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Topical Treatment of Pain: Perspectives on Complementary, Traditional, and Plant Medicine
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024 (Open) Submit Now
James D Adams, Professor Emeritus
Benicia, CA, USA
Research interests: apoptosis; delayed cell death; herbal drugs; nicotinamide; Parkinson's disease; ruptured berry aneurysm; smart drugs; stroke; toxicity testing.
Acupuncture, moxibustion, liniment, ointment, plant medicines, traditional medicines.
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Received: 22 August 2023; Published: 11 January 2024; doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2401009
Many websites are dedicated to educating the public about chronic pain and its management. The majority of these websites say there is no cure for chronic pain, but encourage patients to try exercise, diet, stress reduction and other techniques to decrease the severity of chronic pain. Patients are also taught to use oral or injected drugs [...]
Received: 01 August 2022; Published: 04 August 2022; doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203032
Oral pain medicines are routinely used to treat pain and chronic pain. Recent evidence shows that many of these medicines actually increase chronic pain when used over several weeks. Patients should be encouraged to find alternative pain treatments and avoid oral medicines for pain.