Chronic Pain

Two Senators With Business Degrees Want The Fda To Tell Doctors They Should Not Treat Chronic Pain...

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) has a bachelor's degree in business administration. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) has an MBA from Harvard. Yet the two senators seem to think they have the medical expertise to second-guess the judgment of physicians across the...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Harvard University

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Researchers Find Insects Feel Chronic Pain

The next time you go to whack a fly with a fly swatter or book, keep in mind new research published by The University of Sydney. Researchers there say that they have known for over a decade that insects experience something like pain. New research...
Related topics: Medical Research

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'fighting The Wrong War': Chronic Pain Patients Push Feds To Change Opioid Policies

The FDA, CDC and HHS are examining policies on opioid prescribing as chronic pain patients who need prescriptions to function were left in agony.       
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Scientists Identify Spasm In Women With Endometriosis-associated Chronic Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain associated with endometriosis often becomes chronic and can persist (or recur) following surgical and hormonal interventions. Treating pelvic floor muscle spasm with botulinum toxin may relieve pain and improve quality of life.
Related topics: Hormones, Botox

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‘i’ve Gained My Life Back’: New Tests May Help Those With Persistent Urinary Tract Infections

UTIs are common, but for some people the agony persists even when standard tests show nothing, and the pain and urgency become chronic.

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Lack Of Evidence For Treating Chronic Pain In Children

WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 -- There is a lack of evidence on the efficacy and safety of pharmacological treatments for chronic pain in children, according to research published online June 19 in PAIN. Christopher Eccleston, Ph.D., from the University...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Medical News Today: 11 Ways To Treat Back Pain Without Surgery

Doctors often find chronic back pain challenging to treat, but there are many nonsurgical options that people can try. We discuss 11 methods here, including chiropractic care, acupuncture, and exercises.

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Cancer Survivors Have High Prevalence Of Chronic Pain

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 -- Cancer survivors have a high prevalence of chronic pain, according to a research letter published online June 20 in JAMA Oncology. Changchuan Jiang, M.D., M.P.H., from Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in New York City, and...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Pain Patients Left In Anguish By Doctors 'terrified' Of Opioid Addiction, Despite Cdc...

Cancer, cystic fibrosis and other chronic pain patients struggle to find doctors who will prescribe them painkillers amid the opioid addiction crisis.       
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cancer, Oncology, Cystic Fibrosis, Painkillers

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Gut Bacteria Associated With Chronic Pain For First Time

A research team has shown, for the first time, that there are alterations in the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of people with fibromyalgia. Approximately 20 different species of bacteria were found in either greater or are lesser...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research, Fibromyalgia

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Forget "text Neck." New Research Suggests Humans Are Growing Horns.

A team of researchers in Queensland says 33% of the Australian population has sizable bone spurs growing at the base of their skulls. This postural deformity, enthesophytes, results in chronic headaches and upper back and neck pain.The likelihood...
Related topics: Medical Research

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More Than 5 Million Cancer Survivors Experience Chronic Pain, Twice The Rate Of The General...

More than 5 million cancer survivors in the United States experience chronic pain, almost twice the rate in the general population, according to a study published by Mount Sinai researchers
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Health Tip: Getting Back To Sleep

-- Waking up in the middle of the night is a surefire way to disrupt the next day's activities. Often, waking in the night is triggered by a type of insomnia, says Cleveland Clinic. Underlying health problems, such as chronic pain or acid reflux,...
Related topics: Insomnia

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One Step Closer To Chronic Pain Relief

While effective drugs against chronic pain are not just around the corner, researchers have succeeded in identifying a protein as a future potential target for medicinal drugs. Basic research shows that blocking a protein named sortilin prevents...
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins

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Medical News Today: Can Turmeric Help Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. A growing body of scientific research suggests that turmeric and one of its main compounds, curcumin, may help alleviate symptoms of RA. Learn more here.
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Medical Research

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Promising Treatment For Shoulder Pain In Wheelchair Users With Spinal Cord Injury

Researchers have reported the first case of successful, long-term relief of chronic refractory shoulder pain in a wheelchair user with spinal cord injury following a single injection of autologous, micro-fragmented adipose tissue.
Related topics: Medical Research

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What A ‘grumbling Appendix’ Can Tell You

Chronic appendicitis is rare, but it may be the culprit in some cases of ongoing abdominal pain.

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Inside Dean Cain's Secret To Treating His Chronic Pain

Unlike his famed TV character, Dean Cain is mortal. Read more...

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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...
Related topics: Painkillers

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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...
Related topics: Medical Research

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