Study Links Sleep Patterns with Pain Persistence After Pediatric Surgery

About 20 percent of children develop persistent pain after surgery, and a new study published in The Journal of Pain showed that poorer night-time...

Wearable Devices Communicate Vital Brain Activity Information

What can we learn about emotions, the brain and behavior from a wristband? Plenty, according to a prominent MIT engineer and researcher in...

Practical Clinical Trials Can Help Find Alternatives to Opioids

Pressures on primary care doctors to move away from opioid pain management are increasing, but practitioners need practical, evidence-based information on how to employ...

Better Self-Management Improving VA Outcomes for Chronic Pain Care

Self-management programs are teaching veterans with chronic pain to become more active, manage symptoms, reduce stigma and frustration, and minimize depression and other mood...

American Pain Society Presents 2017 Achievement Awards

The American Pain Society (APS), www.americanpainsociety.org, today announced recipients of its prestigious achievement awards during the organization's annual scientific meeting. APS recognizes excellence...

Holistic, Patient Centered Care Gaining Acceptance for Pain Management

Treating the whole person and not just the pain has been a mantra of the American Pain Society (APS) for decades. In his...

Post-Surgical Pain Management Can Influence Progression to Chronic Pain

Surgery is the cause for chronic pain in nearly 1 in 4 individuals who endure persistent pain conditions. Understanding pre-operative and post-op factors that...