Chronic Pain

New Data On Opioids For Chronic Pain: Less Than Meets The Eye?

(MedPage Today) -- "Prescription Opioid Use Among Adults With Chronic Pain: United States, 2019," the government report's title reads. Inside, based on responses from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) that year, it says, "22.1% of U.S...
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'where Does It Hurt?' Predicts Chronic Pain Outcomes, Study Shows

Pain distribution as reported on a body map, on its own, can be used to assign patients to distinct subgroups that are associated with differences in pain intensity, pain quality, pain impact and clinically-relevant three-month outcomes, according...
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Tiny Wireless Device Illuminates Neuron Activity In The Brain

A team lights a path forward for improved treatment of conditions including addiction and epilepsy and chronic pain. In a new article, they report on a wireless transcranial optogenetic simulation device that can send light through the skull rather...
Related topics: Neurons, Epilepsy

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More Than Half Of Americans Plagued By Back, Leg Pain

THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 -- There's much Americans may disagree on, but many share one thing in common: chronic pain. More than half of U.S. adults suffer from pain, with backs and legs the most common sources, according to researchers from the...
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Fda Oks Spinal Cord Stimulation For Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

The approval is specific for the treatment of chronic pain associated with painful diabetic neuropathy in those whose pain is refractory or who can't tolerate medical treatment. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Diabetes

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How Long Do People Want To Live?

MONDAY, July 19, 2021 -- What's better -- a long life or quality of life? New research suggests that people balance both when thinking about their desired life span, and fears of suffering dementia or chronic pain in old age tend to limit how long...
Related topics: Medical Research, Dementia

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Preferred Life Expectancy And Its Association With Hypothetical Adverse Life Scenarios

A new study sheds light on how the specter of dementia and chronic pain reduce people's desire to live into older ages. Among Norwegians 60 years of age and older the desire to live into advanced ages was significantly reduced by hypothetical...
Related topics: Medical Research, Dementia

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Kratom May Be Particularly Risky For Older Adults Seeking Pain Relief

Chronic pain is a terrible problem without an adequate solution. Many people resort to opioid medication for pain relief, but concerns about addiction have resulted in many doctors reducing or eliminating the narcotics offered to patients. Many...

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3 Ways Managers Can Support Employees Living With Chronic Pain And Fatigue

Managers should focus on ways to make workers with chronic pain more comfortable in the office - or let them work from home. kokouu/Getty Images Around one in five adults in the US lives with chronic pain. To better support employees living with...

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Cbd Products Gain Following Among Fibromyalgia Patients

WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 -- Could the answer to easing the tough-to-treat chronic pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia be found in edibles and other products containing CBD? A new study from Michigan Medicine examined whether people using potentially...
Related topics: Fibromyalgia, Medical Research

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Western High-fat Diet Can Cause Chronic Pain, According To New Study

A typical Western high-fat diet can increase the risk of painful disorders common in people with conditions such as diabetes or obesity, according to a new study.
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research, Diabetes, Obesity

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Brain Implant To Treat Pain

Researchers report a study in which they investigate the potential of a closed loop brain-machine interface (BMI) to treat pain in rats. If this line of research is successful it could lead to a new paradigm in the management of chronic...
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Chronic Headache Pain Linked To Suicide Attempts

US veterans with chronic headache pain have a higher increased risk of attempting suicide than their counterparts with chronic neck or back pain, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
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The Big Number: 50.2 Million People Live With Chronic Pain In The U.s.

The most common types are back pain (reported by about 41 percent) and hip, knee or foot pain (about 44 percent), researchers say.
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New Study Further Advances The Treatment Of Chronic Pain

Scientists have demonstrated that conolidine, a natural painkiller derived from the pinwheel flower and traditionally used in Chinese medicine, interacts with the newly identified opioid receptor ACKR3/CXCR7 that regulates opioid peptides naturally...
Related topics: Medical Research, Painkillers

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Genetic Base Editing Treats Sickle Cell Disease In Mice

Sickle cell disease leads to chronic pain, organ failure, and early death in patients worldwide. A team has demonstrated a gene editing approach that efficiently corrects the mutation underlying SCD in patient blood stem cells and in mice. This...
Related topics: Genetics, Stem Cells

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New Algorithm Could Help Enable Next-generation Deep Brain Stimulation Devices

By delivering small electrical pulses directly to the brain, deep brain stimulation (DBS) can ease tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease or help relieve chronic pain. The technique works well for many patients, but researchers would like to...
Related topics: Algorithms, Parkinson's, Medical Research

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Dementia Diagnosis And Suicide; Head Injury Disability; Complexity Of Chronic Pain

(MedPage Today) -- Death by suicide increased after Alzheimer's or dementia diagnosis, with the highest risk among people 65 to 74 years old and in the first 90 days after diagnosis. (Alzheimer's and Dementia) Cholesterol catabolism and bile acid...
Related topics: Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Cholesterol

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These Canadian Cannabis Producers May Benefit From An Israeli Medical Innovation

According to Health Canada, the Canadian medical cannabis market currently contains 320,000 registered patients, and an estimated total of 8 million Canadians experience chronic pain. An Israeli pharma-tech, Syqe Medical, which specializes in...

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Financial Stress In Early Adulthood Is Related To Physical Pain Decades Later

By Emily Reynolds Pain is not a purely biological phenomenon: discrimination, anxiety around work, and general mental strain have all been shown to contribute to the experience of chronic pain. Many researchers therefore take a biopsychosocial...
Related topics: Stress, Anxiety, Medical Research

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