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All Other Types of Pain Articles

There is widespread recognition that musculoskeletal and chronic pain conditions are poorly diagnosed and treated, leading to chronic disability, risk for drug dependence and depression, dissatisfaction with the medical profession and epidemic costs.
Part three of a series discussing clinical presentation, exam, and treatment options for a variety of chronic conditions, including CRPS/RSD and migraines.
Source-of-pain physical examinations, diagnoses, and treatment options are reviewed in part two of a series on chronic pain.
Insomnia is a common comorbidity with chronic pain. How do you help your pain patients get a good night's sleep?
Part four of a series reviews fibromyalgia and somatoform pain disorder tests and treatment options.
This article discusses the pain and sleep relationship as well as how CPAP and oral appliances offer hope for many pain patients who have sleep disorders.
Gynecological pain can impose physical limitations on new mothers, making child-care, sitting, walking, and other activities extremely difficult and painful.
Although severe pain can have profound and negative impacts on the cardiovascular (CV) system, this complication has received scant attention. Pain may affect the CV system by multiple mechanisms, and sudden CV death may occur in chronic pain patients who experience a severe pain flare.
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon ulcerative cutaneous condition. Article covers treatment strategies, especially pain management, as well as giving case reports.
Article discusses treatment of painful cutaneous wounds. Comprehensive management and pain control are critical for patients with chronic wounds in order to improve outcomes and speed healing.
The primary focus when helping traumatic brain injury pain patients should be understanding the diagnoses, recognizing pain, assisting with pain relief, and providing the opportunity to improve function.
The sphenopalatine ganglion has been infrequently implicated in vague symptoms of the head, face, gums, teeth, neck and back since the early 1900s. Testing of the ganglion may be necessary when there is headache or dental pain that is otherwise undiagnosed.
In this retrospective observational study of chronic unresolved ankle pain, Hackett-Hemwall dextrose prolotherapy helped promote a measurable decrease in the pain and stiffness of the treated joints and improvement in clinically-relevant parameters.
This article explains how chronic pain can cause brain atrophy, and altered neurochemistry and sensory function of the central nervous system.
A biopsychosocial approach is best suited for assessment and treatment of traumatic musculoskeletal pain with concomitant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).