The United States is in the midst of a public health challenge with regard to chronic pain. Given the intensifying focus on opioids, and the grim statistics on patient visits with regard to pain, practitioners throughout the spectrum of health care often feel overwhelmed by the challenges related to effective pain management.
Migraine patients are increasingly turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for therapy. Therefore, clinicians who treat headache patients should gain a basic understanding of the efficacy and safety of these therapies.
Vitamin D deficiencies in pain patients is discussed in this article. This condition, associated with muscle weakness, myopathy, and, consequently, musculoskeletal pain, was found to be prevalent in the patient population studied.
Research and practice have found that increased intake of the amino acid substrates of the three key pain modulating neurotransmitters can often provide noticeable benefits within a few days. Article review this possible way to help chronic pain patients.
Case studies demonstrate that oral intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from
pharmaceutical-grade fish oil supplements results in pain and functional improvement in
patients with neuropathic pain.
According to a comprehensive review of the clinical research evidence, helping certain patients overcome chronic musculoskeletal pain and fatigue syndromes may be as simple,
well-tolerated, and inexpensive as a daily supplement of vitamin D.
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