Bronnie Lennox Thompson on the role of emotions in treating pain: We should, at all costs, avoid eliciting fear and worry, or anger in the people we treat — because this increases pain intensity. Also it’s just nicer. 😉 But yeah, dear clinicians: if you scare pain patients, that is the opposite of helping. And […]
This new paper reviews some of the reasons why I have been encouraging people to consider doing more with their muscles, to take weight lifting more seriously as an exercise option. It’s not only more efficient than people realize — great bang for buck — but challenging muscles is actually healthier than just raising your […]
Treatment with the capsaicin 8% patch Qutenza may be more effective than pregabalin for reducing the intensity and area of dynamic mechanical allodynia and for complete resolution of the disorder.
Capsaicin Patch Superior to Pregabalin for Alleviating, Resolving Dynamic Mechanical Allodynia
Orginally Published At: Neuropathic Pain
Following the 2011 Institute of Medicine report on chronic pain, the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) was created to enhance research efforts among federal agencies. The IPRCC and Office of Pain Policy at the NIH collaborated to identify gaps in knowledge and address them via a Federal Pain Research Strategy (FPRS). The FPRS appointed […]