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What are synovial cysts?

What are synovial cysts?

Synovial cysts are small, fluid-filled lumps that tend to form on the lower spine. These cysts are not cancerous and often do not cause any symptoms. However, they can sometimes lead to problems such as sciatica. Treatment options for synovial cysts include taking pain medication and seeking physical therapy. If a cyst is causing severe […]

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Foot Pain

Foot Pain

What follow-up care is needed after foot pain is treated? There may be follow-up tests, scans, or X-rays. A plan for a gradual return to play should be started once the pain is reduced and muscle strength and flexibility are restored. Temporary bracing and use of custom orthotic device may become necessary to gradually return to […]

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cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril, Amrix, Fexmid)

cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril, Amrix, Fexmid)

What is cyclobenzaprine (Amrix, Fexmid, Flexeril)? Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant. Cyclobenzaprine relieves muscle spasm when the spasm is due to local problems, that is, in the muscle itself and not in the nerves controlling the muscles. Cyclobenzaprine has no effect on muscle function. Cyclobenzaprine seems to accomplish its beneficial effect through a complex mechanism […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Carpal Tunnel

Health Tip: Preventing Carpal Tunnel

(HealthDay News) — Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when pressure is placed on a nerve stretching from the arm to the hand. Latest Chronic Pain News Often, this is due to stress on the hands and wrists. Adjusting your daily routine can help prevent CTS. NYU Langone Health offers these suggestions: Minimize repetitive hand movements. […]

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Medical Pot: An Elixir for the Elderly?

Medical Pot: An Elixir for the Elderly?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Your grandparents’ chronic aches and pains might best be eased with a little weed, a new study suggests. Not only did folks over 75 who took medical marijuana report less pain, their use of pot-based capsules, tinctures and e-cigarettes allowed […]

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tramadol and acetaminophen (Ultracet)

tramadol and acetaminophen (Ultracet)

What is tramadol and acetaminophen, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ultracet is a combination of two drugs, tramadol (Ultram) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) that is used to relieve moderate, acute pain such as pain following dental or surgical procedures. Tramadol and acetaminophen each relieve pain, but they do so by different mechanisms. Tramadol […]

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What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?

What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?

Hand pain is often the result of a recent injury or from overusing the hand or wrist. However, persistent or reoccurring pain in the hand may be the sign of an underlying condition. In this article, we describe the possible causes of pain in the hand and when to see a doctor. We also cover […]

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What causes flank pain?

What causes flank pain?

Flank pain is pain on the side of the torso, just below the ribs. Sometimes, the pain may extend to the low back. There are many organs and muscles in or near to the left and right flanks, making flank pain a common symptom. Some causes of flank pain, such as a kidney infection or […]

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What causes upper stomach pain?

What causes upper stomach pain?

Stomachaches are a common complaint in children and adults. The upper stomach houses several vital structures, including the upper intestines, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas. While many issues responsible for upper stomach pain, such as gas or a stomach virus, are not cause for concern, others may require medical treatment. Several conditions can cause upper stomach […]

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Lyrica (pregabalin)

Lyrica (pregabalin)

What is Lyrica (pregabalin)? Lyrica (pregabalin) is an oral medication that is chemically related to gabapentin (Gralise, Neurontin). It is used for treating pain caused by neurologic diseases such as postherpetic neuralgia as well as seizures. It also is used for treating fibromyalgia. Is Lyrica (pregabalin) available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need […]