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Complementary and Integrative Health

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Overview Integrative healthcare is defined by the United States National Institutes of Health as a comprehensive, often interdisciplinary approach to treatment, prevention, and health promotion that brings together complementary and…

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Pain and Addiction

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Introduction Increased utilization of opioids for chronic pain started in the late 1990s. Although evidence of long-term benefit was never documented, opioids were recommended, often as a first-line therapy, and…

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Musculoskeletal Pain

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Introduction Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain disorders are the second most common cause of disability worldwide and have increased by 45% from 1990 to 2010. This number is expected to continue to…

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Neuropathic Pain

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Definitions There is a protective role in experiencing pain that warns of potential or actual tissue damage. Persistent pain, however, does not offer any such advantage. Chronic pain is a…

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Palliative Care and Cancer Pain

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Palliative Approach to Advanced Illness Palliative care is the interdisciplinary specialty focusing on improving quality of life for those with serious illness and their families. Over the past decade, palliative…

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Central Pain Syndromes

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Introduction Central pain (CP) is a term used to describe pain associated with an insult to the central nervous system (CNS). It is formally defined by the International Association for…

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Headache

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Introduction Headache is an extraordinarily common and disabling condition that, despite widespread attention in both the scientific literature and popular media, is still poorly understood. The Global Burden of Diseases,…

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Compounded Topical Analgesics

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Compounded Topical Analgesics Amode Tembhekar, BS Christopher Migdal, BS Martin AC Manoukian, BS FAST FACTS Topical analgesics and anesthetics may include patches, creams, ointments, or gels prepared for local delivery…

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Neuropathic Pain Medications

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Neuropathic Pain Medications Naileshni Singh, MD Jon Zhou, MD Samir J. Sheth, MD FAST FACTS There are a variety of different types of medications that can be used to treat…

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