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What causes bone pain and how can it be treated?

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There are many causes for bone pain, including cancer metastases and compression of bones in the spine from degenerative bone disease. It can also be caused by damage from long-term use of steroids to treat a condition.

Using anti-inflammatory adjuvants -- even something as simple as ibuprofen, or something stronger such as a corticosteroid -- can lessen bone pain.

From: Pain Medications for Palliative Care WebMD Medical Reference

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J. Cameron Muir, MD, executive vice president for quality and access, Capital Caring, Washington, D.C .

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD.

Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

News release, FDA.

Medscape. “FDA Okays Naldemedine (Symproic) for Opioid Constipation.”

National Institutes of Health: "Drug Interactions of Clinical Importance among the Opioids, Methadone and Buprenorphine, and other Frequently Prescribed Medications: A Review."

Medline Plus: "Oxycodone." "Fentanyl." "Hydrocodone." "Hydrocodone Combination Products." "Hydromorphone." "Methadone."  

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 1, 2017

SOURCES:

J. Cameron Muir, MD, executive vice president for quality and access, Capital Caring, Washington, D.C .

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD.

Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

News release, FDA.

Medscape. “FDA Okays Naldemedine (Symproic) for Opioid Constipation.”

National Institutes of Health: "Drug Interactions of Clinical Importance among the Opioids, Methadone and Buprenorphine, and other Frequently Prescribed Medications: A Review."

Medline Plus: "Oxycodone." "Fentanyl." "Hydrocodone." "Hydrocodone Combination Products." "Hydromorphone." "Methadone."  

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 1, 2017

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