Together, neck pain and back pain are the first cause of disability worldwide, accounting for more than 10% of the total years lived with disability. In this context, chiropractic care […]» Read more
Cryoneurolysis of Innervation to Sacroiliac Joints: Technical Description and Initial Results-A Case Series.
The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a common source of pain in patients with low back pain. Untreated pain from the SIJ can lead to prolonged discomfort and financial burden. Interventional […]» Read more
Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a chronic centralized pain disorder characterized by widespread pain and fatigue. Of those affected by FMS, the majority are women, and minimal research exists involving men. […]» Read more
Structural Validity and Reliability of the Spanish Central Sensitization Inventory in Breast Cancer Survivors.
One of the most widely used instruments to identify symptoms that may be related to central sensitization is the Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI). Although this instrument has been translated and […]» Read more
ECAP-Controlled Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation Efficacy and Opioid Reduction over 24-Months: Final Results of the Prospective, Multicenter, Open-Label Avalon Study.
Chronic pain is a major public health concern, as is the associated use of opioid medications, highlighting the importance of alternative treatments such as spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Here we […]» Read more
Prospective Association between Dysmenorrhea and Chronic Pain Development in Community-Dwelling Women.
Despite emerging evidence of associations between dysmenorrhea, enhanced pain sensitivity, and functional neuroimaging patterns consistent with chronic pain, it is unknown whether dysmenorrhea is prospectively associated with chronic pain development. […]» Read more
Outcomes of Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Across Subgroups of the Multidimensional Pain Inventory – A Study from the Swedish Quality Registry for Pain Rehabilitation (SQRP).
The Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI) is frequently used in the assessment of chronic pain. Three subgroups have been derived from MPI: Adaptive Coper (AC), Dysfunctional (DYS) and Interpersonally Distressed (ID). […]» Read more
The Prevalence of Headache and Associated Factors in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Only few studies have investigated the prevalence and risk factors of headaches among the Saudi population. The study aimed to estimate the prevalence of headache and to explore its associated […]» Read more
Fifty million American adults have chronic pain, and nearly 20 million have high-impact, or disabling, chronic pain, with higher prevalence associated with advancing age. Patient-centered pain management has been cited […]» Read more
Iatrogenic addiction or dependence as a result of prescription oxycodone use in persons with chronic noncancer pain: A systematic review.
To determine the incidence of addiction and dependence in persons with chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) who are treated with oxycodone.Systematic review following PRISMA guidelines.PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and Cochrane […]» Read more
Impact of the New York State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (IStop) on chronic pain management by primary care providers.
To explore the impact of the New York State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (IStop) on the self-reported management of patients with chronic pain by primary care providers.Mixed-methods study with survey […]» Read more
The limited access to opioids remains a reality in developing countries. Recent evidence suggests that opioid epidemics are getting worse with the COVID-19 crisis. The increase in opioid abuse could […]» Read more
Presence of opioid safety initiatives, prescribing patterns for opioid and naloxone, and perceived barriers to prescribing naloxone: Cross-sectional survey results based on practice type, scope, and location.
The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis in the United States (US) and is associated with devastating consequences, including opioid misuse and related overdose. In response to the opioid […]» Read more
The bidirectional relationship between pain and working memory (WM) deficits is well-documented but poorly understood. Pain catastrophizing – exaggerated, negative cognitive and emotional responses toward pain – may contribute to […]» Read more
While patient perceptions of burden to caregivers is of recognized clinical significance among people with chronic pain, perceived burden to treating physicians has not been studied. This study examined how […]» Read more
Autonomic dysregulation and impairments in the recognition of facial emotional expressions in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Emotions are involved in the identification of safety cues in the environment, and are also related to social interaction through recognition of emotional facial expressions. Heart rate variability (HRV) can […]» Read more
Health-related quality of life and pain interference in two patient cohorts with neuropathic pain: breast cancer survivors and HIV patients.
Persistent pain is common in HIV patients and breast cancer (BC) survivors. The aim of this study was to compare two patient groups with neuropathic pain (NP) regarding several psychological […]» Read more
Combination of pain location and pain duration is associated with central sensitization related-symptoms in patients with musculoskeletal disorders: A cross-sectional study.
Increased evidence indicates that pain location affects central sensitization (CS)-related symptoms. In addition, pain location and pain duration may be intricately related to CS-related symptoms. However, these factors have been […]» Read more
The recent legalization of medicinal cannabis in several jurisdictions has spurred the development of therapeutic formulations for chronic pain. Unlike pure delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), full-spectrum products contain naturally occurring cannabinoids and […]» Read more
Chronic pelvic pain represents a major public health problem for women and impacts significantly on their quality of life. Yet it is under-researched and a challenge to manage. Women who […]» Read more
The aim of this systematic review was to summarize and evaluate the existing evidence on the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in relieving chronic pain-related depression (CPRD).We searched seven online […]» Read more
Chronic Pain after Open Appendectomy and Its Effects on Quality of Life in Children Aged 8-18 Years.
Chronic postsurgical pain is an important problem for both children and adults. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of chronic postappendectomy pain (CPAP) in children and its social and […]» Read more
Caregiving and other interpersonal interactions often require accurate perception of others’ pain from nonverbal cues, but perceivers may be subject to systematic biases based on gender, race, and other contextual […]» Read more
Iatrogenic Cushing syndrome following lumbar medial branch block in a patient with HIV on ritonavir and darunavir.
We present a case report of a 62-year old female with HIV and chronic facetogenic back pain who underwent bilateral L3-L4 and L4-L5 medial branch nerve blocks using triamcinolone acetonide 80 mg. 2 weeks […]» Read more
Sleep disturbance is thought to aggravate acute postoperative pain. The influence of preoperative sleep problems on pain control in the long-term and development of chronic postsurgical pain is largely unknown.This […]» Read more
Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain pathology with an incidence of 4.3 per 1000 person-years. An open, randomized clinical trial of patients with fibromyalgia comparing an immediate vs. delayed 18-day […]» Read more
The Psychological Functioning in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Association with Psychological Flexibility and Broader Functioning in People with Chronic Pain.
People with chronic pain may be particularly vulnerable to the impact of the pandemic COVID-19, and psychological flexibility may protect them. This study investigates psychological functioning in the context of […]» Read more
Medial Prefrontal High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Improve Pain Modulation in Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot Randomized Double-blinded Placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial.
Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is highly disabling, but often without identifiable source. Focus has been on impaired anti-nociceptive mechanisms contributing to pain maintenance, though methods of targeting this impairment […]» Read more
European clinical practice recommendations on opioids for chronic noncancer pain – Part 2: Special situations.
Opioid use for chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) is under debate. In the absence of pan-European guidance on this issue, a position paper was commissioned by the European Pain Federation (EFIC).The […]» Read more
A pilot multicentre randomised controlled trial of lidocaine infusion in women undergoing breast cancer surgery.
Chronic postoperative pain is common after breast cancer surgery. Peri-operative lidocaine infusion may prevent the development of chronic postoperative pain, but a large-scale trial is required to test this hypothesis. […]» Read more