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Elbow Pain

Elbow Pain

What are diseases and conditions that can cause elbow pain? Arthritis of the elbow Inflammation of the elbow joint (arthritis) can occur as a result of many systemic forms of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gouty arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and reactive arthritis (formerly called Reiter’s disease). Generally, they are associated with signs of […]

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Are Epsom salt baths safe during pregnancy?

Are Epsom salt baths safe during pregnancy?

Taking an Epsom salt bath may be an effective and safe way for pregnant people to ease aches and pains. Epsom salt is a crystallized form of magnesium sulfate. People who use Epsom salt as a home remedy believe that their body absorbs some of these minerals. In this article, learn about the benefits of […]

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Is That iPad a Pain in the Neck?

Is That iPad a Pain in the Neck?

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — While an iPad can deliver information in an instant with the touch of your fingertips, it also can make your neck and shoulders ache, a new study finds. So-called iPad neck, or tablet neck, is on the rise in the United States. And women […]

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Tending to the diaphragm may relieve chronic low back pain

Tending to the diaphragm may relieve chronic low back pain

Is treating the diaphragm the key to relieving chronic pain in the lower back? Researchers set out to investigate, conducting the first ever clinical trial to test the efficacy of special osteopathic techniques tending to the diaphragm for easing chronic low back pain. Osteopathic treatment that tends to the diaphragm may alleviate chronic low back […]

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Degenerative Disc Disease & Sciatica

Degenerative Disc Disease & Sciatica

Degenerative disc disease and sciatica facts The discs of the spine serve as “cushions” between each vertebral segment. The discs are designed somewhat like a jelly donut. Degeneration (deterioration) of the disc makes the disc more susceptible to herniation (rupture), which can lead to localized or radiating pain. Sciatica can result from disc herniation (“ruptured […]

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Risky Prescribing Boosts Opioid Death Risk

Risky Prescribing Boosts Opioid Death Risk

Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When opioid pain medications, such as OxyContin, are prescribed in a risky manner, that increases a patient’s chances of death. That’s the conclusion of a new study by RAND Corporation researchers who analyzed prescribing data in Massachusetts from 2011 to 2015, and found that […]

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Trump Carried Counties With High Opioid Use: Study

Trump Carried Counties With High Opioid Use: Study

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — U.S. counties with high rates of prescription painkiller use voted heavily in favor of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, a new study finds. Researchers found that, on average, Trump got about 60 percent of the vote in counties […]

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Have Insurers Played a Role in Opioid Crisis?

Have Insurers Played a Role in Opioid Crisis?

Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Health insurers may have helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic by not encouraging use of less addictive pain medications, a new study contends. In 2016, more than 2.1 million Americans had an opioid addiction. And more than 42,000 died from opioid overdoses, government data […]

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How to get debris out of your eye

How to get debris out of your eye

A foreign object in the eye can be anything from a piece of dust to a lodged pencil. Most of the time, foreign objects are harmless and easy to remove. Foreign objects and debris in the eye usually affect the cornea or conjunctiva. The cornea is a transparent layer that protects the iris and pupil. […]

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What to know about cramps on birth control

What to know about cramps on birth control

Many people experience cramps on birth control, especially when they first start using a new birth control method. However, many hormonal birth control options can help prevent cramps and other menstrual symptoms. For most people, cramps on birth control are temporary. People with severe or prolonged cramps may need to visit a doctor. The doctor […]