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ASA Urges the OHA to Resume Spinal Injection Coverage for Low-Income, Disabled Patients Suffering from Chronic Pain

ASA recommends the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Health Evidence Review Committee (HERC) reconsider its initial ruling that eliminates coverage for epidural steroid spinal injections for patients suffering from chronic back pain in the state’s health programs, including the Oregon Health Plan, the state Medicaid program.

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, LCLS , Linac Coherent Light Source, lightsource, Science, Biology, X-ray science, Drug Target, Blood Pressure

X-Ray Study Reveals Long-Sought Insights Into Potential Drug Target

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X-ray studies done in part at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have produced surprising insights into the workings of a hormone receptor associated with blood pressure regulation. Researchers believe it could be a target for new medicines related to cardiovascular conditions, neuropathic pain and tissue growth.

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Pilates, Pilates Related, Back Pain, Back Pain Research, Back Pain Treatment

Pilates Could Offer a Low Cost Option to Treat Lower Back Pain

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A study carried out by Leeds Beckett University has concluded that Pilates could offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional manual therapy interventions for non-specific lower back pain.

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New Tool Uses Behavioral Cues to Assess Pain in ICU Patients Who Can't Communicate

A new Behavior Pain Assessment Tool (BPAT) provides a simple way to evaluate pain in critically ill patients—including those who aren't able to communicate their pain verbally, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Opioid, opioid abuse, opioid addiction treatment, Opioid Addiction, drug abuse treatment, Pain Medicine

Expert Opinion: Beware the Stampede on Reducing Opioids

As a physician, I urge caution as we cut back opioids

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health and medicine, science and technology, higher education, Health And Medicine, Science And Technology, Higher Education

Brain Scans Show Dopamine Levels Fall During Migraine Attacks

Using PET scans of the brain, University of Michigan researchers showed that dopamine falls and fluctuates at different times during a migraine headache.

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pain, Virtual Reality Therapy, Opioid

Cedars-Sinai Study Finds Virtual Reality Therapy Helps Decrease Pain in Hospitalized Patients

Virtual reality therapy is effective in significantly reducing pain for hospitalized patients, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study.

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health System, Music Therapy, Louis Armstrong Center of Music and Medicine, Spine Surgery, post operative pain control, Post Operative Pain

Music Therapy Reduces Pain in Spine Surgery Patients

Music therapy has been found to decrease pain in patients recovering from spine surgery, compared to a control group of patients who received standard postoperative care alone.

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American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Pittsburgh, May 17-20

The American Pain Society (APS), www.americanpainsociety.org, will host its 36th Annual Scientific Meeting May 17-20 at the Pittsburgh Convention Center. APS is the leading multidisciplinary professional society in the United States dedicated to advancing pain-related research, education, treatment and team-oriented professional practice.

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Obese People Have Lower Pain Threshold, New Research Shows

An extra layer of fat won’t provide a cushion against pain – in fact, obese people are more sensitive to pressure pain than those who are not overweight, and they are equally susceptible to extremes of hot and cold.







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