Neuromodulation techniques have been explored as alternative treatment options in patients with trigeminal neuralgia who do not achieve adequate pain relief with pharmacologic therapies and surgical interventions.
Neuromodulation for Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia: Expert Feedback
Orginally Published At: Neuropathic Pain
Given the complex adverse effects of chronic pain on daily living, self-management training should be an essential component of care similar to self-management education for diabetes mellitus. However, systematic reviews have reported conflicting evidence regarding the effectiveness of self-management education for chronic pain and related conditions. A systematic review of self-management programs for osteoarthritis reported […]
“Mechanisms of inaction:” Bullshit ideas about how treatments allegedly work when they probably do not work. This phrase popped into my head while reading a paper all about the “mechanisms of action” for dry needling. (Dry needling is treating trigger points — sore spots — by piercing them with acupuncture needles.) [Image caption: All modern […]
Greg Lehman published a nice new blog post about a useful metaphor: “The cup metaphor suggests that pain occurs when all of the stressors/loads in our lives exceed the space in our cup. When we overflow we have pain.” From Do our patient’s need fixing? Or do they need a bigger cup? And spoons! See also […]