This issue covers guidelines on chronic pain, the utility of the bedside exam, and a new shingles vaccination. ... There is no shortage of guidelines on management of chronic pain, especially given the nation's opioid crisis, but acute pain can be more
physicians was trained to eradicate pain aggressively. I recall being taught that aggressive pain management was an essential element of good patient care, and that it had a low likelihood of ... CMS got into the act by including questions about pain
Moreover, the consultative and drug monitoring aspect of pain management is not nearly as lucrative as the procedural aspect of pain management. ... For more information on chronic pain management I found the following site particularly informative:.
The risk of development of depression may increase when patients are on opioid analgesics longer, a study found Prescription opioid analgesi...
I am a big believer and supporter of massage therapy and have wondered why it is not a covered benefit for treating back and neck pain. ... At 10 weeks they found that participants (age 20-65 years) who had chronic low back pain responded to both types
The medical approach to pain control has changed dramatically even during my own career. ... When I started practicing a few decades ago, the strategy was pain reduction.
Rarely a corticosteroid injection or Botox can relieve pain and relax the muscles. ... Remember, not all face pain is from sinuses or ears and antibiotics will not help if it is TMJ pain.
In many cases, lifestyle changes that slow the progression of chronic pancreatitis will also alleviate pain. ... Banks PA. Long-term management of patients with chronic pancreatitis. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y).
They include morphine, fentanyl, codeine, hydromorphone and others. Opioids have unique properties that make them both indispensable for pain management and extremely dangerous. ... Has our new more lax prescribing philosophy allowed some chronic pain
The American Geriatrics Society updated guidelines nearly eliminating non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in drug management of persistent pain in elderly patients. ... The authors provide some discussions and recommendations about the use of