Researchers have developed a Japanese translated version of the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire-2 that shows good reliability and validity for discriminating between chronic neuropathic and non-neuropathic pain.
People with erosive osteoarthritis of the hand are more likely to experience pain if they have also diabetes, suggests research presented at the recent annual meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism in Paris, France.
Functional restoration programmes may help to suppress fibromyalgia in some patients with chronic disabling occupational musculoskeletal disorders, but more may need to be done to overcome longer-term related disability, research suggests.
Satisfaction with postoperative pain treatment is more strongly associated with patients’ impressions of improvement and appropriateness of care than their actual pain experience, results of a large international study show.
A lack of appropriate treatment for neuropathic and psychogenic pain may cause patients with musculoskeletal pain to suffer a more chronic pain course, according to the latest results of an ongoing Japanese epidemiological study.