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 Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Just a few minutes of sun exposure can cause debilitating pain for people like Savannah Fulkerson, an 11-year-old with a rare genetic disorder. Scientists say a new medication may allow Savannah and others like her to encounter daylight without such severe consequences. Savannah has erythropoietic protoporphyria. [...]
FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Doctors who are ill-informed about narcotic painkillers are unintentionally contributing to their misuse, new research suggests. Almost half of 1,000 primary care doctors surveyed in the United States mistakenly believed that abuse-deterrent pills — those that can’t be crushed and snorted or injected — are less addictive than standard [...]
By Valerie DeBenedetteHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Migraine surgery may be an effective choice for teens who haven’t gotten relief from standard treatment, a small study suggests. In the study, researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland reviewed the medical records of 14 patients, with an average age of [...]
By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The majority of women with fibromyalgia who underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy — best known for treating “the bends” in scuba divers — experienced relief from pain and other symptoms, a small study found. Brain scans of the patients showed that two months of hyperbaric oxygen therapy [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals. A review of nearly 80 clinical trials involving medical marijuana or marijuana-derived drugs revealed moderately strong evidence to support their use in treating chronic pain, [...]