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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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Jaw pain: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Jaw pain and facial pain is a common problem, but what are the causes and symptoms and how is it diagnosed? Learn about the different treatments available.



Spinal manipulation treatment for low back pain associated with modest improvement in pain, function

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Among patients with acute low back pain, spinal manipulation therapy was associated with modest improvements in pain and function at up to 6 weeks, with temporary minor musculoskeletal harms...



New tool uses behavioral cues to assess pain in ICU patients who can't communicate

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new Behavior Pain Assessment Tool (BPAT) provides a simple way to evaluate pain in critically ill patients -including those who aren't able to communicate their pain verbally, reports a study in...



Discovery of 'mini-brains' could change understanding of pain medication

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The human body's peripheral nervous system could be capable of interpreting its environment and modulating pain, neuroscientists have established, after successfully studying how rodents reacted to...



Mammograms: What to expect and how to minimize pain

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mammograms are an invaluable tool for early detection of breast cancer. In this article, we look at how to prepare and reduce discomfort.



An old drug with new potential: WWII chemical-weapon antidote shows early promise as treatment for spinal cord injuries

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A drug developed during World War II as an antidote for a chemical warfare agent has been found to be effective at suppressing a neurotoxin that worsens the pain and severity of spinal cord...



Scientists discover new category of analgesic drugs that may treat neuropathic pain

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that a novel therapeutic target called LPCAT2 may prove effective against pain that is not receptive to the current treatments.



Virtual reality therapy helps decrease pain in hospitalized patients

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Virtual reality therapy is effective in significantly reducing pain for hospitalized patients, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study.



Arthritis mutilans: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Arthritis mutilans is a rare form of inflammatory arthritis that causes severe inflammation and damage to bone tissue in the joints. Learn more.



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...