A reduction in the functional connectivity between the sensorimotor cortex and the anterior cingulate cortex and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex may be associated with δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-associated analgesia in patients with chronic radicular neuropathic pain.
Altered Brain Connectivity Patterns Associated With THC-Induced Analgesia
Orginally Published At: Neuropathic Pain
Facepalm o’ the day: laser therapy for trigger points works because it “energizes the damaged cells.” Stated by someone who trains trigger point therapists (I could link, but I try to avoid public shaming—I don’t need the drama). But it’s a variant of a common claim made by many laser therapy mongers. This example just […]
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 […]
Health care professionals and consumers are encouraged to report any adverse events related to these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.
FDA Officials Issue Warning Letters to 3 Kratom Marketers
Orginally Published At: Pain Management – Pharmacy Times
• Pain is a frequent and important symptom in patients with DM2• Pain affects quality of life in patients with DM2• Mechanical hyperalgesia is present in patients with DM2• A peripheral mechanism of pain is likely to be present in DM2• Central sensitization is at least less pronounced in DM2 than in fibromyalgia