Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Abstract Sacroiliac joint pain represents a frequently misdiagnosed cause of low back pain, affecting between 15% and 30% of individuals with mechanical pain below L5. Although a battery of provocation…

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Psychologic Interventions for Chronic Pain

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Psychologic Interventions for Chronic Pain

Abstract Effective management of pain typically requires an examination of biologic, psychologic, and social factors that contribute to the patient’s individual experience. Adding behavioral and environmental management strategies to the…

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Piriformis Syndrome

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Piriformis Syndrome

Abstract Piriformis syndrome remains an oft misdiagnosed cause of buttock and leg pain. Because of its proximity to the sciatic nerve, variant anatomic relations between the piriformis muscle and sciatic…

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Tai Chi and Chronic Pain

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Tai Chi and Chronic Pain

Abstract Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art with a growing interest. It is an aerobic exercise of mild to moderate intensity. The practice of Tai Chi involves an…

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Acupuncture

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Abstract Acupuncture (AP) is widely practiced for acute and chronic pain management. National Institute of Health (NIH) consensus statement in 1997 demonstrated favorable results of AP treatments in postoperative pain,…

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Role of Cannabinoids in Pain Management

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Role of Cannabinoids in Pain Management

Abstract Cannabis has been used in medicine for centuries. Modern understanding of the clinical effects of cannabis and cannabinoids in the treatment of pain is evolving. Cannabinoid compounds include phytocannabinoids,…

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