Pain Management

Opioids before surgery means higher costs, more problems afterward

Opioids before surgery means higher costs, more problems afterward

Surgery patients often go home from the hospital with a prescription for painkillers to take as they recover. But a new study suggests that doctors...
How 30 opioid pills for surgery turn into a habit

How 30 opioid pills for surgery turn into a habit

A small number of people—about 6 percent—who had not been taking opioids before an operation, but got them to ease post-surgery pain, are still...
Scientists discover powerful potential pain reliever

Scientists discover powerful potential pain reliever

A team of scientists led by chemists Stephen Martin and James Sahn at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered what they say...
How diet can impact headaches

How diet can impact headaches

There are two different approaches to preventing headaches with diet. The first approach would be an elimination diet that avoids foods and beverages known to...
Dangers of commonly prescribed painkillers

Dangers of commonly prescribed painkillers

Commonly prescribed painkillers need to be given for shorter periods of time to reduce the risk of obesity and sleep deprivation, a new study...
Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

Those who eat more fish, plant proteins less likely to suffer, study finds Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will...
Is back pain killing us?

Is back pain killing us?

The 600,000 older Australians who suffer from back pain have a 13 per cent increased risk of dying from any cause, University of Sydney...
High pain tolerance may mask heart attack symptoms

High pain tolerance may mask heart attack symptoms

Heart attacks may go unrecognized among individuals with high pain tolerance, putting them at an increased risk for poor recoveries. This is reported by new...
Potential chronic pain treatment without opioid or medical marijuana side effects

Potential chronic pain treatment without opioid or medical marijuana side effects

In a recent study, researchers at Indiana University found evidence that the brain’s cannabis receptors may be used to treat chronic pain without the...
Yoga may help treat back pain

Yoga may help treat back pain

Many people experience low-back pain over their lifetime. For those who don’t recover quickly, the discomfort can become chronic, lasting for months or even...