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Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today

Pain and pain management is a complex area of medicine. There are numerous treatment options from medication and therapies to mind-body techniques. Pain can be treated with over-the-counter medicine if it is a milder form, or stronger medications such as

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Enthesopathy: Symptoms and treatment

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is enthesopathy and how is enthesopathy caused? How is enthesopathy diagnosed and treated, and what conditions may be confused with enthesopathy?

Acupuncture, electrotherapy after knee replacement associated with reduced and delayed opioid use

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An analysis of drug-free interventions to reduce pain or opioid use after total knee replacement found modest but clinically significant evidence that acupuncture and electrotherapy can potentially...

Does laser therapy for knee pain work?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Laser therapy is an experimental type of treatment being offered for knee pain. We look at the science behind it, and benefits or risks of laser therapy.

Cannabis for pain and PTSD 'lacks high-quality evidence'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Systematic reviews of the scientific evidence suggest that it is of insufficient quality to support the use of cannabis for the treatment of PTSD and pain.

Arthritis on the rise

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The average American today is twice as likely to be diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis than in the years before World War II, Harvard scientists say, but that increase can't be blamed on the reasons...

Upper crossed syndrome: Causes, symptoms, and exercises

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Upper crossed syndrome refers to an overlapping configuration of overactive and underactive muscle groups. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Rain increases joint pain? Google suggests otherwise

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Some people with achy joints and arthritis swear that weather influences their pain. New research, perhaps the deepest, data-based dive into this suggestion, finds that weather conditions in 45 U.S.

Allodynia: Causes, types, and treatment

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Allodynia is when pain is experienced despite there being no obvious cause for pain. Learn about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.

What is paresthesia? Causes and symptoms

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Paresthesia is a condition characterized by a burning sensation in the extremities. Learn about its causes, diagnosis, treatment options, and prevention.

Paraphimosis: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Paraphimosis is a medical emergency that should be treated as soon as possible. What is paraphimosis, how is it treated, and what may the complications be?

Why are doctors underusing a drug to treat opioid addiction?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A drug approved for private physicians to treat opioid addiction is being underprescribed, and a survey of addiction specialists suggests that many of them are not willing to increase their use of...

Researcher identifies potential way to reduce chronic pain

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 13:00:00 PDT

By identifying a molecule responsible for activating the body's pain receptors, Professor Loren Martin of the University of Toronto Mississauga offers hope to the one-in-five Canadians reportedly...

Costochondritis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Costochondritis is a condition where the cartilage in the breastbone becomes inflamed, causing pain. Learn about symptoms, treatments and outlook.

Hyperalgesia: Causes, types, and treatment

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

We explore the cause of hyperalgesia. We also examine the various types of the condition and the most effective treatments. Learn more here.

Levator ani syndrome: Symptoms and treatment

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Levator ani syndrome is a condition causing random, painful episodes in the rectum and anus. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments.

Potential drug for treating chronic pain with few side effects

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Okayama University describe in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the effect of clodronate on the regulation of adenosine triphosphate release and its potential as a drug...

New research findings to standardize first-aid treatment of jellyfish stings

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Vinegar and heat are found to be the best treatment of stings from lion's mane jellyfish.

Is chronic fatigue syndrome an inflammatory disease?

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study monitoring levels of molecules involved in immune response in CFS/ME patients suggests that the condition is essentially an inflammatory disease.

Relieving chronic pain with behavioral strategies

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In the face of the opioid crisis in the United States, alternative treatments for chronic pain are desperately needed. Are behavior strategies the answer?

Mind-body therapies immediately reduce unmanageable pain in hospital patients

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mindfulness training and hypnotic suggestion significantly reduced acute pain experienced by hospital patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Piriformis syndrome: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Piriformis syndrome is when there is pain in the hip and buttock. In this article, learn about the potential causes, how it is diagnosed, and treatment.

Study points to possible trigger of chronic fatigue symptoms, offering hope of new therapies

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Most people aren't worn out by simple daily tasks requiring little exertion. But those with chronic fatigue syndrome might be exhausted by a walk across the room.

Epigastric hernia: Causes, repair, and recovery

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is an epigastric hernia? Learn about the causes of an epigastric hernia, the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and what to expect from surgery.

New drug target could change chronic pain medication

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research identifies a novel target for potential new medication for chronic and pathologic pain. The study finds a new pain receptor and mechanism.

Sever's disease: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is Sever’s disease and who does it affect? In this article learn about the causes, recovery, and possible recurrence of Sever’s disease.