Pain

Specialized Brain Training Relieves Phantom Pain

July 20, 2020

Pain is not uncommon for patients who have undergone amputation, and without effective treatment, pain can linger for years.

Mind-Body Therapies for the Management of Pain: How Effective Are They?

June 30, 2020

For the millions of patients whose pain is being treated with opioids, mind-body interventions are proving to be important considerations to ease suffering.

The Opioid Epidemic Settlements: Who Will Benefit?

October 10, 2019

Judgements and settlements are starting in Oklahoma against various pharmaceutical companies for their alleged roles in that state’s opioid crisis. Who would be the beneficiaries of these funds?

Psychiatric Disorders and Pain

September 17, 2019

The association between psychiatric disorders, most notably depression and anxiety, and pain is well established. However, mental health professionals, and especially psychiatrists, are still often excluded from treating patients with pain.

THE QUIZ: Chronic Pain and Traumatic Brain Injuries

March 27, 2019

Test your knowledge on traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and their resultant effects on cognitive function and mental health.

The Quiz: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Chronic Pain

September 27, 2018

Although it is still widely believed that the management of chronic pain usually requires medications or physical interventions, a growing body of research has demonstrated the efficacy of psychological therapeutic modalities.

The Opioid Epidemic: Who Is to Blame?

June 14, 2018

Research published more than 25 years ago was already reporting problems with opioid analgesics.

THE QUIZ/Fibromyalgia

December 22, 2017

Take this quiz on one of the most controversial diagnoses in pain management.

Medical Marijuana for Pain: What the Evidence Shows

August 19, 2015

Whether marijuana use should be legalized is a subject worthy for debate. It is unfair, however, for patients who have real health problems to be misled into believing that there is a magical cure.

Prescribing Opioid Analgesics: Are We Going in the Right Direction?

April 22, 2015

There are probably few health care professionals who are unaware of the concerns about the apparent overprescription of opioids. However, we have had only limited information on how good a job physicians may actually be doing in prescribing these medications.