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Women Who Focus Negatively, Magnify Chronic Pain, More Likely to Be Taking Prescribed Opioids

Female chronic pain sufferers who catastrophize, a psychological condition in which pain is exaggerated or irrationally focused on, not only report greater pain intensity, but are more likely to be taking prescribed opioids than men with the same condition, according to a study published Online First in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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For Headache, Telemedicine May Be as Effective as in-Person

For people with headache, seeing the neurologist by video for treatment may be as effective as an in-person visit, according to a study published in the June 14, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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opioid abuse, Anesthesia, Pain Managament, Chronic Pain, Opioids

Taking Opioids for Pain? Speak Up. Ask the Hard Questions.

Opioids are often known as the “go-to” pain killer for short-term pain, but this doesn’t mean they’re always the right treatment. The American Society of Anesthesiologists suggests those who take opioids ask some tough questions – including if it is time to consider other options.

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All Opioids Have the Potential to Be Abused. Opioid Expert Works with Patients Reeling From Chronic Pain.

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Meditation Could Be a Cheaper Alternative to Traditional Pain Medication

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Just ten minutes of mindfulness meditation could be used as an alternative to painkillers, according to research by Leeds Beckett University.

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opioid addiction treatment, Cesearan

Study Shows Cesarean Patients Sent Home with More Narcotic Pain Medications Than Needed

Most women who undergo a cesarean childbirth are prescribed more opioid (narcotic) pain medications than needed upon release from the hospital, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study shows.

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SLU Researcher Finds Cause and Possible Relief of Cancer Bone Pain

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Saint Louis University scientist Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D., reports discovering a key pathway that drives cancer-related bone pain while providing a potential solution with a drug that already is on the market.

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Alternative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, essential oils, Clinical Trials, Food & Drug Administration, Arthritis, Inflammatory Disease, Pain Managament, holistic health

Copaiba: Silver Bullet or Snake Oil?

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Sales of the essential oil copaiba [koh-pey-buh] are increasing, at least in part, because more than 54 million Americans suffer from arthritis. The traditional way to treat arthritis is using NSAIDs and COXIBs, which are not without adverse events. For arthritis sufferers, copaiba may turn out to be a silver bullet or, perhaps, snake oil.

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Chiropractor Available to Discuss Fashion Ergonomics

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Chronic Pain May Be Due to Receptors That Hide Within Nerve Cells

Chronic pain occurs when receptors are drawn inside the nerve cell, out of the reach of pain medications. The discovery may lead to a more potent class of medications for chronic pain that has fewer side effects.







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