As a primary care physician, you are on the front line of pain—seeing patients every day who are dealing with acute, chronic, or even intractable pain. Fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, neuropathic pain: you see it all.
To help you better treat your patients, Practical Pain Management offers the Primary Care Updates Center. All in one place, you can keep up on current research for key conditions and hear advice from pain experts on treating the most common chronic pain conditions.
Urine screens? Will those reduce opioid diversion? A panel of pain experts discusses how best to monitor your pain patients using opioids.
When are long-acting opioids appropriate for the chronic pain patient? A panel of pain experts discusses the use of long-acting opioids and gives tips on their use in the primary care setting.
Should you be prescribing methadone? It's a complicated medication, and in this video roundtable, a panel of pain experts discuss when it should be used.
Assessment of neuropathic pain begins with a thorough neurologic history, addressing the nature and onset of pain symptoms and underlying etiologic factors.
Peripheral artery disease is common in patients with diabetes. Proper prevention and early diagnosis can help patients avoid painful neuropathies and lower-extremity amputations.
CRPS is becoming the great imitator in pain medicine. This article discusses the symptomatology of the disease, including atypical presentations.
With improved understanding of the disease , more diverse therapies, and guidelines to lead the way, doctors are now positioned to help gout patients with this painful and debilitating disease.
Abortive and prophylactic therapies work well to stem severity and frequency of cluster headaches.