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Upbeat Attitude May Be a Pain Fighter

Upbeat Attitude May Be a Pain Fighter

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Optimism may be key to coping with chronic pain, claims a new study of soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. And you don’t need to be a vet to benefit from a positive attitude, the research suggests. Among nearly […]

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Cablivi Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder

Cablivi Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cablivi (caplacizumab-yhdp) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP), a rare and deadly disorder that causes blood clotting. Latest Chronic Pain News “Patients with aTTP endure hours of treatment with daily plasma exchange, which requires […]

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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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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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‘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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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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Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

Conditions of bone and joint causes of lower back pain Bone and joint conditions: Bone and joint conditions that lead to low back pain include those existing from birth (congenital), those that result from wear and tear (degenerative) or injury, and those that are due to inflammation of the joints (arthritis). Congenital bone conditions: Congenital […]

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Source: MedicineNet Knee pain facts Knee pain is a common problem with many causes, from acute injuries to complications of medical conditions. Knee pain can be localized to a specific area of the knee or be diffuse throughout the knee. Knee pain is often accompanied by physical restriction. A thorough physical examination will usually establish […]

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Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Sickle Cell Disease

Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Sickle Cell Disease

Recent advances in gene therapy may eventually lead to a cure for sickle cell disease. Latest Chronic Pain News The disease is caused by a single mutation in one gene and mainly occurs in people of African descent. About 100,000 people in the United States have the disease, which causes agonizing pain, strokes and early […]