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Trial Tests CRISPR Gene-Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

Trial Tests CRISPR Gene-Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. clinical trial of CRISPR gene-editing to treat people with sickle cell disease is underway. Latest Chronic Pain News It seeks to recruit up to 45 adults with severe sickle cell disease, a group of inherited blood disorders, CNN reported. Sickle cell disease can cause pain, anemia, […]

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Oxycodone vs. Tramadol for Pain

Oxycodone vs. Tramadol for Pain

Oxycodone vs. tramadol: What’s the difference? Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic narcotic (opiate) pain medication. It is synthesized from thebaine, a part of the poppy plant. Tramadol is a schedule IV, man-made (synthetic) pain reliever (analgesic). It is not a narcotic medication, and it is not a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs). Oxycodone is classified as a […]

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Exercises and tips for better posture

Exercises and tips for better posture

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What causes muscle weakness?

What causes muscle weakness?

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Everything you need to know about ACL injuries

Everything you need to know about ACL injuries

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Health Tip: Chiropractors and Back Pain

Health Tip: Chiropractors and Back Pain

(HealthDay News) — For those with back pain, even daily activities can be uncomfortable. A common treatment option is chiropractic care, says Duke University. Latest Chronic Pain News A chiropractor typically will use his or her hands to improve joint mobility, relieve muscle tightness and ease nerve irritation in certain areas. Though chiropractic care can […]

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Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma facts Morton’s neuroma causes symptoms similar to metatarsalgia, including ball of foot pain. Morton’s neuroma is a swollen, inflamed nerve in the foot. Morton’s neuroma causes a “burning” sharp pain on the bottom of the foot. Treatments for Morton’s neuroma include resting the foot, better-fitting shoes, anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, and surgery. What […]

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FDA Grants First Approvals for Generic Versions of Lyrica

FDA Grants First Approvals for Generic Versions of Lyrica

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nine drug companies have received approval for the first generic versions of Lyrica (pregabalin), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. The generic versions of Lyrica have been approved to manage neuropathic pain from diabetic peripheral neuropathy or spinal cord injury, postherpetic neuralgia, and […]