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
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Morphine appears to reduce the effectiveness of the commonly used blood-thinning drug Plavix, which could hamper emergency-room efforts to treat heart attack victims, Austrian researchers report. The finding could create serious dilemmas in the ER, where doctors have to weigh a heart patient’s intense pain against [...]
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Rheumatoid arthritis patients can generally look forward to a much better quality of life today than they did 20 years ago, new research suggests. The observation is based on a comparative multi-year tracking of more than 1,100 rheumatoid arthritis patients. All had been diagnosed with the [...]
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Allergies and hay fever may increase the number and severity of migraine headaches, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 6,000 migraine sufferers who filled out a questionnaire in 2008 as part of the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study. Two-thirds of the respondents said they [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Chest pain is not a symptom that doctors can use to accurately diagnose a woman suffering a major heart attack, according to new research. A survey of about 800 women and 1,700 men found that women tend to suffer the same types of chest pain [...]
THURSDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) — Although breast cancer treatments have dramatically improved outcomes for women with the disease, ongoing pain continues to trouble many survivors long after they undergo a mastectomy, a new study finds. In conducting the study, researchers examined 611 women who had a partial or total mastectomy to determine which factors contributed [...]