Pain Management

Arthritis isn’t just a condition affecting older people, it likely starts much earlier

Arthritis is an umbrella term for over 100 conditions affecting the joints. All result in pain and often severely limit the activities a person can...

Why you shouldn’t drink alcohol to manage pain

In a study from the University of Florida, scientists found that people who self-medicate pain with alcohol may be vulnerable to hazardous drinking, with...

Marijuana, hallucinogen use at all-time high among US young adults

In a study from the University of Michigan, scientists found that marijuana and hallucinogen use in the past year reported by young adults 19...

Opioid use disorder is linked to chronic pain

Scientists from The Ohio State University found the first evidence that opioid use disorder is linked to chronic pain. Scientists have long noted a connection...

Cannabis may raise death risk strongly in people with high blood pressure

In a study from Georgia State University, scientists found that marijuana use is linked to a three-fold risk of death from high blood pressure. In...

This pain medicine for headache may effectively reduce high blood pressure

In a recent study published in Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, researchers found that acetaminophen, a common painkiller for headaches could make blood pressure...

Scientists find a new way to reduce back pain without drugs

In a recent study from King's College London, researchers found that spinal cord stimulation may drastically reduce chronic back pain. Researchers treated 20 patients with...

Scientists develop a new treatment for common knee injury

Each year in the U.S., more than 500,000 people sustain tears in their meniscus, a piece of cartilage in the knee that cushions and...

Marijuana for pain relief may lead to withdrawal symptoms

In a recent study from the University of Michigan, scientists found that many people who use medical marijuana products to ease pain also experience...

Researchers reveal a new cause of migraine headache

Scientists from the University of Zurich found a new mechanism responsible for familial migraine. They found that a genetic dysfunction in specific brain cells of...