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Over-the-Counter Meds, Exercise Most Prevalent Treatment for Chronic Pain

26.6 percent of adults reported pharmacologic therapy use alone, with most reporting nonopioid use only

Opioid Use Down With Erector Spinae Plane Blocks in Lumbar Laminectomy

Bilateral erector spinae plane blocks combined with multimodal analgesia also reduces pain scores, need for antiemetic therapy

Few Adults Talk to Providers About BP Risks of OTC Pain Relievers

Findings show fewer than half of patients with high blood pressure have had these conversations

Methotrexate Reduces Pain in Hand Osteoarthritis With Synovitis

Researchers note moderate but potentially clinically meaningful effect on reducing hand pain

No Significant Increase Seen in Cystitis Diagnoses During COVID-19 Pandemic

More women diagnosed with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome, but difference was not significant

Acupuncture Aids Outcomes After Heart Valve Surgery

Reduction seen in pain, nausea, stress, and anxiety, as well as incidence of atrial fibrillation

ASA: Deep Learning Model Can Improve Pain Assessment

Model performed with accuracy of 88 percent for Critical Care Pain Observation Tool, 66 percent for visual analog scale

Opioid Use Down With High-Frequency Electrical Stimulation Device After C-Section

Less opioid medication used prior to discharge and fewer MME prescribed at discharge in the functional versus sham device group

Disparities Seen in Prehospital Pain Care of Traumatic Injuries

Non-White patients less likely to receive analgesia

Relaxing Immersive Virtual Reality Interventions Acceptable, Feasible

Virtual reality interventions are suggested to have positive effect on anticipatory anxiety symptoms and pain