Chronic Pain is like having four flat tires

September is Pain Awareness Month and the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA), released a short, two-minute video which clearly and simply explains what it is like living with chronic pain.  Using the analogy that chronic pain is like having four flat tires and achieving the highest quality of life possible ...

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Motorcycle Accidents and Life Care Planning

Motorcyclists are more vulnerable than occupants of cars; therefore, they are more likely to sustain serious injuries if involved in a crash. Roads are designed for heavier vehicles and road barriers and guardrails are made for deflecting the energy of a car.

For a motorcycle the upright posts found along ...

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March 15, 2016 CDC Opioid Guidelines in chronic pain conditions

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016
Early Release / March 15, 2016 / 65
NOTE FROM DAWN COOK: THIS IS THE ENTIRE 35,738 PAGE REPORT

Deborah Dowell, MD1; Tamara M. Haegerich, PhD; Roger Chou, MD1 (View author affiliations)

Summary

This guideline provides recommendations for ...

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FDA approves SENSA spinal cord stimulator (SCS)

Nevro Corp has received an “approvable” letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system for treatment of chronic pain.

The Senza SCS system delivers Nevro’s proprietary HF10therapy, “an advanced SCS therapy that provides electrical pulses to the spinal cord at a rate ...

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