Take One Graphic Novel and Call Me in the Morning

Explaining your chronic pain to your friends, family or boss can be difficult. But what if there were a tool, which could not only help your support network better understand your suffering, it could also help relieve your pain? The research-based graphic novel Pain is Really Strange by body worker Steve Haines and illustrator Sophie … Read more

Pain Pumps

Pain Pumps

“The pain went from my mid-back all the way to the toes of both my feet, he recalls. I was in agony. I couldn’t work. I couldn’t do anything. I was basically just inhabiting my bedroom.” Oral and injectable pain medications worked for a while, but eventually the medicines only put him to sleep, and … Read more

PR: Opioids Facebook Chat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Readers Have Access to Leading Pain Management Expert through LIVE Online Discussion Hosted by PainPathways Magazine, Thursday, September 24th Did you know that September is National Pain Awareness Month? To raise awareness, PainPathways Magazine will team up with leading pain management expert, Lynn Webster, MD, to host a discussion on opioid therapy for the … Read more

Pharmacy Secrets: What You Need to Know

While you may regularly visit a pharmacy, you might not know everything that happens there. Do you wonder who is filling your prescriptions? Should you use generic drugs? Switch pharmacies? And when is the best time to call in your prescription? Here are some tips for getting best best service at the pharmacy. Pharmacists know … Read more

Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden, award-winning journalist, bestselling author, health and wellness advocate and mom of seven, doesn’t mince words when she talks about her battle with breast cancer. “Women are stunned to hear I had a clean 3-D mammogram,” Lunden says, referring to the normal results she received just weeks before her diagnosis of triple-negative, stage two … Read more

Sanjay Gupta, MD

Sanjay Gupta, MD

A 29-year-old medical resident on a skiing excursion is trapped between rocks and a shelf of ice for more than an hour, her head submerged in freezing water. When rescued, she is blue and lifeless with no breath and no pulse, and another hour passes before she arrives at the nearest hospital with a core … Read more

Pain and Depression: Your Thoughts Make a Difference

If you have chronic pain, you may be at risk for depression. In one study, 35% of the participants who reported chronic pain were also depressed. Risk of depression was not associated with any particular pain type or site. Pain and depression seem to have a “reciprocal relationship”: they tend to feed upon each other; more pain can increase risk … Read more

Opioid Overview

Opioid Overview

The number of Americans who suffer from chronic pain is staggering. It’s around 50-100 million, says Jeff Gudin, MD, the director of Pain Management and Palliative Care at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey. That’s the equivalent of all the people in California and Texas—and a few other states thrown in—who live with … Read more

Opioid-induced Constipation (OIC) Survey

Opioid-induced Constipation (OIC) Survey

To better understand the most common and challenging side effect of opioid therapy, opioid-induced constipation (OIC), PainPathways asked readers to share their experiences. Overall, responses were consistent with previous findings on OIC in chronic non-cancer pain patients, with more women than men responding. Work is underway by Editor-in-Chief and World Institute of Pain President Richard Rauck, MD, … Read more