Pain Management
The MD Magazine Pain Management specialty page provides clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


Complementary and Alternative Medicine: What Works?
From fish oil to acupuncture, a new study assesses the application and efficacy of popular alternative treatments.
Brave women who forego epidural anesthesia might not be doing themselves any favors when it comes to their risk of postpartum depression.
Many patients with a variety of chronic pain conditions think negatively about how it will affect their sleep – which ends up leading to worse sleep outcomes. A study from the University of Warwick in England shows just how powerful these negative thoughts are.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but so could regular cannabis use, according to a study from The University of Edinburgh.
Many studies compare a pain drug to a placebo in order to identify potential analgesic effects; however, typically these studies are blinded. But a study out of Portugal went against the grain.
Fibromyalgia is notoriously difficult to diagnose. But a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) may have found a brain signature that red flags the disease.
Patients experiencing pain from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) might find relief from an unlikely source.
There are many challenges that confront pain specialists on a daily basis. Despite those challenges, seeing their patients recover and live a better quality of life is reward enough to keep them optimistic for the future of the field.
Injectable medications are being used for everything from chronic pain to cancer related pain. While doctors are working to help their patients manage their symptoms they are also keeping a close eye on potential abuse and illegal activity with the medication.

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