Volume 12, Issue #5

June 2012

In This Issue:

Review of pain fiber nerve conduction study for diagnosing spinal pain.
What do you do with a noncompliant chronic pain patient? Advice from a pain expert.
Article reviews different types of radiofrequency neuroablation, or lesioning, and their use in the treatment of back and neck pain.
Article explores medication-overuse headaches, a condition that is commonly overlooked and difficult to treat.
In-depth fibromyalgia article. It reviews the literature and examines the etiology, comorbid symptoms and disorders, and non-pharmacological treatment options for fibromyalgia.
Updates on what's new in the pain research world from the June 2012 issue of Practical Pain Management. Features reports on extramedical use of prescripton pain medication and perioperative pain in children.
PPM Editor in Chief Forest Tennant discusses the semantic debate surrounding the terms "narcotics" and "opioids."
Part 2 of a two-part series on adverse drug effects in pain management examines muscle relaxants.
Article highlights 5 stories of patients who used music therapy to help manage their various types of chronic pain.
Case challenge on how to manage perioperative pain in an opioid-tolerant elderly patient. How would you treat this patient who is going to have total knee arthroplasty?
From oral and topical medications to lifestyle intervention, this article provides tips for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
PPM Editor in Chief-authored article about sudden, unexpected death in patients with chronic pain.