How Painful Is Total Knee Replacement-Treatment And Benefits Of Surgery

How Painful Is Total knee Replacement

For many people, knee arthritis and joint pain can make getting around difficult, and even painful. At first, some simple tasks like walking, climbing stairs, and kneeling may be difficult. But after a while, these everyday routines become too painful. If you reach this point, you may need to consider total knee replacement surgery. About … Read more

Invisible Pain


Writing with a fountain pen and viewing the world through my camera lens is like a soothing balm for my body and soul. Writing and photography have helped me to heal and have changed my life and my work as a psychotherapist. When I write and make photographs about my own invisible pain, it helps … Read more

Blacklist Royals


Anyone who has come home at the end of a tough day and relaxed to the sounds of a favorite song or artist knows that music is transformative, powerful. However, for Rob Rufus and his twin, Nat—principals of the punk rock group Blacklist Royals—music has also been the natural response to a life-altering event that … Read more

Talking to Your Boss About Pain

Talking to Your Boss About Pain

If you are like many people with chronic pain, you maintain a full-or part-time job, despite your pain. Working with chronic pain can be challenging. Occasionally, your performance may be reduced or you may be late or absent. You may operate on less sleep, be impaired by medication side effects, and you pain may make it … 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

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

Sexual Pain

Sexual Pain

Sex hurts. That’s the bottom line for millions of women. Although there’s a tremendous stigma associated with sexual pain, it is a devastating component of a debilitating condition called chronic pelvic pain (CPP). According to the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), CPP is one of the most common medical problems affecting women aged 18 to 50 … Read more

Neuropathy Facebook Chat


Transcript Highlights Shanna K. Patterson, MD, and The Foundation for Peripheral NeuropathyMay 20, 2015 Welcome! Thank you for joining us today for “How to Live Well with Neuropathy.” This Facebook chat will be hosted by Dr. Shanna Patterson and The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy and will cover topics such as: – Power of attitude– Exercise … Read more

Managing Cancer Pain


“I don’t give up,” says Brian Bruel, MD, assistant professor of pain medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and president-elect of the Cancer Pain Research Consortium. “And my patients know that.” Many people who live with cancer and chronic pain and who come to the world-renowned MD Anderson have already seen … Read more