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Chronic Pain and Excercise
If you have chronic pain, your first instinct might be to reach for a painkiller. But a new study suggests that a non-pharmacological treatment might be better in the long term.
Mis-using Pain Medications?
People suffering from chronic pain are often prescribed powerful painkillers. But these drugs aren't always used for their intended purposes.
Downward Dog for Your Back
While many people find that drugs can relieve their back pain, medical treatment is not always the best option. Sometimes some simple physical activity can do the trick.
Is Your Child in Pain?
It's never easy to see a child in pain. It's even harder when a child has to undergo an operation – and then feels the resulting pain for weeks or months.
FDA Approves Exparel For Postsurgical Pain Management
Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EXPAREL (TM) ( bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) 1.3% for administration into the surgical site to produce postsurgical analgesia.
Back Pain? Stretch It Out!
Need to find relief for the constant pain in your lower back? A new study recommends that you sign up for a stretching or yoga class. After a few weeks, you'll feel the difference.
Why Does Chronic Pain Affect So Many Women?
Millions of American women are affected by chronic pain every year. 12.1 million women over the age of 18 report experiencing pain symptoms from conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, endometriosis, and fibromyalgia.
Feel Blue, Green and Red?
Pain will come and go for most people, but it can be more intense if you suffer depression and/or anxiety. Treating these problems can be difficult but experts provide some tips.
Women Who Smoke Experience More Chronic Pain
If you have chronic pain, quitting smoking may be one of your best bets. Women who are heavy smokers or even former smokers tend to experience substantially more pain than non-smokers.
New Spoils of War
The life of a soldier is one of serving their country and sacrificing more than anyone may know. A recent study shows the Gulf War Illness (GWI), which affects 25 percent of those serving in Desert Storm, appears to be related to their place of deployment and other tangible factors.