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Many pain management practitioners realize there is a critical connection between pain and sleep. But how best to treat these pain patients?
The prevalence of chronic pain and the presence of a sleep disorder depend on a number of factors, including the type of pain, the age of the patient, gender, and the existence of comorbid conditions such as depression.
Educate, Then Let Patient Choose C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD Fair Grove, MO As with all medical problems, I list the best options I see and then let the patient choose. Here are some of the measures typically discussed:
Chronic pain is associated with high rates of mental health disorders. The comorbid relationship between chronic pain and these disorders has been identified in patients with chronic low back pain (LBP), chronic work-related musculoskeletal pain disability, chronic arthritis, headache/migraine, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), upper extremity disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and a heterogeneous chronic pain group.
Sleep is a vital physiologic process, and notable reductions in sleep can have negative physiologic, cognitive, and emotional effects. Article covers treating chronic pain-related insomnia.
Along with anxiety and depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common comorbidity among patients with chronic pain. Review from a pain specialist of handling this pain comorbidity.
The editor of Practical Pain Management discuses dealing with chronic pain patients who also suffer from insomnia, a common pain co-morbidity.
Case presented of a teenage boy and his mother who has mild factitious disorder by proxy (FDP). Pain management specialist discusses how to treat this psychological condition.
Practical Pain Management spoke with the authors of the Army's Pain Management Task Force Reprt to discuss some of the lessons learned from the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as why pain management is an important military issue.
Dr. Forest Tennant discusses the case of a 60-year-old woman who developed chronic pain after a hip replacement surgery. What should be done for her? What can we learn from her case?
Of the most common foot conditions treated by clinicians today, none is probably more misunderstood than Morton’s entrapment. Article discusses treatments for Morton's entrapment.
Sickle cell disease can cause significant pain. Article covers pain mechanism and possible treatments for pain caused by sickle cell disease.
Research over the past decade clearly shows that severe or chronic pain leads to abnormal changes in the brain and spinal cord. Central neurologic mechanisms may prolong the experience of pain, even after the inciting factor resolves. Author suggest maldynia as the name for this pain.
The extensive mobility of the glenohumeral joint lends itself to frequent injury, particularly anterior shoulder dislocations. Many reduction techniques are available, including the Milch, Kocher, Stimson, and Bosley techniques. If one technique fails, physicians can switch to another technique without having to reposition the patient, thus avoiding additional pain.
Read what a pain patient experiences following an aircraft accident -- and what she calls "bizarre sensations." Important patient perspective for any pain management specialist to read.
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