• Proper pain management with a proper scale

    The Department of Defense launched a pain rating scale for use in hospitals to better assess pain in patients. The Defense and Veteran’s Pain Rating Scale improves older pain assessment techniques by measuring not only the intensity of pain, but its impact on daily function as well. The scale

  • TBI conference targets assessments, capabilities on front lines

    For centuries, head injuries have been a consequence of war and violence, sometimes leading to unexplained physical and behavioral changes in patients. Landstuhl Regional Medical Center’s Traumatic Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic hosted medical professionals during a three-day TBI Champion

  • Alternative medicine sticks around at Offutt

    In 2015, Offutt’s Ehrling Bergquist Clinic began using Battle Field Acupuncture as an alternative pain management technique. The popularity of this treatment has continued to grow at Offutt, which now has 25 trained physician acupuncturists on staff.“We use it to treat pain for just about any

  • The dangers of opioid pain medications

    Pain is the most common reason people seek medical treatment. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 1 in 10 Americans have chronic pain or pain every day for the preceding three months.

  • Burn Center offers new pain management approach for patients

    Doctors at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are utilizing a novel method of administering pain medication to burn patients in the burn intensive care unit in hopes to mitigate opioid addiction and other complications associated with

  • Nerve Scrambler Therapy lessens pain for warfighters, TRICARE patients

    At first glance, Nerve Scrambler Therapy is a name that some might confuse with an experimental, avant-garde rock band from the 1970s. Think The Velvet Underground, Electric Light Orchestra or Grand Funk Railroad.In reality, NST is one of the 79th Medical Wing’s most cutting edge methods, or