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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.

Chronic Pain Journey

Treating Pain When It Becomes a Disease in Its Own Right

There's no reason to suffer. Diagnose the symptoms, get treatment, and find relief for back, neck, and other types of chronic pain.

Chronic Pain News

  • Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds

    The choice to die at home, rather than in a hospital, provides great comfort to both the patient and their loved ones, a new British study says.

  • Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain Patients, Study Finds

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana appears mostly safe for treating chronic pain, at least among people with some experience using the drug, a new study suggests. People who used pot to ease their pain didn’t have an increased risk of serious side effects, compared to people with pain who [...]

  • Do You Blame a Higher Power When You Get Sick?

    THURSDAY, Oct. 1 2015 (HealthDay News) — Feeling abandoned or persecuted by a higher power could be bad for your health, new research suggests. Counseling people to overcome such negative spiritual beliefs could help decrease pain in some and improve their overall health, according to the study authors. “In general, the more religious or spiritual you are, [...]

  • Back Pain Patients Seek Pain Relief First, Mobility Second

    MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Pain relief is a greater concern than mobility for people with a common form of lower back pain known as lumbar spinal stenosis, a new study indicates. When asked to choose between a treatment that would reduce discomfort and one that would help them stand and walk, the vast [...]

  • Steroid Injections Probably Won’t Help Your Lower Back Pain

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Steroid injections for lower back pain may provide some relief for certain patients, but any benefits are temporary, a new study finds. Lower back pain related to herniated disk (when intervertebral disks become compressed and bulge) and, to a lesser degree, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the [...]

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