Pain
Surgery and other treatments offer viable options for adult scoliosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
For years, spine surgeons have debated the best methods for treating scoliosis in adults. Spinal curvature often results in more back pain, leg pain and other symptoms for... more
More states say doctors must offer overdose reversal drug along with opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
In a growing number of states, patients who get opioids for serious pain may leave their doctors' offices with a second prescription — for... more
Study: Number of calls to U.S. Poison Control regarding kratom exposure increased  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
In recent years, kratom has become popular as a treatment for chronic or acute pain as well as mood conditions such as depression and... more
Acetaminophen significantly reduced in-hospital delirium  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Patients treated with acetaminophen demonstrated a significant reduction in in-hospital delirium. Moreover, those given acetaminophen also were more likely to have shorter stays in the intensive care unit, less breakthrough pain. Those patients who did experience delirium had... more
Hospital, doctor face 3 new lawsuits over drug doses, deaths  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Three more wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed against an Ohio hospital system and a doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of pain medication for dozens of patients more
Medical News Today: Home remedies for menstrual cramp relief  MNT · 3 days
Menstrual cramps are a common symptom of periods. They may cause mild discomfort in some people but severe pain in others. Learn about a variety of home remedies, such as... more
Medical News Today: What is orbital cellulitis?  MNT · 7 days
Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the eye socket that can cause pain, swelling, and protrusion of the eyeball. It is a serious condition that can lead to vision loss and potentially life-threatening complications... more
Medical News Today: What causes finger numbness?  MNT · 1 week
Numbness in the fingers and hand can have a variety of different causes, including a pinched nerve, medications, and myofascial pain syndrome. Learn more in this article. more
What causes finger numbness?  MNT · 1 week
Numbness in the fingers and hand can have a variety of different causes, including a pinched nerve, medications, and myofascial pain syndrome. Learn more in this article. more
Structures of human Nav1.7 channel in complex with auxiliary subunits and animal toxins  Science Magazine · 1 week
Voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.7 represents a promising target for pain relief. Here we report the cryo-EM structures of the human Nav1.7-β1-β2 complex... more
Breakthrough test developed to measure pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A breakthrough test developed by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers to measure pain in patients could help stem the tide of the opioid crisis in Indiana, and throughout the rest of the nation. more
Stimulating the vagus nerve in the neck might help ease pain associated with PTSD  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In a randomized, controlled pilot trial, researchers found that participants pre-treated with noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation experienced less pain after... more
Study: Spinal Cord Contributes to Sophisticated Hand Function  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
It is well known that neural circuits in the spinal cord control seemingly simple things like the pain reflex in... more
Medical News Today: What is a liver cyst?  MNT · 1 week
Liver cysts are abnormal growths that can develop in the liver. They are uncommon, and most people with liver cysts do not have symptoms. If they begin to cause pain or other... more
Medical News Today: What to know about salivary stones  MNT · 1 week
Stones can sometimes form in the salivary glands of the mouth. If a stone becomes large enough, it can block the gland, which can lead to pain and swelling. Salivary... more
Pharmacy officer leaves as hospital reviews excessive dosing  ABC NEWS · 1 week
An Ohio hospital's chief pharmacy officer has left that job amid allegations that employees there ordered, approved and administered possibly fatal doses of pain medication for dozens of patients more
Clinicians often miss to detect serious health concerns in older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Paper is call for action for delivering health care to seniors, said accompanying editorial. In older people, symptoms of pain, depression and fatigue are commonplace. But... more
What is the value of a robot life?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
People are prepared to save a robot at the cost of human lives under certain conditions. One of these situations is when we believe the robot can experience pain. This has been... more
New target for chronic pain: Shape of structure that nerve cells use to sense cold  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
People are great at detecting cold temperatures and the cool sensation induced by natural substances like menthol. And... more
Fibromyalgia syndrome in adults may be a consequence of childhood sexual abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that fibromyalgia syndrome -- a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain, fatigue and cognitive difficulties -- may... more
NSAID pretreatment promotes cardiorenal syndrome in heart failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are widely known as pain-killers and can relieve pain and inflammation. However, prolonged use raises the risk of heart and kidney failure events. A heart attack causes... more
New acute porphyria treatment shows promising results in clinical study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Acute porphyria is a group of uncommon diseases that can cause severe, potentially life-threatening attacks of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and paralysis. Liver transplantation is currently the only... more
