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2014-03-07 16:22:40

PHOENIX, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have demonstrated that conditioned pain modulation (CPM), a measure of the brain's ability to regulate pain, decreases activity in the human spinal cord as visible via functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). "This study confirmed our hypothesis that CPM results in significant reductions in spinal dorsal horn activity in humans," said lead study author Ian Mackey, of Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. The...

2014-03-06 20:21:56

PHOENIX, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Success rates soared to 75% for patients who waited less than 2 years for a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implant, compared with 15% for patients whose implants happened 20 years after the onset of pain, according to a retrospective analysis. The length of time patients waited for a referral also varied by specialty, as shown in a scientific poster presented today at the 30(th) Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine....

2014-03-04 08:32:34

BioElectronics to Participate in "Take Control of Your Pain" Day In Phoenix FREDERICK, Md., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioElectronics Corporation (OTC Pink: BIEL), the maker of advanced consumer medical devices and drug-free pain therapies, announced today that it is participating in upcoming consumer educational events and programs as part of an international campaign to discuss alternative pain modalities. BioElectronics is participating in "Take Control of Your Pain" day sponsored by...

2014-02-28 12:27:49

ZURICH, February 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Visualize your acute or chronic pain quickly and easily While keeping a pain journal can be very valuable for seeing the development of the pain and survey potential treatment success, it also requires a lot of work. Not always the patient has the time, discipline or simply the ability to update a pain diary regularly. Sometimes, just a moment in time can already give important insights: to visualize the pain can expose...

2014-02-27 23:28:56

Throughout March, Living Well Medical is offering complimentary reviews of MRI's and X-rays for people seeking to get out of pain quickly, or simply looking for a second opinion. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 New York City is a tough place to stop and take time off to heal from an injury or a chronic painful condition. Achieving long term pain relief without invasive surgery is tougher still. Chronic pain is especially difficult to deal with once you factor in the NYC...

2014-02-26 23:02:18

The award by the American Academy for Pain Medicine recognizes UNE Professor Edward Bilsky's work on the neuroscience of pain, and his advocacy for individuals suffering from acute and chronic pain. Biddeford, ME (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., University of New England vice president for research and scholarship, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Patient Advocacy Award by the American Academy for Pain Medicine (AAPM). The award will be presented March 8th...

2014-02-26 16:28:09

Annual publication aims to clarify options and improve communication between prescribers and consumers ROCKLIN, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chronic pain is a complex condition affecting an estimated 10 million Americans, according to the recent Institute of Medicine Report: Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research. People with pain face a myriad of treatments and medications promising to help them manage...

2014-02-21 23:01:00

The Center for Neurosomatic Studies graduates first class of Neurosomatic therapists. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 The Center for Neurosomatic Studies (CNS) congratulates the first class of graduates from the 18 month, clinically-based, integrative manual massage school in Clearwater. CNS is a school with the mission of filling a void in the healthcare sector, that of the treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries that are associated with prolonged pain. Neurosomatic...

2014-02-20 23:01:10

As a plethora of Georgia pain patients have began to seek out the services of a reputable prolotherapy doctor in the Peach State, PRP is slowly becoming one of Georgia's finest alternative treatments. PRP411.com, a search-and-booking platform, is actively seeking Georgia PRP doctors to attend to this influx. (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Establishing its name as one of the nation’s first prolotherapy search-and-booking platforms, PRP411 has quickly become one of the United States’...

2014-02-20 14:50:29

Musculoskeletal pain of the bone, joint and muscles is one of the most common reasons for primary care visits in the United States. According to a literature review appearing in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), chronic pain, or pain that persists beyond an expected period of healing, is estimated to affect 100 million Americans. The majority of chronic pain complaints concern the musculoskeletal system, but they also include headaches...


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