

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is becoming more common as our population ages. Most people who have an episode...
How to avoid migraine triggers

How to avoid migraine triggers

If you’ve ever had a migraine, you know it’s different from a typical tension headache. A migraine is a type of headache that comes with...
Chronic pain remains the same or gets better after stopping opioid

Chronic pain remains the same or gets better after stopping opioid

Stopping long-term opioid treatment does not make chronic, non-cancer-related pain worse and, in some cases, makes it better, Washington State University researchers have found. The...