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To Reduce Postoperative Pain, Consider Sleep — and Caffeine

A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery. Caffeine administration helped to reduce the harmful effects of sleep loss on subsequent surgical pain.

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Migraine, Headache, Disparities, disparities in healthcare, Neuro, Neurology, Opioids, opioid prescribing

Study: Opioids Overused in Migraine Treatment, Regardless of Race

African-Americans are more likely to experience debilitating migraine headaches than whites, but a new study probing the issue found no evidence of racial disparities in treatment practices. Instead, researchers report a different finding that affects everyone: opioid overuse.

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UAMS, University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences, Bradley Martin, Dr. Bradley Martin, UAMS College of Pharmacy, The Journal Of Pain, Anuj Shah, Corey Hayes, Pharm.D., Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy, logn-term opioid use, Opioids, opioid abuse

Day-Supply of Prescribed Opioids Most Decisive Factor in Likelihood of Long-Term Use

The single biggest factor determining whether a patient is likely to use opioids long term may be the number of days’ supply initially prescribed, according to a study by UAMS researchers.

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Choosing Wisely , Chiropractic, Patients, Tests, Procedures, Heat Therapy, Cold Therapy, Active treatment, lumbar support, Low Back Pain, Imaging, xray, Ultrasound

American Chiropractic Association Releases Choosing Wisely® List of Tests, Procedures to Question

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The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today released a list of five tests and procedures commonly ordered but not always necessary in chiropractic care.

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Questions You Should Ask Your Chiropractor: Expert Available

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Research Solves Riddle of Effective Treatment for Buttock Pain/Sciatica

Botulinum toxin is of statistically significant benefit for a surprisingly common cause of crippling, often chronic, back pain, sciatica and especially buttock pain.

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pain, widespread pain, Chronic Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, MRI, Fibromyalgia

Does Widespread Pain Stem From the Brain? MRI Study Investigates

Patients with different chronic pain diagnoses recorded similar brain changes, a new study finds, suggesting a need for new treatment approaches.

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Neurosurgery, spine damage , Back Pain Treatment, Back Pain, Spinal adjustment

Pennsylvania Hospital Neurosurgeon Performs the First Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery in Pennsylvania

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Neil R. Malhotra, MD, an assistant professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery and the vice chairman of operations in the department of Neurosurgery, performed the first endoscopic percutaneous lumbar spinal nerve decompression and discectomy in Pennsylvania







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