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Slump Stretching May Be Beneficial in Low Back Pain

Slump Stretching May Be Beneficial in Low Back Pain

Slump stretching may be beneficial to individuals with low back pain, based on very low to moderate quality evidence.

Feature Opioid-Induced Constipation: Insights Into Diagnosis and Effective Treatment

Opioid-Induced Constipation: Insights Into Diagnosis and Effective Treatment

Conventional approaches to treatment of opioid-induced constipation include the use of treatment modalities that address non-opioid-related constipation as well as new medications that target the OIC mechanism of action.

Healthday Evidence of Therapeutic Efficacy Substantial for Cannabis Use

Evidence of Therapeutic Efficacy Substantial for Cannabis Use

Substantial, conclusive evidence of therapeutic efficacy found for 85.5% of qualifying conditions.

Healthday Compounded Topical Pain Creams No Better Than Placebo

Compounded Topical Pain Creams No Better Than Placebo

At 1 month, no significant difference seen in positive outcomes for treatment vs control.

Healthday Direct-to-Doctor Payments May Increase Opioid Prescribing

Direct-to-Doctor Payments May Increase Opioid Prescribing

Prescribers receiving opioid-specific payments prescribed 8784 more opioid daily doses per year.

News Buprenorphine-Naloxone Found to Be More Cost-Effective Than Extended-Release Naltrexone

Buprenorphine-Naloxone Found to Be More Cost-Effective Than Extended-Release Naltrexone

Buprenorphine-naloxone may be more cost-effective than extended-release naltrexone as first-line treatment for opioid use disorder.

News As Shutdown Drags On, Opioid Crisis Looms Large

As Shutdown Drags On, Opioid Crisis Looms Large

As the government shutdown drags in to its second month, physicians who treat opioid use disorders are being backed against a wall.

News Meta-Analysis of Opioid Treatment for Chronic Noncancer Pain

Meta-Analysis of Opioid Treatment for Chronic Noncancer Pain

Opioids may only provide limited benefits for the management of chronic noncancer pain and may be associated with a greater risk for vomiting.

News IASP Updates Classification of Chronic Pain

IASP Updates Classification of Chronic Pain

A task force of the International Association for the Study of Pain proposes a classification of chronic pain as either chronic primary or chronic secondary pain, when chronic pain represents the major complaint and when chronic pain is secondary to a chronic disorder, respectively.

Healthday One in 5 Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain

One in 5 Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain

Significant differences seen in patterns of medication, health care use across back pain trajectories.

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