Robert F. Service, journalist for Science Magazine, explains how scientists and pharmaceutical companies are working to develop pain medications that are safer and less addictive.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are studying the transition from acute to chronic pain in an effort to develop effective preventative treatment strategies and reduce a patient’s reliance on opioids.
Studies have shown that medical marijuana is effective in relieving pain for some conditions and patients, but not all.
A new non-addictive chemical compound, AT-121, has been shown to be as effective in relieving pain as opioids in non-human primates.
Intravenous infusions of ketamine have been used by some doctors as a rapid, but short lived, antidepressant. The infusion is also being utilized in the treatment of chronic pain.
Failure of the Criminal Justice System to Accommodate Methadone Limits Addiction Recovery Among Incarcerated Individuals
Outlined in the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, are the consequences for someone with an opioid use disorder and their community while incarcerated without treatment options.
According to a new study, even one alcoholic beverage a day can have negative effects on your health. The study also concluded that abstaining completely from alcohol does not present any health benefits.
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In multiple studies, PEMF therapy has provided significant improvement to study participants with pain and functionality for various conditions including low back pain, osteoarthritis, and diabetic neuropathy.
Practical Pain Management