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Another Reason to Quit Smoking: Prevent Lower Back Pain

2018-01-26T11:26:35+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Back Pain, Health & Wellness|

The last 10 years have seen an inexplicable increase in functional disability caused by lower back pain. Despite improved treatments, pain and physical function in these patients is worsening in around 100 million U.S. patients. A simple symptom frequently devolves into a complicated condition affecting the entire central nervous system. Several studies have drawn a [...]

Diets for Chronic Back Pain

2018-01-18T16:34:31+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Back Pain, Health & Wellness, Pain Management|

Chronic back conditions are known to be more burdensome than any other syndrome, but many patients feel they have little control over their symptoms. People who suffer back pain need a balanced diet that supports bone strength, healthy cells, and good collagen formation. You have a new year ahead of you, so make it a pain-free one [...]

Great Gifts For Pain Management

2017-11-30T12:38:54+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Back Pain, Head and Neck, Health & Wellness, Pain Management|

If a loved one suffers from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a soothing care package could offer much needed support. Chocolate cures just about every ill, of course, but a more evidence-based gift would be appreciated just as much. Gifts for Migraine Sufferers Migraines are a neuropathic and vascular condition that can last days. Their cause [...]

How Much Does Exercise Reduce Pain?

2018-01-18T16:31:00+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Conditions, Health & Wellness, Pain Management, Therapy|

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome encourages a sedentary lifestyle, but recent research suggests that curling up in bed waiting for your aches to disappear could make your condition worse. Exercise not only improves lower back pain symptoms, but reduces your odds of ever developing the problem in the first place. Positive Effects of Exercise on Back [...]

Opioids Rarely Help Bodily Pain: A New Pain Assessment

2018-01-23T14:59:56+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Conditions, Pain Management|

Pain rating scales have become a medical standard for excellent reason: They give doctors important information about changing symptoms and have led to better outcomes in clinical trials. The pain intensity numeric scale (PI-NRS) and patient’s global impression of change (PGIC) contribute to better care but bring a heavy dose of subjectivity to the consulting room. [...]

Opioid Alternatives for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

2018-02-08T20:33:10+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Pain Management, Treatments|

Almost half of opioid overdoses in the United States involve prescription drugs. A thousand people a day receive emergency room care for misusing their prescribed painkillers. As a temporary measure, there are few medications quite as efficient at erasing pain than opioids, but this may change in the next five years. Kineta, Inc, a biotech [...]

The History of Prescription Opioids

2017-11-01T12:28:49+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Treatments|

Opium first appeared in the historical record in 3400 BC Mesopotamia. Its mind altering effects were so celebrated that it would ultimately cause a war. The ancient Greeks and Romans were the first to discover their analgesic strength, which led to the creation of morphine and, eventually, codeine. Heroin was only synthesized in the late 1800s when the [...]

Virtual Reality for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Works

2018-02-08T20:32:32+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Pain Management, Treatments|

Morphine’s long-term efficacy and safety remains contentious. In studies, it has reduced pain by between one and three points on the numeric pain rating scale, so while it certainly has its place, more effective, safe analgesic therapies are desperately needed. Hope might come from an unexpected place: virtual reality software. The Studies Supporting VR for [...]