Healio.com/Internal Medicine presents the latest research in the field of pain management, including investigations into associations between vitamin D and pain in patients with fibromyalgia and the effects of mindfulness meditation and complementary health care.
Complementary health care associated with reduction in neck pain
Patients who underwent acupuncture sessions or Alexander Technique lessons experienced a significant reduction in long-term neck pain, according to findings published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read more.
Mindfulness meditation provides greater pain relief than placebo
Mindfulness meditation demonstrated greater reductions in pain intensity and unpleasantness compared with sham meditation and a placebo cream, according to data published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Read more.
Acupuncture might reduce chronic pain in children
Recent findings published in Alternative and Complementary Therapies suggest that acupuncture therapy might reduce chronic pain in patients aged 7 to 20 years. Read more.
High implementation intervention fidelity seen for practitioner program to manage back pain
A study investigating the fidelity of the IMPLEMENT intervention, a program designed to improve the management of low back pain by general practitioners, revealed participants administered the intervention with high levels of adherence to the planned protocol. Read more.
Vitamin D levels linked to chronic, widespread pain in patients with fibromyalgia
Low levels of serum vitamin D were associated positively with patients with fibromyalgia who had chronic, widespread pain, according to the results of a recently published meta-analysis. Read more.