Tag Archive | "Pain"

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Smart Underwear Prevents Back Stress With Just a Tap

TV infomercials offer a world of potential solutions for back pain, but most of them have at least one of three problems: they’re unproven, unworkable or just plain unattractive.

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The Difficult Choices: Opioids And The Quest For Less Addictive Drugs

Vicodin, OxyContin and similar drugs are widely used for bad backs, severe arthritis, damaged nerves and other woes.

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Why Many Exit The Hospital With Opiod Prescription

It’s a common scenario: Someone checks into a hospital for surgery or an illness and leaves with a prescription for an opioid painkiller, opening the door to long-term use and dependence.

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Can Staying Active Help Prevent Chronic Pain?

Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have pain modulation patterns that might help lower their risk of developing chronic pain.

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Addiction to painkillers prompts policy measures

More than one in four Americans has taken prescription painkillers in the past year, even as a majority say that abuse of these medications is a very serious public health concern.

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How to get rid of that nagging chronic pain

More than 100 million people in this country have pain that won’t go away. Many of these chronic pain sufferers fail to get relief from pills, shots and even surgery, while others temporarily trade the pain for side effects such as drowsiness or digestive problems.

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