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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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Treating Pain When It Becomes a Disease in Its Own Right

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Chronic Pain News

  • FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new formulation of a powerful narcotic painkiller that discourages potential abusers from snorting or injecting the drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Called Targiniq ER and made by Purdue Pharma, the pill is a combination of the narcotic oxycodone and naloxone, a drug [...]

  • Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be a Sign of Skin Cancer

    Painful or itchy skin lesions could be a warning sign of skin cancer, researchers report.

  • Acetaminophen May Not Help Back Pain After All

    Even though its use is often advised by doctors, the painkiller acetaminophen — best known as Tylenol — does not help treat lower back pain, according to a new Australian study.

  • Could ‘Phone Care’ Ring in New Approach to Pain Relief?

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Relief for chronic pain may be just a phone call away, according to a new study. Pain is a major health problem in the United States and costs the country more than $600 billion each year in lost productivity and health care. For this study, published in the July 16 [...]

  • Why You Can’t Blame the Weather for Your Back Pain

    The notion that lower back pain flares up during certain kinds of weather may be all in your head, a new study suggests.

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