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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SATURDAY, March 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A combination of two hormones might make a difference in reducing suffering in people with chronic pain, according to a small, preliminary study. Seven of 9 patients reported a 30 percent to 40 percent decrease in pain after taking doses of oxytocin and human chorionic gonadotropin, the researchers found. [...]
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Doctors in the United States are writing more prescriptions for sedatives than ever before, and the frequent use of these powerful drugs in combination with narcotic painkillers may be causing medication-related deaths, a new study suggests. Sedatives are used to treat problems such as anxiety, mood disorders and insomnia, [...]
In the petition sent to the FDA on Wednesday, more than 40 consumer watchdog groups, addiction treatment groups and others noted that the powerful new painkiller Zohydro was approved despite significant resistance from the FDA’s own advisory committee, which voted 11-2 against allowing Zohydro to be sold.
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Four out of five teens suffering from juvenile fibromyalgia will continue to have pain and other symptoms in adulthood, a new study finds. About half of these children will end up as grown-ups with full-blown adult fibromyalgia, the researchers found. “Half of the former teens we [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A unique way to possibly treat the intense pain of phantom limb syndrome has been invented — by creating a virtual world for an amputee to enter via computer. Within that world, the patient controlled a “virtual arm” and apparently relieved his pain by tricking his [...]