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Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) for Pain

Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) for Pain

Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) for pain review Oxycodone is a strong opioid narcotic pain reliever (analgesic), and Vicodin is a combination of two drugs, hydrocodone (a strong narcotic pain reliever) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). Oxycodone and hydrocodone are similar to other drugs that are opioid narcotics, for example, methadone, fentanyl, and morphine. Both oxycodone and Vicodin […]

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Health Tip: Benefits of Massage

Health Tip: Benefits of Massage

(HealthDay News) — Massage involves the pressing, rubbing and manipulating of the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Chronic Pain News Though not a replacement for regular medical care, it can accompany treatment of a range of conditions. Mayo says benefits of getting a message may include: Reduction of pain and muscle […]

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Dislocated Knee

Dislocated Knee

Facts you should know about dislocated knees Knee dislocations are a result of significant force or trauma. With a dislocated knee, the relationship between the femur and tibia is lost and at least three of four ligaments that hold the knee stable must be torn. Fractures often accompany the dislocation. Surgeons most often repair the […]

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Construction Workers at Very High Odds for Opioid and Drug Abuse

Construction Workers at Very High Odds for Opioid and Drug Abuse

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hard-hat jobs are tough and demanding, often entailing intense physical labor performed in dangerous situations. But a new study finds construction work also comes with another danger: An increased risk of drug abuse. Construction workers and miners are much more […]

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Windy, Humid Days Could Bring More Pain

Windy, Humid Days Could Bring More Pain

Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Your great granddaddy may have been right about the weather worsening his arthritis. People with chronic pain conditions are more likely to suffer pain on humid and windy days, according to a study that used smartphones to assess pain-weather connections. “The results of this […]

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Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam (Mobic) for Pain

Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam (Mobic) for Pain

Summary Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, and many other brand names) and meloxicam (Mobic) belong to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and are used to manage mild to moderate pain, inflammation, and fever. NSAIDs block enzymes that make chemicals that contribute to inflammation (prostaglandins), which reduces prostaglandin levels and thus inflammation. Meloxicam is […]

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Interest in CBD Products Keeps Soaring, but Health Experts Wary

Interest in CBD Products Keeps Soaring, but Health Experts Wary

Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — CBD oil, CBD cookies, even CBD-infused massages: CBD (cannabidiol) seems to be everywhere nowadays, and a new study confirms it’s one the hottest health trends for Americans. The research found that each month, as many as 6.4 million Americans head to Google to learn […]

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Health Tip: The ‘Wall Test’ For Good Posture

Health Tip: The ‘Wall Test’ For Good Posture

(HealthDay News) — Proper posture can prevent pain and injury, says Mayo Clinic. To check if you have proper posture, Mayo suggests the “wall test.” Latest Chronic Pain News Here’s what it involves: Stand so the back of your head, shoulder blades and buttocks touch the wall. Your heels should be 2 to 4 inches […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Repetitive Strain Injury

Health Tip: Preventing Repetitive Strain Injury

(HealthDay News) — Repetitive strain injury (RSI) stems from prolonged repetitive, forceful or awkward movement of the same muscles, says the University of Michigan. Latest Chronic Pain News The effects of RSI may include pain, weakness, numbness or poor motor control. To help prevent RSI, the school suggests: Practice good posture. Ensure the chair at […]