By: Harriet Miller, CPN, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies Published: 06/01/2015 04:42 PM EDT on LiveScience Harriet Miller, CPN, a nurse scientist at the Center for Nursing Research at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies at Orlando Health, contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Show More Summary
Pain assessment is a common challenge among clinicians, often even leading to discord with patients begging for relief. A team at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine developed a computer vision algorithm that can...Show More Summary
Whether you wear heels solely on special occasions or rock them every day, here are some stretches to offer your feet and calves a little relief from soreness or pain.
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Promising results from a trial of a new stem-cell based therapy for a rare and debilitating skin condition suggest that the therapy, involving infusions of stem cells, provide pain relief and to reduce the severity of this skin condition for which no cure currently exists.
As it stands, there's not a whole lot we know about pain. Where a tissue or blood sample can be drawn and studied, our nervous system comprising different kinds of cells running signals through complex piping around the body presents a difficult task for scientific research. Show More Summary
A gene essential to the production of pain-sensing neurons in humans has been identified by an international team of researchers. The discovery could have implications for the development of new methods of pain relief.
Every day there are people who suffer with pain on a daily basis without hope of relief. GPs can’t do... The post The Benefits Of Spinal Manipulation appeared first on Lifehack.
THE QUESTION When the lower body pain of sciatica from a herniated disk persists, epidural steroid injections are a common treatment. Might oral steroids be a less invasive but viable option?THIS STUDY involved 260 adults (average age, 46) who had pain radiating through their lower back and legs because of a herniated disk. Show More Summary
Chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Now a new wearable aims to restore quality of life for sufferers.
With increasing numbers of chronic pain patients experimenting with marijuana to get relief, physicians need to learn more about the plant and its constituents to counsel patients appropriately about its safety and possible analgesic...Show More Summary
Pain relief without the help of medication may sound too good to be true, but a new startup says it has created a wearable that does just that. A new device called Cur — created by a San Francisco-based startup of the same name — aims...Show More Summary
Runners, bikers and those stuck to their swivel chairs all day can all suffer from tight hips. Stretching the hip section is often overlooked, but it's important for pain relief and flexibility. Nearly anyone can benefit from the deep hip stretches in the video above from Udaya. Show More Summary
The Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has called for the legalisation of cannabis “across the board” and spoken of his own positive experiences using the drug for pain relief. Freeman, 77, was badly injured in a 2008 car accident which shattered bones in his left arm, shoulder and elbow. He told...
A new type of medical device could one day put the minds of chronic pain sufferers at ease by distributing the body's own natural pain relief signals at just the right time. Developed at Linköping University in Sweden, the tiny "ionShow More Summary
Each year, several million people with neck or back pain get injections of anti-inflammatory steroid medications. When they work (they don't always), such injections can bring profound relief. But injecting these medications into the spine can cause partial or total paralysis, brain damage, stroke, and even death. Show More Summary
While some people visit primary care physicians when they're in pain, others head to the emergency room. With emergency physicians wanting to provide pain relief to their patients, prescribing opioids to discharged patients may seem like the best option to some — but many physicians are refusing to jump the gun too soon. Published in the Annals of [...]
According to new research the simple act of texting someone on a mobile phone during a minor surgical procedure done under local anesthetic can significantly reduce a patient's demand for narcotic pain relief.
Late today United posted a fare sale for early and late summer travel– fares are pretty good (not great), and quite a relief from the painfully high fares we are seeing for peak summer travel season this year. So this might work for you if you have flexible summer travel plans. Show More Summary
Patients who text messaged a stranger just before minor surgeries required less supplemental pain relief than patients receiving standard therapy or distraction techniques, according to a recently published study conducted by researchers at RTI International, Cornell University and LaSalle Hospital (Montreal, QC).