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 […]
The primary outcome measure was pain rated in a diary completed by telephone each evening; secondary outcomes included measures of overall status, pain-related activity limitation, and sleep.
Is Pregabalin Effective for Chronic, Post-Traumatic Neuropathic Pain?
Orginally Published At: Neuropathic Pain
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. […]
Tumor growth within bone is associated with moderate to severe pain. Pain is the most feared consequence of cancer and greatly diminishes the patient’s quality of life.5,34 Mu opioid receptor (MOR)-mediated drugs such as morphine and fentanyl remain the gold standard for the treatment of moderate to severe cancer pain including ongoing and breakthrough cancer […]
Chronic pain is a major global health issue9 with immense social and economic impacts,4,8 yet has proven difficult to operationalize.25 Chronic pain is often defined by pain duration,1,13,23,25,26 where pain persisting 3-6 months or more since onset can yield prevalence estimates for chronic pain ranging from 19% to 43%, or up to 116 million Americans.10,12,15,19,26 […]