Pain Management

How to Use Exercise to Prevent and Reduce Back Pain

How to use exercise to prevent and reduce back pain

Back pain shouldn’t stand in the way of your exercise routine. However, when back pain strikes, you’ll want to focus on workouts that will you...
Opioid use creeps back after weight-loss surgery

Opioid use creeps back after weight-loss surgery

Research finds that the proportion of adults with severe obesity who use prescription opioid medications declines in the months after bariatric surgery, but then increases within...
Common NHS shoulder surgery no better than no treatment at all

Common NHS shoulder surgery no better than no treatment at all

The clinical treatment benefits of shoulder decompression surgery may be no more effective than no treatment at all, according to new Oxford University research. Painful...
4 easy tips that protect your back

4 easy tips that protect your back

If you find yourself dealing with back problems on a regular basis, it’s worth making sure that your everyday habits are “back-friendly.” When done without...
Having chest pain? Your own stem cells may help with the treatment

Having chest pain? Your own stem cells may help with the treatment

A non-surgical treatment that uses a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells to treat chest pain or angina improved both symptoms and the length...
Yoga rivals physical therapy for chronic low back pain

Yoga rivals physical therapy for chronic low back pain

Yoga is as effective as physical therapy to treat mild to moderate chronic low back pain, research finds, including for some underserved patients with...
Massage can help treat low back pain

Massage can help treat low back pain

In the first study of its kind, researchers found real-world massage therapy to be an effective treatment for chronic low back pain. Dr. Niki Munk,...
How to Break the Cycle of Chronic and Insomnia at Night

How to break the cycle of chronic pain and insomnia at night

Chronic pain and insomnia are an unhealthy combination. According to the National Sleep Foundation, chronic pain disturbs the slumber of one in five Americans...
Why one pain specialist hasn’t prescribed an opioid in 10 years?

Why one pain specialist hasn’t prescribed an opioid in 10 years?

Opioids don’t work for most people with chronic pain. A pain expert explains why doctors should consider other options for their patients. Despite a lack...
How do some opioids cause severe itching

How do some opioids cause severe itching?

Opioids have long been an important tool in the world of pain management, but the side effects of these drugs - from addiction and...