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Covering The Latest Research This February on Nevada Pain

By |2016-11-03T08:27:42-07:00February 27th, 2015|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |

At Nevada Pain, we know keeping up with the latest research is important for a comprehensive understanding of your pain. That's why this February, we focused on the many treatment options, research, and events that are influencing upcoming and innovative pain treatments. February had two events of import: National Eating [...]

Operation Medicine Cabinet Has A Big Success

By |2016-11-03T08:32:11-07:00August 15th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , |

These substances contribute to more overdoses every year than heroin and cocaine combined. One of them has been called the most dangerous drug in Clark County, leading to nearly 150 deaths in 2013. Traces of these substances have been found in nearly 80% of the streams sampled in a recent national survey. In [...]

Opioid Use And Chronic Pain In The Military

By |2016-11-03T08:33:00-07:00July 14th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , |

Chronic pain in the military is increasingly being viewed as a serious concern. As we discussed a few months ago on this blog, stereotypes and military culture had made it difficult to estimate the amount of chronic pain among soldiers. At the time, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimated that there [...]

Do Opioids Help Migraines?

By |2016-11-03T08:33:47-07:00June 12th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

In the thick of a migraine attack, the strongest painkiller sounds the most appealing. Anything to alleviate the pain. But the very strongest class of painkillers there is, opioids, don't effectively treat migraine pain, researchers say. An abstract published in the journal Headache found opioids could even worsen migraine pain, [...]

Medicines Used for Back Pain

By |2017-09-29T13:22:55-07:00February 18th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

80% of patients who visited a primary care provider for back pain were prescribed at least one medication, notes Dr. Mark Borigini in a post for Psychology Today. As discussed earlier on this blog, there are obviously many treatment options for back pain--ranging from physical therapy to epidural steroid injections. Medicines used for [...]

Most Common Treatments for Low Back Pain

By |2016-11-03T08:38:38-07:00February 17th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Low back pain can run the gamut from merely annoying to chronic, debilitating pain. While the National Institutes of Health estimates that eight out of ten people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, the reality is that many of these cases will be acute episodes [...]

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