Chronic Pain: Aching sensation that persists for more than a few months. It may or may not be associated with trauma or disease, and may persist after the initial injury has healed. Its localization, character, and timing are more vague than with acute pain.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Pain Management: A form of therapy that employs a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those experiencing pain.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Pain, Intractable: Persistent pain that is refractory to some or all forms of treatment.Pain Threshold: Amount of stimulation required before the sensation of pain is experienced.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Pain, Postoperative: Pain during the period after surgery.Pain Perception: The process by which PAIN is recognized and interpreted by the brain.Back Pain: Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.Acute Pain: Intensely discomforting, distressful, or agonizing sensation associated with trauma or disease, with well-defined location, character, and timing.Low Back Pain: Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.Analgesics, Opioid: Compounds with activity like OPIATE ALKALOIDS, acting at OPIOID RECEPTORS. Properties include induction of ANALGESIA or NARCOSIS.Neck Pain: Discomfort or more intense forms of pain that are localized to the cervical region. This term generally refers to pain in the posterior or lateral regions of the neck.Analgesics: Compounds capable of relieving pain without the loss of CONSCIOUSNESS.Neuralgia: Intense or aching pain that occurs along the course or distribution of a peripheral or cranial nerve.Pain Clinics: Facilities providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and palliative services for patients with severe chronic pain. These may be free-standing clinics or hospital-based and serve ambulatory or inpatient populations. The approach is usually multidisciplinary. These clinics are often referred to as "acute pain services". (From Br Med Bull 1991 Jul;47(3):762-85)Abdominal Pain: Sensation of discomfort, distress, or agony in the abdominal region.Facial Pain: Pain in the facial region including orofacial pain and craniofacial pain. Associated conditions include local inflammatory and neoplastic disorders and neuralgic syndromes involving the trigeminal, facial, and glossopharyngeal nerves. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent facial pain as the primary manifestation of disease are referred to as FACIAL PAIN SYNDROMES.Pelvic Pain: Pain in the pelvic region of genital and non-genital origin and of organic or psychogenic etiology. Frequent causes of pain are distension or contraction of hollow viscera, rapid stretching of the capsule of a solid organ, chemical irritation, tissue ischemia, and neuritis secondary to inflammatory, neoplastic, or fibrotic processes in adjacent organs. (Kase, Weingold & Gershenson: Principles and Practice of Clinical Gynecology, 2d ed, pp479-508)Musculoskeletal Pain: Discomfort stemming from muscles, LIGAMENTS, tendons, and bones.Hyperalgesia: An increased sensation of pain or discomfort produced by mimimally noxious stimuli due to damage to soft tissue containing NOCICEPTORS or injury to a peripheral nerve.Shoulder Pain: Unilateral or bilateral pain of the shoulder. It is often caused by physical activities such as work or sports participation, but may also be pathologic in origin.Fibromyalgia: A common nonarticular rheumatic syndrome characterized by myalgia and multiple points of focal muscle tenderness to palpation (trigger points). Muscle pain is typically aggravated by inactivity or exposure to cold. This condition is often associated with general symptoms, such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, stiffness, HEADACHES, and occasionally DEPRESSION. There is significant overlap between fibromyalgia and the chronic fatigue syndrome (FATIGUE SYNDROME, CHRONIC). Fibromyalgia may arise as a primary or secondary disease process. It is most frequent in females aged 20 to 50 years. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1494-95)Pain, Referred: A type of pain that is perceived in an area away from the site where the pain arises, such as facial pain caused by lesion of the VAGUS NERVE, or throat problem generating referred pain in the ear.Analgesia: Methods of PAIN relief that may be used with or in place of ANALGESICS.Opioid-Related Disorders: Disorders related or resulting from abuse or mis-use of opioids.Nociceptors: Peripheral AFFERENT NEURONS which are sensitive to injuries or pain, usually caused by extreme thermal exposures, mechanical forces, or other noxious stimuli. Their cell bodies reside in the DORSAL ROOT GANGLIA. Their peripheral terminals (NERVE ENDINGS) innervate target tissues and transduce noxious stimuli via axons to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Nociceptive Pain: Dull or sharp aching pain caused by stimulated NOCICEPTORS due to tissue injury, inflammation or diseases. It can be divided into somatic or tissue pain and VISCERAL PAIN.Complex Regional Pain Syndromes: Conditions characterized by pain involving an extremity or other body region, HYPERESTHESIA, and localized autonomic dysfunction following injury to soft tissue or nerve. The pain is usually associated with ERYTHEMA; SKIN TEMPERATURE changes, abnormal sudomotor activity (i.e., changes in sweating due to altered sympathetic innervation) or edema. The degree of pain and other manifestations is out of proportion to that expected from the inciting event. Two subtypes of this condition have been described: type I; (REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY) and type II; (CAUSALGIA). (From Pain 1995 Oct;63(1):127-33)Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Arthralgia: Pain in the joint.Myofascial Pain Syndromes: Muscular pain in numerous body regions that can be reproduced by pressure on TRIGGER POINTS, localized hardenings in skeletal muscle tissue. Pain is referred to a location distant from the trigger points. A prime example is the TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME.Oxycodone: A semisynthetic derivative of CODEINE.Central Nervous System Sensitization: An increased response to stimulation that is mediated by amplification of signaling in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (CNS).Disability Evaluation: Determination of the degree of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. The diagnosis is applied to legal qualification for benefits and income under disability insurance and to eligibility for Social Security and workmen's compensation benefits.Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: A variety of conditions affecting the anatomic and functional characteristics of the temporomandibular joint. Factors contributing to the complexity of temporomandibular diseases are its relation to dentition and mastication and the symptomatic effects in other areas which account for referred pain to the joint and the difficulties in applying traditional diagnostic procedures to temporomandibular joint pathology where tissue is rarely obtained and x-rays are often inadequate or nonspecific. Common diseases are developmental abnormalities, trauma, subluxation, luxation, arthritis, and neoplasia. (From Thoma's Oral Pathology, 6th ed, pp577-600)Nociception: Sensing of noxious mechanical, thermal or chemical stimuli by NOCICEPTORS. It is the sensory component of visceral and tissue pain (NOCICEPTIVE PAIN).Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Injections, Spinal: Introduction of therapeutic agents into the spinal region using a needle and syringe.Spinal Cord: A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.Morphine: The principal alkaloid in opium and the prototype opiate analgesic and narcotic. Morphine has widespread effects in the central nervous system and on smooth muscle.Hernia, Inguinal: An abdominal hernia with an external bulge in the GROIN region. It can be classified by the location of herniation. Indirect inguinal hernias occur through the internal inguinal ring. Direct inguinal hernias occur through defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL (transversalis fascia) in Hesselbach's triangle. The former type is commonly seen in children and young adults; the latter in adults.Analgesics, Non-Narcotic: A subclass of analgesic agents that typically do not bind to OPIOID RECEPTORS and are not addictive. Many non-narcotic analgesics are offered as NONPRESCRIPTION DRUGS.Anesthetics, Local: Drugs that block nerve conduction when applied locally to nerve tissue in appropriate concentrations. They act on any part of the nervous system and on every type of nerve fiber. In contact with a nerve trunk, these anesthetics can cause both sensory and motor paralysis in the innervated area. Their action is completely reversible. (From Gilman AG, et. al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed) Nearly all local anesthetics act by reducing the tendency of voltage-dependent sodium channels to activate.Adaptation, Psychological: A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Visceral Pain: Pain originating from internal organs (VISCERA) associated with autonomic phenomena (PALLOR; SWEATING; NAUSEA; and VOMITING). It often becomes a REFERRED PAIN.Posterior Horn Cells: Neurons in the SPINAL CORD DORSAL HORN whose cell bodies and processes are confined entirely to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. They receive collateral or direct terminations of dorsal root fibers. They send their axons either directly to ANTERIOR HORN CELLS or to the WHITE MATTER ascending and descending longitudinal fibers.Spinal Nerves: The 31 paired peripheral nerves formed by the union of the dorsal and ventral spinal roots from each spinal cord segment. The spinal nerve plexuses and the spinal roots are also included.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Activities of Daily Living: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.Musculoskeletal Diseases: Diseases of the muscles and their associated ligaments and other connective tissue and of the bones and cartilage viewed collectively.Peripheral Nervous System Diseases: Diseases of the peripheral nerves external to the brain and spinal cord, which includes diseases of the nerve roots, ganglia, plexi, autonomic nerves, sensory nerves, and motor nerves.Headache: The symptom of PAIN in the cranial region. It may be an isolated benign occurrence or manifestation of a wide variety of HEADACHE DISORDERS.Illness Behavior: Coordinate set of non-specific behavioral responses to non-psychiatric illness. These may include loss of APPETITE or LIBIDO; disinterest in ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING; or withdrawal from social interaction.Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation: The use of specifically placed small electrodes to deliver electrical impulses across the SKIN to relieve PAIN. It is used less frequently to produce ANESTHESIA.Hypnosis: A state of increased receptivity to suggestion and direction, initially induced by the influence of another person.Trigeminal Nerve Diseases: Diseases of the trigeminal nerve or its nuclei, which are located in the pons and medulla. The nerve is composed of three divisions: ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular, which provide sensory innervation to structures of the face, sinuses, and portions of the cranial vault. The mandibular nerve also innervates muscles of mastication. Clinical features include loss of facial and intra-oral sensation and weakness of jaw closure. Common conditions affecting the nerve include brain stem ischemia, INFRATENTORIAL NEOPLASMS, and TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA.Ganglia, Spinal: Sensory ganglia located on the dorsal spinal roots within the vertebral column. The spinal ganglion cells are pseudounipolar. The single primary branch bifurcates sending a peripheral process to carry sensory information from the periphery and a central branch which relays that information to the spinal cord or brain.Whiplash Injuries: Hyperextension injury to the neck, often the result of being struck from behind by a fast-moving vehicle, in an automobile accident. (From Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Surgical Mesh: Any woven or knit material of open texture used in surgery for the repair, reconstruction, or substitution of tissue. The mesh is usually a synthetic fabric made of various polymers. It is occasionally made of metal.Anxiety: Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.Rats, Sprague-Dawley: A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.Sciatica: A condition characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and posterior/lateral aspects of the leg. Sciatica may be a manifestation of SCIATIC NEUROPATHY; RADICULOPATHY (involving the SPINAL NERVE ROOTS; L4, L5, S1, or S2, often associated with INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT); or lesions of the CAUDA EQUINA.Vulvodynia: Complex pain syndrome with unknown etiology, characterized by constant or intermittent generalized vulva pain (Generalized vulvodynia) or localized burning sensations in the VESTIBULE area when pressure is applied (Vestibulodynia, or Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome). Typically, vulvar tissue with vulvodynia appears normal without infection or skin disease. Vulvodynia impacts negatively on a woman's quality of life as it interferes with sexual and daily activities.Acupuncture Therapy: Treatment of disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians. The placement varies with the disease being treated. It is sometimes used in conjunction with heat, moxibustion, acupressure, or electric stimulation.Nerve Block: Interruption of NEURAL CONDUCTION in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by the injection of a local anesthetic agent (e.g., LIDOCAINE; PHENOL; BOTULINUM TOXINS) to manage or treat pain.Hydromorphone: An opioid analgesic made from MORPHINE and used mainly as an analgesic. It has a shorter duration of action than morphine.Electric Stimulation Therapy: Application of electric current in treatment without the generation of perceptible heat. It includes electric stimulation of nerves or muscles, passage of current into the body, or use of interrupted current of low intensity to raise the threshold of the skin to pain.Sensory Receptor Cells: Specialized afferent neurons capable of transducing sensory stimuli into NERVE IMPULSES to be transmitted to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Sometimes sensory receptors for external stimuli are called exteroceptors; for internal stimuli are called interoceptors and proprioceptors.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Amitriptyline: Tricyclic antidepressant with anticholinergic and sedative properties. It appears to prevent the re-uptake of norepinephrine and serotonin at nerve terminals, thus potentiating the action of these neurotransmitters. Amitriptyline also appears to antagonize cholinergic and alpha-1 adrenergic responses to bioactive amines.Prescription Drug Misuse: Improper use of drugs or medications outside the intended purpose, scope, or guidelines for use. This is in contrast to MEDICATION ADHERENCE, and distinguished from DRUG ABUSE, which is a deliberate or willful action.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Hyperesthesia: Increased sensitivity to cutaneous stimulation due to a diminished threshold or an increased response to stimuli.Trigeminal Neuralgia: A syndrome characterized by recurrent episodes of excruciating pain lasting several seconds or longer in the sensory distribution of the TRIGEMINAL NERVE. Pain may be initiated by stimulation of trigger points on the face, lips, or gums or by movement of facial muscles or chewing. Associated conditions include MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, vascular anomalies, ANEURYSMS, and neoplasms. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p187)Cyclohexanecarboxylic AcidsCross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Neuralgia, Postherpetic: Pain in nerves, frequently involving facial SKIN, resulting from the activation the latent varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN). The two forms of the condition preceding the pain are HERPES ZOSTER OTICUS; and HERPES ZOSTER OPHTHALMICUS. Following the healing of the rashes and blisters, the pain sometimes persists.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Peripheral Nerve Injuries: Injuries to the PERIPHERAL NERVES.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Freund's Adjuvant: An antigen solution emulsified in mineral oil. The complete form is made up of killed, dried mycobacteria, usually M. tuberculosis, suspended in the oil phase. It is effective in stimulating cell-mediated immunity (IMMUNITY, CELLULAR) and potentiates the production of certain IMMUNOGLOBULINS in some animals. The incomplete form does not contain mycobacteria.Herniorrhaphy: Surgical procedures undertaken to repair abnormal openings through which tissue or parts of organs can protrude or are already protruding.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Spinal Cord Injuries: Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).Cognitive Therapy: A direct form of psychotherapy based on the interpretation of situations (cognitive structure of experiences) that determine how an individual feels and behaves. It is based on the premise that cognition, the process of acquiring knowledge and forming beliefs, is a primary determinant of mood and behavior. The therapy uses behavioral and verbal techniques to identify and correct negative thinking that is at the root of the aberrant behavior.Psychometrics: Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.Spinal Cord Stimulation: Application of electric current to the spine for treatment of a variety of conditions involving innervation from the spinal cord.Hot Temperature: Presence of warmth or heat or a temperature notably higher than an accustomed norm.Physical Stimulation: Act of eliciting a response from a person or organism through physical contact.Lidocaine: A local anesthetic and cardiac depressant used as an antiarrhythmia agent. Its actions are more intense and its effects more prolonged than those of PROCAINE but its duration of action is shorter than that of BUPIVACAINE or PRILOCAINE.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Somatoform Disorders: Disorders having the presence of physical symptoms that suggest a general medical condition but that are not fully explained by a another medical condition, by the direct effects of a substance, or by another mental disorder. The symptoms must cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning. In contrast to FACTITIOUS DISORDERS and MALINGERING, the physical symptoms are not under voluntary control. (APA, DSM-V)Labor Pain: Pain associated with OBSTETRIC LABOR in CHILDBIRTH. It is caused primarily by UTERINE CONTRACTION as well as pressure on the CERVIX; BLADDER; and the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT. Labor pain mostly occurs in the ABDOMEN; the GROIN; and the BACK.Narcotic Antagonists: Agents inhibiting the effect of narcotics on the central nervous system.Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A condition of persistent pain and discomfort in the BACK and the LEG following lumbar surgery, often seen in patients enrolled in pain centers.Behavior, Animal: The observable response an animal makes to any situation.Osteoarthritis: A progressive, degenerative joint disease, the most common form of arthritis, especially in older persons. The disease is thought to result not from the aging process but from biochemical changes and biomechanical stresses affecting articular cartilage. In the foreign literature it is often called osteoarthrosis deformans.Hypesthesia: Absent or reduced sensitivity to cutaneous stimulation.Comorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Toothache: Pain in the adjacent areas of the teeth.Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal: Anti-inflammatory agents that are non-steroidal in nature. In addition to anti-inflammatory actions, they have analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions.They act by blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, which converts arachidonic acid to cyclic endoperoxides, precursors of prostaglandins. Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis accounts for their analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions; other mechanisms may contribute to their anti-inflammatory effects.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Massage: The systematic and methodical manipulations of body tissues best performed with the hands for the purpose of affecting the nervous and muscular systems and the general circulation.Drug Tolerance: Progressive diminution of the susceptibility of a human or animal to the effects of a drug, resulting from its continued administration. It should be differentiated from DRUG RESISTANCE wherein an organism, disease, or tissue fails to respond to the intended effectiveness of a chemical or drug. It should also be differentiated from MAXIMUM TOLERATED DOSE and NO-OBSERVED-ADVERSE-EFFECT LEVEL.Stress, Psychological: Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.Physical Therapy Modalities: Therapeutic modalities frequently used in PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALTY by PHYSICAL THERAPISTS or physiotherapists to promote, maintain, or restore the physical and physiological well-being of an individual.Sciatic Neuropathy: Disease or damage involving the SCIATIC NERVE, which divides into the PERONEAL NERVE and TIBIAL NERVE (see also PERONEAL NEUROPATHIES and TIBIAL NEUROPATHY). Clinical manifestations may include SCIATICA or pain localized to the hip, PARESIS or PARALYSIS of posterior thigh muscles and muscles innervated by the peroneal and tibial nerves, and sensory loss involving the lateral and posterior thigh, posterior and lateral leg, and sole of the foot. The sciatic nerve may be affected by trauma; ISCHEMIA; COLLAGEN DISEASES; and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1363)Carisoprodol: A centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant whose mechanism of action is not completely understood but may be related to its sedative actions. It is used as an adjunct in the symptomatic treatment of musculoskeletal conditions associated with painful muscle spasm. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1202)Buprenorphine: A derivative of the opioid alkaloid THEBAINE that is a more potent and longer lasting analgesic than MORPHINE. It appears to act as a partial agonist at mu and kappa opioid receptors and as an antagonist at delta receptors. The lack of delta-agonist activity has been suggested to account for the observation that buprenorphine tolerance may not develop with chronic use.Tramadol: A narcotic analgesic proposed for severe pain. It may be habituating.Facial Neuralgia: Neuralgic syndromes which feature chronic or recurrent FACIAL PAIN as the primary manifestation of disease. Disorders of the trigeminal and facial nerves are frequently associated with these conditions.Complementary Therapies: Therapeutic practices which are not currently considered an integral part of conventional allopathic medical practice. They may lack biomedical explanations but as they become better researched some (PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES; DIET; ACUPUNCTURE) become widely accepted whereas others (humors, radium therapy) quietly fade away, yet are important historical footnotes. Therapies are termed as Complementary when used in addition to conventional treatments and as Alternative when used instead of conventional treatment.Malingering: Simulation of symptoms of illness or injury with intent to deceive in order to obtain a goal, e.g., a claim of physical illness to avoid jury duty.Injections, Epidural: The injection of drugs, most often analgesics, into the spinal canal without puncturing the dura mater.Hydrocodone: Narcotic analgesic related to CODEINE, but more potent and more addicting by weight. It is used also as cough suppressant.Afferent Pathways: Nerve structures through which impulses are conducted from a peripheral part toward a nerve center.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Substance Abuse Detection: Detection of drugs that have been abused, overused, or misused, including legal and illegal drugs. Urine screening is the usual method of detection.Lumbosacral Region: Region of the back including the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, SACRUM, and nearby structures.Mind-Body Therapies: Treatment methods or techniques which are based on the knowledge of mind and body interactions. These techniques can be used to reduce the feeling of tension and effect of stress, and to enhance the physiological and psychological well-being of an individual.Narcotics: Agents that induce NARCOSIS. Narcotics include agents that cause somnolence or induced sleep (STUPOR); natural or synthetic derivatives of OPIUM or MORPHINE or any substance that has such effects. They are potent inducers of ANALGESIA and OPIOID-RELATED DISORDERS.Nerve Fibers, Unmyelinated: A class of nerve fibers as defined by their nerve sheath arrangement. The AXONS of the unmyelinated nerve fibers are small in diameter and usually several are surrounded by a single MYELIN SHEATH. They conduct low-velocity impulses, and represent the majority of peripheral sensory and autonomic fibers, but are also found in the BRAIN and SPINAL CORD.Autonomic Nerve Block: Interruption of sympathetic pathways, by local injection of an anesthetic agent, at any of four levels: peripheral nerve block, sympathetic ganglion block, extradural block, and subarachnoid block.Phantom Limb: Perception of painful and nonpainful phantom sensations that occur following the complete or partial loss of a limb. The majority of individuals with an amputated extremity will experience the impression that the limb is still present, and in many cases, painful. (From Neurol Clin 1998 Nov;16(4):919-36; Brain 1998 Sep;121(Pt 9):1603-30)Disabled Persons: Persons with physical or mental disabilities that affect or limit their activities of daily living and that may require special accommodations.Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Contextually focused form of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy that uses MINDFULNESS and behavioral activation to increase patients' psychological flexibility in areas such as ability to engage in values-based, positive behaviors while experiencing difficult thoughts, emotions, or sensations.Acupuncture Analgesia: Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.Bupivacaine: A widely used local anesthetic agent.Psychology: The science dealing with the study of mental processes and behavior in man and animals.Naloxone: A specific opiate antagonist that has no agonist activity. It is a competitive antagonist at mu, delta, and kappa opioid receptors.Drug and Narcotic Control: Control of drug and narcotic use by international agreement, or by institutional systems for handling prescribed drugs. This includes regulations concerned with the manufacturing, dispensing, approval (DRUG APPROVAL), and marketing of drugs.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Intervertebral Disc Displacement: An INTERVERTEBRAL DISC in which the nucleus pulposus has protruded through surrounding fibrocartilage. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.MMPI: A personality inventory consisting of statements to be asserted or denied by the individual. The patterns of response are characteristic of certain personality attributes.Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy: A syndrome characterized by severe burning pain in an extremity accompanied by sudomotor, vasomotor, and trophic changes in bone without an associated specific nerve injury. This condition is most often precipitated by trauma to soft tissue or nerve complexes. The skin over the affected region is usually erythematous and demonstrates hypersensitivity to tactile stimuli and erythema. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1360; Pain 1995 Oct;63(1):127-33)Palliative Care: Care alleviating symptoms without curing the underlying disease. (Stedman, 25th ed)Absenteeism: Chronic absence from work or other duty.Fear: The affective response to an actual current external danger which subsides with the elimination of the threatening condition.Methadone: A synthetic opioid that is used as the hydrochloride. It is an opioid analgesic that is primarily a mu-opioid agonist. It has actions and uses similar to those of MORPHINE. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1082-3)Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Zygapophyseal Joint: The joint that occurs between facets of the interior and superior articular processes of adjacent VERTEBRAE.Carrageenan: A water-soluble extractive mixture of sulfated polysaccharides from RED ALGAE. Chief sources are the Irish moss CHONDRUS CRISPUS (Carrageen), and Gigartina stellata. It is used as a stabilizer, for suspending COCOA in chocolate manufacture, and to clarify BEVERAGES.Dose-Response Relationship, Drug: The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Amines: A group of compounds derived from ammonia by substituting organic radicals for the hydrogens. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Motor Activity: The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.TRPV Cation Channels: A subgroup of TRP cation channels named after vanilloid receptor. They are very sensitive to TEMPERATURE and hot spicy food and CAPSAICIN. They have the TRP domain and ANKYRIN repeats. Selectivity for CALCIUM over SODIUM ranges from 3 to 100 fold.Catastrophization: Cognitive and emotional processes encompassing magnification of pain-related stimuli, feelings of helplessness, and a generally pessimistic orientation.Radiculopathy: Disease involving a spinal nerve root (see SPINAL NERVE ROOTS) which may result from compression related to INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; SPINAL CORD INJURIES; SPINAL DISEASES; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include radicular pain, weakness, and sensory loss referable to structures innervated by the involved nerve root.Touch: Sensation of making physical contact with objects, animate or inanimate. Tactile stimuli are detected by MECHANORECEPTORS in the skin and mucous membranes.Acute Disease: Disease having a short and relatively severe course.Thermosensing: The sensation of cold, heat, coolness, and warmth as detected by THERMORECEPTORS.Gyrus Cinguli: One of the convolutions on the medial surface of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES. It surrounds the rostral part of the brain and CORPUS CALLOSUM and forms part of the LIMBIC SYSTEM.Formaldehyde: A highly reactive aldehyde gas formed by oxidation or incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. In solution, it has a wide range of uses: in the manufacture of resins and textiles, as a disinfectant, and as a laboratory fixative or preservative. Formaldehyde solution (formalin) is considered a hazardous compound, and its vapor toxic. (From Reynolds, Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p717)Fentanyl: A potent narcotic analgesic, abuse of which leads to habituation or addiction. It is primarily a mu-opioid agonist. Fentanyl is also used as an adjunct to general anesthetics, and as an anesthetic for induction and maintenance. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1078)Spiritual Therapies: Mystical, religious, or spiritual practices performed for health benefit.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Flank Pain: Pain emanating from below the RIBS and above the ILIUM.Osteoarthritis, Knee: Noninflammatory degenerative disease of the knee joint consisting of three large categories: conditions that block normal synchronous movement, conditions that produce abnormal pathways of motion, and conditions that cause stress concentration resulting in changes to articular cartilage. (Crenshaw, Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, 8th ed, p2019)NAV1.8 Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel: A voltage-gated sodium channel subtype that is expressed in nociceptors, including spinal and trigeminal sensory neurons. It plays a role in the transmission of pain signals induced by cold, heat, and mechanical stimuli.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Behavior: The observable response of a man or animal to a situation.Affect: The feeling-tone accompaniment of an idea or mental representation. It is the most direct psychic derivative of instinct and the psychic representative of the various bodily changes by means of which instincts manifest themselves.Mood Disorders: Those disorders that have a disturbance in mood as their predominant feature.Relaxation Therapy: Treatment to improve one's health condition by using techniques that can reduce PHYSIOLOGICAL STRESS; PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS; or both.Psychiatric Status Rating Scales: Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders: Disorders characterized by impairment of the ability to initiate or maintain sleep. This may occur as a primary disorder or in association with another medical or psychiatric condition.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Inflammation: A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.ArthritisEmotions: Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.CycloheptanesParesthesia: Subjective cutaneous sensations (e.g., cold, warmth, tingling, pressure, etc.) that are experienced spontaneously in the absence of stimulation.Exercise Therapy: A regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed for specific therapeutic goals. Its purpose is to restore normal musculoskeletal function or to reduce pain caused by diseases or injuries.Eye Pain: A dull or sharp painful sensation associated with the outer or inner structures of the eyeball, having different causes.Sleep Disorders: Conditions characterized by disturbances of usual sleep patterns or behaviors. Sleep disorders may be divided into three major categories: DYSSOMNIAS (i.e. disorders characterized by insomnia or hypersomnia), PARASOMNIAS (abnormal sleep behaviors), and sleep disorders secondary to medical or psychiatric disorders. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p187)Diabetic Neuropathies: Peripheral, autonomic, and cranial nerve disorders that are associated with DIABETES MELLITUS. These conditions usually result from diabetic microvascular injury involving small blood vessels that supply nerves (VASA NERVORUM). Relatively common conditions which may be associated with diabetic neuropathy include third nerve palsy (see OCULOMOTOR NERVE DISEASES); MONONEUROPATHY; mononeuropathy multiplex; diabetic amyotrophy; a painful POLYNEUROPATHY; autonomic neuropathy; and thoracoabdominal neuropathy. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1325)Self Care: Performance of activities or tasks traditionally performed by professional health care providers. The concept includes care of oneself or one's family and friends.Prescription Drugs: Drugs that cannot be sold legally without a prescription.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.Capsaicin: An alkylamide found in CAPSICUM that acts at TRPV CATION CHANNELS.Receptors, Purinergic P2X4: A widely distributed purinergic P2X receptor subtype that plays a role in pain sensation. P2X4 receptors found on MICROGLIA cells may also play a role in the mediation of allodynia-related NEUROPATHIC PAIN.Imagery (Psychotherapy): The use of mental images produced by the imagination as a form of psychotherapy. It can be classified by the modality of its content: visual, verbal, auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory, or kinesthetic. Common themes derive from nature imagery (e.g., forests and mountains), water imagery (e.g., brooks and oceans), travel imagery, etc. Imagery is used in the treatment of mental disorders and in helping patients cope with other diseases. Imagery often forms a part of HYPNOSIS, of AUTOGENIC TRAINING, of RELAXATION TECHNIQUES, and of BEHAVIOR THERAPY. (From Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, vol. 4, pp29-30, 1994)Sickness Impact Profile: A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic: Works about clinical trials that involve at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.Factor Analysis, Statistical: A set of statistical methods for analyzing the correlations among several variables in order to estimate the number of fundamental dimensions that underlie the observed data and to describe and measure those dimensions. It is used frequently in the development of scoring systems for rating scales and questionnaires.Malpractice: Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Single-Blind Method: A method in which either the observer(s) or the subject(s) is kept ignorant of the group to which the subjects are assigned.Ketamine: A cyclohexanone derivative used for induction of anesthesia. Its mechanism of action is not well understood, but ketamine can block NMDA receptors (RECEPTORS, N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE) and may interact with sigma receptors.Veterans: Former members of the armed services.Knee Joint: A synovial hinge connection formed between the bones of the FEMUR; TIBIA; and PATELLA.Sensation: The process in which specialized SENSORY RECEPTOR CELLS transduce peripheral stimuli (physical or chemical) into NERVE IMPULSES which are then transmitted to the various sensory centers in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Receptors, Opioid: Cell membrane proteins that bind opioids and trigger intracellular changes which influence the behavior of cells. The endogenous ligands for opioid receptors in mammals include three families of peptides, the enkephalins, endorphins, and dynorphins. The receptor classes include mu, delta, and kappa receptors. Sigma receptors bind several psychoactive substances, including certain opioids, but their endogenous ligands are not known.

