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The Merits of Physical Therapy

The Merits of Physical Therapy

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You suffered an injury that has sidelined you from exercise, but you dodged a bullet — your doctor has said that you don’t need surgery. Instead, he or she prescribes physical therapy, most likely to start after a rest period […]

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Health Tip: Treating Short-Term Back Pain

Health Tip: Treating Short-Term Back Pain

(HealthDay News) — Back pain is one of the most common medical issues in the United States, says the National Institutes of Health. Latest Chronic Pain News Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction? Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana Hypnotherapy, Alternative to Opioids for Pain? Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia 1 in 4 American […]

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methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)

methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)

What is methadone liquid-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Methadone is a strong, synthetic (man-made) narcotic that acts on the central nervous system (brain) in a manner similar to other narcotics. It is used in the management of narcotic addiction and for pain control. Methadone was first approved by the Food and […]

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Fewer Opioid Painkillers Can Still Control Surgery Pain

Fewer Opioid Painkillers Can Still Control Surgery Pain

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Surgery patients can routinely be prescribed fewer opioid pills — even just a handful — without sacrificing their pain relief. That’s what doctors at hospitals in Michigan are reporting after analyzing a statewide effort to curb post-surgery opioid use. In […]

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Many Doctors Refusing Care of People Prescribed Opioids

Many Doctors Refusing Care of People Prescribed Opioids

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Folks taking opioids for chronic pain may run into trouble if they need to find a new doctor. A new “secret shopper” survey of 194 Michigan primary care clinics found that as many as four out of 10 primary care […]

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Health Tip: Avoiding Anemia

Health Tip: Avoiding Anemia

(HealthDay News) — Anemia is a blood disorder characterized by a shortage of either red blood cells or hemoglobin. Latest Chronic Pain News It can leave people feeling frequently exhausted and sluggish, says the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To prevent or counter anemia, people must get enough iron. Eating a balanced diet or taking […]

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hydrocodone and ibuprofen, Vicoprofen

hydrocodone and ibuprofen, Vicoprofen

Which drugs or supplements interact with hydrocodone and ibuprofen? Hydrocodone, like other narcotic pain-relievers, interacts with medications and drugs that slow the brain’s processes, such as alcohol, barbiturates, skeletal muscle relaxants including carisoprodol (Soma), cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), and benzodiazepines (for example, lorazepam [Ativan], and clonazepam [Klonopin]). Opioids such as hydrocodone can slow bowel motility. When combined […]

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Middle Age Now a High-Risk Time for Bad Falls

Middle Age Now a High-Risk Time for Bad Falls

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Serious falls aren’t the sole domain of seniors: New research shows they are a significant risk among middle-aged adults. Why? Blame multiple prescription medications, as well as alcohol and illegal drug use, a new study suggests. Health care providers “typically think about falls in […]

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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 […]