Approximately 50% of U.S. military veterans experience chronic pain, making it one of the most common health complaints among this population.3,44,71 Rates of chronic pain are particularly high for U.S. veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND).28,58 Chronic pain symptoms in this cohort are often comorbid with […]
The effectiveness of cannabis-based products for chronic neuropathic pain is not supported by high-quality evidence.
Reviewing the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Cannabis-Based Medicines for Chronic Neuropathic Pain
Orginally Published At: Neuropathic Pain
Women disproportionately suffer from chronic pain conditions including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, migraine, and temporomandibular joint pain, many of which are comorbid with anxiety or depression disorders.7,9,11,29,37,110 During the past decades, efforts have been made to explore the mechanisms underlying sex differences in stress-induced anxiety and depression (for review, see Bangasser and Valentino8 and […]
Fresh science! Multiple studies have concluded that topical anti-inflammatories are both effective and safe for osteoarthritis. That’s topical, not oral — a completely different beast. This new paper (Zeng et al) reviews the results of 43 studies and concludes that “diclofenac patches may be the most effective topical NSAID for pain relief. No serious gastrointestinal and renal […]