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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By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Acupuncture doesn’t improve knee pain any more than “sham” acupuncture, according to a new study. “Among patients older than 50 years with moderate to severe chronic knee pain, neither laser nor needle acupuncture conferred benefit over sham for pain or function,” the study authors wrote. “Our [...]
MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The risks of powerful narcotic painkillers outweigh their benefits for treating chronic headaches, low back pain and fibromyalgia, a new statement from the American Academy of Neurology says. Narcotic, or opioid, painkillers include medications such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone (Oxycontin), methadone, fentanyl, hydrocodone or a combination of the drugs [...]
THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. government announced Thursday that it will launch a massive research effort to explore alternative ways of managing chronic pain among members of the military. Investigators will also examine the use of alternative treatments for pain-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug abuse and sleep problems. The [...]
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who use painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — which include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) — may be at increased risk for potentially deadly blood clots, a new study suggests. But the study only showed an association between use of the painkillers and higher clotting [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The number of Americans dying from accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers jumped significantly from 1999 to 2011, federal health officials reported Tuesday. Deaths from overdoses of drugs such as hydrocodone (Vicodin), morphine and oxycodone (Oxycontin) climbed from 1.4 per 100,000 people to 5.4 per 100,000, [...]