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Comprehensive New Study Finds That Yoga Can Be Helpful for Low Back Pain

Over the course of their lives, about 80 percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at one time or another. For millions of people this pain is chronic. A new study has concluded that yoga may be helpful for low back pain.

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Rotator Cuff Pain? Genetics Might Be to Blame

A new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Las Vegas shows rotator cuff disease might be a heritable trait. Rotator cuff disease is a common disorder that affects 30 to 50 percent of people over the age of 50. The disease often leads to shoulder pain and loss of function. While many think of this as a ‘tear’ due to an injury or sustained over/misuse, some studies suggest genetics might play a role.

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Quicker Treatment of Low Back Pain Leads to Faster Improvement and Lower Healthcare Costs and Utilization

Researchers at the University of Utah have created a new protocol that gives patients with low back pain quicker access to treatment, and this protocol is showing signs of better patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs and utilization, according to research presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

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Rhinoplasty, Otolarnygology, Otolaryngologist, Aesthetic, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Cosmetic, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, OSA, Nasal, Nose Job, Clinical Practice Guidelines

Experts Develop Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline on Rhinoplasty

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation addresses the limited literature and availability of multi-disciplinary clinical practice guidelines accessible to clinicians and patients regarding rhinoplasty, with the development of the Clinical Practice Guideline: Improving Nasal Form and Function after Rhinoplasty, published today in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

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clinical massage, guided imagery, Complementary Medicine, progressive care, pain, Anxiety, Insomnia, Nursing, Massage, Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, Beaumont Health, Integrative Medicine

Clinical Massage, Guided Imagery Show Promise as Tools to Relieve Pain, Anxiety and Insomnia for Hospitalized Patients

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Researchers with Beaumont Health System found that patients’ self-reported pain and anxiety scores improved immediately after a clinical massage, while other patients who listened to a guided-imagery recording found the intervention to be very helpful, reporting improvements in pain, anxiety and insomnia.

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Eustachian Tube, Ear And Hearing, ear pain, Balloon dilation

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Physician First in New Jersey to Perform ACCLARENT AERA™ Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation Procedure for Managing Chronic Ear Disease

Michael S. Goldrich, MD, FACS, board-certified otolaryngologist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital recently became the first physician in New Jersey to perform a new procedure called ACCLARENT AERA™ Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation for the treatment of chronic obstruction of the Eustachian tube or Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD).

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pain, IASP, Teenagers, Pain Sensitivity, Brain, Brain responses, Risk Factors, Pain complaints, Candy

Study in Teens Shows That Brain Responses to Rewards Are Linked to Pain Sensitivity

Patterns of brain responses to rewards are a significant predictor of pain symptoms—a link that is already present by adolescence—and may be influenced by gene variants affecting pain sensitivity, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Opioids, opioid abuse, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Opioid Addiction

UVA Slashes Opioid Use While Improving Pain Scores, Study Finds

A study of more than 100,000 surgical cases at University of Virginia Health System found patients’ pain scores improved even as doctors gave fewer opioids. As health officials across the U.S. look for ways to combat a opioid addiction crisis, UVA researchers believe their findings highlight one way to address the problem.

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miserable malalignment syndrome, torsional abnormality, Limb Lengthening

Orthopaedic Surgeon Corrects Rare Leg Deformity Called Miserable Malalignment Syndrome

A rare condition called miserable malalignment syndrome involves an abnormal rotation of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone) or both the femur and tibia. The condition, which can cause pain in the knees and other joints, can be corrected with surgery.

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Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Oxycodone, RGS9-2, Chronic Pain, brain reward center, Analgesia, Mu Opioid, opioid receptor signaling, opioid receptors, acute pain, Morphine, Neuropathic Pain

Key Signaling Protein Associated with Addiction Controls the Actions of Oxycodone in Pain-Free and Chronic Pain States

RGS9-2, a key signaling protein in the brain known to play a critical role in the development of addiction-related behaviors, acts as a positive modulator of oxycodone reward in both pain-free and chronic pain states







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