Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Neurology Now: Articles and Resources on Pain

Editor’s Note:  Chronic widespread pain has long been a commonly reported condition among veterans of the 1991 Gulf War.

And fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, is a presumptive condition for VA service-connection for Gulf War veterans.

The following articles from Neurology Now, a consumer-oriented publication for the American Academy of Neurology may be of interest to Gulf War veterans and those who care for them.

A subscription to Neurology Now is free.

--Anthony Hardie

Resource Central

Neurology Now. 5(2):37-39, March/April 2009.  Where to go for more information on the topics discussed in this issue of Neurology Now and for a directory of patient advocacy organizations.

More Than a Feeling

GORDON, DEBRA.  Neurology Now. 5(2):18-19,23-25, March/April 2009.  New approaches to diagnosing complex regional pain syndrome are redefining what was once thought of as mystery pain. For years, doctors have viewed some pain patients as having psychological or substance-abuse problems. But that is changing.


Expressing Pain

Neurology Now. 4(2):40, March/April 2008.  Expressing pain, a drawing by Eliette Markhbein.

Resource Central

Neurology Now. 4(2):37-39, March/April 2008.  Where to go for more information.


On the Front Lines

TALAN, JAMIE.  Neurology Now. 4(2):33-34, March/April 2008.  The army's success in treating injuries in Iraq has led civilian doctors to adopt these new pain-management strategies.

Neuropathy: Not Just Pain

Richardson, Eugene B.  Neurology Now. 4(2):9, March/April 2008.


Your Questions Answered: MIGRAINE AND FACIAL PAIN

MATHEW, NINAN T.  Neurology Now. 3(6):33, November/December 2007.  Answers to your questions about Lewy body dementia, migraine and facial pain, progressive supranuclear palsy, and dysautonomia.

Mindful Of Pain

HAUPT, JENNIFER.  Neurology Now. 3(6):20-23,27, November/December 2007.  In the fourth installment of our series on Innovative Therapies, we explore the ancient exercises of yoga and tai chi. Emerging evidence-and the experience of practitioners-suggest that these forms of meditation-in-motion can help you harness the mind-body connection to ease the pain of multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, and other conditions.

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