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New Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy Showing Promising Results

Does spinal cord stimulation (SCS) work in relieving pain? Some data released at the American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting held in Maryland in March indicate that the technology is continuing to improve. People who participated in an industry-first,…

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You Make the Call: Risk or Opiophobia?

Kurt W.G. Matthies is former computer engineer and freelance writer who has lived with the chronic intractable pain of severe spine disease for over 20 years. As a former Contributing Editor to MacUser and columnist for other trade journals, Kurt…

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Drug Used for Fibromyalgia May Get Banned from Florida

The popular, natural pain-fighting plant, kratom, may be banned from the state of Florida due to a bill state Republican, Greg Evers has introduced. The bill is intended to put kratom on the state’s list of controlled substances, thereby banning…

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Are Pain Patients Getting The Short End?

When the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) rescheduled hydrocodone from Schedule III to Schedule II last October, many pain patients feared their pain medication supply would be interrupted. 100 days later, it appears they were right. A survey released today (Friday…

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