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Surprisingly, opioids may increase risk of chronic pain

Surprisingly, opioids may increase risk of chronic pain

After surgery, opioids — such as morphine — are routinely used to manage pain. However, according to a new study, the drugs could actually raise the likelihood of experiencing chronic pain. A new study unearths a fresh concern surrounding the use of opioids. Opioids are big news. The “opioid epidemic” in the United States is […]

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Can endometriosis cause leg pain?

Can endometriosis cause leg pain?

Many people with endometriosis experience painful, heavy periods and pelvic pain. Sometimes, endometriosis growths can impact the nerves surrounding the pelvis, which can cause pain in the legs, hips, and buttocks. Experts have only recently begun to recognize how widespread leg pain may be in people with endometriosis. A 2016 study reports that as many […]

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What causes calf muscle pain?

What causes calf muscle pain?

Calf pain can be a mild nuisance or be severe enough to prevent a person from walking. There are a variety of conditions that can affect the calf muscles, as well as the blood vessels and other structures around it. Fortunately, many of the causes of calf pain are easily treatable. Causes A variety of […]

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Possible causes of a bubbling feeling in the chest

Possible causes of a bubbling feeling in the chest

A bubbling feeling in the chest is a sensation that a person might describe as cracking, gurgling, or as if a bubble is about to burst. Many people experience it, and it has a variety of causes. Treatment depends on the cause. This bubbling feeling is linked to a variety of conditions that range from […]

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How much will this hurt? Brain waves may hold the answer

How much will this hurt? Brain waves may hold the answer

We all feel pain, but our experiences are not equal. A new study demonstrates that by measuring brain activity, we might be able to predict who will be more sensitive to pain. Brain waves may help doctors to understand who is more susceptible to pain. Pain is a strange phenomenon. How painful a particular injury […]

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What causes bladder pressure?

What causes bladder pressure?

A person usually feels the urge to urinate several times a day. Pressure in the bladder causes this feeling, which should disappear after a person urinates. However, some people experience this pressure constantly, and it may feel like an ache. This is not normal and is likely caused by interstitial cystitis. This condition is sometimes […]

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What could be causing my collarbone pain?

What could be causing my collarbone pain?

Many injuries can damage the collarbone, and some require immediate attention. When should a person seek emergency treatment, and when will a routine trip to the doctor be enough? We address these questions and more. The collarbone, also known as the clavicle, extends from the shoulder to the breastbone. Common causes of collarbone pain include: […]

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The 10 best blogs for fibromyalgia

The 10 best blogs for fibromyalgia

Are you feeling alone with fibromyalgia? We have found the best blogs — written by medical professionals and people living with fibromyalgia — that can provide hope, coping strategies, and support for those with the condition. Blogs are available to provide support, encouragement, and coping strategies for those with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition […]

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Causes and treatment of inner thigh pain

Causes and treatment of inner thigh pain

Experiencing pain in the inner thigh can have many causes, including a muscle strain, a hernia, and kidney stones. Home remedies can often alleviate the pain, but medical treatment may also be needed, depending on the cause. This article will discuss some possible causes of inner thigh pain, other symptoms, and ways to treat them. […]