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Apr 26, 2018, 05:00 ET Mental Health Services in Pain Clinics Provide Significant Clinical Benefits to Patients with Chronic Pain

Mental health embedded into a multidisciplinary pain treatment approach can improve chronic pain, function, mood, and sleep according to a recent...


Apr 26, 2018, 05:00 ET New Spinal Stimulation Technology More Effective in Reducing Pain in Patients with Intractable Spine or Limb Pain Compared to Medical Treatment

Spinal stimulation increases the odds of pain relief more than medical therapy when patients are faced with intractable spine or limb pain. In a...


Apr 26, 2018, 05:00 ET Individualized Approach to Opioid Tapering Shows Success in Chronic Pain Patients Using Long-Term Opioids

As healthcare providers continue to respond to the ongoing opioid overdose crisis, addressing patient risk associated with moderate to very high dose ...


Mar 16, 2017, 12:00 ET Stem Cell Transplantation Produces Remarkable Therapeutic Effects on Neuropathic Pain in Animal Models

Chronic pain from nerve injury is common and often debilitating. Current treatment options for neuropathic pain include physical, cognitive,...


Mar 16, 2017, 12:00 ET Simulation and Immersive Learning Shown to Successfully Teach Safe Opioid Prescribing in a Medical School Setting

Negative consequences from opioid prescribing stem in part from a lack of education and skills training in all levels of medical education. Jordan...


Mar 16, 2017, 12:00 ET Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program Shown as Successful Method for Treating Older Adults with Chronic Pain

Up to half of older adults (aged 60 years or more) report experiencing chronic pain. A study presented today at the American Academy of Pain...


Feb 18, 2016, 08:00 ET Intradiscal Biacuplasty Sustains Long-term Superiority Over Conservative Treatment for Discogenic Low-Back Pain

Patients treated with intradiscal biacuplasty (IDB) for discogenic back pain maintained benefits a year later, and those who crossed over to IDB...


Feb 18, 2016, 08:00 ET More Evidence of the Power of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplant to Block Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia and Tolerance

Cleveland Clinic researchers have found new evidence that modulating neuroinflammation with stem cell transplants may prove to be an effective...


Feb 18, 2016, 08:00 ET Study Suggests Multimodal Pain Care Leads to Shorter Hospital Stays, Lower Opioid Doses After Surgery

Pain care for patients already taking opioids can be improved by bringing together multiple non-opioid treatment modalities during hospitalization, a ...


Mar 11, 2014, 08:56 ET 21st Century National Pain Registry Could Change Culture and Practice of Pain Management

Based on early testing, the future looks bright for the creation of a technologically advanced national registry to collect data on the experience of ...


Mar 07, 2014, 04:12 ET Leading Pain Specialists Say Interdisciplinary Care is Best for Chronic Pain, but Insurance Coverage Falls Short

Physician leaders of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) are calling for evidence-based interdisciplinary care as the gold standard to treat ...


Mar 07, 2014, 02:00 ET Higher Functioning Endogenous Opioid System Predicts Better Treatment Response For Neuropathic Pain Treated With Topical NSAIDs: Study

Not only are neuropathic pain symptoms quite common in knee osteoarthritis (OA), but scientists can predict who will respond to treatment with...


Mar 07, 2014, 02:00 ET Stem Cell Transplant Shows "Landmark" Promise for Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease: Mayo Clinic

Stem cell transplant was viable and effective in halting or reversing degenerative disc disease of the spine, a meta-analysis of animal studies...


Mar 07, 2014, 02:00 ET Stanford Researchers Show Conditioned Pain Modulation Equals Less Activity in the Human Spinal Cord

Researchers have demonstrated that conditioned pain modulation (CPM), a measure of the brain's ability to regulate pain, decreases activity in the...


Mar 06, 2014, 07:50 ET Fibromyalgia Patients May Be Grouped by Symptom and Severity Level, Informing Therapeutic Decisions, Study Finds

Examining outcome data on fibromyalgia, researchers were able to fit fibromyalgia patients into 1 of 4 symptom domains, each distinguished by greater ...


Mar 06, 2014, 07:48 ET Prescriptions for Benzodiazepines Rising and Risky When Combined with Opioids, Stanford Researchers Warn

Prescriptions for benzodiazepines are rising in primary care, and their frequent combined use with opioid analgesics may be contributing to...


Mar 06, 2014, 07:45 ET Half of Veterans Prescribed Medical Opioids Continue to Use Them Chronically, Study Finds

Of nearly 1 million veterans who receive opioids to treat painful conditions, more than half continue to consume opioids chronically or beyond 90...


Mar 06, 2014, 07:45 ET Reducing Wait Times Could Improve Spinal Cord Stimulator Success for Chronic Pain

Success rates soared to 75% for patients who waited less than 2 years for a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implant, compared with 15% for patients...


Sep 17, 2013, 05:22 ET Beyond the Headlines: What the FDA Decisions on Extended-release and Long-Acting Opioids Mean for People With Pain

The physicians of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) hailed long-awaited labeling changes and other steps taken by the U.S. Food and Drug...


Nov 14, 2012, 04:36 ET American Academy of Pain Medicine Safe Opioid Prescribing Course Proves Highly Effective

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) released survey results today demonstrating the value of its Safe Opioid Prescribing Course as 93...


Oct 05, 2012, 01:09 ET Patients and Health Providers Can Work Together to Prevent Further Meningitis Outbreak

The following is a statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine: In light of the meningitis outbreak that is now threatening 23 states, the...


Aug 17, 2012, 07:00 ET American Academy of Pain Medicine Reacts to PROP Petition to the FDA that Seeks to Limit Pain Medications for Legitimate Noncancer Pain Sufferers

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) responded Wednesday to the petition submitted to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) by Physicians for ...


Jul 09, 2012, 04:23 ET American Academy of Pain Medicine Applauds FDA Action to Enhance Patient Safety on Prescribing Opioids; Offers AAPM Safe Opioid Prescribing Course as Educational Model

The American Academy of Pain Medicine, which represents 2,600 pain physicians and treatment teams, issued the following statement today in response...


Mar 29, 2012, 02:13 ET Research Finds Overdose Deaths Occur When Changing Opioids

Common practices for changing from one opioid to another, including use of published dose conversion ratios, may be contributing to the growing...


Feb 24, 2012, 06:30 ET New Evidence Supports the Use of Radiofrequency Ablation of the Lateral Branches for Patients Suffering from Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Today at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 28th Annual Meeting, researchers from Cleveland Clinic report that there is no evidence that the...