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
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
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
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 >>
Researchers found that for two common causes of low back pain - radiculopathy and spinal stenosis - epidural corticosteroid injections failed to provide effective pain relief.
A new review of 30 placebo-controlled studies found that epidural steroid injections provided some short-term relief, but no more.
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, 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...
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.
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
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.
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
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...
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
In one new study, subjects who knew they were taking a placebo still reported feeling pain relief.
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.
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
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
[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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