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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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  • Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The narcotic painkiller tramadol (Ultram) seems to be associated with an increased risk of dangerously low blood sugar, Canadian researchers report. Tramadol is a narcotic drug whose use has increased steadily worldwide. The new research links taking the drug to around a threefold increased risk of being [...]

  • U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study

    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nine out of 10 primary care doctors in the United States are concerned about prescription drug abuse in their communities, a new study finds. And, nearly half of the physicians surveyed said they were less likely to prescribe powerful painkillers than they were just a year ago. Researchers surveyed [...]

  • Stand-Up Advice for Preventing Back Pain

    SUNDAY, Nov. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Age-related wear and tear of the spine is a common cause of back pain, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk of back injury and discomfort, an expert says. “Many people with lower backaches say symptoms disrupt their daily routines; however, everyday habits may be [...]

  • MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some people with cochlear implants experience pain, discomfort and problems with the implant’s internal magnet when they undergo an MRI scan, a new study finds. According to background information supplied by the researchers, about 300,000 people worldwide have cochlear implants, devices which provide a sense of sound to people [...]

  • FDA Approves ‘Abuse-Resistant’ Narcotic Painkiller

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Seeking to make it tougher for people to misuse prescription painkillers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new hydrocodone tablet that’s designed to help thwart abuse. Hydrocodone — best known by the brand name Vicodin — is a powerful opioid painkiller that has been tied [...]

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