A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery.
Patients with different chronic pain diagnoses recorded similar brain changes, a new study finds, suggesting a need for new treatment approaches.
Primary care physicians play a key role in caring for patients with chronic pain. But many clinicians — and insurers — fail to emphasize the value of nonopioid alternatives.
Ketamine is used increasingly during surgery to reduce pain during recovery. A recent study questioned the efficacy of this common practice.
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Many adults take corticosteroids for short-term symptom relief — but providers may want to consider possible side effects more closely.
Opioids don’t work for most people with chronic pain. A pain expert explains why doctors should consider other options for their patients.