Pain Relief Blog

Pain Relief Blog 2018-01-17T12:23:24+00:00

Another Reason to Quit Smoking: Prevent Lower Back Pain

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. [...]

Diets for Chronic Back Pain

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 [...]

Great Gifts For 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 [...]

How Much Does Exercise Reduce Pain?

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 [...]

Opioids Rarely Help Bodily Pain: A New Pain Assessment

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 [...]

Opioid Alternatives for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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 [...]

The History of Prescription Opioids

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, [...]

Healthy Spine Tips to Prevent Back and Neck Pain

Lower back pain is responsible for more global disabilities than any other problem. It affects 80% of people at some point in their lives. Up to 90% will also suffer from tension headaches at least [...]

How Heavy Bags Cause Back Pain

The average sixth grader carries 18.4 pounds in his backpack, and the average handbag carries 6.27 pounds’ worth of lipstick and keys. Nobody seems to have done any research about the weight of the average [...]