Pain Management

Study Describes Use of Occipital Nerve Stimulation to Treat Refractory Headaches

July 30, 2020

Article

Occipital pain is linked to migraine, but the 2 conditions are sometimes difficult to separate.

Which Outcomes Should Be Prioritized When Determining Migraine Preventive Treatment Efficacy?

July 24, 2020

Article

Intensity of headache pain is as important as frequency when evaluating the clinical response and impact of migraine preventive treatment with OnabotulinumtoxinA on patient headache-related disability, according to a recent study.

Researchers Explore Patient Experience of Interventional Pain Management

July 19, 2020

Article

Before coming to the clinic, they had been treated conservatively by primary care physicians and had suffered from pain anywhere from 2 to 40 years.

Exploring Mechanisms of Action in Newer Pain Drugs for Migraine

July 18, 2020

Article

A recent review explored the mechanism of a 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT 1f) agonist used in the treatment of acute migraine pain.

How Can Digital Care Programs Aid Those With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain?

June 09, 2020

Podcast

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Jeffrey Krauss, MD, chief medical officer of Hinge Health and Stanford Clinical assistant professor, about the efficacy of a 12-week digital care program aimed to reduce lower back and knee pain in a real-world population.

Healthcare Professionals’ Perceptions of Challenges to Chronic Pain Management

April 08, 2020

Article

Healthcare professionals report pain management barriers across system, provider, and patient levels, highlighting the need to consider chronic pain as a chronic condition that warrants coordinated approaches.

What We're Reading: Pain and Your Brain; Rural Hospital Closures; Organ and Tissue Donation

February 19, 2020

Article

Our brains experience social and physical pain in much the same way; rural hospitals in the United States are increasingly at risk of closure; there is strong support for organ and tissue donation for research.

Reduction of Prolactin Associated With Pain Relief, Headache Study Finds

February 01, 2020

Article

Migraine was the most common type of headache in patients with hyperprolactinemia.

Chronic Pain in Migraine May Be Mitigated by Craniosacral Therapy

January 25, 2020

Article

The literature review examined randomized controlled trials for craniosacral therapy (CST) in patients with migraine and other conditions that cause pain.

The Many Benefits of, and Barriers to, Exercise in Patients With Rheumatologic Diseases

November 14, 2019

Article

Exercise can be a potent therapy for patients with rheumatologic diseases and can result in improvements in inflammation, disease activity score, pain, stiffness, and fatigue. However, exercise needs to be modified for these patients to address the unique barriers they may have compared with the general population, said panelists during a session at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting.