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Is my jaw broken or dislocated?

Is my jaw broken or dislocated?

A broken jaw refers to a fracture of the jawbone or mandible, whereas a dislocated jaw is where the lower part of the jaw moves out of position. Both injuries have a variety of causes, including facial trauma. Stretching the jaw too much, such as when yawning or biting, can also cause dislocation. Both of […]

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Upbeat Attitude May Be a Pain Fighter

Upbeat Attitude May Be a Pain Fighter

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Optimism may be key to coping with chronic pain, claims a new study of soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. And you don’t need to be a vet to benefit from a positive attitude, the research suggests. Among nearly […]

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Cablivi Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder

Cablivi Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cablivi (caplacizumab-yhdp) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP), a rare and deadly disorder that causes blood clotting. Latest Chronic Pain News “Patients with aTTP endure hours of treatment with daily plasma exchange, which requires […]

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Little Evidence Pain Creams Work

Little Evidence Pain Creams Work

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite their wide use, commercial pain creams and gels don’t do much for chronic pain, a new report claims. In fact, the government-funded study, ordered by U.S. Congress, found these creams/gels were no better than placebos, researchers said. “Our study of nearly 400 pain […]

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Why Do More and More Americans Use Medical Marijuana?

Why Do More and More Americans Use Medical Marijuana?

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Easing chronic pain is the main reason Americans use medical marijuana, a new study finds. “We wanted to understand the reasons why people are using cannabis medically, and whether those reasons for use are evidence-based,” said lead author Kevin Boehnke. He’s an investigator at […]

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What is the cause of back pain and shortness of breath?

What is the cause of back pain and shortness of breath?

The back is prone to injury because it works hard to keep the body in an upright position and support the basic daily movements. When back pain occurs alongside shortness of breath, causing difficult or painful breathing, some people may worry that the cause is more serious. In most cases, back pain and shortness of […]

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‘Mindfulness’ Might Help Some Conquer Chronic Pain

‘Mindfulness’ Might Help Some Conquer Chronic Pain

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Instead of popping a painkiller, a little mindful yoga might go a long way toward easing longstanding pain, a new study suggests. The review of 21 clinical trials involving nearly 2,000 people looked at the effects of two drug-free options […]

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Chronic pain relief: Mindfulness may be just as good as CBT

Chronic pain relief: Mindfulness may be just as good as CBT

New research appearing in the BMJ journal Evidence-Based Mental Health suggests that mindfulness could be a promising alternative to cognitive behavioral therapy for relieving some of the psychological and physical symptoms of chronic pain. Mindfulness may be a useful alternative to CBT for easing chronic pain, new research shows. According to the most recent survey […]

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How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?

How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that commonly develops in people with psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes a rapid buildup of skin cells. These cells form patches of itchy, often irritating skin that doctors call plaques. Changes in the nails are common symptoms of both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. However, psoriatic […]