This Week in Pain: November 12, 2015

Recap of recent pain-related news: Customized Physical Therapy May Ease Lower Back Pain Source: La Trobe University; reported by Reuters on 11/11 “Researchers offered 300 patients with lower back pain two advice sessions explaining the source of their discomfort and providing instruction on proper lifting techniques. Roughly half of them also got 10 treatment sessions […]

This Week in Pain: November 5, 2015

Recap of recent pain-related news: Study Identifies Patients Most Likely To Have Joint Pain Reduction After Bariatric Surgery Source: University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences on 11/4 “In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experience an improvement in pain and walking ability, according to the preliminary results of a […]

This Week in Pain: October 29, 2015

Recap of recent pain-related news: Former Pro Football Player Mike Alstott Joins The ‘America Starts Talking’ Campaign To Raise Awareness Of Safe Use Of Prescription Opioids And Accidental Overdose Preparedness Source: American Academy of Pain Management on 10/28 “The America Starts Talking coalition today announced that former professional football player Mike Alstott is the newest […]

Obama Administration Announces Public and Private Sector Efforts to Address Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use

The President announced federal, state, local and private sector efforts aimed at addressing the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic. These include commitments by more than 40 provider groups – representing doctors, dentists, advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists and educators — that more than 540,000 health care providers will complete opioid prescriber […]

Former Pro Football Player Mike Alstott Joins The ‘America Starts Talking’ Campaign To Raise Awareness Of Safe Use Of Prescription Opioids And Accidental Overdose Preparedness

The America Starts Talking coalition today announced that former professional football player Mike Alstott is the newest voice in its drive to increase dialogue about safe prescription opioid use and how to respond in an opioid emergency. Moved by his personal experience with prescription opioids as an athlete, his current role as a father and […]