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A guide to the spinal cord: Anatomy and injuries

A guide to the spinal cord: Anatomy and injuries

The spinal cord is a long bundle of nerves and cells that extends from the lower portion of the brain to the lower back. It carries signals between the brain and the rest of the body. This article covers the key anatomy of the spinal cord and its functions. It also provides some information about […]

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Kratom May Cause Liver Damage: Study

Kratom May Cause Liver Damage: Study

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The popular herbal supplement kratom may cause liver damage, researchers warn. Kratom is widely available in smoke shops and online. It’s a botanical product made from Mitragyna speciosa, a tropical evergreen tree found in Southeast Asia. At low doses, it’s […]

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Common Muscle Relaxant Could Pose Mental Dangers for Seniors

Common Muscle Relaxant Could Pose Mental Dangers for Seniors

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News SATURDAY, Nov. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant known as baclofen can leave older kidney patients so disoriented that they land in the hospital, a new study warns. “It can present with acute stroke-like symptoms, even though it’s not a stroke,” said senior […]

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10 exercises for a pinched nerve in the neck

10 exercises for a pinched nerve in the neck

A pinched nerve is a nerve that has become irritated or compressed. The nerve is not necessarily pinched, but people use this term to refer to a range of symptoms. A pinched nerve can occur at various sites in the body, including the neck. When it affects the neck, doctors call it cervical radiculopathy. A […]

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What can cause back pain and nausea?

What can cause back pain and nausea?

Some common causes of back pain and nausea include: Stomach virus or food poisoning Share on PinterestA person with back pain and nausea may be experiencing a stomach virus or food poisoning. Gastroenteritis causes pain and inflammation in the stomach as the result of an infection. Several different types of infection can cause gastroenteritis, including […]

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Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) for Pain

Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) for Pain

Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) for pain review Oxycodone is a strong opioid narcotic pain reliever (analgesic), and Vicodin is a combination of two drugs, hydrocodone (a strong narcotic pain reliever) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). Oxycodone and hydrocodone are similar to other drugs that are opioid narcotics, for example, methadone, fentanyl, and morphine. Both oxycodone and Vicodin […]

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Health Tip: Benefits of Massage

Health Tip: Benefits of Massage

(HealthDay News) — Massage involves the pressing, rubbing and manipulating of the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Chronic Pain News Though not a replacement for regular medical care, it can accompany treatment of a range of conditions. Mayo says benefits of getting a message may include: Reduction of pain and muscle […]

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Does weather really affect our experience of pain?

Does weather really affect our experience of pain?

A new study finds that, for people living with arthritis and other conditions that cause chronic pain, a certain kind of weather increases pain. New research confirms that damp, windy weather may worsen pain for some. When someone tells you that they can feel bad weather in their bones, they may well be right. Scientists, […]

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Dislocated Knee

Dislocated Knee

Facts you should know about dislocated knees Knee dislocations are a result of significant force or trauma. With a dislocated knee, the relationship between the femur and tibia is lost and at least three of four ligaments that hold the knee stable must be torn. Fractures often accompany the dislocation. Surgeons most often repair the […]