Systemic lidocaine administered via IV or patch has consistently shown effectiveness for the treatment and prevention of chronic pain.
Reviewing the Effectiveness of Lidocaine for the Management of Chronic Pain
Orginally Published At: Neuropathic Pain
The paediatric fear-avoidance model of pain was based on conceptualisations of fear-avoidance and its role in the development of chronic pain in adults.1 The model 1 suggests that when youth are injured and experience pain, it is their responses to the pain that determine whether pain becomes chronic. Specifically, if youth have no fear of […]
Heightened anticipation and fear of movement-related pain has been linked to detrimental fear-avoidance behavior in chronic Low-Back Pain (cLBP). Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) has been proposed to work partly by exposing patients to non-harmful but forceful mobilization of the painful joint, thereby disrupting the relationship between pain anticipation, fear, and movement. Here, we investigated the […]
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) develops after a range of injuries including fractures and soft tissue trauma to the extremities.43 The underlying mechanism of CRPS has not been fully elucidated and there are no specific medications approved for the treatment of CRPS. Oxidative stress results from an imbalance between ROS production and antioxidant defense systems. […]