Chronic Pain

New Ir Treatment For 'tennis Elbow' Reduces Pain And Inflammation Without Surgery

Tennis elbow, the painful chronic condition that affects up to 3 percent of the US adult population, can be effectively treated through transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE), an image-guided, non-surgical treatment that decreases abnormal blood...

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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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Where Does Chronic Pain Begin? Scientists Close In On Its Origins

A new study has produced evidence of the source of chronic pain in humans, revealing several new targets for pain treatment. The paper examined human dorsal root ganglia, specialized nerve cells clustered near the base of the spine removed from...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Seeking A Second Opinion On Pain Podcast

Invisibilia's season debut raised audience concerns around reporting on one teenager's experience with a controversial chronic pain treatment program.(Image credit: Peter Dazeley/Getty Images)
Related topics: Podcasts

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Call Me Cozy

As I struggle with chronic pain, cozy for me is less hygge and more my ex-boyfriend’s mother, nurses with juice and weird, sandy doughnuts.
Related topics: Nursing

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Blunting Pain’s Emotional Component

Chronic pain involves more than just hurting. People suffering from pain often experience sadness, depression and lethargy. That’s one reason opioids can be so addictive — they not only dampen the pain but also make people feel euphoric. What if...
Related topics: Depression

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Insomnia And Chronic Pain

(MedPage Today) -- Study investigates role of psychiatric disorders in sleep-pain relationship
Related topics: Insomnia, Medical Research

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Gabapentin Plus Opioids For Chronic Pain?

(MedPage Today) -- Small study shows no superiority over opioids alone
Related topics: Medical Research

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Menopause Symptoms Linked To Chronic Pain In Midlife

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 -- Menopause symptoms are associated with chronic pain among midlife female veterans, according to a study published online March 4 in Menopause. Carolyn J. Gibson, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the San Francisco VA Health Care...
Related topics: Menopause, Medical Research

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New Target For Chronic Pain Relief Confirmed By Scientists

A research group has observed a potential new target for chronic pain treatment. Further research using this receptor could lead to new, more effective drugs to use in pain-relieving treatment for chronic pain.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Health-care Providers Say Cdc’s Opioid Guidelines Are Harming Pain Patients

In a letter to the government health agency, more than 300 caregivers contend that people in chronic pain are being denied the medication they need.
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Aha News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger To Kidney Disease Patients

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Medication options can be limited for people with chronic kidney disease, which is why they often get prescribed opioids to help manage pain. But new research finds that opioids could...
Related topics: Kidney Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Could Medical Marijuana Help Older People With Their Ailments?

Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, neuropathy, spinal cord damage and multiple sclerosis,...
Related topics: Anxiety, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's

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What If You Were Immune To Chronic Pain? Vaccines Could Make It Happen.

Alzheimer's disease and unintentional deaths (like opioid overdoses and suicides) have been driving down U.S. longevity statistics for three consecutive years – a trend not seen since the Spanish flu pandemic. Our current approach to treating...
Related topics: Vaccines, Alzheimer's Disease, Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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Fda Takes Fresh Look At Whether Opioids Are Effective For Chronic Pain

But a critic says the agency has all the information it needs to curb long-term use of the addictive painkillers.
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Painkillers

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Stopping Inflammation From Becoming Chronic

Drugs such as ibuprofen or aspirin that relieve pain and lower fever are among the most frequently used drugs worldwide. They are used above all for the treatment of inflammatory reactions. However, in spite of their indisputable effectiveness and...
Related topics: Ibuprofen, Aspirin

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The Pendulum Has Swung Too Far

Primary care providers weigh in on the ethics of treating chronic pain in an era of growing restrictions on use of opioids. Medscape Family Medicine

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How Opioids Can Destroy The Most Beloved Of Personalities

“I feel like a caged animal” — My patient offered me this lens through which to view his life seeped in chronic pain. For him, pain dictated his entire sense of being — it was something that simply could not be distilled down to a single...

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This Heated Foot Massager Will Make You Feel Like You're At The Spa

If you deal with chronic foot pain, wear high heels constantly or just love a good foot rub, then you will fall head over heels for the Sable Heated Foot Massager.Read more...

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Pain Patients To Congress: Cdc's Opioid Guideline Is Hurting Us

(MedPage Today) -- Has stoked "climate of fear" leading to inadequate treatment of chronic pain
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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