Chronic Pain

Kill the Pain without Pain killers

Kill the pain without The Pain Killers<p>I hate pain killers. It makes you feel tired, taking even more naps than the usual “healthy naps” I take …

Pain

If You've Been Prescribed Opioids, Read This Before Taking Them

It’s no secret that opioid addiction is a serious problem in the U.S., and it continues to rise. Now, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Lifestyle

10 Bad Exercises for Low Back Pain

You may be on a mission to lose some pounds and gain holistic health but if you are the one who suffers from the problem of lower back pain then you …

Pain

How Can You Measure How Much Pain a Baby Feels?

When a baby is born early, their first months of life can be hectic and painful. Doctors can implant breathing tubes, and perform multiple surgeries …

Medicine

Birth Control Should Be Cheap and Easy, Over the Counter!

Feminism<p>— March 24, 2017<p>0<p>Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca!<p>Sorta transcript:<p>A new metanalysis has been published outlining the …

Birth Control

How the opioid epidemic became America’s worst drug crisis ever, in 15 maps and charts

Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than HIV/AIDS did at its peak. These maps and charts tell the story.<p>America is in the middle of its deadliest drug crisis ever.<p>With all the other news going on, it can be easy to lose track of this fact. But it’s true: In 2015, more than 52,000 people died of …

Addiction

Steroid shots fall short in long-term relief for low-back pain

Chronic lower back pain affects millions of Americans. Many try steroid injections to ease their discomfort, but researchers now say this remedy provides only short-term relief.<p>In their study, investigators from France focused on 135 patients with back pain seemingly caused by inflammation between …

Pain

Stanford Pain Expert Has Advice For Pharmacists On How To Curtail The Opioid Crisis | Scope Blog

The country’s pharmacists could potentially play a powerful role in reducing opioid addiction and drug-overdose deaths, which have grown dramatically …

Stanford University

6 Back Pain Symptoms That Might Signal A More Serious Problem

Back pain is one of the most common aches and pains experienced in modern society. Often caused by a pulled or weak muscle, back pain typically goes …

Back Pain

Should Ibuprofen Be a Prescription Drug?

New study reaffirms cardiac risks of ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Should over-the-counter sales of these medications be …

Medicine

[ARTICLE] Hybrid Assistive Neuromuscular Dynamic Stimulation Therapy: A New Strategy for Improving Upper Extremity Function in Patients with Hemiparesis following Stroke – Full Text

Abstract<p>Hybrid Assistive Neuromuscular Dynamic Stimulation (HANDS) therapy is one of the neurorehabilitation therapeutic approaches that facilitates …

Pain

Opioids vs. Marijuana: Which Is More Dangerous?

Marijuana is classified as a more serious drug by federal officials, but some experts say prescription painkillers do more damage to our society.<p>What …

Marijuana

Treating back pain: What you need to know

A top spinal surgeon reveals how you should tackle back pain<p>A recent study suggests that popular painkillers, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, are …

Pain

Can sugar injections help ease knee joint pain?

(Reuters Health) - - An alternative medicine approach to joint pain that typically uses injections of sugar or sodium may be worth trying for knee …

Medicine

A painkiller found to be no better than a placebo for sciatica

A drug frequently prescribed for pain is no more effective than a placebo at controlling sciatica, a common source of pain in the lower back and leg, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.<p>The researchers at the George Institute for Global Health in …

Medicine

CDC Guideline on Prescribing Opioids: Some Major Concerns

March 18, 2017<p>The recently released CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing remain a topic of debate.<p>ORLANDO — In his presentation at the 2017 annual …

Pain

One Way to Avoid Getting Hooked on Prescription Painkillers

Taking prescription painkillers such as Percocet or Vicodin for more than a few days sharply increases your risk of getting hooked on the drugs, …

Addiction

Trauma & Addiction - What's the Difference?

Dr. James Flowers is a guest contributor to this article. He is the founder and CEO of Driftwood Recovery in Austin, Texas. He is a renowned chronic pain specialist with over 25 years of experience in the behavioral health care field.<p>Over the last couple years, more and more treatment centers have …

Pain

Migraine Treatment With Self-Controlled Electric Stimulation

March 22, 2017<p>This article originally appeared here.<p>The participants were trained in the use of the device, involving an armband of electrodes placed …

Pain

Palestinian prisoners endure deteriorating medical conditions – Palestinian Prisoner’s Society

According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) two Palestinian prisoners who have been held in Israel’s Nafha prison since 2004 are suffering …

Middle East

What Are Adult Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors?

What Are Adult Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors?<p>Brain and spinal cord tumors are masses of abnormal cells in the brain or spinal cord that have grown out …

The Brain

A new painkiller is being designed that won't get users high, and it could save thousands of lives

• <b>Thousands of Americans are dying from opioid overdoses</b> <b>, but patients with chronic pain are finding it hard to get medications they need.</b>• <b><br>Recent solutions to the problem have focused on making pain pills tougher to abuse, but research suggests that's not enough.</b>• <b><br>Scientists are now focused on creating</b> …

Addiction

Why Nektar Therapeutics Inc. Is Rising Today

Shareholders rejoice after the company reports upbeat clinical data from an important phase 3 trial.<p>What happened<p>After reporting encouraging data …

Investing

Can you virtually improve your knee pain?

<i>Follow me on Twitter</i> @RobShmerlingIf you’ve ever had significant or persistent knee pain, you know it can be a major problem. Climbing stairs or just …

Pain

Release The Pinched Nerve In The Lumbar Area (Sciatica) And Cure...

Sciatica is the most common problem chiropractors deal with nowadays since there are a lot of people struggling with this kind of pain. Sometimes, …

Sciatica

Want more stem cells and a higher pain tolerance? Try shocking yourself.

Sticking thin needles all over your body as a way to relieve pain seems like a very counter-intuitive move, yet acupuncture treatment has been around …

Stem Cells

What Is Triple Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Different combinations of DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs) can be prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis as opposed to a single …

Pain

Beware of eating grapefruit with any of these 32 common drugs

<i>Note: This article contains general information — not specific medical advice. Talk to your physician before changing your use of any medication.</i><p>Grapefruit is a delicious citrus fruit with many health benefits.<p>However, it can interact with some common medications, altering their effects on your …

Health Information

'My mum was planning to die and I had no idea': Nikki Gemmell

Nikki Gemmell found it hard to listen to her elderly mother when she talked about euthanasia as a way out of her debilitating chronic pain."Don't you …

Pain

The risk of a single 5-day opioid prescription, in one chart

Limiting the length of opioid prescriptions isn’t inhumane. It could save lives.<p>Now that it’s clear opioid painkillers have helped cause the worst drug epidemic in history, health experts are scrambling to figure out when dependency on these powerful prescription drugs starts — and how to prevent …

Addiction