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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.

Chronic Pain News

  • Pain Raises Risk of Opioid Addiction

    FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The more pain they have, the more likely people are to become addicted to powerful prescription opioid painkillers, a new study suggests. “In light of the national opioid abuse epidemic, these new results underscore the importance of developing effective … approaches to managing common painful medical conditions,” said senior [...][...]

  • Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Doctors aren’t using one of the most effective weapons at their disposal in battling addiction to prescription painkillers — the anti-addiction drug Suboxone, a new study finds. A review of Medicare claims showed that U.S. physicians are woefully underprescribing Suboxone. The drug is the only [...[...]

  • Alzheimer’s May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

    WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Alzheimer’s disease may affect people’s ability to recognize when they are in pain, a new study shows. Undetected pain may allow underlying health issues to go untreated, leading to serious complications, such as organ damage, researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville cautioned. For the three-year study, the researchers testd [...]

  • Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — He was 26, a specialist fifth class with the U.S. Army, and stationed abroad, when an accident on the German autobahn sent him careening through the windshield of his car. The now 60-year-old veteran prefers to withhold his name, but not his story, of a decades-long [...][...]

  • Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Electronic stimulation of a nerve running from the brain to the gut may help ease stubborn symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, preliminary research suggests. The study, of 17 adults with the painful autoimmune disease, tested the effects of vagus nerve stimulation — a technique long used to [...][...]