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Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can begin with an injury or a problem such as a bulging disk in the spine. It can be associated with complex syndromes such as fibromyalgia. Or you may experience it as headaches, back pain, joint pain, nerve pain, or a myriad of other localized symptoms.

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  • Weakened Knees a Big Cause of Falls for Older People: Study

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new study supports what many American seniors may already know: that knee “instability” boosts their odds for a dangerous fall. “Falls, injury from falls and poor balance confidence are extremely common and debilitating problems in older people,” said study author Michael Nevitt, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics [...]

  • Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Scientists and doctors still lack good insight into Gulf War illness and other health problems plaguing U.S. veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War, a new report says. More than $500 million in U.S. government-funded research on Gulf War veterans was conducted between 1994 and 2014, producing many results. [...]

  • Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who take the painkiller acetaminophen — best known under the brand name Tylenol — may be more likely to have a child with asthma, new research suggests. Although the study wasn’t designed to prove cause-and-effect, researchers found that prenatal exposure to the over-the-counter medicine was associated with [...]

  • Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C., evaluated 121 women who listened to recorded meditation or music, or received standard care during image-guided needle biopsies. The meditation focused on [...]

  • Painkillers Don’t Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: Study

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Taking prescription narcotic painkillers doesn’t improve movement or reduce disability in people with pain related to nerve damage, researchers have found. “Even though [narcotic] medications can be a powerful pain killer, it does not necessarily mean improved function will follow. Pain is not the only factor in determining function,” [...]

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