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What causes back pain on the lower right side?

What causes back pain on the lower right side?

Conditions that affect the muscles, bones, nerves, or organs can contribute to pain on the lower right side of the back. In this article, we explore the possible causes of back pain on the lower right side. We also cover some causes specific to females and males and explain when to see a doctor. Sprains […]

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Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction?

Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction?

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cannabidiol (CBD) has been receiving a lot of attention lately as a potential treatment for everything from epilepsy to anxiety. Now, researchers report it might also help curb the cravings that come with opioid addiction. Like marijuana, CBD comes from the cannabis plant. Unlike […]

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Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag

Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag

Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If Colorado is any indication, the legalization of marijuana does not come without health hazards. New research shows that while it led to a decline in hospitalizations for chronic pain, there were increases in traffic crashes, alcohol abuse and drug overdoses in the state. […]

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Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hypnosis might sound like a magic trick to some, but the therapy can be an effective pain reliever, a new review shows. The review covered 85 studies that have tested hypnosis for easing “experimental models” of pain — that is, […]

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Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia

Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fibromyalgia is a mysterious and misunderstood illness, but researchers may have uncovered at least one key to the disease’s origin: insulin resistance. The new research compared a small group of people with fibromyalgia to two groups of healthy people and […]

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How much ibuprofen is too much?

How much ibuprofen is too much?

Ibuprofen is an effective pain reliever, but taking too much of it can cause serious side effects. This is true in both the short- and the long-term. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). People take ibuprofen to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is one of the most used medications in the world. A […]

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1 in 4 American Workers Struggles With Back Pain

1 in 4 American Workers Struggles With Back Pain

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If your back aches while on the job, you have plenty of company: New research shows that nearly 40 million American workers suffer from chronic lower back pain. In all, that’s more than a quarter of the workforce reporting lower […]

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Quantity, Not Type of Opioid Matters for Post-Op Dependency

Quantity, Not Type of Opioid Matters for Post-Op Dependency

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As the United States struggles with a painkiller-abuse epidemic, researchers have found that it’s the quantity of opioids prescribed after orthopedic surgery, not the type of opioid, that corresponds with long-term use. “One of the frequent myths we encounter among clinicians is that some […]

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When to see a doctor for severe stomach pain

When to see a doctor for severe stomach pain

When severe stomach pain occurs, it can be difficult to decide whether to see a doctor, go to the emergency room, or wait. If the pain is severe or debilitating, a person may need to seek medical help immediately. Stomach pain is the most common reason for emergency room visits. When a person is unsure […]

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Many Drug Abusers Use Family Members to ‘Opioid Shop’

Many Drug Abusers Use Family Members to ‘Opioid Shop’

Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who are thwarted in their attempts to “shop around” for prescription opioid painkillers at doctors’ offices and pharmacies may try to get the drugs via relatives as a last resort, researchers report. Some people who misuse opioids go to numerous prescribers and fill […]