Time for Tuesday-Newsday! The Featured Blog Posts this week are all related to finding quality healthcare.
Let Me Know: If you’d like me to watch for articles on your pain condition, just drop me a note in the comments section below.
WARNING: My goal is to provide the most up-to-date news I can, which you can then take to your personal doctor and debate the merits of before you try it. I do not endorse any of the docs, treatments, info, and meds in anything I post nor can I guarantee they are all effective, especially not for everyone. As is the case with any health info, ALWAYS get your doctor's opinion first!
*CHRONIC PAIN NEWS
Chronic pain treatments may get boost from high-tech imaging: Brain scans can track protein changes to show whether therapies work
Chronic Pain Is Overwhelmingly Experienced by Women—So Why Do They Have Trouble Getting Care for It?
Chronic Joint Pain: Joints can swell when we are sleeping, preventing restful sleep in 50-90% of patients
Why It's Sometimes OK For Doctors To Google Their Patients (note: what do you think of this?)
Making Epidural Injections Safer: National organizations sign off on new suggestions to improve pain treatment and prevent neurological injuries
*MIGRAINE / HEADACHE
What are the risks associated with taking migraine medications and antidepressants at the same time?
Mitigate those Migraines: Cambia (Diclofenac Potassium) has recently been established as an effective Level A treatment
New study finds Migraine remains highly prevalent medical condition with women, vulnerable populations bearing disproportionate disease burden; E.R. visits common but best treatments not usually prescribed
Headaches can be a warning sign: If bad headaches and vision problems crop up persistently for the first time over the age of 50, it could be a symptom of a serious illness
Limit Imaging Scans for Headache? Neurosurgeons Raise Concerns It Is Sometimes the Only Symptom of Brain Tumors
*PEDIATRIC MIGRAINE / HEADACHE
*FEATURED BLOG POSTS
Even if a Featured Blog Post is written specifically with emphasis on one chronic pain condition, it may still have information and ideas which can help people with any type of chronic pain/illness. I always select posts which I think can provide help for the widest audience.
for Pain Pathways magazine
by Dorothy Foltz-Gray for Lifescript
by Martine Ehrenclou
by Sue Ingebretson for ProHealth