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June 2012

By the Numbers: Pain Management and Primary Care

June 27, 2012


A look at pain management and primary care statistics, including the percentage of pain patients treated by primary care physicians, percentage of opioid analgesics prescribed by general practitioners, the percent of primary care patients that suffer from chronic pain, and more.

Primary Care Options for the Nonsurgical Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

June 25, 2012

Chronic Pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy. Its definitive treatment is carpal tunnel release, the most common hand surgery in America, but nonsurgical management options are also available.

Overlap between Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, and the New Thinking on the Role of Myofascial Trigger Points

June 25, 2012

Chronic Pain

Myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia are common forms of musculoskeletal pain that are often confused with each other, not only because of similar symptoms, but also because they frequently occur in the same patient, which can lead to difficulties in differential diagnosis and treatment.