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Posted 14 Oct, 2017

When the Last Resort Fails: Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Las Vegas—Surgery is a last resort in seeking relief for chronic low back pain—the most common cause of disability—but unsuccessful surgery occurs often enough to warrant its own diagnostic code as failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). The condition was examined in a well-attended session at the recent PAINWeek 2017 ann...
Posted 14 Oct, 2017

FDA Asks, Gets Answers on Reducing Opioid Epidemic

The prevalence and consequences of opioid use disorder can be reduced without preventing patients with pain from receiving necessary opioid analgesics, according to a consensus report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine requested by the FDA. The report, issued July 13, distinguishes its f...
Posted 02 Oct, 2017

The chronic pain that won’t go away: CRPS

CRPS is a rare neurological condition that causes unending agony and misery. But now a special implant offers hope to sufferers. What’s it like to have a pain that just won’t go away? Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, causes exactly that, and it’s as hard to diagnose as it is to understand. It can […]
Posted 30 Sep, 2017

8 Ways Your Daily Routine Can Cause Lower Back Pain

Here’s how to fix your habits so you can beat nagging aches for good. Ah, low back pain. It’s the condition that unites us all. About 31 million Americans suffer from pain in their lower backs at any given time, according to the American Chiropractic Association—and 50 to 80% of us will experience back pain at so...
Posted 30 Sep, 2017

Chronic fatigue therapy ‘could help teenagers’, study says

A training programme tested on children with mild or moderate chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can reduce fatigue and increase attendance at school, a small study from the University of Bristol suggests. The Lightning Process, a type of brain therapy, was used alongside specialist medical care.But ME charities said they...

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Posted 14 Oct, 2017

When the Last Resort Fails: Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Las Vegas—Surgery is a last resort in seeking relief for chronic low back pain—the most common cause of disability—but unsuccessful surgery occurs often enough to warrant its own diagnostic code as failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). The condition was examined in a well-attended session at the recent PAINWeek 2017 ann...
Posted 14 Oct, 2017

FDA Asks, Gets Answers on Reducing Opioid Epidemic

The prevalence and consequences of opioid use disorder can be reduced without preventing patients with pain from receiving necessary opioid analgesics, according to a consensus report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine requested by the FDA. The report, issued July 13, distinguishes its f...
Posted 02 Oct, 2017

The chronic pain that won’t go away: CRPS

CRPS is a rare neurological condition that causes unending agony and misery. But now a special implant offers hope to sufferers. What’s it like to have a pain that just won’t go away? Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, causes exactly that, and it’s as hard to diagnose as it is to understand. It can […]