Pathways of chronic pain in survivors of intimate partner violence. (1/754)

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Attributes of response in depressed patients switched to treatment with duloxetine. (2/754)

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Microbial correlates of delayed care for pelvic inflammatory disease. (3/754)

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Chronic pain conditions and depression in the Ibadan Study of Ageing. (4/754)

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A kinematic analysis of relative stability of the lower extremities between subjects with and without chronic low back pain. (5/754)

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Influence of religiosity on the quality of life and on pain intensity in chronic pancreatitis patients after neurolytic celiac plexus block: case-controlled study. (6/754)

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Association of HTR2A polymorphisms with chronic widespread pain and the extent of musculoskeletal pain: results from two population-based cohorts. (7/754)

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Acute low back pain and primary care: how to define recovery and chronification? (8/754)

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Comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment of chronic pain: a follow-up study of treated and non-treated groups. However, seldom do chronic pain patients with insomnia receive a behavioral treatment for insomnia. Money matters: A meta-analytic review of the association between financial compensation and the experience and treatment of chronic pain. Models of chronic pain management through denial are based on the proposition that chronic pain occurs as a consequence of compensation and inappropriate treatment. The treatment of psychological distress in patients with chronic neck pain after whiplash. Many people suffer with chronic pain, unaware that there are a variety of treatment options that can help them live more normal lives. If you have chronic pain, you should seek out information about these various treatment options. The treatment of chronic pediatric pain would benefit from the development and support of cooperative pediatric chronic pain research consortia. The good news is that safe ...
Childhood chronic pain affects at least 5% of the population under the age of 18, according to conservative epidemiological studies. Rates of paediatric chronic pain have also increased in the past 20 years. While chronic pain conditions vary significantly in severity, they often affect childrens mental health, academic performance, and general quality of life. The outcomes of childhood chronic pain are affected by a number of factors, including demographic factors, genetics, and school and family support. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts at least 3-6 months and, in the case of injury or surgery, remains present after standard recovery time has elapsed. The ICD-11 provides seven categories for diagnosing chronic pain: Chronic primary pain Chronic cancer pain Chronic postsurgical and posttraumatic pain Chronic neuropathic pain Chronic headache and orofacial pain Chronic visceral pain Chronic musculoskeletal pain Childhood chronic pain can be caused by a number of conditions, including ...
Chronic pain is associated with deficits in cognitive function and decreased physical functioning, both significantly impacting daily life of chronic pain patients. Evidence for cognitive inhibitory deficits in chronic pain patients is mixed; research in this area is complicated by the heterogeneity of chronic pain disorders and the variety of ... read more tasks used to measure cognitive inhibition. Although the exact mechanisms underlying cognitive deficits in chronic pain are currently not known, processing of pain and cognition occurs in overlapping brain areas and significant changes in grey matter density and functional changes in these areas have been observed in chronic pain patients. Because physical fitness has been associated with neuroprotective effects and improved cognition in healthy adults, it has been suggested that improving physical fitness in chronic pain patients might benefit cognitive inhibitory ability. However, some evidence is available that cognitive inhibitory ...
Animal models of chronic pain are widely used to investigate basic mechanisms of chronic pain and to evaluate potential novel drugs for treating chronic pain. Among the different criteria used to measure chronic pain, behavioral responses are commonly used as the end point measurements. However, not all chronic pain conditions can be easily measured by behavioral responses such as the headache, phantom pain and pain related to spinal cord injury. Here I propose that cortical indexes, that indicate neuronal plastic changes in pain-related cortical areas, can be used as endpoint measurements for chronic pain. Such cortical indexes are not only useful for those chronic pain conditions where a suitable animal model is lacking, but also serve as additional screening methods for potential drugs to treat chronic pain in humans. These cortical indexes are activity-dependent immediate early genes, electrophysiological identified plastic changes and biochemical assays of signaling proteins. It can be used to
Chronic pain often differs from acute pain. The correlation between tissue pathology and the perceived severity of the chronic pain experience is poor or even absent. Furthermore, the sharp spatial localization of acute pain is not a feature of chronic pain; chronic pain is more diffuse and often spreads to areas beyond the original site. Of importance, chronic pain seldom responds to the therapeutic measures that are successful in treating acute pain. Physicians who are unaware of these differences may label the patient with chronic pain as being neurotic or even a malingerer. During the past decade, an exponential growth has occurred in the scientific underpinnings of chronic pain states. In particular, the concept of non-nociceptive pain has been refined at a physiologic, structural, and molecular level. This review focuses on this new body of knowledge, with particular reference to the chronic pain state termed "fibromyalgia ...
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Chronic pain is a major source of suffering. It interferes with daily functioning and often is accompanied by distress. Yet, in the International Classification of Diseases, chronic pain diagnoses are not represented systematically. The lack of appropriate codes renders accurate epidemiological investigations difficult and impedes health policy decisions regarding chronic pain such as adequate financing of access to multimodal pain management. In cooperation with the WHO, an IASP Working Group has developed a classification system that is applicable in a wide range of contexts, including pain medicine, primary care, and low-resource environments. Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists or recurs for more than 3 months. In chronic pain syndromes, pain can be the sole or a leading complaint and requires special treatment and care. In conditions such as fibromyalgia or nonspecific low-back pain, chronic pain may be conceived as a disease in its own right; in our proposal, we call this ...
This book describes basic principles and specific clinical situations commonly encountered during the care of patients with coexisting chronic pain in hospital settings. As background to this discussion, the epidemiology of chronic pain as well as its mechanisms, physiology, and general management are summarized. Pain assessment scales, clinical tools, and an overview of both opioids and non-opioid medications are also provided. Management of chronic pain in selected settings is covered, including the emergency department, the intensive care unit, the labor and delivery unit, pediatric and geriatric units, palliative care, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and prisons. The book also discusses the roles of nursing, pharmacy specialists, and other hospital services in the management of patients chronic pain. Specific medical conditions in chronic pain patients are addressed, as are neurological disorders. Some patients with chronic pain may also have a history of substance abuse; the book
Under persistent activation nociceptive transmission to the dorsal horn may induce a pain wind-up phenomenon. This induces pathological changes that lower the threshold for pain signals to be transmitted. In addition it may generate nonnociceptive nerve fibers to respond to pain signals. Nonnociceptive nerve fibers may also be able to generate and transmit pain signals. The type of nerve fibers that are believed to propagate the pain signals are the C-fibers, since they have a slow conductivity and give rise to a painful sensation that persists over a long time.[17] In chronic pain this process is difficult to reverse or eradicate once established.[18] In some cases, chronic pain can be caused by genetic factors which interfere with neuronal differentiation, leading to a permanent reduction in the threshold for pain.[19] Chronic pain of different etiologies has been characterized as a disease affecting brain structure and function. Magnetic resonance imaging studies have shown abnormal ...
The researchers assessed chronic (long-term) pain after mastectomy for breast cancer in 175 women. Chronic pain was compared for women receiving two different types of general anesthetics commonly used for surgery: propofol and sevoflurane.. When assessed up to four years after breast cancer surgery, 56 percent of the women said they had chronic pain. Chronic pain was less common for women who received propofol anesthesia: 44 percent, compared to 67 percent for those receiving sevoflurane anesthesia.. On analysis adjusting for other factors, women receiving sevoflurane were about 50 percent more likely to develop chronic pain after mastectomy. Among women with chronic pain, there was no difference in pain severity or duration between the propofol and sevoflurane groups.. Other factors associated with an increased risk of chronic pain after mastectomy were younger age, more extensive surgery (axillary lymph node dissection), and need for more morphine for pain relief after surgery. Higher use of ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Psychosocial Correlates of Chronic Pain and Depression in Young Adults. T2 - Further Evidence of the Utility of the Profile of Chronic Pain: Screen (PCP: S) and the Profile of Chronic Pain: Extended Assessment (PCP: EA) Battery. AU - Ruehlman, Linda S.. AU - Karoly, Paul. AU - Pugliese, John. PY - 2010/10. Y1 - 2010/10. N2 - Objective: The goals of the present studies were 1) to determine the psychometric utility and norms of the Profile of Chronic Pain: Screen (PCP: S) in young adults (ages 17-24) with self-reported pain and 2) to compare non-, mildly-, and clinically-depressed young adults with chronic pain in their patterns of pain attitudes and pain beliefs as assessed by the Profile of Chronic Pain: Extended Assessment (PCP: EA) battery. Methods: Participants in the first study included 2,475 male and female college students drawn from undergraduate introductory psychology classes in a large western (U.S.) university. Study 2 participants were 275 male and female ...
Author: Ralphs-J-A. Williams-A-C. Richardson-P-H. Pither-C-E. Nicholas-M-K. Title: Opiate reduction in chronic pain patients: a comparison of patient-controlled reduction and staff controlled cocktail methods. Source: Pain. 1994 Mar. 56(3). P 279-88. Journal Title: PAIN. Abstract: This study compares the effectiveness of two methods of opiate reduction in 108 chronic pain patients during a 4 week inpatient pain management programme, and at 1-month and 6-month follow-up. Patients chose either the patient-controlled reduction (PCR) or cocktail reduction method, aiming to complete withdrawal by discharge. Use of opiates and other drugs was recorded, and psychological measures taken, at admission, at discharge, and at follow-ups. Patients who opted for the cocktail reduction method started at higher morphine equivalents (P , 0.001), were less confident in their ability to cope without medication (P , 0.05), and rated their everyday activities a more disrupted by pain (P , 0.05). At discharge, 89% of ...
