Opioids are no better than over-the-counter pain relievers for relief of arthritic back, hip or knee pain.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported today that 42 percent of the more than 2,000 first-time medicinal marijuana users with intractable pain enrolled in its research study obtained significant pain relief. In announcing the results,...Show More Summary
New research has drilled down to the molecular level to find similarities across six pharmaceutical drugs used in pain relief, dentist anesthetic, and treatment of epilepsy, in a bid to find a way to reduce unwanted side-effects.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- As the Cavaliers experience growing pains with four new players, relief might be ahead: Kevin Love.
(Australian National University) New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has drilled down to the molecular level to find similarities across six pharmaceutical drugs used in pain relief, dentist anaesthetic, and treatment of epilepsy, in a bid to find a way to reduce unwanted side-effects.
(University of Cambridge) Researchers from the UK & Japan have identified how the brain's natural painkilling system could be used as a possible alternative to opioids for the effective relief of chronic pain, which affects as many as one in three people at some point in their lives.
Many of us occasionally take a dose of aspirin to ease the pain of a miserable headache, cramps, or body ache. Aspirin is a blessing when we desperately need some pain relief to power through the workday, but there is such a thing as...Show More Summary
A look at foot exercises for strength, flexibility, and pain relief. Find detail on mobility and foot health, as well as safety tips to prevent discomfort.
In the setting of acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), opioid administration is standard care for pain management. However, animal models of SCI have shown that opioid use in the early phase of SCI is deleterious to future quality of life (QOL), notably pain and motor function (Woller et al.). Show More Summary
A short, sharp, cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy to relieve severe persistent pain after surgery, suggest doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports. They reached their conclusions after carrying out a surgical procedure (endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy) on a 28 year old man to curb his excessive facial flushing.
One man's chronic nerve pain disappeared after he went for a frigid dip
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(American Chemical Society) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a collection of ailments with common symptoms such as painful bloating and diarrhea. Symptoms can be so severe that in a 2007 survey, patients said they would give up, on average, 15 years of their lives to experience relief. Show More Summary
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Before the birth of my first child, I didn't armor myself with knowledge like I should have. Instead of researching breathing techniques, pain relief options, and potential complications, I simply thought, "Yeah, it's going to hurt and...Show More Summary
(Bentham Science Publishers) Even highly effective individual pain-relieving methods benefit from the use of this odor inhaler by changing pain dynamics and improving pain relief.