Regular exercise may boost pain tolerance
“There were indications that both total amount of physical activity over time, as well as the direction of change in activity level over time...
Positive top-line results for cannabinoid-based med for nerve pain
“Through this rigorously designed study, we have demonstrated that ZLT-L-007 is a safe, effective, and well-tolerated alternative for patients who...
Researchers locate signals in brain related to chronic pain
“Such patterns of brain activity could serve as biomarkers to guide diagnosis and treatment for millions of people with shooting or burning...
Head-to-head comparison of migraine meds reveals top options
“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study that simultaneously compared multiple acute migraine medications using a Big Data analysis...
FDA expands atogepant approval to include chronic migraine
The approval makes atogepant the first, and only, oral CGRP receptor antagonist approved to prevent migraine across frequencies, including...
Spinal cord stimulation may help diabetic neuropathy
Patients who received high-frequency stimulation for painful diabetic neuropathy showed sustained improvements in nerve function at 2 years.
New guidelines for cannabis in chronic pain management released
New clinical practice guidelines for cannabis in chronic pain management may help clinicians offer an effective and less addictive alternative to...
Cluster, migraine headache strongly linked to circadian rhythm
“These findings help us explain the timing to patients – for example, it is possible that a headache at 8 a.m. is due to their internal body clock...
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Safety, efficacy of analgesics for low back pain ‘uncertain’
“When we set out to do this review, we envisioned the evidence would be a lot more comprehensive.”
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FDA approves Amphastar Pharma’s nasal spray for opioid overdose
The company’s naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray can be delivered in one spray by intranasal administration.
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Buprenorphine proves effective for fentanyl users in the ED
A new study provides additional information about emergency department buprenorphine as fentanyl becomes increasingly prevalent.