Author: Schofferman-J. Title: Long-term use of opioid analgesics for the treatment of chronic pain of nonmalignant origin. Source: J-Pain-Symptom-Manage. 1993 Jul. 8(5). P 279-88. Journal Title: JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT. Abstract: The use of long-term opioids (LTOs) to treat chronic pain of nonmalignant origin (CNMP) is controversial. Most physicians had felt there was essentially no role for LTOs in CNMP, but successful treatment outcomes have recently been reported. Tolerance, organ toxicity, or fear of addiction are not reasons to limit LTOs. The significant question is efficacy. Does LTO therapy improve pain and increase function with minimal side effects or risk? It is useful to divide chronic pain patients into three types. Type 1 patients are typical chronic pain patients with pain and disability far out of proportion to the peripheral stimulus. Psychological factors are significant. In this type of patient, opioids appear to do more harm than good. Type 2 patients have ...
chronic pain syndrome - it is a common pathology, which can cause mental illness.Chronification of pain is the result of a violation of the nervous system.Many authors syndrome, chronic pain is treated as an independent disease.Neurology, tingling, body aches - key features of most diseases that cause suffering to millions of people.Experts say that one in five people on the planet faced the problem of chronic pain.. Doctors often by exclusion determine the functional nature of painful sensations in the body of the patient.The syndrome of chronic pain of soft tissue - as a diagnosis of exclusion.This unpleasant manifestations of other measures can be practically absent.And in this case, a patient diagnosed with "chronic pain syndrome."Generally, localized pain in the back, the heart, joints, the head and abdomen.. ...
The Recommendations are based on the results of a pan-European survey spanning 18 European countries and carried out by national patients and civic associations active in the fight against unnecessary pain. The project, entitled Pain Patient Pathway Recommendations, was initiated in November 2012 by a three-member coalition representing patients, citizens and industry, to create greater awareness of chronic pain, to promote a European policy on chronic pain and to improve its management. Working together the Pain Alliance Europe (PAE), the Active Citizenship Network (ACN), and the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal have set as the Recommendations ultimate goal to reduce the impact of chronic pain in Europe. The data, collected through interviews with representatives of national Ministries of Health, patients and citizens associations and healthcare professionals, fed into a project report which set the scene for the development of EU Pain Patient Pathways Recommendations. The Recommendations ...
This is going to be rather long so let me apologize in advance for its length and encourage you to read all of this comment on what I call THE PAIN TAX The reason Chronic Pain Costs exceed all those other medical conditions mentioned above id reactionary legislation passed by the Ohio House, (Ohio House Bill 93) and the massive additional costs that, Medicare, Medicaid, Health Insurance Companies and most importantly, chronic pain patients, are now required to cover because of this ill though out Legislation. Here is the main reason why the cost of treating chronic pain in Ohio has suddenly exploded, because of this moronic House Bill 93 doctors are NOW FORBIDDEN to include refills on prescriptions for pain medication (AND a lot of other types of medications that arent related to pain treatment, like ADHD medications)! Imagine the added costs involved and how much could be saved if chronic pain patients didnt have to make a trip to the doctor EVERY MONTH as Ohio House Bill 93 MANDATES, and pay ...
This is going to be rather long so let me apologize in advance for its length and encourage you to read all of this comment on what I call THE PAIN TAX The reason Chronic Pain Costs exceed all those other medical conditions mentioned above id reactionary legislation passed by the Ohio House, (Ohio House Bill 93) and the massive additional costs that, Medicare, Medicaid, Health Insurance Companies and most importantly, chronic pain patients, are now required to cover because of this ill though out Legislation. Here is the main reason why the cost of treating chronic pain in Ohio has suddenly exploded, because of this moronic House Bill 93 doctors are NOW FORBIDDEN to include refills on prescriptions for pain medication (AND a lot of other types of medications that arent related to pain treatment, like ADHD medications)! Imagine the added costs involved and how much could be saved if chronic pain patients didnt have to make a trip to the doctor EVERY MONTH as Ohio House Bill 93 MANDATES, and pay ...
Participants reporting chronic pain (n=3023) were more likely to experience cardiac disease than those without pain: odds ratio (OR), 1.55; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.15-2.07. Subsets of participants fulfilling various criteria for high-intensity chronic pain demonstrated stronger associations with cardiac disease suggesting a "dose-response" element to the relationship: chronic widespread pain (OR, 3.3; 95% CI, 1.42-7.68); higher-disability chronic pain (OR, 2.35; 95% CI, 1.71-3.23); and higher average chronic pain score (OR, 1.95; 95% CI, 1.40-2.71). Adjustment for regular prescription of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs did not reduce the association of chronic pain with cardiac disease ...
In an address to attendees at the European League Against Rheumatism, experts stated that the psychological aspects of managing chronic pain play a large part in patient behavior and treatment adherence. Chronic pain treatment is difficult and tricky, and patients need absolute trust in their pain management provider.. Trust is essential. Kevin E. Vowles, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, stated, "Psychology is all about behavior change…and the ultimate outcome of treatment is not to alter an internal perception but to change the way patients respond to their pain so that they can get on with their lives, ideally in a manner that also allows increased engagement in valued and meaningful activity." Therapies mentioned as psychological strategies for chronic pain treatment include cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness.. To read the article, click here.. Posted on September 15, 2014. ...
Living Beyond Your Chronic Pain is your daily go-to guide on breaking free from your prison of chronic pain.Chronic pain has become an epidemic, with over 100 million Americans suffering from this debilitating condition on a day-to-day basis. Dr. Joseph Christiano shares out of his personal struggle with chronic pain, turning his years of suffering into a message of hope for you to experience a pain-free life. Living Beyond Your Chronic Pain: 8 Simple Steps to a Pain-Free and Healthy Life (9780768403787) by Joseph Christiano N.D.
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A team of UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Mark Zylka, PhD found that reducing the enzyme PIP5K1C lessens the level of a crucial lipid called PIP2 in pain-sensing neurons, thus decreasing pain. They also found a compound that could dampen the activity of PIP5K1C and lead to a new treatment for chronic pain.
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is not only debilitating physically, but emotionally too. Chronic pain patients spend time at a multitude of doctor appointments, standing in line at the pharmacy and subjected to the Guinea Pig Wheel of medication roulette. It takes time and patience to find proper doctor care and correct medication. However, even with proper doctor care, often the seven-minute slot for the doctors to see you, they do not have the time to genuinely deal with the psychological effect chronic pain takes on an individual. This process is exhausting, not to mention the physical pain that wipes a person of energy and desire to want to participate in life ...
Loolwa Khazzoom: What are your general guidelines for treating a chronic pain condition? David Simon: There are many different causes for chronic pain.
MCGILL/U. TORONTO (CAN) - The identification of a gene responsible for the pain receptor changes behind chronic pain could lead to individual treatments. Nearly one in five people suffers from the insidious and often devastating problem of chronic pain. That the problem persists, and is growing, is striking given the many breakthroughs in understanding the basic biology of pain over the past two decades.. [sources]. A major challenge for treating chronic pain is to understand why certain people develop pain while others, with apparently similar disorders or injuries, do not. An equally important challenge is to develop individualized therapies that will be effective in specific patient populations.. Research published online in Nature Medicine points to solutions to both challenges. A research team led by Jeffrey Mogil of McGill University and Michael Salter of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, has identified a major gene affecting chronic pain ...
... is a chapter in the book, Rheumatology, containing the following 10 pages: Chronic Pain, Chronic Pain Causes, Chronic Pain Evaluation, Chronic Pain Management, Chronic Pain Resources, Chronic Pain Syndrome, Chronic Pain Management with Physical Therapy, Chronic Pain Flare Management, Chronic Narcotic Guideline, Controlled Substance Agreement.
Background:. - Researchers want to look at how the brain responds to painful stimulations. They also want to see if these responses are different in people with and without chronic pain. To test the brain s response, they will use a chemical called naloxone. Naloxone is used to treat overdoses of painkilling drugs like morphine. It may be able to block the effect of a pain-relieving cream. Researchers will apply a pain-relieving cream to a person s lower leg and look at the results of sensitivity tests with either naloxone or a placebo. This study will compare the results from people with chronic pain (like fibromyalgia) to those of people without chronic pain.. Objectives:. - To look at the brain s response to pain in people with and without chronic pain.. Eligibility:. ...
Pain is "an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described by the patient in terms of such damage."3 Williams and Craig proposed an updated definition of pain in 2016: a "distressing experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage with sensory, emotional, cognitive, and social components."4 The two definitions are used interchangeably.. Chronic or persistent pain is defined as "pain that persists or recurs. Chronic pain may present in disease processes such as rheumatoid arthritis, a peripheral neuropathy, or after an injury. It may also occur in the absence of injury or illness."5 While the term chronic pain implies that a period of time must pass to label pain as chronic, it is important to understand that risk factors for persistent pain and disability may be present even in acute illness or injury states.. A Biomedical or "pathomechanical" approach is the conventional medical model for pain management in which signs and ...
Which drug? What dose? These are the questions we focus on when we interact with a chronic pain patient. Certainly, we believe, there must be a magic pill or patch that will erase our patients pain and (within the 15 minutes allowed by payers) send him or her out of our office eternally grateful and forever smiling.. Are we really that dumb?. In my experience, the majority of success in treating chronic pain is attributable to the patient learning methods to reduce anxiety, reduce depression and improve mood. Anxiety, depression, mood and chronic pain create a cycle of disease where each exacerbates the other.. When I conduct a chronic pain consultation/education, I explain to the patient that any medication I recommend will fail if they do not take an active role in reducing their anxiety and improving their mood. I do provide some simple tools and advice they can use to start improving mood and reducing anxiety, but I stress the importance of seeking a professional who has the knowledge and ...
Associations between opioid-related overdoses and increased prescription of opioids for chronic noncancer pain are well known. But some suggest that overdose occurs predominately in individuals who obtain opioids from nonmedical sources. In a new study published in PAIN, researchers in Denmark found an increased risk of death associated with chronic pain without opioid treatment, as well as an even higher risk among those prescribed opioids for long-term use and a somewhat lower risk associated with short-term use.
You probably have more questions than answers.. Neuropathy is probably the one symptom you never expected when you received your diagnosis.. To understand why you developed neuropathy, it helps to understand exactly what neuropathy is.. What Is Neuropathy?. Neuropathy[1] is a condition caused by damage to the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system controls communication between your brain and your spinal cord and every other part of your body. When you pick up a hot pan and feel the pain of the burn, thats the peripheral nervous system at work.. When the peripheral nervous system is damaged by whatever your other condition is, the communication super highway of the peripheral nervous system is disrupted. The signals from the brain and spinal cord dont make it to whatever part of the body is affected by your neuropathy. Its like going into a dead zone with your cell phone and not having any "bars". Your nerves just dont make the proper connection. And neuropathy doesnt just ...
... s causes discomfort, fatigue, & mood swings. Some Chronic Pain Treatments involve a well balanced diet, or sometimes physical therapy.
Now, maybe you even saw this yourself; it has been widely publicized as a neuropathy treatment solution in a bottle.. As I read through the article, I couldnt help but think of the patients Ive seen in my clinic that have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy when, in fact, they have another serious underlying health problem.. Unfortunately, this is not at all uncommon. I recently had this discussion with another doctor, who repeated the same thing to me.. The fact of the matter is, not every patient with a diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy has had it confirmed. Far too often, the problem turns out to be something else.. Treating patients with neuropathy requires great skill, with much time dedicated to proper assessment and evaluation. Sometimes, peripheral neuropathy accompanies other medical conditions.. And that is why it is very important before beginning any extended program of neuropathy treatment to most accurately understand what may be causing your symptoms.. It is also very ...
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I often write about the connection between car accident injuries like TBI and chronic pain syndrome. Sadly, so many of these injuries fall into a legal double standard and the victim of these terrible injuries suffers as lawyers and doctors debate whether these are physical versus psychological injuries.. As Ive previously discussed, the line between physical and psychological injury in many personal injury lawsuits often becomes blurred when someone suffers a serious injury. Science has shown that injury to the mind affects the body. We all accept this. But science now shows that pain (injury to the body) can actually cause damage to the brain as well. Chronic pain exposure can actually cause a re-wiring of our brains.. Recently, Dr. Elliot Krane gave an excellent TED talk regarding chronic pain. Krane says that pain is often considered a symptom of injury, and thus overlooked. But pain can be more than a symptom. There are situations where pain causes the nervous system to develop feedback ...
There are two primary types of pain. Acute pain is defined as Pain that is created by inflammation, tissue damage, injury, illness or recent surgery, often accompanies by redness, increased local temperature and swelling. Acute pain usually ends after the underlying cause is treated or has been resolved. Chronic pain persists for weeks, months or years. It overwhelms all other symptoms and may become the problem in and of itself. It can cause people to lose their appetites, and be exhausted by any physical activity. Many people suffer from chronic pain in the absence of any past injury or evidence of illness. The most common type of chronic pain is from an abnormal function in the nervous system, described as "neuropathic pain." This is a major medical condition, and should be treated accordingly ...
This book describes basic principles and specific clinical situations commonly encountered during the care of patients with coexisting chronic pain in hospital settings. As background to this discussion, the epidemiology of chronic pain as well as its mechanisms, physiology, and general management are summarized. Pain assessment scales, clinical tools, and an overview of both opioids and non-opioid medications are also provided. Management of chronic pain in selected settings is covered, including the emergency department, the intensive care unit, the labor and delivery unit, pediatric and geriatric units, palliative care, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and prisons. The book also discusses the roles of nursing, pharmacy specialists, and other hospital services in the management of patients chronic pain. Specific medical conditions in chronic pain patients are addressed, as are neurological disorders. Some patients with chronic pain may also have a history of substance abuse; the book ...
