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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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New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints.



No relief in sight for those suffering from sciatica

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A drug increasingly being prescribed for treating sciatica has been revealed to be no better than placebo, in new research from The George Institute for Global Health.



A single glucocorticoid injection provides only short-term relief from chronic low back pain

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A single intradiscal glucocorticoid injection reduces low back pain associated with active discopathy at 1 month for patients in which first-line conservative treatments had failed.



Electroacupuncture releases stem cells to relieve pain, promote tissue repair, study finds

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study led by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced...



Combining opioids with anti-anxiety medicines linked to greater risk of overdose

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Taking opioids (strong prescription painkillers) together with benzodiazepines (widely used to treat anxiety and sleep problems) is associated with greater risk of opioid overdose, finds a study in...



Lung cancer and shoulder pain: What's the connection?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Learn how lung cancer may cause shoulder pain and other lung cancer symptoms. What are the common causes and treatments of shoulder pain?



Patients with depression symptoms due to chronic sinus disease are less productive

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Depression is the driving factor for missed days of work or school in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.



Use of opioid pain medications may affect liver transplant patients' survival

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An analysis of nearly 30,000 patients undergoing liver transplantation in the United States between 2008 and 2014 found elevated death and organ loss rates in the first 5 years after...



Researchers aim to cure headache during flight

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Many people suffer from pain when they fly but that may soon be a thing of the past.



Brain differences between men and women affect response to pain relief

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

More active microglia immune cells in pain-processing regions of female brains may explain why they need higher morphine doses than males, study suggests.



Physical therapy proves as effective as surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Physical therapy is as effective as surgery in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy® (JOSPT®).



Shared reading could help to ease chronic pain

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that shared reading - an interactive experience involving small groups of people reading aloud - might help to alleviate chronic pain.



Common causes of eye pain explained

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about common causes of eye pain, such as corneal disorders, glaucoma, uveitis, and endophthalmitis. Also learn about eye care tips.



Given the choice, patients will reach for cannabis over prescribed opioids

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication, according to new research by the University of British...



Fibromyalgia tender points: Locations and pain management

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:00:00 PDT

What is fibromyalgia and what are fibromyalgia tender points? Learn about the condition's additional signs and symptoms, complications, and treatments.



Can staying active help to prevent chronic pain? Physical activity affects pain modulation in older adults

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have pain modulation patterns that might help lower their risk of developing chronic pain, reports a study in PAIN®, the official...



Many patients receive prescription opioids during treatment for opioid addiction

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

More than two in five people receiving buprenorphine, a drug commonly used to treat opioid addiction, are also given prescriptions for other opioid painkillers - and two-thirds are prescribed...



Is back pain killing us?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The 600,000 older Australians who suffer from back pain have a 13 per cent increased risk of dying from any cause, University of Sydney research has found.



Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Those who eat more fish, plant proteins less likely to suffer, study finds.Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research...



Itch neurons play a role in managing pain

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There are neurons in your skin that are wired for one purpose and one purpose only: to sense itchy things.



Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children, survey finds

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.



An alternative to opioids? Compound from marine snail is potent pain reliever

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids.



Prospect for more effective treatment of nerve pain

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by sharp, lancinating pain in the teeth or facial area. The standard treatment for this chronic nerve pain can cause burdening side effects.



Placebo and valium are equally effective for acute lower back pain in the ER

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Emergency patients treated with naproxen and placebo had outcomes as good as or better than patients treated with naproxen and diazepam (trade name Valium) for acute lower back pain, according to...



Is Fibromyalgia Real? Common Misconceptions About the Condition

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Some people believe that fibromyalgia isn’t real or only affects women. Learn about these common myths as well as the causes and diagnosis of fibromyalgia.