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American Academy of Pain Medicine

Cannabis Use Common in Post-Surgery Patients on Opioid Tapering

More than half of patients in Hopkins' pain program had history of cannabis use

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Less Abuse With Extended-Release Oxycodone, Poison Center Data Suggest

Percentage involving severe medical outcomes also lowest

March 28, 2023
Children Do Well With Fewer Opiates After Surgery

Hospital outcomes similar when reserving opiates for breakthrough pain

March 27, 2023
Ankle Sprain Physical Therapy Doesn't Shift the Pain Elsewhere

Thrust exercise doesn't cause a shoulder problem

March 27, 2023
Use of EMR Directive Tied to Reduced Opioid Prescribing After Spine Surgery

Small study shows drop in average number of pills at discharge

March 27, 2023
Chronic Pain Patients Find Relief With Cannabis, Despite Varying Evidence

"The problem is that we cannot find predictors for good responses yet," says pain specialist

April 30, 2021
Managing Risk of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain: Timing Is Key

Psychological interventions can support other treatment

April 28, 2021
Will Telehealth Shape the Future of Pain Care?

Lessons from the pandemic may guide the way pain medicine is delivered

April 26, 2021
COVID-19 Pain Poses Unique Challenges

Neuropathic pain may be common, especially after prolonged ICU stay

April 26, 2021
Cannabis Satisfaction High Despite Little Change in Pain Scores

Better sleep may be driving satisfaction in chronic pain patients, study suggests

March 3, 2020
Hypogonadism Linked to Higher Long-Term Opioid Doses

Chronic opioid use may produce a dose-response relationship

March 3, 2020
Can Physicians Spot Prescription Drug Misuse?

Study highlights struggles prescribers face with opioids, gabapentin

March 1, 2020
Pain: Yes, There's an App for That

But meta-analysis suggests benefit is just a few tenths of a point on standard 0-10 scale

March 13, 2019
Opioids, Benzos Affect Spinal Cord Stimulation Test

Patients on sedatives reported less reduction in pain in screening trials

March 12, 2019
Insomnia and Chronic Pain

Study investigates role of psychiatric disorders in sleep-pain relationship

March 12, 2019