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Spinal manipulation treatment for low back pain associated with modest improvement in pain, function

Among patients with acute low back pain, spinal manipulation therapy was associated with modest improvements in pain and function at up to 6 weeks, with temporary minor musculoskeletal harms...

New tool uses behavioral cues to assess pain in ICU patients who can't communicate

A new Behavior Pain Assessment Tool (BPAT) provides a simple way to evaluate pain in critically ill patients -including those who aren't able to communicate their pain verbally, reports a study in...

Discovery of 'mini-brains' could change understanding of pain medication

The human body's peripheral nervous system could be capable of interpreting its environment and modulating pain, neuroscientists have established, after successfully studying how rodents reacted to...

Mammograms: What to expect and how to minimize pain

Mammograms are an invaluable tool for early detection of breast cancer. In this article, we look at how to prepare and reduce discomfort.

An old drug with new potential: WWII chemical-weapon antidote shows early promise as treatment for spinal cord injuries

A drug developed during World War II as an antidote for a chemical warfare agent has been found to be effective at suppressing a neurotoxin that worsens the pain and severity of spinal cord...

Scientists discover new category of analgesic drugs that may treat neuropathic pain

New research published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that a novel therapeutic target called LPCAT2 may prove effective against pain that is not receptive to the current treatments.

Virtual reality therapy helps decrease pain in hospitalized patients

Virtual reality therapy is effective in significantly reducing pain for hospitalized patients, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study.

Arthritis mutilans: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Arthritis mutilans is a rare form of inflammatory arthritis that causes severe inflammation and damage to bone tissue in the joints. Learn more.

New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints.

No relief in sight for those suffering from sciatica

A drug increasingly being prescribed for treating sciatica has been revealed to be no better than placebo, in new research from The George Institute for Global Health.

A single glucocorticoid injection provides only short-term relief from chronic low back pain

A single intradiscal glucocorticoid injection reduces low back pain associated with active discopathy at 1 month for patients in which first-line conservative treatments had failed.

Electroacupuncture releases stem cells to relieve pain, promote tissue repair, study finds

A study led by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced...

Combining opioids with anti-anxiety medicines linked to greater risk of overdose

Taking opioids (strong prescription painkillers) together with benzodiazepines (widely used to treat anxiety and sleep problems) is associated with greater risk of opioid overdose, finds a study in...

Lung cancer and shoulder pain: What's the connection?

Learn how lung cancer may cause shoulder pain and other lung cancer symptoms. What are the common causes and treatments of shoulder pain?

Patients with depression symptoms due to chronic sinus disease are less productive

Depression is the driving factor for missed days of work or school in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.

Use of opioid pain medications may affect liver transplant patients' survival

An analysis of nearly 30,000 patients undergoing liver transplantation in the United States between 2008 and 2014 found elevated death and organ loss rates in the first 5 years after...

Researchers aim to cure headache during flight

Many people suffer from pain when they fly but that may soon be a thing of the past.

Brain differences between men and women affect response to pain relief

More active microglia immune cells in pain-processing regions of female brains may explain why they need higher morphine doses than males, study suggests.

Physical therapy proves as effective as surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome

Physical therapy is as effective as surgery in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy® (JOSPT®).

Shared reading could help to ease chronic pain

Researchers suggest that shared reading - an interactive experience involving small groups of people reading aloud - might help to alleviate chronic pain.

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