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Sitting positions for good posture

Sitting positions for good posture

Adopting the correct sitting position is essential for maintaining good posture and a healthy back and spine. Most people can improve their sitting posture by following a few simple guidelines. Sitting with a straight back and shoulders will not only improve a person’s physical health but can make them feel more confident. Many people spend […]

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FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal

FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal

WebMD Health News May 17, 2018 — The FDA approved the first non-opioid drug, lofexidine hydrochloride (Lucemyra), to help treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal in adults. Latest Chronic Pain News The FDA found the drug to be safe and effective in easing symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and an overall feeling of sickness […]

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Can stomach problems cause lower back pain?

Can stomach problems cause lower back pain?

Back pain and bloating can be a miserable and frightening experience when they occur together. However, the most common causes of back pain and bloating are usually due to relatively harmless, underlying conditions. Although back pain and bloating are fairly common symptoms, it is a good idea to see a doctor if they last more […]

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What to know about bone spurs

What to know about bone spurs

An exostosis, also called a bony spur or osteoma, occurs when a bony growth extend beyond a bone’s usual smooth surface. Exostosis can cause chronic pain or irritation, depending on its size and location. Sometimes, cartilage will grow over an area of exostosis, which is called osteochondroma. These bony outgrowths often occur in the ear […]

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What causes a bump on the bottom of the foot?

What causes a bump on the bottom of the foot?

A bump on the bottom of the foot may cause a person discomfort or pain when walking. There are a variety of conditions that may cause bumps on the feet, some of which require medical treatment. This article explores the various causes of a bump on the bottom of the foot and how a person […]

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Opioid Makers’ Perks to Docs Tied to More Prescriptions

Opioid Makers’ Perks to Docs Tied to More Prescriptions

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Doctors who accept perks from companies that make opioid painkillers are more likely to prescribe the drugs for their patients, new research suggests. The money in question paid doctors for meals, consulting and speaking fees, and travel expenses. Typically, doctors […]

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Hospitals Should, and Could, Avoid IV Opioids: Study

Hospitals Should, and Could, Avoid IV Opioids: Study

Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to pain management for hospital patients, opioid pills or injections are less dangerous and just as effective as giving the drug intravenously, a new study shows. The results “have the potential to be practice-changing,” study author Dr. Adam Ackerman, clinical instructor […]

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Backbreaking Work May Shorten Men’s Lives

Backbreaking Work May Shorten Men’s Lives

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As if their work wasn’t already tough enough, new research suggests that men in physically taxing jobs may be at risk of an early death. The increase in risk can be as high as 18 percent beyond that of a […]

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What are the most painful surgeries?

What are the most painful surgeries?

It is not always possible to prevent pain during or after an operation. Although some discomfort may be inevitable, a doctor will work with other specialists, such as an anesthesiologist, to manage a person’s pain. It is essential to remember that everyone is different. Some people may find a particular surgery very painful, while others […]

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How long will I survive after a liver transplant?

How long will I survive after a liver transplant?

A liver transplant involves surgically removing a liver that is no longer functioning properly, and replacing it with a healthy liver, or a portion of one, from a donor. Most donated livers come from people who have died. They come from registered organ donors or people whose next of kin consent to them becoming a […]