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6 Best Back Stretching Devices That Can Seriously Fix Your Back

Need chronic back pain relief? Low back pain has become an epidemic in our modern society--a product of our sedentary lives and jobs that have us hunched over keyboards and sitting or standing for long periods of time. About 80% of Americans will experience a bout with low back pain at some point. Show More Summary

Arabs or Jews, children who need pain relief in the ER get it

Children with broken bones or joint dislocations in northern Israel emergency departments received equal pain treatment, regardless of their ethnicity or the ethnicity of the nurses who treated them, even during a period of armed conflict...Show More Summary

Sufferers of "Suicide Headaches" May Find Relief With Botox

A lot of illnesses having to do with the brain are still quite misunderstood, and migraine headaches are no exception. Cluster headaches are one of the most painful varieties of migraine. While the cause is still uncertain, they areShow More Summary

Steroid shots for back pain don’t offer long-term relief, study finds

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Many Americans get steroid shots for back pain, but a new study finds that the relief is only temporary.Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. Between 800,000 and several million steroid injections are given every year to people with pain from herniated discs or spinal narrowing, experts say.Read full article >>

Medical News Today: Corticosteroid injections may be ineffective for low back pain

Researchers found that for two common causes of low back pain - radiculopathy and spinal stenosis - epidural corticosteroid injections failed to provide effective pain relief.

Steroid Shots No Better for Back Pain Than Placebo

last weekHealth : Well

A new review of 30 placebo-controlled studies found that epidural steroid injections provided some short-term relief, but no more.

Intractable pain may find relief in tiny gold rods

Scientists have developed a technique that could lead to therapies for pain relief in people with intractable pain, potentially including cancer-related pain. The team coated gold nanorods with a special type of protein that transports fat within the body known as a lipoprotein. Show More Summary

Advil Beats Tylenol For Pain Relief

Advil, Tylenol, and aspirin all claim to treat minor aches and pains, but they’re not interchangeable. Ibuprofen (the ingredient in Advil and Motrin) works the best in most cases—but all three are probably less effective (and less safe) than you’ve been assuming. Read more...

Providing Relief From Bladder and Pelvic Pain Issues; Michigan Urologists Pioneers in Neuromodulation

Ken Peters, M.D., presented three papers at the International Neuromodulation Society's 12th World Congress in Montreal. He and his team have had success in treating bladder issues and pelvic pain through a technique called neuromodulation. His presentations all addressed patient care issues.

Hands-On With Quell Wearable Pain Relief Device

Earlier this year at CES, NeuroMetrix announced Quell, a band worn around the upper calf designed to provide systemic relief of chronic pain which is controlled by your smartphone or tablet. While neurostimulators are nothing new, Quell is the first of its kind that has been cleared by the FDA to be used while sleeping. Show More Summary

CPS' $5.7 billion spending proposal relies on $480 million from Springfield

Chicago Public Schools unveiled a budget Monday meant to pressure Gov. Bruce Rauner and state lawmakers into providing nearly a half-billion dollars in pension relief, a gambit school officials warn will bring painful cuts if help doesn't arrive by Jan. 1.

Cayenne Pepper Powder Is Effective For Irritable Bowel Syndrome

 Hot Pepper Helps Provide Pain Relief For IBS Sufferers An estimated 50 million people in the United States come down with food poisoning every year. And though thousands do die each year from food poisoning, most live to eat another day. Show More Summary

Treat Cracked Heels Overnight with Coconut Oil

Cracked heels look bad, snag on blankets and clothes, and can be downright painful. Treat them overnight with coconut oil for some relief. Read more...

Bethenny Frankel Calls Ramona Singer ‘Painfully Awkward'; Sonja Morgan ‘The Hit’ of the Party!

After a somber trip to London with Carole Radziwill and Dorinda Medley on this week’s Real Housewives of New York, the juxtaposition of wackiness at Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Red party was a relief in many ways. Bethenny blogs about...Show More Summary

Placebos May Work Even If You Know the Treatment Isn't Real

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

In one new study, subjects who knew they were taking a placebo still reported feeling pain relief.

New therapy delivers long-term relief for chronic back, leg pain, study finds

Patients who received a novel high frequency form of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy experienced significantly greater, long-term relief for both chronic back and leg pain, when compared to a traditional low frequency form of SCS therapy, investigators report in a new article.

Skip the Ibuprofen and Do These Yoga Poses For Menstrual Cramp Relief

last monthHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Got cramps? You're not alone. Many women suffer from severe menstrual pain (known as dysmenorrhea) with sharp, throbbing, burning, or nauseating cramps in their lower abdomen and back. The cramps may come right before you get your period...Show More Summary

New Therapy Delivers Long-Term Relief for Chronic Back, Leg Pain, Study Finds

According to a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists(r) (ASA(r)), patients who received a novel high frequency form of spinal cord stimulation...Show More Summary

Chronic Pain: The Oasis in Our Hearts

[caption id="attachment_1745" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image Courtesy of dan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] One of the most difficult things about living with chronic pain can be finding relief. Oh, yes, we work with our doctors, physical therapists, and other medical professionals to do this. Show More Summary

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