Musculoskeletal Complaints in Children Recounted
Many nontraumatic low intensity complaints in the general population do not reach the threshold for consultation.
Osteoarthritis Knee Pain Connected to BMD
Low proximal tibial trabecular bone mineral density may play a role in its development.
Hormones and Migraine: A Case Study
Headaches that occur several days before menses as well as disabling headaches on days unrelated to menses... how would you help this young woman?
Migraine Patients Need to Hear: It’s Physiologic and Treatable
From PAINWeek 2017: Reflex vasodilation is out, neurobiologic dysfunction is in as explanation for migraine etiology.
Opioid Prescribers Confront Multiple Regulatory Agencies
An early session at PAINWeek 2017 addressed prescriber fear as regulatory agencies "pile on" across overlapping jurisdictions.
What's New In Migraine Therapy: An Update for Primary Care
What Rx for adolescent migraineurs? Ideal care for menstrual migraine? Perfect patient for new CGRP inhibitors? Answers in this PCP Special Report.
NSAIDs for Chronic Low Back Pain: True or False?
More effective vs placebo? Less effective than opioids? Equally as potent as APAP? What’s true and what false about NSAIDs?
Big Flaw in RA Treatment Success Record: Remaining Pain
(VIDEO) Noting evidence that reduced inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis may not equate with pain relief, Swedish investigators looked a residual pain treated RA patients, with troubling results.
Diagnosing Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy
(VIDEO) Orthopedic surgeon David Carmody discusses this poorly understood condition, a common cause of ankle pain among women that,if not treated promptly, can lead to serious deformity.
Injection for Golfer's Elbow
(VIDEO) Learn why injecting a steroid for tennis or golfer's elbow is an exception from the chief rule about injections into joints.
Injection Into the Acromioclavicular Joint
(VIDEO) The shoulder is a simple joint without much space for injections. But with careful palpation and a test with a local anesthetic, you can assure correct placement of a steroid to relieve pain and inflammation.
Opioid Alternatives for Pain Control: What Works, What Doesn’t
The CDC recommends non-opioid alternatives for chronic pain, but some alternatives are more effective than others and some can be harmful. In this slideshow, we review the evidence.
Questioning the Value of Fusion and Decompression Surgery as One
There are many misconceptions about adding fusion to decompression surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. In this slideshow, we breakdown the new data on this surgery combo.
Sleep, Pain, and the Brain: Key Points from a Symposium
The vicious cycle between pain, sleep loss, and depression comes clear in this set of infographics about presentations at a recent NIH symposium.
In this case study, an elderly woman with pain in her left hip had asymptomatic myositis ossificans in the right. She had denied any trauma, which is the usual cause in the elderly.
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