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How to Head Off a Pain in the Neck

How to Head Off a Pain in the Neck

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Neck pain can sneak up on you over time. While it can be caused by an accident or injury, your everyday posture and body mechanics can also be to blame, from the way you carry a shoulder bag, cradle your […]

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Rheumatoid factor: What to know

Rheumatoid factor: What to know

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Opioids Prescribed in Hospital Often Tied to Long-Term Use

Opioids Prescribed in Hospital Often Tied to Long-Term Use

Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People given opioids for the first time in the hospital are likely to continue getting them for months after, a new study reports. A University of Pittsburgh team found that those first-timers are twice as likely to receive more opioids after discharge than patients […]

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How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis

How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis

With the opioid crisis in the spotlight, scientists are searching for new ways to tackle pain. One group has turned its attention to a lethal toxin that occurs naturally in some marine creatures. The latest study in rats provides encouraging results. A number of marine animals contain tetrodotoxin, including the blue-ringed octopus. Opioids are a […]

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Medical conditions that cause muscle wasting

Medical conditions that cause muscle wasting

Muscle wasting is a loss of muscle mass due to the muscles weakening and shrinking. There are several possible causes of muscle wasting, including certain medical conditions, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The symptoms of muscle wasting depend on the severity of muscle mass loss, but typical signs and symptoms include: reduced muscle strength an […]

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Legalizing Medical Pot Won’t Ease Opioid Crisis: Study

Legalizing Medical Pot Won’t Ease Opioid Crisis: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana has been a beacon of hope in the opioid epidemic, with states legalizing weed in hopes that its use will cut down on fatal overdoses from painkiller use. Now, a new study is throwing cold water on that […]

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Causes of lower back pain when standing or walking

Causes of lower back pain when standing or walking

Lower back pain is very common, so determining an underlying cause may often come down to looking at other symptoms and details. If lower back pain occurs when standing or walking, the pain may be due to muscle fatigue. Alternatively, it may be from a medical condition, such as one of the following: spinal stenosis […]

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What causes lower back and hip pain?

What causes lower back and hip pain?

When pain in the lower back occurs alongside hip pain, there may be a common cause. Certain health conditions or injuries can affect the nerves in both of these areas. These pains usually occur as a result of overuse or injury, but they can also be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. People may […]

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What can cause lower back and leg pain?

What can cause lower back and leg pain?

Lower back and leg pain are common symptoms that often result from sprains and strains or poor posture. However, severe or recurring pain may indicate an underlying medical condition, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. In this article, we discuss some of the potential causes of lower back and leg pain. We also cover when to […]

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What to know about rib pain during pregnancy

What to know about rib pain during pregnancy

Women can often experience a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms during pregnancy. One common complaint is rib pain, which has several possible causes that vary by trimester. In most cases, the cause of rib pain is harmless. The growing fetus often causes aches and pains around the ribs due to their position in the womb. […]