NSAID impairs immune response in heart failure, worsens heart and kidney damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are widely known as pain-killers and can relieve pain and inflammation. Researchers found that treatment with the NSAID carprofen... more
Cannabinoid compounds may inhibit growth of colon cancer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Medical marijuana has gained attention in recent years for its potential to relieve pain and short-term anxiety and depression. Now, researchers say some cannabinoid compounds may actually inhibit the growth... more
Medical News Today: Fibromyalgia: Many may receive wrong diagnosis  MNT · 2 weeks
Millions of people live with fibromyalgia, a condition causing increased sensitivity to pain. However, a new study suggests many cases may be misdiagnosed. more
Study shows no difference between relief offered by topical pain creams and placebos  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In an effort to reduce chronic pain, many people look for hope by paying $20 to thousands of dollars for a tube... more
Compounded pain relief creams not effective finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study has shown that pain relief creams are no better than dummy or placebo creams when it comes to relieving pain. more
Cannabinoid compounds may reduce viability of colon cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Medical marijuana has gained attention in recent years for its potential to relieve pain and short-term anxiety and depression. Now, Penn State College of Medicine researchers say some cannabinoid compounds... more
Research pushes back on benefits of compounded topical pain creams  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Marketed and prescribed for a variety of muscle and nerve conditions, compounded topical pain creams and gels work about as well as placebos, a new study shows. more
Tonsillectomy in children: Update to guidelines for treating and managing care  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The update to the 2011 publication, which includes a large amount of new information that applies to a child considered for tonsillectomy, emphasizes education, counseling, and... more
Medical News Today: What is the cause of back pain and shortness of breath?  MNT · 2 weeks
Back pain and shortness of breath may be a sign of many potential conditions. These may be mild or severe.... more
Resuming sexual activity after childbirth can be difficult for many mothers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Resuming sexual activity after pregnancy isn't always like riding a bike, especially for mothers experiencing postpartum pain, fatigue and stress. more
Medical News Today: Pain, bleeding, and discharge in the second trimester  MNT · 2 weeks
Pain, bleeding, and unusual discharge can occur during the second trimester. This does not always signal a problem, but people should see a doctor if they... more
OxyContin reformulation to curb opioid abuse led to hepatitis C surge, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Public health officials have blamed the shift from prescription opioids to injectable heroin as a cause of the rise in hepatitis C... more
What drives patients to use medical marijuana: Mostly chronic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study seeks to understand whether people are using medical cannabis for evidence-based reasons. more
Chronic pain given as top reason for using medical marijuana  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Chronic pain tops the list of reasons people give when they enroll in state medical marijuana programs more
Medical News Today: Best exercises and remedies for plantar fasciitis  MNT · 2 weeks
Certain foot and leg stretches can speed up recovery and relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis. In this article, we provide a visual guide to exercises that can... more
Medical News Today: What can cause gum pain?  MNT · 2 weeks
There are many possible causes of gum pain, including gum disease, mouth injuries, infections, abscesses, and ulcers. Without treatment, some causes of gum pain can lead to tooth decay and tooth loss.... more
Groundbreaking preventive approach promises to revolutionize treatment of rheumatoid arthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The EU- and industry-funded RTCURE project’s groundbreaking approach promises to revolutionise treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, which afflicts millions of people across Europe with joint pain, inflammation and bone... more
Lawsuit details how the Sackler family allegedly built an Oxycontin fortune  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The first nine months of 2013 started off as a banner year for the Sackler family, owners of the pharmaceutical company that produces OxyContin, the addictive... more
Medical News Today: Chronic pain relief: Mindfulness may be just as good as CBT  MNT · 3 weeks
A new analysis compares the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy with those of mindfulness-based stress reduction for relieving chronic pain. more
Study may lead to a greater understanding of the mechanisms behind neuropathic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In animal models of a totally crushed peripheral nerve, the damaged axons are broken down, allowing healthy ones to regrow. more
A new approach to peripheral nerve injury?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Neuroscientists studying how the body's immune system breaks down damaged peripheral nerves. Their latest research changes our understanding of neuropathic pain and how to treat it. more
Medical News Today: What causes gas pain during pregnancy?  MNT · 3 weeks
Gas pain is common during the early and late stages of pregnancy. In this article, we discuss the causes of gas pain, how to relieve symptoms and other conditions that... more
What causes gas pain during pregnancy?  MNT · 3 weeks
Gas pain is common during the early and late stages of pregnancy. In this article, we discuss the causes of gas pain, how to relieve symptoms and other conditions that cause similar symptoms. more
