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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Chronic Pain News
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Emergency room physicians still hand out hundreds of thousands of codeine prescriptions for children every year, despite warnings that kids’ responses to codeine vary wildly and the drug can cause an accidental overdose, a new study finds. ER doctors issued about 560,000 to 880,000 prescriptions [...]
SUNDAY, April 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — It’s been a mystery why some people can withstand pain better than others. Now a new study suggests that genetics may play a role in whether your pain tolerance is low or high. Researchers pinpointed four genes that could help explain why perceptions of pain differ from person to [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People taking blood thinners to prevent clots in their legs or lungs may put themselves at risk for serious internal bleeding if they also take common painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen, researchers warn. These over-the-counter painkillers — called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — include such [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A long-term study suggests that older people who use common prescription painkillers, including prescription-strength ibuprofen, may be increasing their risk for developing a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke and heart failure and can shorten life. Previous studies [...]
The first prescription treatment that can be used by family members or caregivers to treat an overdose of narcotic painkillers has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.