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Experimental chronic pain treatment looks to first human trials

Experimental chronic pain treatment looks to first human trials

A new study published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine describes the successful results of animal studies testing a novel experimental peptide designed to inhibit the...

Topical Options for Post-Herpetic Neuralgia Pain

Topical Options for Post-Herpetic Neuralgia Pain

Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common chronic complication of herpes zoster, defined as dermatomal pain lasting at least 90 days after the appearance of an acute...

The Smart Patient's Guide to Chronic Pain Management

The Smart Patient's Guide to Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain is something that 100 million people grapple with every day. Pain can be acute (a predictable, short-term response to trauma, injury or surgery) or chronic, which...

Am I a Candidate for Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine?

Am I a Candidate for Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine?

Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), sometimes called osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), is a comprehensive set of manual, or hands-on, maneuvers to help diagnose,...

CBD Uses for Arthritis

CBD Uses for Arthritis

If you have chronic arthritis pain, you may be wondering about cannabidiol (CBD) as a treatment. CBD, along with delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other chemicals, is found...

Scientists Target Link Between Chronic Pain, Cognitive Impairments

Scientists Target Link Between Chronic Pain, Cognitive Impairments

Chronic pain patients often suffer from impaired cognitive function as a side effect of their pain. That degradation isn’t addressed by pain-relief medications, some of which...

What Is Chronic Pain and How Does it Lead to Addiction? - Dr. Paul Christo MD

What Is Chronic Pain and How Does it Lead to Addiction? - Dr. Paul Christo MD

Individuals struggling with chronic pain walk a tightrope between obtaining relief from their pain through medications and avoiding potential addiction to the drug itself. It...

How chronic health issues prepared me for a pandemic - U.S. Pain Foundation

How chronic health issues prepared me for a pandemic - U.S. Pain Foundation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, I could be at higher risk of contracting serious illness from COVID-19. I live with rare neck and spinal cord...

Fighting through pain: 8 Investigates new guidelines on opioid prescriptions

Fighting through pain: 8 Investigates new guidelines on opioid prescriptions

Jeremy Gray started dealing with chronic pain more than 20 years ago after suffering a devastating shoulder injury.At that time, doctors were heavily relying on opioids for...

High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulatrs Provide More Pain Relief — Pain News Network

High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulatrs Provide More Pain Relief — Pain News Network

Spinal cord stimulators are often considered the treatment of last resort for patients with intractable or severe chronic pain. The surgically implanted devices emit low levels...

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Contribute to Chronic Pain — Pain News Network

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Contribute to Chronic Pain — Pain News Network

Anti-inflammatory drugs that are widely used to treat short-term acute pain disrupt the body’s natural healing process and increase the chances of developing chronic pain,...

Medicare Opts to Cover Acupuncture for Pain Amid Opioid Crisis

Medicare Opts to Cover Acupuncture for Pain Amid Opioid Crisis

Medicare this month said it would cover acupuncture for people with chronic low back pain, seeking to give patients alternatives to potentially addictive narcotic...