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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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Chronic Pain News

  • ‘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.

  • Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says

    FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many children get anxious or afraid when they have to get a vaccination, but there are a number of ways that parents can make these shots easier for their kids, an expert suggests. The first step is to explain to children in an age-appropriate way that the vaccinations help [...]

  • Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A growing number of Americans on work disability chronically use powerful prescription painkillers, according to a new study. Researchers found that between 2007 and 2011, about 44 percent of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits were prescribed narcotic painkillers each year. And the percentage using [...]

  • U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is going ahead with tough new controls on painkillers containing hydrocodone, which has been tied to a surge in dangerous addictions across the United States. The new restrictions would cover prescription narcotic drugs such as Vicodin, Lortab and their generic equivalents, putting them [...]

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