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Car Accident Injuries, Pain and Insurance

Car Accident  Injuries, Pain and Insurance

A life-threatening situation, such as a car accident or a very stressful situation, can lead to persistent pain. Severity of pain experience after an automobile accident may depend on your genes. Scientists from the University of North Carolina found that inherited genetic variations affected participants’ response to pain intensity, both immediately following the accident and […]

Vocabulary of Pain is Needed To Understand and Treat Pain

Vocabulary of Pain is Needed To Understand and Treat Pain

Patients with chronic pain struggle to express how they feel to the doctors and health-care providerswho are trying to understand and treat them. Now a University at Buffalo psychiatrist has suggested that in order to overcome the problem a vocabulary of pain is needed. Werner Ceusters, MD, professor of psychiatry in UB’s School of Medicine […]

Pain Treatment,Management,& Prevention Requires Integrated Approach

Pain Treatment,Management,& Prevention Requires Integrated Approach

Every year, at least 116 million adult Americans experience chronic pain, a condition that costs the nation between $560 billion and $635 billion annually, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.  Much of this pain is preventable or could be better managed, added the committee that wrote the report. The committee called for […]

Pain Control:IV-Ibuprofen Decreases Morphine Use By More Than 30%

Pain Control:IV-Ibuprofen Decreases Morphine Use By More Than 30%

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the publication of new data supporting the safety and efficacy of Caldolor® (ibuprofen) Injection in pre and post-operative orthopedic surgery patients. The study, which was published in the August edition of the peer-reviewed journal Pain Medicine, concludes that IV ibuprofen significantly decreased pain and morphine use when compared with placebo. In the […]

Tai Chi:A Useful Treatment For Fibromyalgia Pain

Tai Chi:A Useful Treatment For Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia is a common and poorly understood pain disorder that afflicts an estimated 200 million or more people worldwide. The lack of objective abnormalities detected on physical examination and standard blood and imaging tests has led many physicians to question the existence of this disorder.  However, for those experiencing the pain and other associated symptoms […]

Managing Acute Pain in Children

Managing Acute Pain in Children

The greatest advance in pediatric pain medicine is the recognition that untreated pain is a significant cause of morbidity and even mortality after surgical trauma. Accurate assessment of pain in different age groups and the effective treatment of postoperative pain is constantly being refined; with newer drugs being used alone or in combination with other […]

New Pain Research Studies Started By Pfizer& Icagen

New Pain Research Studies Started By Pfizer& Icagen

A collaboration between Pfizer Inc. and Icagen Inc. to develop a new pain remedy reached a milestone Thursday as the companies announced the start of experimental testing in humans. The companies’ so-called sodium channel program will look at compounds to determine which are most promising for development. Initiation of the clinical studies means a $3 […]