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Pain Management


By asking women how many days per month they suffer pain, you can differentiate between dysmenorrhoea alone (2–3 days) and complex central pain sensitisation (most days). says gynaecologist and pelvic …

With the number of people with chronic pain increasing and access to some pharmacological treatments reducing, pharmacists should be supported to offer services beyond medication supply. Despite regulatory changes aimed …

Low back pain is leading cause of disability in the world, yet common treatments like paracetamol are ineffective, a wide-ranging review of the evidence has found Pharmacists will be no …

Many people are experiencing pain seven days a week affecting their ability to work and function, a musculoskeletal health survey finds.1 Living with a musculoskeletal condition is negatively effecting the …

Wearing stable, supportive footwear reduces knee pain significantly in patients with severe knee osteoarthritis, according to results of a randomised, controlled trial1 presented at the OARSI 2021 World Congress. Clinical …

An innovative opioid education program is helping pharmacists feel more confident to raise issues like opioid harm—as well as discuss alternative treatment options with their patients. The NPS Medicinewise program1 was …

Knowing how to begin patient conversations about opioid tapering can be challenging so NPS MedicineWise offers some practice tips to get the conversation off on the right footing. Use the …

With opioid literacy an ongoing problem, Carers Australia is urging pharmacists to play a more active role in identifying carers of people relying on opioids for pain relief, and to …

A campaign aims to make Australians shingles-aware — and one group says pharmacists could help. A new campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk …

Pharmacists can make a difference to the burden of headache and migraine, given research shows GPs aren’t adequately trained and 50% of patients haven’t even been properly diagnosed. The 2020-21 …

Lockdown stress has hit chronic pain patients hard but those with more resilience, flexibility and acceptance have coped better, research finds. Chronic pain patients experienced increased pain, anxiety, depression and …

Functional medicine provides an opportunity for pharmacists who are looking to extend their role beyond the dispensary and toward fee-for-service consultations in clinic rooms, writes pharmacist and functional health coach …