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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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Treating Pain When It Becomes a Disease in Its Own Right

There's no reason to suffer. Diagnose the symptoms, get treatment, and find relief for back, neck, and other types of chronic pain.

Chronic Pain News

  • Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC

    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, [...]

  • Back Pain After Sex? These Positions May Help

    Guided by movements of couples engaged in sexual intercourse, a new report suggests that alternatives to the traditional missionary-style position can help men who have lower back pain.

  • Take Steps to Control Bunions

    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — If you have bunions, taking care of them now can help you avoid more serious treatment later, an expert says. A bunion is a bump that forms on the joint of the big toe when bone or tissue moves out of place and extends beyond the normal anatomy of [...]

  • ‘Doctor-Shopping’ for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — About one in five patients operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around for additional painkillers after surgery, a new study finds. Less-educated patients and patients who had used narcotic painkillers previously were several times more likely to be “doctor shoppers,” said [...]

  • States with Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Overdoses

    States that have legalized medical marijuana tend to experience an unexpected benefit — fewer overdose deaths from narcotic painkillers, a new study suggests.

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