A Comprehensive Guide to the Top Pain-Relieving Devices on the Market
Managing chronic pain takes work. Between appointments with your doctor, pain specialist, physical therapist, acupuncturist, and massage therapist, there are medications to keep up with, diet, exercise, and stress-reduction routines to follow – we know that the struggle is real.
Through a great resource, Practical Pain Management, we’re happy to share a comprehensive guide to the top pain-relieving devices currently on the market.
Always check with your doctor before starting any new treatment or regimen to ensure that the treatment is appropriate for you.
COVID & Peripheral Nerve Injuries
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to the recognition of possible long-term and unexpected complications, whether caused directly by infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) or not. An interesting new study discusses the occurrence of peripheral nerve injuries in a subset of patients who survived severe COVID-19.
A study was recently conducted on animal subjects to determine the effect of chronic pain and nerve injury on the central and peripheral nervous system as well as whether certain treatments can lead to pain relief and tissue repair.
While this study was small, and has a long way to go before we can make conclusions in humans, it was noted that certain treatments did seem to restore normal structures, which would assume a relief in nerve pain.
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is conducting a study to learn more about the experiences of people with PN.
Project HEALING: Health, Empowerment, Autonomy & Learning in Neuropathy Groups has begun an anonymous, online survey that will explore symptoms, physical and psychological limitations, self-management activities and coping strategies. The goal is to learn more about what’s important to people with neuropathy (in phase I) to help develop a state-of-the-art program that addresses the most common symptoms and limitations that impact quality of life (in phase II).
Project HEALING is now recruiting people ages 18 and over who are currently experiencing symptoms of peripheral neuropathy to take a 20-minute survey.