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 Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Steroid injections for lower back pain may provide some relief for certain patients, but any benefits are temporary, a new study finds. Lower back pain related to herniated disk (when intervertebral disks become compressed and bulge) and, to a lesser degree, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the [...]
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Pain is widespread in much of America, with more than 25 million adults — 11 percent — suffering on a daily basis, a new national survey reveals. And approximately 14 million adults — roughly 6.4 percent — experience severe pain, which can be associated with poorer [...]
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New legislation designed to rein in prescription narcotic abuse in the state of Florida has prompted a small, but quick decrease in narcotic painkiller prescriptions, a new investigation reveals. About a year after the laws were enacted, Florida saw total prescriptions for the narcotic painkillers called [...]
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they have genetically engineered baker’s yeast to create powerful narcotic painkillers. The painkillers in question are called opioids, and include opiate-containing medicines such as morphine, Oxycontin and Vicodin, most commonly sourced from the opium poppy. But the new technology might bypass the poppy, leading to faster and [...]
Mozart, Madonna or Eminem: Whatever your taste, music may help you recover from a surgery, according to a new review of data on the subject.