News Releases from the APS Annual Scientific Meeting
From the APS Newsroom
Current newsroom release regarding the 34th Annual Scientific Meeting in Palm Springs.
Fibromyalgia Has Central Nervous System Origins
May 16, 2015
Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous system disorder, which is responsible for amplified pain that shoots through the body in those who suffer from it.
With increasing numbers of chronic pain patients experimenting with marijuana to get relief, physicians need to learn more about the plant and its constituents to counsel patients appropriately about its safety and possible analgesic benefits, according to a leading medical marijuana researcher speaking today in a plenary session at the American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting.
Chronic pain is known to cause brain anatomy changes and impairments, but yoga can be an important tool for preventing or even reversing the effects of chronic pain on the brain, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) official speaking at the American Pain Society’s annual meeting.
More than half of all cancer patients experience pain, most often associated with the malignancy type, body location and disease progression.
The APS honored the recipients of its annual Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Awards recognizing the nation’s outstanding pain care centers. Five multidisciplinary pain programs were recognized.
People suffering chronic pain have valuable information to share about their condition and overall health that can help pain researchers and physicians in treatment planning, according to the head of the Patient Centered Outcomes Institute (PCORI).
The American Pain Society announced the recipients of its prestigious achievement awards during the organization’s annual scientific meeting.