If you or a loved one suffer from Small Fiber Neuropathy (SFN), or any of your patients do, you know just how painful this disorder can be. Affecting the small sensory cutaneous nerves that transmit pain and temperature information to the brain, the characteristic symptoms of SFN include unusual sensations such as tingling and prickling, pins-and-needles, sharp pricks, and even odd feelings of persistent burning and brief electric shock-like pain.
Back pain and osteoarthritis are “leading causes of disability worldwide. ” So it is surprising to learn that doctors today are prescribing antidepressants to alleviate the pain associated with these conditions, despite the findings that there are very negative side effects to these drugs including dependence and withdrawal, not to mention the fact that the patients are not actually depressed.
Everyone at some time in their life has suffered from the throbbing, aching, and annoying pain of a headache. Headaches can be mild, or they can be severe and even debilitating.
Opiods and drugs for lower back pain? John's Hopkins conducted a study recently that looked into the policies of Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurers. The Abstract is listed below.
Texas A&M Today ran a story entitled "How To Manage Opioid Abuse While Managing Chronic Pain. " The article quotes Dr.
Neuromas typically occur in patients with flat feet or high arches. Although, patients with normal foot structures may develop neuromas depending on activities and type of shoes.