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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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Chronic Pain News

  • Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary

    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain such as that related to fibromyalgia, new Scottish research suggests. But U.S. pain specialists say consuming alcohol is the wrong approach to coping with disabling pain. “It’s an odd way [...]

  • U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse

    WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Led by the American Medical Association, a group of 27 major U.S. medical organizations are banding together to tackle the continuing epidemic of narcotic painkiller abuse. “We have joined together as part of this special Task Force because we collectively believe that it is our responsibility to work together [...]

  • Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia

    WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Elderly Americans with dementia who live at home may need help managing their pain, a new study suggests. “As a hospice nurse caring for people in their homes, I have seen many patients with dementia who suffer from distressing pain,” said study author Lauren Hunt, a physiological nursing Ph.D. [...]

  • Many Don’t Tell Docs About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain

    MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans with chronic pain who use alternative therapies — such as acupuncture — don’t discuss these treatments with their doctors, a new study finds. “Our study confirms that most of our patients with chronic pain are seeking complementary treatments to supplement the care we provide in the primary [...]

  • Better Sleep May Mean Less Chronic Pain

    FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Improving sleep quality might help ease pain among those with osteoarthritis, a new study suggests. That’s because disruptions in sleep are associated with changes in how the body processes and feels pain, the researchers said. More than half of all people with osteoarthritis have pain during the night. This may [...]

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