Innovations In Clinical Neuroscience

Hot Topics in Pain Management October 2017

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20 Hot Topics in Pain Management [October 2017] A DELICATE BALANCE: PAIN MANAGEMENT AND OPIOID USE DISORDER A report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that drug overdose was the leading cause of death from unintentional injury in the country. With so many Americans dealing with chronic pain, though, it's been difficult for some physicians to find a balance when prescribing pain medications. * More information GRANT HILL TALKS PLAYING THROUGH PAIN, OPIOIDS, AND THE NBA'S REST PROBLEM Former National Basketball Association star Grant Hill, who had frequent injuries during his sports career, discusses how he primarily used an opioid-free regimen for pain management after he had a series of allergic reactions to opioids. * More information EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME: AN EMERGING CHALLENGE FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a hypermobility disorder that results in "progressive deterioration and degeneration of connective tissue in joints," requires a high quantity and strength of opioids to treat. * More information WOMAN WITH RARE DISABILITY TEACHES OTHERS TO "LOVE YOURSELF" A woman, who was born with dislocated hips and was later diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, has trouble with frequent dislocation of her joints, and she has been undergoing a pain management treatment for much of her life. * More information PAIN MANAGEMENT GROWING, EVOLVING This article highlights a pain management clinic in Killeen, Texas, which has grown significantly in the 12 years it's existed. Dr. Scott Irvine, who opened the clinic, talks about how opioids exploded on the scene about 20 years ago after physicians were becoming more aware of measuring pain in patients. * More information YALE RESEARCHERS RECEIVE FEDERAL GRANTS TO STUDY PAIN MANAGEMENT IN VETERANS, ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBERS The Yale researchers will conduct a multi-year study that will assess the installation of non-drug pain management programs for veterans and current military members with chronic pain. There were three separate grants, each of which will go to a research team studying a different aspect of the issue. * More information MANAGING PAIN CAN BE A PUZZLE AFTER BREAST CANCER Research recently published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment found that patients with breast cancer who used opioids for pain are less likely to adhere to a hormone therapy that is imperative to living. * More information INTEGRATING SPORTS MEDICINE INTO PAIN MANAGEMENT This piece highlights the CORE Institute, an orthopedic and neurological care facility in Phoenix, Arizona, and how the organization uses their pain management techniques for sports injuries. * More information CBD OIL PROVES TO BE A VIABLE PAIN MANAGEMENT THERAPY Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, which is derived from the cannabis plant, is increasing in popularity for use in pain management programs. It is known to reduce anxiety and inflammation, among other positive outcomes. * More information CANNAVISION SECURES NEXT MEDICAL CANNABIS AND PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINIC FACILITY SteroVision Entertainment Inc., a publicly traded Nevada corporation, announced that their majority-owned medical cannabis clinic and industrial hemp subsidiary CannaVision has secured their next medical cannabis and pain management clinic facility in Florida. * More information NEW APPROACH TO NEUROPATHIC PAIN MANAGEMENT In research published in the European Journal of Pharmacology, it was discovered that neuropathic pain can be treated through a combination of serotonin 5-HT1A agonist and 2 adrenoceptors. * More information FLORIDA LAWMAKERS UNVEIL LEGISLATION RESTRICTING PAIN PILL PRESCRIPTIONS Legislation was released by Florida government leaders to limit the amount of prescription opioids given to patients. The bill generally restricts opioid prescriptions to a three-day supply, allowing for up to a seven-day prescription in specific situations. * More information NEWS & TRENDS

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