The United States (US) Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) define traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a structural injury and/or physiological disruption in brain function as the result of an external force, indicated by the onset or worsening of clinical signs immediately following the event.9 The diagnosis of TBI was […]
I have very mixed feelings about this old wisdom: Be patient and tough. Someday this pain will be useful to you. ~Ovid 43 B.C.E – 17 C.E Chronic pain can be teacher, yes, sometimes… but I think more often it’s just a damn bully, and mostly just confirms that fate can be a huge arsehole. […]
Pain is a frequently reported problem by older adults; more than half of community-dwelling older adults and up to 70% of older adults in residential homes, experience pain, and the prevalence of chronic pain increases with advancing age.9,19 In older adults chronic pain interferes with daily activities, and has been associated with risk of developing […]
Chronic low back pain (CLBP), one of the most common complaints seen by physicians, is a primary cause of disability in the United States and is associated with between $100 and $200 billion in annual costs.1,8,43,63,72 Although some patients with CLBP may have identifiable etiologies, for many there are no discernable mechanisms to account for […]
Ultrasound-guided pulsed radiofrequency applied to intercostal nerves may be safe and effective for managing thoracic postherpetic neuralgia-associated pain.
Ultrasound-Guided Pulsed Radiofrequency May Be Effective for Thoracic Post-Herpetic Neuralgia Pain
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