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Musculoskeletal Network Reports from American Pain Society Meeting

ORWALK, Conn., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US today announced that Musculoskeletal Network , an online resource for unique and efficient updates on management of musculoskeletal disorders, now provides research highlights from the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society (APS) held in Honolulu.

More than 1.5 billion persons worldwide experience chronic pain, according to the APS. In the United States, chronic pain costs up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. APS meeting highlights include the following:

Current models of US health care delivery offer both obstacles to and opportunities for achieving quality and effectiveness in pain-related care. With health care system reforms anticipated, chronic pain needs to be addressed.
Training the brain to reduce pain is a promising approach to treating patients with complex regional pain syndrome and phantom limb pain.
Migraine is a neurological rather than a vascular disorder. Acute and preventive treatments being developed target both the peripheral nervous system and the CNS.
NGX-1998, a novel liquid formulation of high concentration capsaicin, provides pain relief for peripheral neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia.
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Posted: May 2012