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Distress Linked to Back Pain Intensity
Don't discount the role of psychiatric disorders in chronic back pain. Distress may increase the pain intensity and inability to work when it comes to acute low back pain and chronic musculoskeletal pain.
No Added Pain Relief With Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Block
When undergoing a surgical procedure or recovering from an operation, patients are hoping for complete pain relief in which they feel no pain whatsoever during the procedure or in the tender hours afterward.
Train That RA Pain Away
Exercise is essential for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. It is a safe and low-cost way to reduce pain, build muscle, and increase flexibility. If stiff joints are keeping you from seizing the day, it may be time to get on your feet and get moving.
More Than Everyday Aches and Pains
The hysterectomy had gone horribly - and traumatically - wrong. Her bladder and urethra had been punctured, so fluids gushed from her body. Six additional surgeries were needed over the next six months to repair the sloppy surgery.
Chronic Pain Gene Identified
Do you ever wonder why you have that persistent pain in your back? Or where that chronic headache comes from? Scientists may finally have the answer.
Special Needs Kids Bullied & Isolated
Kids with special needs are struggling in the classroom, far more than their peers. Kids with special needs feel more isolated, are the victims of bullying at far greater rates, and are less motivated to do well academically.
Pfizer and Acura Announce FDA Approval of Oxecta
Pfizer Inc. and Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc. announce the marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of OXECTATM (oxycodone HCl, USP) Tablets CII. OXECTA is indicated for the management of acute and chronic moderate to severe pain where the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate.
Faster Acting Aspirin Hits the Market
When you have a headache, a toothache or the cramps, all you want is fast pain relief. Now there’s a new form of aspirin that’s twice as fast as what you’ve been using. Bayer Healthcare has launched a new generation of aspirin.
Swan Song For Ballet Dancers
A new study has identified factors that would allow a professional dancer to resume performances after undergoing arthroscopy scope of the hip.
Flat Feet and Your Knees
Having flat feet is associated with chronic knee pain, or knee osteoarthritis, in older adults, a recent study finds.