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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

  • Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Acetaminophen may not be as safe as previously thought, with larger doses and long-term use linked to increased risk of health problems, a new report contends. Best known in the United States under the brand name Tylenol, acetaminophen is the most widely used painkiller in the [...]

  • The Ultrasound Treatment That May Help People With Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

    An ultrasound technique is showing early promise as a quick and minimally invasive treatment for the common and painful foot condition known as plantar fasciitis.

  • Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Acupuncture for back pain is more likely to help people who believe the treatment will work, new research suggests. The study included 485 people who received acupuncture for back pain and completed questionnaires before they began treatment, at two and three months into treatment, and then again at six [...]

  • Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or serious bleeding among heart attack survivors taking prescription blood thinners, a new study says. The finding could prompt widespread concern, given that these painkillers — known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [...]

  • Narcotic Painkiller Use Tied to Higher Risk for Depression

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High doses of powerful narcotic painkillers appear to be linked to a higher risk of depression in patients, new research finds. The study focuses on a class of prescription narcotic painkillers called opioids, which include drugs such as Oxycontin and Vicodin. While most people use the medicines to ease [...]

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