Journal of Pain

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Weight loss among obese tied to improvements in chronic pain

(HealthDay)—For obese individuals with chronic pain, a weight loss intervention is associated with improvements in the spatial distribution of pain and comorbid somatic symptoms, according to a study published in the December ...

Medications

Tips offered for patient-provider opioid tapering talks

(HealthDay)—Helping patients understand individualized reasons for opioid tapering and encouraging them to provide input into the process are key for patient-provider communications, according to a study published in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Macho men' skewing pain studies

Hyper masculine men, who exhibit traits such as competitiveness and aggressiveness, may be more likely to take part in pain research – and it could be skewing our understanding of how women and men experience pain differently.

Medications

Day-supply of opioid Rx factor in likelihood of long-term use

(HealthDay)—The days supplied is far more important than the dosage level or even the type of pain being treated in risk of opioid use disorder following opioid prescription, according to a study published recently in The ...

Health

Can trusting your doctor help reduce pain?

Getting a shot at your doctor's office can be a stressful experience. But what if you knew your doctor was from your hometown, liked the same food as you, or shared your religious beliefs? Now that you feel more culturally ...

Medical research

Veterans endure higher pain severity than nonveterans

American veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans, with young and middle-aged veterans suffering the most, according to a new analysis of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) ...

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