: ' chronic pain'

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, [...]

Half of Older Americans in Pain

By Richard Lenti Over half of older adults in the United States – nearly 19 million people – have bothersome pain that impairs their ability to walk and other basic physical activity, according to a new [...]

MRI’s Could ‘Personalize’ Pain Care

By Pat Anson, Editor Brain imaging could someday be used to help develop new pain medicines and to personalize the treatment of chronic pain patients, according to a small study at the University of Michigan. MRI [...]

JFK’s Battle with Chronic Pain

By Pat Anson, Editor Dr. Forest Tennant has treated thousands of patients in nearly four decades of practice as a pain management specialist in West Covina, California. But there is one particular patient that Tennant is [...]

Poll: Life a Struggle for People in Pain

By Pat Anson, Editor A new survey of chronic pain patients found that life is a daily struggle for nearly all of them and many often feel they don’t get the support they need. Over two-thirds [...]

Do Pain Patients Need a Coach?

By Pat Anson, Editor Professional athletes have coaches. So do actors, business people and investors. Even England’s King George VI had a coach – a voice coach who taught him how to overcome his fear of [...]

Brain ‘Hot Wired’ for Chronic Pain

By Richard Lenti People suffering from chronic pain hate to hear it, but the pain may really be “all in your head” according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The research, [...]

Chronic Pain Affects Spouse’s Sleep

By Pat Anson, Editor If your spouse suffers from chronic pain, your sleep, mood and health may suffer as well, according to a new study published in the journal Pain. Researchers studied the sleep patterns of [...]

Integrative Medicine Reduces Pain

By Pat Anson, Editor An integrative approach to pain management that puts an emphasis on individualized patient care significantly reduces pain and improves quality of life, according to a new study published in the journal Complementary [...]