Taking a proactive and different approach to helping people in chronic pain, the International Myopain Society and the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association have created the Peoples Campaign for Preventing Chronic Pain. This initiative aims to expand research and education by developing and testing training tools and coach based treatment strategies. "By training people to make simple lifestyle changes that cause persistent pain, long-term treatment success improves dramatically," explains Dr. James Fricton, a Course Director and Professor at the University of Minnesota, Senior Researcher at HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, Pain Specialist at the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic, and currently President of the International Myopain Society. "Self-management training is an essential component of care. Every health professional needs to integrate it into every treatment plan to achieve transformative care and not just palliative care.". The goal is for people ...
Psychogenic pain is pain caused by a psychological disorder such as depression or anxiety. Many psychological disorders have physical complications such as exhaustion and muscle aches and pains. Just because it is psychological, that does not mean the pain is not there. The pain is most certainly real; however, it may require different treatment approaches to other types of physical pain.. Idiopathic pain exists when there is no known physical or psychological cause. Just because it cannot be traced to an identifiable cause, the pain does exist, and is more common in people who have a pre-existing pain disorder.. Chronic pain is very different to acute pain in terms of treatment. For acute pain, often the treatment is around healing and recovering, whereas for chronic pain, a large part of treatment is education for the individual regarding living with and tolerating the pain, to provide a sense of acceptance. This doesnt mean the individual has to be happy with their situation, but best help ...
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cardiorespiratory endurance (CRE) and physical activity level of patients with chronic pain compared with healthy subjects. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: Cross-sectional study, with a consecutive sample of 55 patients with chronic pain (20 men, 35 women). Comparison of CRE and physical activity indices obtained in patients with data available in the literature for age-matched healthy subjects. SETTING: A multidisciplinary pain center in a city of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants. OUTCOME MEASURES: A physical working capacity index (PWC65%/kg) and physical activity level scores and subscores obtained with two questionnaires (the Baecke and the Five-City Project questionnaires). RESULTS: The physiological gender difference in CRE indices that characterizes healthy subjects was not observed in patients with chronic pain. When compared with values previously obtained in controls, male patients presented with a very significant 34% reduction in PWC65%/kg. The 17% reduction found in ...
For the physical exam, the doctor will observe your range of motion (thats how well and how far you can move certain joints), posture, and general physical condition. He or she will make note of any movements that cause or increase your pain.. The neurological exam will test your nerves, so this exam is particularly crucial in chronic pain. The doctor will test your reflexes, muscle strength, and how well you can feel. For example, the doctor might test if you can feel a very light touch on your skin. If you cant, that may indicate nerve damage. The doctor will also see if your pain is spreading to other parts of your body during the neurological exam-did you come in complaining of back pain but find that sometimes, you have pain in your leg, too?. Because chronic pain often has an emotional or psychological component, you may need to have a mental health exam. This is to check for symptoms of disorders, such as anxiety or depression, that can develop alongside chronic pain. The mental health ...
In order for patients to achieve the most positive outcomes from any therapy, treatment or medication, the solution must be appropriate for the specific condition being treated. Calmare Therapy is beneficial for patients living with treatment-resistant neuropathic chronic pain for a year or more as a result of these types of conditions: Chronic pain syndrome…
Poorer and less-educated older Americans are more like to suffer from chronic pain than those with greater wealth and more education, but the disparity between the two groups is much greater than previously thought, climbing as high as 370 percent in some categories, according to new research by a UB medical sociologist.. The results, based on 12 years of data from more than 19,000 subjects aged 51 and over, excluding those diagnosed or treated for cancer, provide several kinds of bad news about chronic pain in the United States, according to Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, assistant professor of sociology and author of the paper, published this month in the journal Pain.. Chronic pain levels also are rising by period and not just by age, meaning people who were in their 60s in 2010 reported more pain than people who were in their 60s in 1998.. "There are a lot of pressures right now to reduce opioid prescription," says Grol-Prokopczyk. "In part, this study should be a reminder that many people are ...
The word chronic is defined as "persisting for a long time or constantly recurring." So chronic pain is an ache or ailment - usually tingling, prickling or crushing feelings - in a specific area that continually affects us over long periods of time. There are two categories of chronic pain: neuropathic and nociceptive.. Neuropathic pain is caused by damage to the nerves, or malfunctioning of the nerves themselves. Meanwhile, nociceptive pain is that which does not relate directly to improper nerve function.. If youve ever seen a diagram of the human bodys nervous system, then you recognize that our bodies contain a vast, complex network of nerves. They reach into every part of our anatomy and branch in hundreds of directions. The potential for miscommunications, misfires and malfunctions is unfortunately quite high. And as we age the risk of chronic pain becomes increasingly significant.. When we talk about neuropathic pain, were usually talking about damaged nerves, or general damage to the ...
As a cost-effective intervention, neurostimulation can play an important role in chronic pain patients who dont respond well to more conservative treatment approaches.
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Findings fit into the context of the 3 existential grounds of body, other people, and time. Although the researchers also sought to place findings in the context of the world, the participants rarely commented on it, and seemed to have little awareness of a world external to their pain. Because of chronic pain, the participants were continually aware of having a body (in contrast to healthy individuals relative lack of consciousness of physical self) that housed their pain and was the main focus of their existence. Participants saw the body as an obstacle rather than an enabler to action. Participants noted the incongruity between thoughts of productive activity and physical inability to enact their intentions. The pain often overtook the mind as well as the body, blocking all other sensation or thought. Participants also noted chronic pain as a physical disorder invisible to the people around them. Participants felt separated from other people because of their chronic pain, and hid their ...
Funding: NIH/National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Migraine is a widespread, debilitating, chronic pain disorder and a major public health challenge. Most conventional treatments fail to give satisfactory long-term relief and their repeated use can have serious side effects.. This project involves implementation of substantial dietary changes in adults with migraine. Our goal is to test the hypothesis that a causal relationship exists between migraine symptoms and the amount and proportions of foods consumed containing defined amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Significant findings supporting the hypothesis will lead to a major shift in both prevention and management of migraine and other chronic pain disorders. Emphasis is on low-cost, health improvement strategies utilizing specific dietary modifications for pain management, based on solid clinical research evidence.. For more information about this study click here or contact our study team members at (919) ...
In a literature review of existing studies in the recent issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), lead author Richard Uhl, M.D., chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Albany Med, wrote that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen and others, and various opioids such as morphine, have not been shown to alleviate chronic pain, which afflicts an estimated 100 million Americans. Chronic pain, or pain that persists beyond an expected period of healing, is often caused by several simultaneous conditions such as degenerative bone or neurological conditions, and often impacts the lower back, pelvis or abdomen. Dr. Uhl, who also practices at Capital Region Orthopaedic Associates, said that anticonvulsants (medications to prevent seizures) can have remarkable effects on many forms of chronic bone and joint pain, but that a number of safe and effective nonnarcotic options for chronic pain, including topical agents and non-drug ...
|p||strong|Background:|/strong| Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Individuals with chronic pain frequently experience decreased quali...
Approximately 20% of patients experience chronic pain after total knee replacement. There is little evidence for effective interventions for the management of this pain, and current healthcare provision is patchy and inconsistent. Given the complexity of this condition, multimodal and individualised interventions matched to pain characteristics are needed. We have undertaken a comprehensive programme of work to develop a care pathway for patients with chronic pain after total knee replacement. This protocol describes the design of a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of a complex intervention care pathway compared with usual care. This is a pragmatic two-armed, open, multi-centred randomised controlled trial conducted within secondary care in the UK. Patients will be screened at 2 months after total knee replacement and 381 patients with chronic pain at 3 months postoperatively will be recruited. Recruitment processes will be optimised through qualitative
Pain and emotions are interlinked; thus, working with emotions helps to tackle chronic pain. Process Experiential Emotion Focused Therapy for chronic pain..
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How to Reduce Chronic Pain. If you have chronic pain, there are a variety of ways you can minimize it. In most cases, those with chronic pain should get specialized medical care in order to manage their pain. However, there are also ways...
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Children can experience debilitating chronic pain just like everyone else. But a study revealed that most pediatricians do not believe its their main responsibility to treat chronic pain. Read what researchers say must be done to reverse this trend.
American Chronic Pain Association | The American Chronic Pain Association is a peer support organization. We help each other learn to live fully in spite of chronic pain.
Ireland s aim is to provide relevant information and support to those affected with chronic pain They hope that the families and friends of those with chronic pain will find their website very informative www chronicpainireland org enabling them to have a greater understanding of the condition of chronic pain Quick Links About Us Aims What We Do Board Staff Resources NAI Documents Guidance Policy Standards Annual Reports and ...
Chronic pain has a multitude of causes, many of which are not well understood or effectively treated by medical therapies. Individuals with chronic pain often report that pain interferes with their ability to engage in occupational, social, or recreational activities.
Chronic pain has a multitude of causes, many of which are not well understood or effectively treated by medical therapies. Individuals with chronic pain often report that pain interferes with their ability to engage in occupational, social, or recreational activities.
La aceptación del dolor comienza a erigirse como un factor influyente en la habilidad para restaurar el funcionamiento cotidiano en presencia de dolor crónico. El Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ) es, hasta la fecha, el único instrumento utilizado para evaluar la aceptación del dolor en personas con dolor crónico, y la versión de 20 ítems revisada por McCracken y colaboradores (2004) apoyó en distintos estudios sus propiedades psicométricas. Sin embargo, el instrumento nunca ha sido aplicado en nuestro país en personas con diagnóstico de fibromialgia. Con el objetivo de iniciar el proceso de adaptación del CPAQ en nuestro país, hemos trabajado con una muestra de 145 personas con diagnóstico de fibromialgia. Los resultados informaron que un instrumento formado por 15 ítems organizados en un modelo de dos factores es el que mejor se ajusta a los datos. Un segundo objetivo fue examinar las relaciones entre la aceptación del dolor aportada por el CPAQ y otros indicadores ...
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Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 31, 2013 -- The International Adhesions Society (IAS), focusing on chronic pain, today submitted recommendations, in response to FDA
Im sorry if this is off topic from chronic pain, but as a person who suffers from chronic pain I was hoping for some advise. I have been taking pain meds for over 5 years now for severe lower back pain and have felt like I never had a problem with taking narcotics cause I know I need them to contol my pain and give me a better quality of life so I can take care of my kids. I am on disability for the pain and depression thats come along with it. Well I am having alot of problems with family not understanding especially my father. This morning I asked him if he would help me pay for a doctors visit I had yesterday for a ear and sinus infection so I wouldnt have to spend my christmas money, and he freaked out on me. He called me a drug addict( eventhough they didnt prescribe me any narcotics, just antibiotics) and threatened to take away my children. I dont know what made him suddenly start saying these things. Hes done this before but I feel like Ive had enough of it, I know I dont deserve ...
A number of neurologic conditions, such as stroke, neuropathies and disc disease, can result in chronic pain. This category is set aside for chronic pain related of neurologic origin.
Basic information regarding chronic pain and its relationship to stress and anxiety. Tips for managing chronic pain and reducing pain.
Chronic pain and depression often go hand-in-hand, posing a double challenge for those affected. It is known that both physical and emotional pain are processed in the same areas of the brain and involve the same neurotransmitters. Combine this biological fact with the situational conditions imposed on individuals with chronic pain and you have a […] ...
Pain is a fascinating subject when one isnt experiencing it oneself. It may feel to us like a single unified experience but in fact is generated in our brains in a series of sequential steps. Counterintuitively, the physical sensation of pain registers in a different part of the brain than does its aversive quality. We know this because of patients whove had damage to the latter portion, the insula, develop a syndrome called pain asymbolia wherein they feel the raw sensation of pain but not its aversiveness. That is, they feel pain but dont much care. If that seems hard to understand, its because to those of us with an intact brain who are incapable of experiencing them as separate things, it is.. But it raises an interesting possibility: might not there be methods we can employ that exploit this hidden duality? Rather than attack chronic pain at the trigger point (i.e., an injured tissue or even the misfiring of the peripheral nervous system itself), perhaps we could attack it where it ...
Pain is usually temporary, but in chronic pain syndrome (CPS), its long-term, and life-altering. Learn what causes CPS and how to relieve it.
Chronic pain is the primary cause of adult disability in the United States. I fact, approximately one in three Americans suffers from some type of chronic pain. Chronic pain impacts not only your daily life, but can also affect your ability to enjoy life to its fullest. Compounded medications should be considered part of your long term treatment program if your current pain management treatment is inadequate.. Unlike acute pain, which is normally short-term and associated with a specific cause, chronic pain often continues for three months or more and lasts longer than the estimated recovery process. Since chronic pain frequently has numerous causes and perpetuating aspects, it can be a challenge to control and can have psychological or emotional effects on the patient. ...
Chronic pain affects one third of Americans or about 133-million people. Often patients are prescribed powerful opiate drugs that can lead to addiction. But now new therapies are paving the way for a pain free life without meds.
The problem I have with the prominence of the term overlap is that Wessely and the others are claiming that all unexplained medical...
Im getting ready to go to another sop posed chronic pain treatment center...Im SO TIRED AND AT THE END OF MY ROPE!!!! I really am not a drug addict or alcoholic, hell, I dont even drink, but I do have the need and God given right to be prescribed pain medication,at least thats what I thought!!! Ive been totally disabled since I was 32, I am now 51... And Im NOT GONNA GET ANY BETTER!!!!! Anyway I dont know what I m trying to say, except that living a life of 24/7 chronic pain SUCKS. AND I WOULDNT HAVE EVER TAKEN A PILL FOR PAIN RELIEF UNTIL NOW, but now Im not allowed to have any and it has nothing to do with my health, life or death, just a bunch of people who abuse the mess that I really need and U have to suffer EVERY DAY FOR THEIR IGNORANCE, SO PLEASE ALLOW ME TO THANK YOU IDIOTS FOR MY DAILY PAIN YMISERY. ...
