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If you have heard of the term ‘nociceptive pain’, you may be wondering what it is. Pain can come in different forms and affect different parts of the body. There are 6 main types of pain – Nociceptive Visceral Neuropathic Psychogenic Idiopathic Patients feel nociceptive pain in...

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome, related to arthritis that causes widespread pain and tenderness in the body. Here are some facts about fibromyalgia. Secondary Condition Fibromyalgia is from the group of conditions that fall under arthritis. But, unlike osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia doesn’t cause any inflammation or damage to your...

The Health and Human Services (HHS) Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force) concluded their yearlong session with a final meeting last Friday prior to submitting their final report to Congress. John V. Prunskis, MD, Medical Director of Illinois Pain Institute and Presidential Appointee/...

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in April launched a major study to monitor and support a multi-discipline approach to combating the opioid addiction epidemic. A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the agency said that more than $350 million...