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Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy Pain Drug Tied to Birth Defects
Pain medications can often cause side effects such as dizziness and sleepiness; but little do pregnant women know that they could be at risk for birth defects when taking pregabalin.
French researchers examined several factors that could contribute to an association between antiepileptic drug use and risk of suicide attempt.
Researchers reported that reawakened astrocytes appear to be a key trigger for S1 cortex (the remote region of the brain that is not directly affected by spinal cord injury) circuit rewiring and may contribute to sustained neuropathic mechanical allodynia.
As more states across the country legalize marijuana in a variety of forms the usefulness of cannabinoids as a treatment method for people with neuropathic pain remains a question that many studies have explored.
Study results confirm that anxiety and depression before surgery can significantly influence the amount of pain a patient feels after surgery, adding to the evidence that the subjective experience of pain is worth considering, both before and after a pain intervention.
Half of diabetic patients experience diabetic neuropathies, and the total number of cases will increase annually alongside the ever-increasing diabetes incidence rate.
As patients seek help for chronic and acute pain problems doctors and health care professionals continue to seek new treatment options beyond surgery and medication.
With a continually growing opioid addiction new guidelines have been adopted looking to help fight this problem across the population. Some concerns have been raised about whether this will cause doctors to shy away from prescribing the medications for patients who can benefit most from them.
The central nervous system plays a role in painful diabetic peripheral nerve disease, according to findings presented in the journal Pain.

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