Treatment of Nerve Pain. Chronic pain comes in many shapes and forms. Those who suffer from chronic pain likely understand the impact that this can ...
A group of drugs being developed to treat mood disorders could also relieve chronic pain, finds new University College London research funded by the Medical Research Council. The study, published in Science Translational Medicine, reveals how a protein that shapes the bodys response to stress also drives chronic pain and so offers new targets for future pain treatments.
Last month, right before Christmas, her doctor caved to pressure from the insurance company and dropped her due to being readmitted to the hospital multiple times. On top of chronic pain, Mom also has COPD, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), is prone to cellulitis in her legs from the swelling of CHF and a list as long as my arm of other issues. Shes in the hospital a lot. She was asked today, by a doctor in the hospital she always goes to, if she was dropped for abusing her medications. Yes shes on a high dose of narcotic medication, it was prescribed by the doctor who dropped her. If Mom was a drug seeker, it would be in her chart. She has home health nurses coming in about twice a week. If they thought she was abusing her meds, they would do a pill count at every visit. They could have if they so chose to. There was never an issue. But instead of calling the doctor to find out the reason, the doctor caring for mom immediately leaped to medication abuse ...
9 Answers (question resolved) - Posted in: pain, chronic pain, chronic - Answer: Hi there, sorry to hear that youre in chronic pain. It would be ...
Having chronic pain means exercise is out of the question, right? Wrong! Check out this eMedTV page for tips on how people with chronic pain can get moving again. We discuss how to find a suitable activity, why you may want to enlist a partner, and more.
Chronic pain is a condition that afflicts over 50 million Americans. Chronic pain can be a symptom of a variety of illnesses, injuries, or chronic conditions....
For years neuro-scientists have known that Chronic Pain can cause brain atrophy (shrinkage) that is indistinguishable from Alzheimers Disease or Dementia. More recently The Journal of Neuroscience reported that
We are a country that has moved from frowning upon the treatment of chronic pain with chronic opioids, to one that experiences an annual increase in the number of doses of opioids prescribed. This is despite the existence of more than one guideline that claims to guide prescribers towards a safer approach to the management of chronic pain.
Pain is an unpleasant feeling that lets you know that something may be wrong. It is one of the bodys warning signals that indicates a problem that needs attention. Pain starts in receptor nerve cells located beneath the skin and in organs throughout the body. When there is an illness, injury, or other type of problem, these receptor cells send messages along nerve pathways to the spinal cord, which then carries the message to the brain. Pain medications work by reducing or blocking these messages before they reach the brain.. Pain can be anything from a slight nuisance, such as a mild headache, to something excruciating and emergent, such as the chest pain that accompanies a heart attack, or pain of kidney stones. Pain can be acute, meaning new, subacute, lasting for a few weeks or months, and chronic, when it lasts for more than three months.. Chronic pain has been said to be the most costly health problem in U.S. Increased medical expenses, lost income, lost productivity, compensation ...
Pain is an unpleasant feeling that lets you know that something may be wrong. It is one of the bodys warning signals that indicates a problem that needs attention. Pain starts in receptor nerve cells located beneath the skin and in organs throughout the body. When there is an illness, injury, or other type of problem, these receptor cells send messages along nerve pathways to the spinal cord, which then carries the message to the brain. Pain medications work by reducing or blocking these messages before they reach the brain.. Pain can be anything from a slight nuisance, such as a mild headache, to something excruciating and emergent, such as the chest pain that accompanies a heart attack, or pain of kidney stones. Pain can be acute, meaning new, subacute, lasting for a few weeks or months, and chronic, when it lasts for more than three months.. Chronic pain has been said to be the most costly health problem in U.S. Increased medical expenses, lost income, lost productivity, compensation ...
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If you are reading this, then you are, or someone you know is probably suffering from severe chronic pain. And you have probably already tried about a 100
Frances Sommer Anderson, PhD is a New York-based psychoanalyst and expert on treating chronic pain. She talked to WTCI via email about what she does and how she does it. Hear Dr. Anderson speak and learn more about treating chronic pain at the L.A. Mind-Body Conference in March, 2010. Whats your background? What do you […]
Doctors give trusted, helpful answers on causes, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and more: Dr. Conovalciuc on which treatment works the best and fastest for chronic pain: Most often chronic pain has an underlying cause and trigger (not always). The treatment is usually directed in that direction. Trying to reduce the symptoms coming from the offending structure. For true chronic issues, "fix" is rarely possible where "control" of symptoms is a more reachable end point. Therapy, injections, medications, even surgery at times, can all help. Get an evaluation soon.
The Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) submitted a response to the Health Select Committees Primary Care Inquiry. We believe that no review of Primary Care can afford to omit a focus on the conditions which have the greatest impact on its resources and effectiveness. With this response we tried to draw the Committees attention to the issues and solutions relating to the management of chronic pain.. You can download the response using the link on the right. ...
Aside from the obvious problem with chronic pain - there are many other downsides to chronic pain that are important to know about. For those living with and enduring chronic pain, pass this along to your loved ones to help them understand and be supportive. 1. Pain is rarely "all in your head" People in pain are often treated as if their pain is actually made up or greatly exaggerated. While it is true that pain is subjective (people simply perceive pain differently) and some people may report pain because they have other agendas - for the vast majority, the pain is real and present. It is not made up. The problem is that chronic pain is often caused by types of anatomical problems that are difficult or impossible to diagnose using standard medical tests, and pain cannot be diagnosed like other medical problems (such as a broken bone that can be seen on an X-ray). Fortunately, most in the medical community are now trying to understand and appreciate that chronic pain is real and needs to be ...
- Dr Oz: Is Chronic Pain a Disease? According to Dr. Oz, there are 160 million people that suffer from chronic pain. Doctor Oz says that far too often d
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Buffy wont do the stairs anymore." "Fred cant jump onto the counter to get to his food bowl." "I have to help Oscar get into the car." None of us enjoy witnessing the signs that our pets are getting older and not able to do things that once came easily. With advances in modern medicine, dogs and cats are living longer, but with that longevity comes arthritis and other chronic pain disorders. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of chronic pain in our older pets, and is thought to involve around 20% of the canine population and around 10% of the feline population.. As our pets get older, the cartilage that lines the surfaces of their joints begins to deteriorate. When cells die, they release enzymes that cause inflammation of the joint capsule and production of excessive joint fluid. Extra bony spurs (osteophytes) develop, the joint space narrows, and the bones themselves begin to change, adding to the pain and lameness. Many of these changes may be seen on X-rays. This discomfort will lead ...
Ninety chronic pain patients, in a 4-week multidisciplinary program, completed measures of catastrophizing, pain helplessness, depression, pain, inter
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Fear of Addiction Means Chronic Pain Goes Untreated, according to an NPR story that aired last weekend. While theres definitely truth to the headline, it obscures the nuances of physicians reluctance to prescribe opioids (a.k.a narcotics) for chronic pain in general and headache disorders specifically (particularly migraine).. Opioids were originally prescribed for short-term pain, like from surgery or an injury, or for use in end-of-life care. Chronic pain is a serious medical issue that is both under-treated and has limited treatment options, so its understandable that opioid painkillers filled that void, especially because opioids are the only source of relief for many people with chronic pain. Unfortunately, they began to be prescribed for long-term use before there were a lot of studies on their long-term effects. Now that research is catching up, this use is being questioned.. Beyond addiction, other potential problems for using opioids for chronic pain include opioid-induced ...
I was just wondering - are you concerned about addiction because of some addiction tendencies/history or genetic predisposition? Because sometimes were concerned about those things because of antiquated views of addiction. I posted a thread recently with a link to an article which clarifies dependence, tolerance and addiction especially relevant to chronic pain patients. Even with an addiction history, some people can be on opiods but stay closely monitored by their docs, and the opiods are easier on the liver. Dont know if any of this is relevant, but thought Id add another 2 cents ...
Since modern brain imaging of pain began 20 years ago, networks in the brain related to pain processing and those related to different types of pain modulation, including placebo, have been identified. Functional and anatomical connectivity of these circuits has begun to be analyzed. Imaging in patients suggests that chronic pain is associated with altered function and structural abnormalities in pain modulatory circuits. Moreover, biochemical alterations associated with chronic pain are being identified that provide information on cellular correlates as well as potential mechanisms of structural changes. Data from these brain imaging studies reinforce the idea that chronic pain leads to brain changes that could have functional significance.. ...
Chronic pain[edit]. William J. Binder reported in 2000, that patients who had cosmetic injections around the face reported ... Chronic migraine[edit]. Onabotulinumtoxin A (trade name Botox) received FDA approval for treatment of chronic migraines on 15 ... botulinum toxin is being evaluated for use in treating chronic pain.[39] Studies show that botulinum toxin may be injected into ... "FDA approves Botox to treat chronic migraine". U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (Press release). 19 October 2010. ...
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Berman, Brian M.; Langevin, Helene M.; Witt, Claudia M.; Dubner, Ronald (29 July 2010). "Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain ... Electroacupuncture may inhibit pain by the activation of a variety of bioactive chemicals through peripheral, spinal, and ... A 2014 Nature Reviews Cancer review article found that the key mouse studies that suggested acupuncture relieves pain via the ... Chapter 17: Adenosine and Pain. Adenosine a key link between metabolism and brain activity. New York, NY: Springer. p. 352. doi ...
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... for chronic neuropathic pain in adults" (PDF). The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Systematic Review). 1: CD007393. ... It is usually described as a glove-stocking distribution of numbness, sensory loss, dysesthesia and night time pain. The pain ... "Gabapentin for chronic neuropathic pain in adults". Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis ... "Ther Adv Chronic Dis. 6 (1): 15-28. doi:10.1177/2040622314552071. PMC 4269610. PMID 25553239.. ...
Shapiro, Allan P.; Teasell, Robert W. (March 1998). "Misdiagnosis of chronic pain as hysteria and malingering". Current Pain ... Lady Flora Hastings was accused of adultery following court gossip about her abdominal pain. She refused to be physically ...
"Functional and chronic anorectal and pelvic pain disorders". Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. 37 (3): 685-96, ix. doi ... Variants of levator ani syndrome include proctalgia fugax (fleeting pain in the rectum) and coccydynia (pain in the coccygeal ... which is also the case in general among chronic pain sufferers.[15] ... The pain may also be felt in the low pelvis or perineum.[citation needed] ...
... in comparison to intensive pain programs for chronic low back pain with degenerative disk disease.[13] ... a 2009 systematic review on surgery for lower back pain found that for nonradicular low back pain with degenerative disk ... "Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Surgical Treatment". UpToDate.. .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw- ... Surgical Management of Low Back Pain (2nd Ed.). Rolling Meadows, Illinois: American Association of Neurosurgeons. 2008. ISBN ...
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Wiffen PJ, Derry S, Moore RA (December 2013). "Lamotrigine for chronic neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia in adults". The ... Jensen TS (2002). "Anticonvulsants in neuropathic pain: rationale and clinical evidence". European Journal of Pain. 6 Suppl A: ... Backonja M (June 2004). "Neuromodulating drugs for the symptomatic treatment of neuropathic pain". Current Pain and Headache ... and reducing neuropathic pain,[26][27][28] although a systematic review conducted in 2013 concluded that well-designed clinical ...
Low back pain[edit]. A 2007 Cochrane review of prolotherapy in adults with chronic low-back pain found unclear evidence of ... "Decision Memo for Prolotherapy for Chronic Low Back Pain)". Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Retrieved 12 October ... Distel, Laura M.; Best, Thomas M. (2011). "Prolotherapy: A Clinical Review of Its Role in Treating Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain ... Allergic reactions to sodium morrhuate are rare.[18] Rare cases of back pain, neck pain, spinal cord irritation, pneumothorax, ...
There is evidence for topic ketoprofen for osteoarthritis but not other chronic musculoskeletal pain.[8] ... Ketoprofen can also be used for treatment of some pain, especially nerve pain such as sciatica, postherpetic neuralgia and ... "Topical NSAIDs for chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults" (PDF). The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 4: CD007400. doi ... Ketoprofen topical patches are being used for treatment of musculoskeletal pain.[3][4][5] ...
"Multi-dimensionality of chronic pain of the oral cavity and face". The Journal of Headache and Pain. 14 (1): 37. doi:10.1186/ ... BMS has been described as one of the 4 recognizable symptom complexes of chronic facial pain, along with atypical facial pain, ... Pain is chronic, and rarely spontaneously remits Character. Burning, scalded or tingling. Sometimes the sensation is described ... "Classification of Chronic Pain, Part II, B. Relatively Localized Syndromes of the Head and Neck; GROUP IV: LESIONS OF THE EAR, ...
Blackman, James A; Svensson, Camilla I; Marchand, Serge (September 2018). "Pathophysiology of chronic pain in cerebral palsy: ... Pain and sleep[edit]. Pain is common and may result from the inherent deficits associated with the condition, along with the ... Nevertheless, the adequate scoring and scaling of pain in CP children remains challenging.[11] Pain in CP has a number of ... "Chronic Pain Assessment Tools for Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review". Pediatrics. 136 (4): e947-e960. doi:10.1542/peds.2015- ...
