Dispelling Myth That Chronic Pain is Unresponsive to Treatment

This was the title of a recent article in British Journal of Sports Medicine. It is what my blog is all about – recognizing that there are new things coming out every week that make a difference –

However, there are so few pain clinicians out there that new treatments can take forever to become evident. For example, I believe twice weekly ketamine injections could make a major difference in “hopeless cases”
Office Ketamine For Chronic Pain Poster
http://painmuse.org/wp-content/uploads/Poster-CPS-2017-ketaminefinal-2.pdf

I only saw three clinicians actually look at that poster so can’t imagine anyone will be seeing the benefits of it anytime soon.

I have tried to compile a list of potential treatments that anyone could try:
Reaching “Critical Mass” to Achieving Pain Control – Procedure Pearls
http://painmuse.org/?p=3421

No one treatment is usually life changing but add up 4-5 measures and all of a sudden you get real benefits. So you can get feeling better. Here are some things that come with above article:

 

Every week there is something new. Just new for example is treating Complex Regional Pain by injection spots of sensitized skin nerve with D5W (%% dextrose) – not heard of at a recent course I was at because just came out:

Pain Med. 2017 Apr 26. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnx063. [Epub ahead of print]
Perineural Injection Therapy in the Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome:
A Sweet Solution to Pain.
Thor JA et al
no abstract

These new measure will probably not get used for several years (only took 30+ years for prolotherapy to be found useful)

But if you find something here, take it to you doctor and see.
You can get some better!

 

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