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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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  • Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Almost one-fifth of Americans do daily battle with crippling, chronic pain, a large new survey reveals, with the elderly and women struggling the most. The poll of roughly 35,000 American households provides the first snapshot of the pain landscape in the United States, the survey authors [...]

  • Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs, Study Finds

    MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new report estimates more than two-thirds of emergency department visits for overdoses of narcotic drugs involve prescription medications. The researchers launched their research to better understand why people overdose on narcotics, a class of medications that includes illegal drugs like heroin along with prescription painkillers like Percocet and [...]

  • For a Child’s Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study

    MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For children with broken bones, ibuprofen is a better choice for pain relief than morphine, researchers report. Although both medications are effective in easing the pain associated with these injuries, oral morphine carries more risk for negative side effects, Canadian researchers found. “Evidence suggests that orally administered morphine and [...]

  • Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The peak intensity of pain during delivery, not the amount of time in labor, influences women’s memories of pain during childbirth, a new study suggests. The study included 320 pregnant women who were asked to rate their pain every 20 minutes during labor. The women were asked about [...]

  • Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?

    TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study. Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, especially among high-risk women, including vegetarians, those with little sun exposure, and members of ethnic minorities, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says. The new study included 93 [...]

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