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Chronic pain sufferers applaud changes to opioid limits law

<i>http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/chronic-pain-sufferers-applaud-changes-to-opioid-limits-law/450683168</i><i>AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — People taking</i> …

Millions of Patients Face Pain and Withdrawal as Opioid Prescriptions Plummet

Six months after surgery to repair a damaged urinary tract in 1998, computer technician Doug Hale woke one morning with excruciating, burning pain. …

Pharma

Tennant Patients Say DEA ‘Attacked a Good Man’

Pain and Silence

Anyone who knows me would say I talk a lot. I’m friendly, loquacious, extroverted, and open. I always received full participation points in every …

How Do You Feel Good When You Rarely Feel Good?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a physical disease that is harmful to emotional health. For most of my life I resisted this fact, mostly because I didn’t …

Call to Action Step 1 – Get Your House in Order

<i>By Terri Lewis, PhD.</i><p><i>On Sunday, Dr. Terri Lewis</i> issued a call to arms <i>to the chronic pain community in the wake of the</i> DEA search of Dr. Forrest …

ProphetCare: A look at health insurance in the Covenant

<i>[If you don't live in North America, then know that the debate on health care rages on. I can at least take solace that the Covenant probably has</i> …

Time for Pain Practitioners to Take Back Pain Prescribing

<i>Presentations by Stephen J. Ziegler, PhD, JD, Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD, and Michael Schatman, PhD</i><p>“I am experiencing a bit of déjà vu,” said Stephen J. …

Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH, Honored for a Lifetime of Achievement in Pain Medicine

<i>Presentation by Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD</i><p>No one is more deserving of the Lifetime Achievement Award than this year's recipient Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH, …

You Don’t Have to Be Who You Were Yesterday

If I asked you who you are, what would you say? I promise that’s not a flippant or loaded question. A lot of what we think and feel about our …

Minimalism

When Good-Faith Medicine Raises ‘Red Flags’

Forest Tennant, who has been treating and researching pain at his clinic in West Covina, California, since 1975, is well-known as an expert in the …

Prosthetics

The crippling toll of the new Valium that's ruining the lives of MILLIONS: Rapid rise in prescriptions for GABA drugs is worrying experts

• <b>Gabapentinoid (GABA) drugs are increasingly being used to treat nerve pain</b>• <b><br>Around 1.3m Britons now take GABA drugs - a huge rise from 100,000 in</b> …

Medicine

OUCH! Quit Pulling My Hair! - RELIEF: PAIN RESEARCH NEWS, INSIGHTS AND IDEAS

Scientists discover pain neurons in mice that are activated in response to painful pulling of even a single hair. Image credit: atibodyphoto/123RF …

Moral Entrepreneurs Breed Righteous Indignation: The Case of DEA vs Tennant | Dr. Jeffrey Fudin

<b>#DropTheTennantCase</b><p>Religious buffs may recall that anger is considered sinful unless it is “righteous anger”. (Gospel of Matthew 21).<p>We welcome Dr. …

Prior Mental Disorders Linked to Subsequent Onset of Chronic Back or Neck Pain

November 20, 2017<p>Share this content:<p>The age at onset of mental disorders was examined with chronic back/neck pain.<p>Mental disorders are positively …

Let's Restore Reason and Sanity to Opioid Prescribing

I Would Not Be Alive Without Dr. Tennant

Thanksgiving – Let’s Hear From You

<i>By Ed Coghlan.</i><p>Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers and friends of the National Pain Report.<p>Over the year, I have had the pleasure speaking with many …

When the Doctor Has Pain

I’m now walking a second mile in another man’s moccasins, and it’s no more enjoyable than my first mile.<p>Many doctors cringe when they see a chronic …

Self-imposed stigma: weak

We are strong. I know this for a fact, logically in my brain when I think about it. But emotionally is another story all together.<p>Society often …

Managing the holidays as a parent with chronic illness

The holidays can be a rough time period for everyone. There’s so much to do it’s easy to feel stressed, hurried, and overwhelmed. It’s even harder if …

Depression: Foods that Boost Mood and Energy - The Blurt Foundation

When we’re depressed, eating ‘properly’ is often the last thing on our minds. Food is simply fuel – another item on an overwhelming to-do list of …

Chronic Pain, Loneliness, Depression and Suicide - PAINS - Pain Action Alliance to Implement a National Strategy

<i>by Carolyn Noel, PAINS Webmaster</i><p>I’m not “just” depressed!<p>As a person who lives with pain, I am well aware that the last thing any of us want to hear …

In the Pipeline: Pain Management Formulations

November 20, 2017<p>A number of new pain management formulations promise to positively impact opioid prescribing and usage. Practical Pain Management …

Head, facial pain more severe and emotionally draining than body pain: Study

If head and facial pain seem stronger and scarier than pain elsewhere, it’s because a special pathway in the brain is heightening our emotions from …

#OurPain: Pain doctor who defends opioids under investigation

LAS VEGAS - A prominent pain doctor who was part of the I-Team's special project about the war on opioids is now the focus of a DEA investigation.<p>Dr. …

“My Pain Day” Hashtag Shows How People With Chronic Pain Go Through An Average Day, & You Need To Read the Tweets

The disabled community has made huge strides in making their specific struggles more widely known and recognized. #DisabledAndCute, …

Pain

Rheumatology Network

The increasing prevalence of knee OA heightens the urgency of the search for effective therapies.<p>However, the degree to which biosimilars will drive …

How Cannabis Might Treat Rheumatic Diseases

As local governments move toward legalization of marijuana, many patients who have rheumatic diseases are curious about how cannabinoids might …

The Other Side of Opioids - Shows

<b>Date</b> Sunday - November 26, 2017 <b><br>Host</b> George Knapp <b><br>Guests</b> Dr. Lynn Webster, Josh Bloom, Barby Ingle, Stephen Ziegler, Richard Lawhern<p>Millions of …