Resilience may mediate the relationships between positive affect and pain interference and depression in patients with multiple sclerosis.
Positive Affect, Resilience, and Pain in MS With Chronic Pain
Orginally Published At: Neuropathic Pain
Orofacial pain is estimated to affect up to 7% of the general population.36 Chronic pain caused by trigeminal nerve damage is severe and more debilitating than other types of neuropathic pain.4 Furthermore, neuropathic pain associated with the trigeminal nerve system is more resistant to treatments.25,36 Studies have shown that pain caused by facial nerve injury […]
Compartment syndrome is a painful, potentially dangerous build-up of pressure within a compartment of the body defined by connective tissue — the “sausage wrapping” around a muscle or group of muscles. This usually occurs in the lower legs as a reaction to injury. When it’s acute, it’s dangerous — never ignore steadily escalating lower leg […]
Opioid analgesics, which remain the primary treatment for moderate to severe pain, can exert other effects, such as sedation or reduced consciousness, that impair behavior and, depending on the circumstance, may thereby constrain their therapeutic utility.5 In some instances (eg, postoperative recovery), behavioral impairment may not be a problem and, indeed, opioid-induced sedation may be […]
Chronic spinal pain and depression are common conditions associated with a good deal of morbidity and healthcare utilization. In the US, low back pain, neck pain, and major depressive disorder comprise three of the top four leading causes of years lived with disability.51 The point-prevalence or past-year prevalence of chronic neck and back pain has […]