Posts Tagged ‘chronic pain’

Opioid Abuse in Chronic Pain

Posted by • April 1st, 2016

Chronic pain not caused by cancer is among the most prevalent and debilitating medical conditions but also among the most controversial and complex to manage. The urgency of patients’ needs, the demonstrated effectiveness of opioid analgesics for the management of acute pain, and the limited therapeutic alternatives for chronic pain have combined to produce an… Read More…

Measuring Pain using Functional MRI

Posted by • April 10th, 2013

The moment we find a useful biomarker, our ability to manage a condition improves: we treat diabetes by following the glycemic index, we treat HIV by following a viral load and a CD4 count. Conditions without biomarkers often frustrate treatment – after all, like the business adage – “you can’t manage what you don’t measure.”… Read More…