Chronic Pain

Bionic Prosthetic Arm Being Developed by Lawrence Livermore Lab

The dream of replacing a lost or missing limb with a fully functional limb, has been around for centuries. Historically, a prosthesis could assist the user in achieving basic tasks, but remained a far cry from [...]

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Crosses the Finish Line

Only days after the Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all 30 counts brought against him, one of the survivors returned to cross the finish line. On April 15, 2013, Rebekah Gregory DiMartino was standing near [...]

Trial Evaluates New Method of Treating Chronic Pain Associated with Major Limb Amputation

Researchers from Northwest Medicine® in Chicago, have announced that they are leading a four-year multi-center clinical trial to evaluate a new surgical method of addressing chronic pain associated with amputation of a major limb. The method, [...]

The Cost of Teens with Chronic Pain Is Staggering

If you have a teenager at home, you know they cost a lot. But, there is no laughing matter about the costs of a teenager in chronic pain. Chronic pain affects 5% of all children and [...]

IOM Backs Chronic Pain Numbers in JAMA After Groups Say It Contributed to Overprescribing

The 2011 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report “Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research” made the stunning claim that 100 million American adults suffer in chronic pain. That number caused [...]

New Tweetment for Migraine

Someone’s drilling an icicle into your temple, you’re throwing up, and light and sound are unbearable. Yes, it’s another migraine attack. But now in 140 characters on Twitter, you can share your agony with other sufferers. [...]

Doctors and Pharmacists Panned by Pain Patients

By Ed Coghlan How do pain patients feel they are treated by their doctors and pharmacists? “I have to practically beg for pain relief medicine that I am constantly told they can’t legally give me.” “My [...]

Painkiller Linked to ADHD

By Pat Anson, Editor Acetaminophen, a widely used painkiller found in Excedrin, Tylenol and other over-the-counter pain relievers, has been linked for the first time with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A large study conducted in [...]

Pain Sufferers: Take Our Survey

By Ed Coghlan Since we’ve started the National Pain Report, all of us have been struck by how important it is for people who suffer from pain and their families to speak out. Our stories are [...]

Feds Plan New Crackdown on Pain Meds

By Pat Anson, Editor The U.S. government is planning a new crackdown on doctors, pharmacies and patients who over-prescribe or abuse painkillers as part of a major overhaul of the federal Medicare Advantage and Part D [...]