What Is Break-Through Pain?

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What Is Break-Through Pain?

What is “break-through pain?” And how is this term used in the context of a pain management clinic? Is this concept out-dated or is it still useful?

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From our community...

Opioid Treatment for Cancer vs. Non-Cancer Pain: Is There Really a Difference?

Karen Lee Richards | Posted: Aug 31, 2012

There seems to be this feeling that the pain of cancer patients is more honorable or noble that that of patients whose pain is caused by other diseases, conditions or injuries. Read More »

Lab experiment

Scientists Developing New Class of Drug for Chronic Pain

Karen Lee Richards | Posted: Aug 28, 2012

Scientists at the University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital have been awarded $2.2 million to design a new type of drug for the treatment of chronic pain. Read More »

CDC Recommends All Baby Boomers Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Karen Lee Richards | Posted: Aug 30, 2012

The CDC has issued a press release urging all baby boomers––those born between 1945 and 1965––to get a one-time blood test for the hepatitis C virus. Read More »

National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week: September 10-16, 2012

Karen Lee Richards | Posted: Aug 31, 2012

In honor of September being Pain Awareness Month, every year Rest Ministries sets aside one week in mid-September to sponsor National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week (NICIAW). Read More »

FDA Issues Alert on Pain Supplement Reumofan Plus

Karen Lee Richards | Posted: Aug 26, 2012

The FDA has issued a second warning to consumers about the potential health risks of two products marketed as natural dietary supplements for the treatment of various chronic pain disorders. Read More »

Chronic Pain Study

UMDResearcher | Posted: Aug 13, 2012

I'm a doctoral student in counseling psychology and I'm conducting my dissertation research on chronic pain. I thought that the members of this community might be interested in participating and Karen Lee Richards has granted me permission to post this study. Read More »

Not Faking

Hurting | Posted: Sep 04, 2012

Hi.  I have chronic pain throughout my body.  I was told it is fibromyalgia, bulging discs l4 l5, degenerative disc disease and many other things I don't have in front of me. Read More »

Tree of Pain

A Lot Has Happened In These Past 4 Years...

Debralynn | Posted: Aug 29, 2012

Well, first, I still have Fibro but it does not have me.  Let me explain. Read More »

Question of the Week

sachin21 | Posted:  Aug 24, 2012

I am wearing a night guard and have developed a pain in my lower back and neck.  Why do I have the pain?

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