November 23, 2021
By Mehal J. Desai, MD, MPH - A grandmother in need of a hip replacement, an all-American high school swimmer with a bad shoulder and a 40-year-old construction worker with nerve pain in his elbow.
November 11, 2021
Veterans are tough. We’re trained to push through, suck it up and fight back. But living in pain doesn’t have to be a fact of life as we age.
November 9, 2021
People who experience episodic migraine know how painful and debilitating the attacks can be. Now, these patients have a new option for stopping attacks before they start.
September 10, 2021
Treating pain without opioids has become possible for many patients through novel drugs approved by a regulatory process called 505(b)(2). Now, access to these treatments is in jeopardy.
September 2, 2021
Headaches are just an excuse to avoid everyday responsibilities, society sometimes tells us, certainly not a “real” medical problem. My years of treating patients prove this stereotype utterly inaccurate.
August 25, 2021
Nearly six in 10 adults are living in pain, according to new data. But balanced pain management could be the key to helping many of them find relief.
August 12, 2021
For some people living with migraine disease, trying to access appropriate medication has become a headache – literally.
August 5, 2021
Patients suffering from cluster headache may soon enjoy a breath of fresh air. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced last month a proposed decision to make home-use oxygen a coverable treatment for cluster headache.
July 6, 2021
Many people still equate migraine with “bad headaches.” But in fact, migraine is a chronic, debilitating disease that afflicts 47 million Americans, 75% of whom are women.
June 17, 2021
Victory over pain is the greatest gift an anesthesiologist like me can offer his patients. I discovered that firsthand when I switched from general surgery to anesthesiology 20 years ago.