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Little Evidence Pain Creams Work

Little Evidence Pain Creams Work

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite their wide use, commercial pain creams and gels don’t do much for chronic pain, a new report claims. In fact, the government-funded study, ordered by U.S. Congress, found these creams/gels were no better than placebos, researchers said. “Our study of nearly 400 pain […]

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Why Do More and More Americans Use Medical Marijuana?

Why Do More and More Americans Use Medical Marijuana?

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Easing chronic pain is the main reason Americans use medical marijuana, a new study finds. “We wanted to understand the reasons why people are using cannabis medically, and whether those reasons for use are evidence-based,” said lead author Kevin Boehnke. He’s an investigator at […]

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What is the cause of back pain and shortness of breath?

What is the cause of back pain and shortness of breath?

The back is prone to injury because it works hard to keep the body in an upright position and support the basic daily movements. When back pain occurs alongside shortness of breath, causing difficult or painful breathing, some people may worry that the cause is more serious. In most cases, back pain and shortness of […]

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‘Mindfulness’ Might Help Some Conquer Chronic Pain

‘Mindfulness’ Might Help Some Conquer Chronic Pain

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Instead of popping a painkiller, a little mindful yoga might go a long way toward easing longstanding pain, a new study suggests. The review of 21 clinical trials involving nearly 2,000 people looked at the effects of two drug-free options […]

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Chronic pain relief: Mindfulness may be just as good as CBT

Chronic pain relief: Mindfulness may be just as good as CBT

New research appearing in the BMJ journal Evidence-Based Mental Health suggests that mindfulness could be a promising alternative to cognitive behavioral therapy for relieving some of the psychological and physical symptoms of chronic pain. Mindfulness may be a useful alternative to CBT for easing chronic pain, new research shows. According to the most recent survey […]

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How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?

How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that commonly develops in people with psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes a rapid buildup of skin cells. These cells form patches of itchy, often irritating skin that doctors call plaques. Changes in the nails are common symptoms of both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. However, psoriatic […]

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What causes gas pain during pregnancy?

What causes gas pain during pregnancy?

Women often have excess gas during pregnancy in addition to morning sickness and fatigue. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating, cramps, and abdominal pain. This article discusses the causes of gas in the different phases of pregnancy. We also cover treatments and home remedies for gas, and how to tell when abdominal pain is a cause […]

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

REFERENCES: Aikawa, N.E., et al. “Anti-TNF therapy for polymyalgia rheumatica: report of 99 cases and review of the literature.” Clin Rheumatol 31.3 Mar. 2012: 575-579. Buttgereit, F., C. Dejaco, E.L. Matteson, and B. Dasgupta. “Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: A Systematic Review.” JAMA 315 (2016): 2442. Caporali, R., M.A. Cimmino, G. Ferraccioli, et al. […]

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How to tell if contractions are real

How to tell if contractions are real

Real contractions follow a consistent pattern, while Braxton-Hicks contractions vary in duration and frequency. Braxton-Hicks contractions also tend to be less painful and usually only cause discomfort in the front of the abdomen. Braxton-Hicks contractions simulate real contractions to prepare the body for labor. However, they do not lead to labor. Real contractions only occur […]

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What to know about psoriatic arthritis of the knee

What to know about psoriatic arthritis of the knee

Psoriatic arthritis can develop in people who have psoriasis, and it affects many joints, including the knee. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin cells to build up and form patches of itchy, dry skin called plaques. If a person with psoriasis develops psoriatic arthritis as well, it may cause one or more joints, […]