Chronic pain is common and worsens over time but sometimes acute pain occurs as well.[7] Stress, cold weather, and infections ... Chronic pain, impaired mobility, and lumbar hyperlordosis are common symptoms. SPS occurs in about one in a million people and ... chronic spinal interneuronitis, serotonin syndrome,[30] Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease,[22] and Isaacs syndrome should ... Opiates are sometimes used to treat severe pain, but in some cases they exacerbate symptoms.[32][33] ...
Complementary therapies are often used in palliative care or by practitioners attempting to manage chronic pain in patients. ... "Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 46 (6): 887-96. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2013.02.010. ISSN 1873-6513. PMID 23707384.. ... used CAM to treat and/or prevent musculoskeletal conditions or other conditions associated with chronic or recurring pain.[128] ... but patients may report improvements in subjective outcomes such as pain and nausea.[117] A 1955 study suggested that a ...
Antidepressants are a staple in the treatment of many chronic pain conditions, including arthritis, nerve damage, headache and ... may help relieve chronic pain. People with chronic pain often develop depression along with their chronic pain. Venlafaxine and ... Although not specifically intended to treat chronic pain, antidepressants are a mainstay in the treatment of many chronic pain ... Antidepressants: Another weapon against chronic pain. Antidepressants are a mainstay in the treatment of many chronic pain ...
... provides recommendations for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer ... provides recommendations for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer ... Classification of chronic pain. Descriptions of chronic pain syndromes and definitions of pain terms. Prepared by the ... Clinical guidelines for the use of chronic opioid therapy in chronic noncancer pain. J Pain 2009;10:113-30.e22. CrossRef ...
Chronic visceral pain: pain originating in an internal organ.. *Chronic musculoskeletal pain: pain originating in the bones, ... Bogduk, N; Merskey, H (1994). Classification of chronic pain: descriptions of chronic pain syndromes and definitions of pain ... Chronic pain is pain that lasts a long time. In medicine, the distinction between acute and chronic pain is sometimes ... Main article: Pain § Classification. The International Association for the study of pain defines chronic pain as pain with no ...
Chronic primary pain Chronic cancer pain Chronic postsurgical and posttraumatic pain Chronic neuropathic pain Chronic headache ... and orofacial pain Chronic visceral pain Chronic musculoskeletal pain Childhood chronic pain can be caused by a number of ... Rates of paediatric chronic pain have also increased in the past 20 years. While chronic pain conditions vary significantly in ... "Pediatric Chronic Pain Management - Academy of Integrative Pain Management Blog". Academy of Integrative Pain Management Blog. ...
Many different drugs, both prescription and nonprescription, are used to treat chronic pain. ... linked to chronic myofascial pain or fibromyalgia. These injections do not relieve chronic pain in everyone. ... and patches may be used to relieve chronic pain, including:. * Topical analgesics. These are pain relievers that are applied ... but the pain often returns. Although nerve blocks do not normally cure chronic pain, they may allow you to begin physical ...
While chronic pain cannot be cured, there are treatments that can help manage and reduce. ... You may feel pain in one area of your body, or all over. There are two types: acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain lets you ... Chronic Pain (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also in Spanish * Chronic Pain (National Institute of Neurological ... Chronic Pain (American Occupational Therapy Association) * Coping with Chronic Pain (American Psychological Association) Also ...
Chronic functional abdominal pain (CFAP) or functional abdominal pain syndrome (FAPS)[1] is the ongoing presence of abdominal ... "Chronic functional abdominal pain" - news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (July 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this ... CFAP is characterized by chronic pain, with no physical explanation or findings (no structural, infectious, or mechanical ... 2006). "Functional abdominal pain syndrome". Gastroenterology. 130 (5): 1492-7. doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2005.11.062. PMID 16678562 ...
Medicines to treat it include pain relievers, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants. ... Chronic pain can last from 3 months to many years. ... Chronic Pain. Chronic pain is pain that lasts a long time- ... Treatment of chronic pain usually involves medicines and therapy. Medicines used for chronic pain include pain relievers, ... Chronic pain is a type of pain that continues over time. It can last anywhere from 3 months or more to several years. Chronic ...
Chronic pelvic pain is dull or sharp pain in your pelvic region (the area below your belly button and above your hips) that ... The primary symptom of chronic pelvic pain is, of course, pain. But how often you feel the pain and the severity of pain ... Chronic pelvic pain is pain in your pelvic region (the area below your belly button and above your hips) that lasts for at ... Chronic pain is never an easy thing to live with. If traditional methods of pain relief do not work for you, there are ...
... pain shot down Jim Hecklers leg like electrical shocks. Several doctors, eager to help Heckler feel better, prescribed various ... Five tips for facing pain without drugs. If you choose narcotics for your chronic pain, Health magazine has tips for dealing ... Finding the root cause of pain. Taking a narcotic for pain without treating the root cause of the pain is akin to popping a ... Farrar, for example, says about 75% of his patients with chronic pain take these medicines. His patients, whose pain is so ...
Chronic pain in children and teenagers is a dramatically growing problem, with hospital admissions for youngsters with the ... "The chronic pain field now recognizes that a good deal of chronic pain has to do with a change in how the brain and spinal cord ... limb pain and back pain.. "We are seeing a lot more young patients with chronic pain syndrome," said study author Dr. Thomas A ... "Chronic pain is quite common in pediatrics," said Gary A. Walco, director of pain medicine at Seattle Childrens Hospital, who ...
Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis or chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a pelvic pain condition in ... urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome). Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is characterized by pelvic ... chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, CP/CPPS). Older terms for this condition are "prostatodynia" (prostate pain) ... "Impact of post-ejaculatory pain in men with category III chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome". J. Urol. 172 (2): ...
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He notes that he soon will publish a study showing that 45% of people with chronic neck pain were injured in a motor vehicle ... Bogduk and Teasell admit that people with chronic neck pain have more psychological symptoms than other people, but they say ... Both sides want to help their patients with chronic neck pain -- but their approaches are very different. While Bogduk and ... Berry recently performed a study of demolition-derby drivers and found that none had chronic neck pain -- despite a lifetime ...
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... helps those with chronic nerve pain due to injury or surgery to feel less pain and sleep better, a Canadian team has found. ... Marijuana for Pain Relief: Study Details. Ware evaluated 21 men and women, average age 45, who had chronic nerve pain (also ... Marijuana Relieves Chronic Pain, Research Shows. Three Puffs a Day Helped People With Nerve Pain, Study Finds ... "About 10% to 15% of patients attending a chronic pain clinic use cannabis as part of their pain [control] strategy," he tells ...
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... chronic pain): learn about side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more on MedlinePlus ... Buprenorphine (Belbuca) is used to relieve severe pain in people who are expected to need pain medication around the clock for ... Your doctor may tell you not to use buprenorphine (Belbuca.) Also tell your doctor if you have or have ever had chronic ... Tell your doctor if you feel that your pain is not controlled or if you experience side effects during your treatment with ...
  • This guideline provides recommendations for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care. (cdc.gov)
  • CDC has provided a checklist for prescribing opioids for chronic pain ( http://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/38025 ) as well as a website ( http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prescribingresources.html ) with additional tools to guide clinicians in implementing the recommendations. (cdc.gov)
  • Opioids are commonly prescribed for pain. (cdc.gov)
  • A trial of opioids is only recommended in those with non cancer pain who have no history of either mental illness or substance use disorder and should be stopped if not effective. (wikipedia.org)
  • Doctors rarely prescribe narcotics or opioids to treat chronic pain. (familydoctor.org)
  • According to the new Institute of Medicine report, studies show about 3% of chronic pain patients who regularly take opioids develop abuse or addiction, and 12% develop 'aberrant drug-related behavior. (cnn.com)
  • In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of Pain , examining populations in two large health systems, indicated that increasing the dose and duration of opioids for unrelieved chronic pain was associated with worse health outcomes. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The authors reported that less than 25 percent of women with high-disability pain were taking opioids and, despite the prevalence of high-disability pain in this sample, opioid use in this group was the same as women in the general population. (psychcentral.com)
  • The current options for chronic pain relief are limited to opioids, which carry the possibility of addiction , overdoses and unpleasant side effects. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Dowell D, Haegerich TM, Chou R. CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain-United States, 2016. (springer.com)
  • Opioids may be useful if simple pain medications are not enough, but they are not generally recommended due to side effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • Experts are divided regarding use for non-cancer-related chronic pain, as most opioids have great potential for dependence and have also been alleged to create paradoxical pain sensitivity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Children with severe disorders are particularly likely to miss school because of debilitating pain, as well as for medical appointments. (wikipedia.org)
  • For children with severe chronic pain disorders, school districts may provide a variety of services, including inpatient, homebound, and special education. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1999). "Functional bowel disorders and functional abdominal pain" . (wikipedia.org)
  • Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain - International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inc. (wikipedia.org)
  • Children were diagnosed with conditions such as abdominal pain, mood disorders , constipation and nausea. (yahoo.com)
  • Our findings represent a paradigm shift which has broad implications that are not restricted to the problem of pain and may translate to other disorders. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The researchers are now hoping to establish whether biophysical alterations in the brain are behind the development of mood disorders associated with disruption of reward circuitry and chronic pain. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In both disorders, pain continues long after some initial insult has healed, disappeared or moved on, and the experience of social rejection or physical pain persists, feeds on itself and becomes chronic. (latimes.com)
  • Dr Kevin Pauza developed the Pauza Disc Treatment and Biostat System, a minimally invasive procedure that repairs and re-grows discs for the treatment of spinal pain and disorders including degenerative disc disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Among the causes of chronic pancreatitis are the following: Alcohol Autoimmune disorders Intraductal obstruction Idiopathic pancreatitis Tumors Ischemia Calcific stones The relationship between etiologic factors, genetic predisposition, and the pace of disease progression requires further clarification, though recent research indicates smoking may be a high-risk factor to develop chronic pancreatitis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The main settings that have seen published clinical trials of nabilone include movement disorders such as parkinsonism, chronic pain, dystonia and spasticity neurological disorders, multiple sclerosis, and the nausea of cancer chemotherapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • STRETCHING OUT "People in pain don't exercise," said Penney Cowan, founder and executive director of the American Chronic Pain Association. (nytimes.com)
  • Based on the existing evidence, this systematic review suggests that knowledge obtained in healthy participants may not necessarily be transferred to chronic pain. (medscape.com)
  • A 2011 systematic review of cannabinoids for chronic pain determined there was evidence of safety and modest efficacy for some conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • A systematic review indicated "The efficacy of orally administered ketoprofen in relieving moderate-severe pain and improving functional status and general condition was significantly better than that of ibuprofen and/or diclofenac. (wikipedia.org)
  • A Cochrane systematic review investigating ketoprofen as a single-dose by mouth in acute, moderate-to-severe postoperative pain concluded that its efficacy is equivalent to drugs such as ibuprofen and diclofenac. (wikipedia.org)
  • SSRIs, which include drugs such as paroxetine (Paxil) and fluoxetine (Sarafem, Prozac), may help relieve certain types of pain, but there's a lack of evidence that they help alleviate nerve pain. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Aug. 30, 2010 -- Three puffs a day of cannabis, better known as marijuana , helps people with chronic nerve pain due to injury or surgery feel less pain and sleep better, a Canadian team has found. (webmd.com)
  • The second is nerve pain, burning. (everything2.com)
  • Take the quiz to learn about muscle pain, joint pain, and nerve pain (neuralgia). (medicinenet.com)
  • Eight years of going through this I think I have read just about every article that can be found on the internet and beyond about CP as well as FBS and Nerve pain, but I found this board quite useful, more so than anything else. (healingwell.com)
  • They found only low-quality evidence that cannabis may help nerve pain, and this wasn't for smoking pot, it was for what's known as nabiximols, or oral mixtures sprayed into the mouth. (reuters.com)
  • Evidence for a specific relationship between the strength or weakness of certain hip muscles and sciatic nerve pain centered around the piriformis muscle remains scant. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chronic visceral pain: pain originating in an internal organ. (wikipedia.org)
  • Visceral pain originates in the viscera (organs). (wikipedia.org)
  • Visceral pain may be well-localized, but often it is extremely difficult to locate, and several visceral regions produce "referred" pain when damaged or inflamed, where the sensation is located in an area distant from the site of pathology or injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • Visceral pain can also have referred pain. (spineuniverse.com)
  • Visceral pain is diffuse, difficult to locate and often referred to a distant, usually superficial, structure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many different conditions can cause pelvic pain including: exaggerated bladder, bowel, or uterine pain sensitivity (also known as visceral pain) pelvic girdle pain (SPD or DSP) Pudendal nerve entrapment Gynecologic Dysmenorrhea-pain during the menstrual period Endometriosis-pain caused by uterine tissue that is outside the uterus. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, his ideas did not gain widespread acceptance from critics due to its dismissal of visceral pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • There may be an ongoing cause of pain, such as arthritis or cancer. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Even mild chronic pain -- whether from arthritis, migraines, or another condition -- can really get to you. (webmd.com)
  • CBD oil is popular for easing pain associated with arthritis. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • A study in the European Journal of Pain used an animal model to see if CBD could help people with arthritis manage their pain. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • People using CBD oil for arthritis may find relief from their pain, but more human studies need to be done to confirm these findings. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • At the same time, researchers didn't find links between increased sleep and less pain or arthritis, although they did find that improvement in sleep was associated with better physical functioning. (reuters.com)
  • Pain is usually transitory, lasting only until the noxious stimulus is removed or the underlying damage or pathology has healed, but some painful conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, cancer and idiopathic pain, may persist for years. (wikipedia.org)
  • Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG), sold under the brand name Adequan, is an injectable drug for dogs and horses that is used to improve the lameness, lowered range of motion, and pain that comes with arthritis, and is one of the most widely prescribed joint supplements for horses. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has shown to be better at treating acute than chronic arthritis, though some studies say that its effectiveness in acute cases is still limited if degenerative enzymes haven't played a role. (wikipedia.org)
  • Weather pains, weather-related pain, or meteoropathy is a phenomenon that occurs when people with conditions such as arthritis or limb injuries claim to feel pain, particularly with changes in barometric pressure, humidity or other weather phenomena. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most investigations examining the relationship between weather and pain have studied people diagnosed with arthritis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tell your doctor anything you can about what causes the pain to get better or worse. (familydoctor.org)
  • Unfortunately, we know from many research studies that this (misplaced) worry tends to make pain worse," she told Reuters Health. (reuters.com)
  • I have a sister with MS who is similarly disadvantaged with chronic infections (UTI's) but having the antibiotics available as soon as signs of an infection appear she doesn't have to wait 24 hrs to see a doctor by which time the infection is far worse. (drugs.com)
  • But I can't think of something that would cause pleuritic chest pain for a period of years, without getting worse and presenting itself-- say as a pneumothorax (collapsed lung), pneumonia, or pulmonary infarct (sort of like a 'stroke' of the lung). (medhelp.org)
  • She showed up on their doorstep in tears 3 weeks after giving birth and told them the tooth pain was worse than childbirth! (healingwell.com)
  • Speak to an exercise specialist about specific types of exercises, because some exercise types can make the pain worse instead of making it better. (wikihow.com)
  • So when we have people experience this hot stimulus and then imagine that it's burning your hand, bubbling, blistering, [the pain] gets worse. (voanews.com)
  • Reuters Health) - People who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests. (reuters.com)
  • I apologise for venting but my pain just seems to be getting worse. (healingwell.com)
  • Some women find the pain is worse at different times of their menstrual cycle, or comes on during pregnancy, or if they are taking [oral contraceptives]. (wikipedia.org)
  • H) I become afraid that the pain may get worse. (wikipedia.org)
  • The prognosis is worse when there are more areas of pain reported. (wikipedia.org)
  • But if you take more than the recommended dosage - and sometimes even just the recommended dosage - NSAIDs may cause nausea, stomach pain, stomach bleeding or ulcers. (drugs.com)
  • Researchers have also found that psychotherapies are often helpful in reducing functional disability in children with chronic pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Using the validated Knee injury and OA Outcome Score (KOOS), researchers found that the interaction between groups (real vs sham) and time (baseline vs endpoint) was significant for the KOOS subscale scores for pain ( P = .025), function in sport ( P = .049), and quality of life ( P = .039). (medscape.com)
  • Researchers from the University of California-Irvine(UCI) and the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) made their discovery after examining the growth of immune cells in the brains of mice and rats with chronic pain. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • These drugs typically stimulate a dopamine response, but the researchers found that no such response occurred in mice and rats with chronic pain. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The researchers speculate this increased activity may also increase the risk of chronic pain developing. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The researchers further demonstrate that one particular molecule, epiregulin, is implicated in EGFR-related chronic pain. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • in sampling the participants' blood, the researchers realized that those who had chronic pain had higher than normal levels of epiregulin. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • He is hopeful that in the years ahead, discoveries from researchers mapping the brain will help identify just what therapies work best for each sufferer, and lead more people out of the tangle of chronic pain. (voanews.com)
  • A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time, researchers found. (reuters.com)
  • Among the general population, not just people with pain or PTSD, the researchers concluded cannabis may carry harms including an increased risk of car crashes, psychotic episodes and cognitive impairments. (reuters.com)
  • The resulting findings showed a reduction in pain perception, which is consistent in studies where researchers found deactivation of the thalamus in experienced meditators. (wikipedia.org)
  • Key targets of CBT are reducing "catastrophizing," which is when the patient is feeling helpless and overwhelmed, and identifying "secondary gains" from the impairment of pain, which may undermine motivation to resume work or interact with family or peers. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • To find out whether a patient has this kind of pain, it is necessary to inject a painkiller into the joint to see if the pain goes away. (webmd.com)
  • A typical example, Ware tells WebMD, is a patient who had knee surgery and during the course of the operation the surgeon may have had no choice but to cut a nerve, leading to chronic pain after the surgery. (webmd.com)
  • When I have a new chronic pain patient, I talk about all three. (everything2.com)
  • Several commonalities arise involving an association between obesity and pain, a call for increased patient education, and a call for continuing education in pain for health care professionals. (hindawi.com)
  • The pain patient: evaluation and treatment. (springer.com)
  • Psychogenic pain and the pain-prone patient. (springer.com)
  • The atmosphere chronic pain patient live in allows no room for error. (healingwell.com)
  • If you are a chronic pain patient, you have pain 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every minute of your life," Chialvo said. (northwestern.edu)
  • In 1979, Ulf Lindblom - at that time the president of International Association for the Study of Pain - insisted on the fact that pain itself is the centre of concern for both the patient and the physician but the sensory abnormalities which often occur in the painful area are important as well. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bone pain belongs to the class of deep somatic pain, often experienced as a dull pain that cannot be localized accurately by the patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since its inception in 2001, Mark Collen has worked to further the mission of the PAIN Exhibit by writing articles for pain publications, as well as producing the patient brochure, "So You've Got Chronic Pain…What's Next? (wikipedia.org)
  • Chronic pelvic pain (category IIIB) is often misdiagnosed as chronic bacterial prostatitis and needlessly treated with antibiotics exposing the patient to inappropriate antibiotic use and unnecessarily to adverse effects with little if any benefit in most cases. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the chronic version, the patient may have painful point tenderness but may or may not have an irregular epididymis upon palpation, though palpation may reveal an indurated epididymis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pain is often so severe that it disables the patient from proper functioning. (wikipedia.org)
  • The maladaptation and degeneration of peripheral tissue or central nervous system plasticity modulates pain perception. (hindawi.com)
  • Ligamentous laxity Fat pad impingement Knee effusion Deep vein thrombosis Peripheral vascular disease Exostosis Referred pain is that pain perceived at a site different from its point of origin but innervated by the same spinal segment. (wikipedia.org)
  • pain which is independent of peripheral stimulation or of damage to the nervous system and due to emotional factors, or else pain in which any peripheral change (e.f. muscle tension) is a consequence of emotional factors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Duloxetine was approved for the pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), based on the positive results of two clinical trials. (wikipedia.org)
  • Massage and some supplements also may provide similar benefits in terms of dealing with chronic pain, but these therapies have had less research documenting the benefits. (arthritis.org)
  • In cases that are difficult to treat, a pain specialist may use invasive or implantable device therapies to effectively manage the pain. (medicinenet.com)
  • Complementary adjunct therapies such as physiotherapy, TENS trans-cutaneous electro-neuro- stimulation and bio-mechanical therapies may be useful in managing the reduced mobility and alleviating the pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the subcutaneous layer is poorly innervated, pain is less than other needling therapies. (wikipedia.org)
  • The chronic pain field now recognizes that a good deal of chronic pain has to do with a change in how the brain and spinal cord are processing the stimuli coming into the body," Walco said. (yahoo.com)
  • Nociceptive pain is considered to be an appropriate to painful stimuli that occurs as a result from underlying tissue damage and may be acute or chronic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nociceptive pain is caused by stimulation of sensory nerve fibers that respond to stimuli approaching or exceeding harmful intensity (nociceptors), and may be classified according to the mode of noxious stimulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Transduction is when the thermal, mechanical, or chemical energy from the pain-causing stimuli is converted into electrical energy so it can be transmitted through the nervous system. (wikipedia.org)
  • A study recorded the response of thermal pain stimuli in experienced and novice meditators. (wikipedia.org)
  • This focus caused some stimuli to be perceived as referred pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chronic posttraumatic pain: pain lasting 3 months post trauma or surgery, excluding infectious or preexisting conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Jim Heckler discovered alternatives to make his post-surgery pain tolerable enough so that he doesn't have to take painkillers. (cnn.com)
  • (CNN) -- For two years after a hip surgery that didn't work out as well as he'd hoped, pain shot down Jim Heckler's leg like electrical shocks. (cnn.com)
  • A month and a half after the surgery, my foot pain returned. (medhelp.org)
  • I am in alot of pain from surgery and have alot of gas pain from the laproscope. (healingwell.com)
  • It started out as a result of a messed up foot surgery on my right foot and about a week later the pain spread to my left foot. (healingwell.com)
  • On multivariate analysis, it was found that development of chronic pain following hernia surgery was dependent upon factors like preoperative pain, type of anesthesia, nerve injury, postoperative local infiltration, postoperative complication, and most importantly the early postoperative pain. (hindawi.com)
  • In most cases of herniated disks and stenosis, rest, injections or surgery have similar general pain resolution outcomes on average after one year. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although surgery has a role in repairing traumatic injuries and broken bones, surgeries such as arthroscopic lavage do not provide significant or lasting improvements to either pain or function to people with degenerative knee pain, and therefore should almost never be performed. (wikipedia.org)
  • In other instances the infliction of pain is consensual but caused by another person (such as in surgery or tattooing). (wikipedia.org)
  • Surgery to treat chronic pancreatitis tends to be divided into two areas - resectional and drainage procedures. (wikipedia.org)
  • Laparoscopic surgery generally has less pain following the procedure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chronic pain may contribute to decreased physical activity due to fear of exacerbating pain, often resulting in weight gain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Parents of children with chronic pain conditions allocate considerable physical, financial, and emotional resources towards health care for their child. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although nerve blocks do not normally cure chronic pain, they may allow you to begin physical therapy and improve your range of motion . (webmd.com)
  • The process of diagnosing and treating chronic pelvic pain usually begins with a physical exam , including a pelvic examination. (webmd.com)
  • During the physical exam, the health care provider will try to pinpoint the location of the pain and figure out how it affects your movement. (medlineplus.gov)
  • If such a specialist is not available in your community, consult with a physical therapist, a health psychologist, or a nurse who specializes in pain treatment. (wikihow.com)
  • The onset and exacerbation of pain are affected by psychosocial factors as well as physical factors. (springer.com)
  • You mention a few physical activities we use as distractions to our pain. (healingwell.com)
  • In so many ways I blame myself for causing all this physical pain I have today. (healingwell.com)
  • A physical therapist can be key to helping you find the right exercise plan and managing your pain and any discomfort as you begin it. (aarp.org)
  • That the two are so often bound together suggests a complex relationship, and the brain's shared circuitry for social and physical pain may lie at its heart. (latimes.com)
  • The ideal treatment for chronic pain is a comprehensive approach that addresses a person's physical, emotional and cognitive needs. (osu.edu)
  • The studies looked at how well people were sleeping at the start, and then evaluated the effects of long-term sleep changes on pain, immune function and physical health. (reuters.com)
  • Chronic pain has physical and emotional components and is rarely an indication of ongoing damage. (wikipedia.org)
  • In such situations, while doing the diagnostic testing of axonal lesions at the first occupational or physical therapy session, the two point discrimination test is impossible, because it induces pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nociceptors responsible for bone pain can be activated via several mechanisms including deterioration of surrounding tissue, bone destruction, and physical stress which shears the bone, vascular, muscle, and nervous tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • A lower level of physical activity and a work environment where one is required to sit in a chair during the work day is one reason for developing knee joint pain, as the lower degree of physical movement tends to weaken the knee muscles. (wikipedia.org)
  • Groin pain upon physical exertion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pain can be present continuously in the form of orchialgia and/or congestive epididymitis or it can be situational, such as pain during intercourse, ejaculation or physical exertion. (wikipedia.org)
  • This pain often awakes them from sleep or presents with fever or abnormal observations found during the physical examination. (wikipedia.org)
  • Children can present with chest pain can have a sudden onset related to vigorous physical activity and coughing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pain is reported as more distressing than it should be if there was a physical explanation. (wikipedia.org)
  • A review of duloxetine found that it reduced pain and fatigue, and improved physical and mental performance compared to placebo. (wikipedia.org)
  • It's generally easy to identify where somatic pain comes from, and the pain can be sharp or throbbing (depends on what part of your body is injured). (spineuniverse.com)
  • Examples of injuries that produce superficial somatic pain include minor wounds and minor (first degree) burns. (wikipedia.org)
  • SAN DIEGO - The last two decades have seen "unprecedented advances" in the use of acupuncture to treat pain conditions, with a "rapid rise" in the number and quality of related published studies, according to a physician who is an experienced acupuncture practitioner. (medscape.com)
  • I would second Straydog's suggestion that you look for/explore options for a new physician to evaluate and treat your pain. (healingwell.com)
  • My pain level has actually increased over the past year, since I began seeing this physician. (healingwell.com)
  • If you are considering herbs and supplements to help with your chronic pain, make sure that you talk to a physician first. (wikihow.com)
  • Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in most developed countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • In some arguments put forth in physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia debates, pain has been used as an argument to permit people who are terminally ill to end their lives. (wikipedia.org)
  • Through ASIPP Publishing, ASIPP publishes Pain Physician, a bimonthly peer-reviewed journal. (wikipedia.org)
  • All content, including print, is freely available online at the Pain Physician website. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pain Physician publishes these guidelines. (wikipedia.org)