Having a baby might just be the best feeling ever, but with the good, you've got to take the bad. And for some new moms, there's a heck of a lot of bad to be had.Postpartum pains are real, and at times, unrelenting. Doctors can only do so much, so it's a good thing that the folks at HelloFlo came up with another treatment option — laughter.
Living with pain can sometimes feel like half living. A part of you is always tied up with the pain, strategizing how to beat it or bracing against it. Imagine not having to micromanage your pain, or have it be surrounded by stiffness. Imagine being able to rest in your body as it is now. read more
Scientists have solved the structure of a bifunctional peptide bound to a neuroreceptor that offers pain relief without addiction. Opiate drugs like morphine relieve pain by targeting mu receptors. While they effectively work by doing so, their prolonged use causes a growing tolerance to the drug and, ultimately, physical dependence.
If you've ever experienced intense, acute pain, you know what a relief it is when the pain finally subsides. But what if the pain doesn't go away? It was a question to which Charles Schofield was determined to find an answer.
Bright light therapy has long been an effective treatment for people suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Now new research shows that this alternative treatment may offer significant relief for physical pain as well — specifically back pain. In a new study, published in the journal Pain Medicine, the back pain of 125 participants was […]
While opioids are a widely used treatment for pain, patients who take them on a regular basis can become tolerant, requiring a higher dose for continued pain relief. Researchers have now identified a compound that appears to play a role in the development of opioid tolerance. Show More Summary
While opioids are a widely used treatment for pain, patients who take them on a regular basis can become tolerant, requiring a higher dose for continued pain relief.
When you’ve got throbbing pain in your joints, it’s very hard to carry on like normal. It makes everyday tasks far more difficult much in the same way a migraine can. You can pop some pain killers and wait for them to take effect, but not everyone wants to resort to medication immediately. Show More Summary
I am not a physician, so it did come as something of a surprise when I discovered that it is common practice to give newborn babies sugar for pain relief. I am a medical scientist though, and I don’t know of...
Belmora LLC v. Bayer Consumer Care AG, No. 1:14-cv-00847 (E.D. Va. Feb. 6, 2015) Territoriality lives! Belmora sells an OTC pain relief product, Flanax, in the US with a similar trade dress to, and capitalizing on the good will of, Bayer’s Flanax, sold in Mexico. Show More Summary
Remember when losing a wallet felt like the end of the world? It's still a pain and hassle, of course. Mine was snatched recently, in the midst of the panic-driven, pre-blizzard madness that gripped New York City. Wallowing in shock and self-pity, I ran into a neighbor with whom I shared my woes. Show More Summary
A two-part surgery consisting of a spinal decompression and fusion provides spinal stenosis patient with instant pain relief.
There is only so much punishment that one’s own body can take before it starts to break down – or break apart. Needless to say, if you were to push your own body too hard in an exercise session, or when you have overstretched yourself when shifting some heavy stuff around, you will most probably end up with aches the next day – or perhaps a couple of days after...
As one grows older, one does not only get wiser (hopefully), but you would most probably notice that the vigor of your youth would have started to disappear – slowly and surely. No longer are you able to party all night long withoutShow More Summary
Use your smartphone to track and personalize your Quell-based pain therapy. The post Quell wearable pain relief device stimulates nerves and blocks pain appeared first on AppleTell.
During the last weeks of December, I caught the flu and was hella sick. The flu turned into bronchitis and a sinus infection, and I stayed half-awake on the couch most of the day. In addition to fluids and pain relief, I binge-watched Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which was probably the best thing I could have done for myself. Show More Summary
SHOTS BEAT PILLS for arthritis relief. “The most effective treatment for the pain of knee osteoarthritis may be an injection of hyaluronic acid or corticosteroids, and the least effective may be Tylenol or Celebrex pills, a review of studies concludes.”
The most effective treatment for the pain of knee osteoarthritis may be an injection of hyaluronic acid or corticosteroids, and the least effective may be Tylenol or Celebrex pills.
NeuroMetrix, a Waltham, Ma firm that makes neurostimulators for pain management, will be unveiling at the CES in Las Vegas next week its new Quell pain relief device. It’s an externally worn device that can be used during the day or night, and the FDA does not require a prescription to obtain one. Show More Summary
“That hurts!” “No, it doesn’t.” “Yes, it does!” Who’s right? Depends on your social world and when in history you’re talking about pain. Pain’s history is fascinating, full of prejudice, ignorance, and misguided efforts at relief. read more