Chronic Pain

New Opioid Speeds Up Recovery Without Increasing Pain Sensitivity Or Risk Of Chronic Pain

Morphine and other opioid-based painkillers are very effective at treating pain initially, but studies have shown that the drugs can make patients more pain-sensitive, prolonging their discomfort and increasing their risks of developing chronic...
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Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana A Mixed Bag

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 -- If Colorado is any indication, the legalization of marijuana does not come without health hazards. New research shows that while it led to a decline in hospitalizations for chronic pain, there were increases in traffic...
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How To Talk About Illness

Many well-intentioned people say to someone who has a chronic illness or chronic pain, “You don’t look sick.” Unfortunately, this comment falls squarely in the Offensive Things category. Many people who are ill do not appear to be.

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1 In 4 American Workers Struggles With Back Pain

MONDAY, May 13, 2019 -- If your back aches while on the job, you have plenty of company: New research shows that nearly 40 million American workers suffer from chronic lower back pain. In all, that's more than a quarter of the workforce reporting...
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Link Found Between Chronic Pain And Prematurely Aging Brains

Scientists have long recognized the human brain appears to keep time to its own internal clock, its biological age speeding or slowing depending on a host of factors. Someone with a higher education, for example, might have a younger-looking brain...

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Kelly Clarkson Hates Pain Meds: ‘i Question If I’d Just Rather Feel The Pain’

I was surprised at how controversial the “Kelly Clarkson performed with appendicitis” story was, but that happens a lot with this job. Chronic appendicitis is real, I experienced it for months and my doctor confirmed that he’s seen...
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I Can't Stay Body Positive When My Body Is In Pain

Chronic illness can wreck your self-esteem. Here's how to make it just a little better.

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Spinal Kinetics On The True Cost Of Back Pain In America

To estimate the true costs associated with back pain, start with the number of those affected every year, and the number is staggering. To put this in perspective, there are over 100 million Americans that suffer from chronic pain. That’s more...

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Many With Chronic Pain Achieve Remission From Suicidality

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 -- Almost two-thirds of formerly suicidal Canadians with chronic pain were free from suicidal thoughts in the previous year, according to a study published online April 9 in The Journal of Pain. Esme Fuller-Thomson, Ph.D.,...
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Cdc Advises Against Misapplying Opioid Guideline

(MedPage Today) -- Certain practices harm chronic pain patients
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Study: Using Marijuana And Opioids  Together Increases Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse

Using marijuana and opioids together to treat chronic pain is a bad idea, according to a recent study published Tuesday in MedPage Today. Researchers at the University of Houston found that chronic pain sufferers who combined marijuana and opioids...
Related topics: Medical Research, Anxiety, Depression

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Chronic Diseases Restrict The Mobility Of Older People -- Often Unconsciously

Chronic diseases are a key factor limiting the mobility of older people. Usually individuals are conscious of their condition in the case of an acute musculoskeletal disorder that causes pain or functional limitations. However, if the condition has...

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Physician Ally Of Purdue Pharma Agrees To Testify Against Oxycontin Maker

Dr. Russell Portenoy, an early advocate for the use of opioids to treat chronic pain, struck a deal with plaintiffs' lawyers, court records show.
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Cdc Clarifies: Okay To Prescribe Opioids For Cancer Pain

The CDC has issued a clarification letter about its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and says it does not want to block appropriate use of the powerful analgesics. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cancer, Oncology

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Can Ketamine Treat Your Depression? — Mashable Originals

Ketamine is commonly known as a "party drug," but it also may be the key to treating depression and chronic pain when nothing else works. Read more...More about Depression, Drugs, Ketamine, Mashable Originals, and Science
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Many Questions Remain About Medical Marijuana

On a daily basis, patients of mine come in for office visits complaining of wear and tear injuries, as well as aches and pains, and their methods of dealing with chronic pain. As we all know, aging is a part of the normal life process. For instance,...

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The Case Of A Woman Who Feels Almost No Pain Leads Scientists To A New Gene Mutation

The discovery may have implications for treating acute and chronic pain -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Are Federal Guidelines For Prescribing Opioids Hurting Patients With Chronic Pain?

As Oklahoma and Purdue Pharma reach a landmark settlement, we look at an underreported result of the opioid crisis: the underprescribing of opioids for patients who rely on them for pain management. This month, more than 300 doctors and medical...
Related topics: Purdue University, Medical Research

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Halsey Reveals She’s Had Multiple Miscarriages Due To Endometriosis

Halsey is opening up about her struggles with endometriosis. The singer took to her Twitter account this week to tell her fans what she’s been through. According to The Daily Mail, Halsey revealed that she lives in pain due to the chronic...
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Fda Warns Homeopathic Company About Illegal Product Claims

TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- Nutra Pharma Corp. has been warned about illegal marketing of unapproved homeopathic products with claims that they can treat addiction and chronic pain from serious conditions such as cancer, diabetes, shingles, and...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Marketing, Cancer, Oncology, Diabetes

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