Understanding and addressing pain: Thoughts for therapists
Feb 01, 2024
In my continued endeavor to win Mother of the Year, I really racked up some points this week. Isaac, my youngest son, took a nice spill last Friday while skiing. He suffered what we thought...
Expanding nursing assistant best practices may improve pain detection in older adults
Aug 14, 2023
Expanding the use of best care practices for nursing assistants, who are on the front lines of providing direct nursing home care, may help improve the early detection of pain and pain management for older...
CMS survey: Many beneficiaries with chronic pain delaying care
Jun 22, 2023
A large subset of senior Medicare beneficiaries with debilitating chronic pain have trouble accessing care, or are delaying care, according to CMS survey results released Wednesday.
Physical exercise may increase pain tolerance, study finds
Jun 01, 2023
Physical exercise has been well-documented to have many health benefits, but new research suggests it may also help with chronic pain management.
Researchers say pain is undertreated in nursing home residents
Feb 27, 2023
There are four distinct pain trajectories experienced by nursing facility residents, according to a new study. Investigators urge clinicians to use the findings to help uncover and treat hidden pain among...
Study questions efficacy of antidepressants commonly used to treat pain
Feb 06, 2023
There was little to no evidence that tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline were effective in this meta-analysis. Yet drugs in this class are among those most commonly used to treat pain, the...
Steroid injections for knee pain may increase arthritis, studies find
Jan 05, 2023
Corticosteroid injections may speed arthritis progression when used to relieve arthritic knee pain.
In contrast, hyaluronic acid injections may be protective, investigators say.
Persistent pain tied to decline in physical function and well-being: study
Dec 19, 2022
Seniors with persistent pain had reduced physical function and well-being when compared to their peers without pain. Multiple pain sites were the norm.
New U.S. poll shows high incidence of arthritis, reliance on medication for pain
Sep 13, 2022
A notable proportion of seniors rely on prescription drugs to manage their arthritis pain, but haven’t discussed the health risks with their clinicians, researchers report.
Clinicians have a wealth of drug options for tackling seniors’ spine pain, review finds
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 01, 2022
Investigators examined the evidence for a wide range of potential drug therapies for pain and have published detailed recommendations.