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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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Chronic Pain News

  • Knee Arthritis: Steroid Shots May Not Help Long-Term, Ozone Injections Promising

    TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Millions of aging Americans are plagued by arthritic knees, and two new studies offer insight into what might — or might not — help curb the condition. Both studies were presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting in San Francisco. One study found that a popular [...]

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Often Brings Less Painful Joints: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Aching knee and hip joints may hurt less after successful weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests. “In particular, walking is easier, which impacts patients’ ability to adopt a more physically active lifestyle,” lead researcher Wendy King said in a news release from the ObesityWeek meeting. Weight-loss surgery isn’t a [...]

  • Here Are the Two Alternative Therapies That Actually Work for Neck Pain

    Two alternative therapies — acupuncture and the Alexander technique — appear equally beneficial for the long-term relief of chronic neck pain, new research reports.

  • Ex-NFL Star Helps Spread the Word on Risks Posed by Painkillers

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — During his 12 seasons as a fullback with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6-foot-1, 250-pound Mike Alstott was known as “The A-Train” — a punishing runner and blocker and fan favorite. From 1996 to 2007, Alstott racked up an impressive National Football League resume: 5,088 yards rushing; [...]

  • Why More Painkiller Addicts Are Using Heroin, Too

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Addicts who have moved from narcotic painkillers to heroin are helping researchers understand this deadly tradeoff. Looking for clues driving concurrent painkiller and heroin abuse, researchers conducted online interviews with 267 addiction patients. This group was culled from more than 15,000 addicts entering drug treatment centers [...]

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