Pain

Created:   7/21/2009
Contains:  43 items
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Rethink Chronic Pain: Opioid painkillers can be addictive and are not always appropriate for long-term use. Experts say an alternative is to think about—and treat—pain differently.

Hiscott, Rebecca

Neurology Now. 11(4):10-11, August/September 2015.

This Way In: Experts say non-drug strategies may be most effective for managing chronic pain.

Readers Like Me: We asked 10 subscribers who have been with Neurology Now for 10 years to share their stories. Here's what they told us.

Hiscott, Rebecca

Neurology Now. 11(2):28-31, April/May 2015.

We asked 10 subscribers who have been with Neurology Now since the beginning to share their stories. Here's what they told us.

Escaping Pain: Diagnosis of nerve entrapment syndromes is challenging, but treatment can spell relief.

Samuels, Stephanie

Neurology Now. 10(5):54-56, October/November 2014.

Diagnosing nerve entrapment syndromes is challenging, but treatment can spell relief from pain.

Agony and Arachnoiditis: Named after its inflammation of the brain's “spider” membrane, arachnoiditis is a rare, extremely painful condition that requires individualized treatment.

Debra, Gordon

Neurology Now. 10(5):22-29, October/November 2014.

After being diagnosed with this extremely rare and painful condition, Dawnelle Gonzalez found relief with individualized treatment.

Living With Pain

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 9(2):26-30, April-May 2013.

People with neurologic disorders often experience daily, unremitting pain. In fact, as many as 50 percent have considered suicide as an escape. But with appropriate treatment, patients are able to rediscover hope. Here, we profile two individuals who overcame suicidal thoughts and learned to live with their chronic pain.

Back on Her Feet: After years of chronic pain, actress Jennifer Grey is dancing again.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now. 8(6):18-21, December-january 2012.

Following a car accident in 1987, actress Jennifer Grey—best known for her role in Dirty Dancing—began to experience chronic back and neck pain. After successful surgery, Grey danced her way into the spotlight again on Dancing With the Stars. Learn some of the common causes and treatments for back and neck pain.

10-Year Ache: Singer Rosanne Cash on living with Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia.

Farley, Todd

Neurology Now. 8(3):18-22, June-july 2012.

Rosanne Cash, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, author, and eldest daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, lived with devastating headaches for much of her adult life. After nearly a decade of uncertainty, she was diagnosed and treated for a Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia. Though recovery from surgery has been difficult, she is putting the years of ache behind her.

Facing Pain: Diagnosing and treating the intense facial pain known as trigeminal neuralgia.

Gordon, Debra

Neurology Now. 8(2):26-28, April-May 2012.

Trigeminal neuralgia is a neurologic condition that causes intense facial pain. “When you ask patients to rate their pain on a scale of zero to 10, they typically give a number greater than 10,” says neurologist Gary Gronseth, M.D. Fortunately, a range of treatments are available.

American Icon: Leave It to Beaver star Jerry Mathers reveals how he overcame neuropathy, a painful neurologic condition that affects millions of Americans.

Gora, Susannah

Neurology Now. 7(3):20-23, June-July 2011.

Actor Jerry Mathers, sitcom star of Leave it to Beaver, shares his real-life adventures with diabetes and neuropathy—and how he managed these conditions with serious lifestyle changes. Now Mathers is using his iconic fame to help others in the grips of neuropathic pain.

More Than a Feeling

GORDON, DEBRA

Neurology Now. 5(2):18-19,23-25, March-April 2009.

New approaches to diagnosing complex regional pain syndrome are redefining what was once thought of as “mystery pain.” For years, doctors have viewed some pain patients as having psychological or substance-abuse problems. But that is changing.

On the Front Lines

TALAN, JAMIE

Neurology Now. 4(2):33-34, March-April 2008.

The army's success in treating injuries in Iraq has led civilian doctors to adopt these new pain-management strategies.

Your Questions Answered: MIGRAINE AND FACIAL PAIN

MATHEW, NINAN T.

Neurology Now. 3(6):33, November-December 2007.

Answers to your questions about Lewy body dementia, migraine and facial pain, progressive supranuclear palsy, and dysautonomia.

Mindful Of Pain

HAUPT, JENNIFER

Neurology Now. 3(6):20-23,27, November-December 2007.

In the fourth installment of our series on “Innovative Therapies,” we explore the ancient exercises of yoga and tai chi. Emerging evidence—and the experience of practitioners—suggest that these forms of meditation-in-motion can help you harness the mind-body connection to ease the pain of multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, and other conditions.

Bay Window: After being abandoned because of Parkinson's, I looked out at the world with new eyes.

DECARO, LOUIS F.

Neurology Now. 3(5):48, September-October 2007.

After being abandoned because of Parkinson's, Lou DeCaro looked out at the world with new eyes.

Exercise Rx for Nerve Pain

HAUPT, JENNIFER

Neurology Now. 3(2):33-35, March-April 2007.

People with neuropathy were once told not to exercise, but not any more. Here are simple tips for getting started.


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