Pain Management

Anticonvulsant drugs ineffective for low back pain, pose risk of adverse effects

Anticonvulsant drugs ineffective for low back pain, pose risk of adverse effects

Common anticonvulsants are ineffective for chronic low back pain and lumbar radicular pain and are accompanied by increased risk of adverse events. Anticonvulsant drugs are...
Physical therapy could lower need for opioids, but lack of money and time are hurdles

Physical therapy could lower need for opioids, but lack of money and time are...

Physical therapists help people walk again after a stroke and recover after injury or surgery, but did you know they also prevent exposure to...
Oh, my aching head! the who, what, why and how to cope with migraine

Oh, my aching head! the who, what, why and how to cope with migraine

Migraine headaches can strike any time and be debilitating, making it impossible to work or enjoy even life’s simple pleasures. They affect approximately 12 percent...
Estrogen levels may affect migraine in men

Estrogen levels may affect migraine in men

While it has been known that estrogen plays a role in migraine for women, new research shows that the female sex hormone may also...
Your brain with a migraine

Your brain with a migraine

When migraine sufferers see the tell-tale squiggly lines, light flashes and blind spots of a migraine aura, they prepare for a migraine. When researchers see...
How opioid addiction alters our brains to want more

How opioid addiction alters our brains to want more

At a hearing on Capitol Hill earlier this year, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander asked an important question: Why is most of the treatment for...
A way around opioids- Target the type of pain for better pain relief

A way around opioids: Target the type of pain for better pain relief

In the old days, pain was pain, and there was not a lot of differentiating on the best way to treat it. Then came along...
Cold water swim may provide instant pain relief

Cold water swim may provide instant pain relief

A short, sharp, cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy to relieve severe persistent pain after surgery, suggest doctors...
Tai chi as good as or better than aerobic exercise in fighting chronic pain

Tai chi as good as or better than aerobic exercise in fighting chronic pain

The ancient martial art of tai chi has similar or greater benefits than aerobic exercise for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, finds...
4 U.S. states beat all others at cutting opioid dosages

4 U.S. states beat all others at cutting opioid dosages

Prescription drug monitoring programs in Kentucky, New Mexico, Tennessee, and New York have significantly reduced opioid dosages and the number of opioid fills, according...