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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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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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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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Tommy John Surgery (Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction)

Tommy John Surgery (Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction)

Tommy John surgery (ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction) facts The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is the major stabilizer of the elbow. UCL injury is an overuse injury, most often caused by the repetitive motion of throwing. Symptoms include pain over the medial part of the elbow that worsens with throwing and gets better with rest. Usually, […]

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ibuprofen (Advil, Children’s Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)

ibuprofen (Advil, Children’s Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)

Summary Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to reduce mild to moderate pain, inflammation, and fever. Ibuprofen works by blocking an enzyme that makes prostaglandin (a hormone-like substance that participates in a variety of body functions), which results in lower levels of prostaglandins in the body. Lower levels of prostaglandins reduce pain, inflammation, […]

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First Ketamine Guidelines for Pain Released

First Ketamine Guidelines for Pain Released

By Megan BrooksWebMD Health News June 15, 2018 — New research shows that ketamine can be effective for treating pain, and could be an alternative to opioids. Latest Chronic Pain News Ketamine has captured headlines recently as a possible treatment for severe depression and posttraumatic stress syndrome. Ketamine is also being used more in inpatient […]