Category Archives: Pain

Acute psychological stress reduces ability to withstand physical pain

Traffic slows to a crawl, then a stop. You are trapped in a bottleneck nightmare, and late for a meeting. The stress takes a toll on you psychologically - but your body is at risk as well, according to a … Continue reading

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Costly, complex headache treatment on the rise

(Reuters Health) - Contrary to most treatment guidelines for uncomplicated headaches, doctors are ordering expensive scans and referring patients to specialists more often, racking up unnecessary healthcare costs, a new study finds. “In U.S. healthcare we have a general overtreatment … Continue reading

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Worsening Trends in Headache Management

Newswise — BOSTON – Each year more than 12 million Americans visit their doctors complaining of headaches, which result in lost productivity and costs of upward of $31 billion annually. A new study by researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical … Continue reading

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Backache, Stress, and Tension: Understanding Why You Have Back Pain and Simple Exercises to Prevent and Treat It

Today’s busy world provides too much stress and not enough time for exercise. Instead of walking, running, and doing physical chores, we sit for hours at a desk, use machines to do work for us, and drive a car for … Continue reading

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Here’s how to take care of your mind this new year

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, our self-improvement efforts often focus on getting a better body. And we ignore that other, equally important part of our wellbeing: our mental health. Certain health hazards come with warnings, like cigarettes or … Continue reading

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Hospital-Based Exercise Program Improves Quality of Life for Adults with Arthritis, Other Muscle and Joint Conditions

Newswise — It may seem counterintuitive, but exercise can be beneficial for people suffering from arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions. A new study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that older adults experienced less pain, reduced stiffness … Continue reading

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Avoid work pain by using computer models of humans

Most of us suffer from work related pain at some time. It is estimated that 70% of the working population are affected by problems with muscles or the skeleton in the Western World. Ali Keyvani wants to improve the health … Continue reading

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Pain drug compliance detectable by doctors with new method

Newswise — CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2014 — Assuring appropriate drug theory is important for effective pain management, and a new study published in The Journal of Pain reported that use of a short compliance checklist by clinicians can best identify … Continue reading

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FDA approves extended-release, single-entity hydrocodone product with abuse-deterrent properties

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate), an extended-release (ER) opioid analgesic to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Hysingla ER has … Continue reading

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Migraine pain relief from a nasal spray

Newswise — San Diego — Researchers are developing a novel prochlorperazine nasal spray formulation as a potential new treatment for migraines. This work is being presented at the 2014 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, the … Continue reading

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Inflammation Drives Painful Sensitization in Knee Osteoarthritis

Newswise — BOSTON — Inflammation related to synovitis or effusion may drive increased sensitization in knee osteoarthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Boston. Osteoarthritis, or OA, is the … Continue reading

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Cold-induced pain linked to the body’s garlic and mustard receptor

Some people experience cold not only as feeling cold, but actually as a painful sensation. This applies even to fairly mild temperatures – anything below 20°C. A group of researchers from Lund University in Sweden have now identified the mechanism … Continue reading

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19 per cent of US adults have persistent pain

Newswise — CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2014 – A new study published in The Journal of Pain reports that 39 million people in the United States or 19 percent have persistent pain, and the incidence varies according to age and gender. … Continue reading

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