Pain Management

Considering Artificial Disc Replacement

Neck and low back pain accounts for between $50 billion and $75 billion in direct and indirect costs each year in the United States, and more than 1 million surgeries are performed to address these issues annually. Back pain is...

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Wanted: Pain Training in Psychiatry

Chronic pain is a public health problem of pandemic proportions that affects more than 70 million Americans. It’s among the most common concerns for healthcare professionals, and the annual costs associated with chronic pain...

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Guidelines for Diagnosing Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for patients to see physicians. Many who suffer from low back pain receive routine imaging (performed without a clear clinical indication). Routine imaging, however, has not been...

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Improving Care for Falls & Urinary Incontinence

Primary care physicians (PCPs) are often the ones who manage these patient groups, but the care provided in these settings may not always be adequate. A variety of interventions have been utilized to improve care for falls and...

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Examining Chronic Cancer Pain in Survivors

Recent data from the National Cancer Institute suggest that more than 60% of people diagnosed with cancer will be alive within 5 years of their diagnosis, and about one in three individuals will experience cancer at some point...

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Striving Toward Quality Pain Management

The epidemic of untreated chronic or recurrent pain has lasted for decades, yet millions of people are still not adequately treated. One significant barrier to effective pain management is that clinicians and patients are often...

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