Latest News in Chronic Pain
This blog page contains the latest news and developments in the field of chronic pain and its management
Transforaminal epidural steroid injection is as good as microdiscectomy for sciatica
Chronic migraine week was designed to raise awareness of this widespread but often invisable condition
Facet joint injections with cortisone have been offered as a treatment for mechanical low back pain for at least 60 years. More recently however, this practice has been becoming increasingly controversial on both clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness grounds.
This is a brief summary of the 2016 NICE guideline for the management of chronic low back pain
Commentary on the new IASP definition of pain
Primum non nocere – first do no harm. The first principal of medicine
Ever since my student days, when first introduced to the concept of sympathy versus empathy, I have to confess that I have never been able to fully and deeply grasp what these terms actually mean.
Migraine is a primary neurological condition associated with hyper-excitability of the brain which can manifest in many different way
Former Eurythmics and general 80’s icon Annie Lennox has highlighted the plight of chronic pain sufferers as a result of the current social and economic lockdown, implemented to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The recent news that dexamethasone reduces deaths covid-19 is a good news story for chronic pain physicians on a number of different levels.