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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

  • Minority Patients in ER Less Likely to Get Painkillers for Abdominal Pain

    MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Minority patients are much less likely than white patients to be given pain medications when they seek emergency department treatment for abdominal pain, a new study shows. Minority patients were also more likely to have longer ER waiting and visit times and less likely to be admitted to the [...]

  • Knee Arthritis: Steroid Shots May Not Help Long-Term, Ozone Injections Promising

    TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Millions of aging Americans are plagued by arthritic knees, and two new studies offer insight into what might — or might not — help curb the condition. Both studies were presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting in San Francisco. One study found that a popular [...]

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Often Brings Less Painful Joints: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Aching knee and hip joints may hurt less after successful weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests. “In particular, walking is easier, which impacts patients’ ability to adopt a more physically active lifestyle,” lead researcher Wendy King said in a news release from the ObesityWeek meeting. Weight-loss surgery isn’t a [...]

  • Here Are the Two Alternative Therapies That Actually Work for Neck Pain

    Two alternative therapies — acupuncture and the Alexander technique — appear equally beneficial for the long-term relief of chronic neck pain, new research reports.

  • Ex-NFL Star Helps Spread the Word on Risks Posed by Painkillers

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — During his 12 seasons as a fullback with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6-foot-1, 250-pound Mike Alstott was known as “The A-Train” — a punishing runner and blocker and fan favorite. From 1996 to 2007, Alstott racked up an impressive National Football League resume: 5,088 yards rushing; [...]

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