Breast cancer patients who believed acupuncture would reduce their joint pain demonstrated significant pain reduction, no matter if they received real or placebo acupuncture.
Chronic lower back pain patients did not experience reduced time to first moderate pain in a treadmill test using pregabalin, according to a report published in Neurology.
Young baseball players experience alarming rates of arm pain and are often encouraged to play through it, according to findings published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Male and female general practitioners prescribe analgesics to older patients in a similar manner but differ in their prescribing habits for antineuropathic pain drugs and symptomatic slow-acting drugs for osteoarthritis, according to a study published online Dec. 17 in Pain Medicine.
Diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) can exist with or without neuropathic pain. Roughly half of patients with types I and II diabetes mellitus (DM) develop DPN. In type 1 DM, patients start to notice symptoms of distal polyneuropathy after many years of chronic prolonged hyperglycemia. It’s more aggressive in type 2 DM, and can develop after only a few years of known poor glycemic control and may be present at diagnosis.
Pfizer announced pregabalin controlled release was effective therapy in adult postherpetic neuralgia patients.