Although they have all participated in the development of treatment guidelines for a variety of pain conditions, 3 comprehensive pain experts openly acknowledged and discussed the practical limitations of published evidence-based recommendations during the closing session of the American Academy of Pain Medicine 2014 Annual Meeting.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is superior to headache education, when combined with amitriptyline, for the treatment of chronic migraine in children and adolescents, according to research published in the Dec. 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls for a national surveillance program that will help create enough data on concussions in young athletes to counter the lack of information on the phenomenon, as well as resist what the agency calls “a culture of resistance” pervading youth sports.
Teens who reported chronic headache months after having concussions may have been taking too much pain medication, a new study suggests.
People with migraines are at twice the risk of depression as people without migraine headaches, particularly those under age 30, according to a new Canadian study.
Despite current guideline recommendations against the use of routine neuroimaging for uncomplicated headaches, physicians still tend to order imaging tests for many patients who present with headache and migraine, driving up annual healthcare spending.