Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is widely recommended for the relief of back pain and the pain of knee and hip arthritis. But a systematic review of randomized trials has found that it works no better than a placebo.
A new drug release gel, which may help avoid some of the side effects of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen, has been developed by chemists looking for a way of eliminating the adverse side-effects associated pain-killing drugs, particularly in the stomach. Show More Summary
Around 10,000 patients undergo shoulder surgery in Ontario every year and most go home the same day. Since it's quite a painful procedure, a lot of effort goes into making sure patients can manage their pain while at home recovering....Show More Summary
After what seemed like a painfully long wait, Android fans across the country can finally breathe a collective sigh of relief. The three biggest flagship Android phone launches of the first half of the year are now upon us, with the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9 all set to be released in the coming weeks. Show More Summary
Hip replacement surgery is an excellent option to alleviate pain and improve function in juvenile arthritis patients under age 35 when conservative treatments fail to provide relief, a new study suggests.
Early gains in pain relief, behavioral markers and function were not sustained in patients treated with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection for facet joint arthropathy, new research shows.
The first-ever randomized, controlled trial to compare spinal cord stimulation (SCS) technologies found that high-frequency SCS using 10 kHz (HF10) exceeded lower-frequency, traditional SCS in response rate and pain relief
A study at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that hip replacement surgery is an excellent option to alleviate pain and improve function in juvenile arthritis patients under age 35 when conservative treatments fail to provide relief...
For those who suffer from chronic pain, finding relief can be difficult. Quell provides drug-free pain relief by stimulating a natural nervous-system response that blocks pain signals. The device connects to your smartphone and is approved for pain relief
One of the wearables we saw at CES earlier this year is called Quell, a drug-free device supposed to help out relieve chronic pain. At the time, details about Quell availability were not available, but the device is currently up for preorder on Indiegogo, where it already hit almost $250,000 in pledges. Show More Summary
Local anesthesia has made life more comfortable for dental patients since 1884. However, little is known about brain mechanisms related to dental pain relief. In this study, the researchers aimed to investigate task related brain activity and functional connectivity patterns following onset of a regional anesthetic nerve block during continuous noxious dental stimulation.
Those with painful diabetic neuropathy who received two low dose rounds of a non-viral gene therapy called VM202 had significant improvement of their pain that lasted for months, researchers report. "Right now there is no medication that can reverse neuropathy," the study's first author said. Show More Summary
American healthcare company NeuroMetrix has invented the first pain relief wearable. Called Quell, it consists of a strap worn around the ankle, with an electrode in the back that’s in direct contact with the skin. When you experience...Show More Summary
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a technique that applies electrical current to nerves and muscles for the relief of pain. Before you ask, yes, some of these devices are FDA approved for various ailments. [Eric],...Show More Summary
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