Patients taking anti-depressants more likely to develop gastrointestinal bleeding  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Patients taking anti-depressant medications classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are 40 percent more likely to develop severe gastrointestinal bleeding, particularly when they also use common over-the-counter pain relievers, according... more
Poor sleep at night, more pain the next day  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
After one night of inadequate sleep, brain activity ramps up in pain-sensing regions while activity is scaled back in areas responsible for modulating how we perceive painful stimuli. This finding... more
Medical News Today: Why sleep is the best painkiller  MNT · 3 weeks
New research reveals the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain's pain-processing mechanisms: Sleep loss may inhibit the brain's ability to kill pain. more
Why sleep is the best painkiller  MNT · 3 weeks
New research reveals the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain's pain-processing mechanisms: Sleep loss may inhibit the brain's ability to kill pain. more
Medical News Today: Safe exercises for a herniated disk  MNT · 3 weeks
Exercises and stretches are important parts of recovery from a herniated or slipped disk. In this article, we look at 6 possible exercises that can help with neck and back... more
Safe exercises for a herniated disk  MNT · 3 weeks
Exercises and stretches are important parts of recovery from a herniated or slipped disk. In this article, we look at 6 possible exercises that can help with neck and back pain, as well as what exercises... more
'I couldn't save him': One family's pain after an overdose  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Hundreds of thousands of American families have buried loved ones lost to the opioid epidemic more
American adults assume boys to be in more pain than girls  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Gender stereotypes can hurt children -- quite literally. When asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions... more
New research reveals that prescription opioids are used long-term to treat severe osteoarthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
New research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology, reveals that prescription opioids are commonly... more
Psychologists find that adults take girls' pain less seriously  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Gender stereotypes can hurt children -- quite literally. When asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American... more
Timeline shows investigation of alleged pain meds overdosing  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Investigations are underway into allegations that a doctor working for an Ohio hospital system ordered inappropriately high doses of pain medication to dozens of patients more
Regular use of common pain relief medicines improves survival for head and neck cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Regular use of a common type of medication, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, significantly improves survival for a... more
Ohio doc's license suspended amid review of hospital deaths  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Ohio's medical board has suspended the license of a doctor accused of ordering excessive and possibly fatal pain medicine for dozens of hospital patients without their families' knowledge more
The Latest: Doctor's license suspended after hospital deaths  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Ohio's medical board has suspended the license of a doctor accused of ordering excessive and possibly fatal pain medicine for dozens of hospital patients without their families' knowledge more
Steep Climb In Benzodiazepine Prescribing By Primary Care Doctors  NPR · 4 weeks
U.S. prescriptions for Valium, Ativan and other benzodiazepines for chronic pain have been rising since 2003, statistics show. And half of those prescriptions are from primary care physicians. more
2 more lawsuits say doctor ordered lethal meds for patients  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Two new lawsuits allege hospital patients were negligently or intentionally given lethal doses of pain medicine ordered by an Ohio doctor without the families' knowledge more
Medical News Today: What is mastoiditis?  MNT · 4 weeks
Mastoiditis is a severe infection of a bone behind the ear. The condition is rare, and symptoms include pain, fever, and swelling. Ear infections are the most common cause of mastoiditis. Learn more here. more
Doctor who ordered outsize pain meds kept working for weeks  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
An Ohio hospital says a doctor who ordered excessive and possibly fatal doses of pain medicine for dozens of patients kept working for weeks after a concern was... more
Global task force of bone health experts question effectiveness of spinal fusion procedures  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
There is little to no evidence that two surgical procedures used to fuse crumbled vertebrae following a spinal fracture caused by osteoporosis... more
People who are confident to do most things are more likely to recover from shoulder pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
People are more likely to recover from shoulder pain if they have the confidence to carry... more
The Latest: 4th lawsuit over outsize doses of pain medicine  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A fourth wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against an Ohio hospital and a now-fired doctor accused of ordering that near-death patients get potentially fatal doses of pain... more
Hospital: 'Poor decisions' by staff giving outsize pain meds  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
An Ohio hospital system leader says a doctor's orders for potentially fatal doses of pain medicine given to at least 27 patients were carried out by what he calls "a... more
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