This Week in Pain: April 23, 2015

Recap of recent pain-related news: Chronic Migraines Take Big Toll on Families, Survey Finds Source: HealthDay News – 4/22 “When one family member has chronic migraine, the family as a whole can suffer, too, a new study finds. Between 3 million and 7 million Americans suffer chronic migraines — defined as having the debilitating headaches […]

Webinar Announcement: Prescribers, Patients and Pain

Please join the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, the American Academy of Pain Management and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals for a special online event featuring new research findings. Webinar: Prescribers, Patients and Pain: New Research Highlights Opportunities for Better Prescriber-Patient Communication Speakers: Bob Twillman, Ph.D., FAPM and the Executive Director of […]

FDA to revisit its policies on homeopathic products

Should homeopathic remedies such as chamomille and Cold-Eeze be regulated just the same as over-the-counter drugs such as Advil and Tylenol?  That is the question that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be considering in hearings on April 20 and 21, 2015.  In the 1970s, when directed by lawmakers to review the safety efficacy […]

New Alternative Pain Options Avoid Addiction

“Dr. Aneesh Singla, medical director at Rockville, Maryland’s National Spine and Pain Centers, explains chronic pain can be caused by a number of factors, from a herniated disc to a narrowing spine to whiplash from a car accident. And determining the cause — the ‘pain generator’ — is critical in treating the pain. ‘Pain is […]

Mindfulness Program Beneficial for Chronic Pain

“Peter la Cour, Ph.D., from the Copenhagen Multidisciplinary Pain Center, and Marian Peterson, Ph.D., from the Neuroscience Center at Rigshospitalet — both in Denmark, conducted a randomized trial to examine the effects of mindfulness meditation on chronic pain.”