Articles about pain relief


Blocking ‘atypical’ opioid receptor may help treat chronic pain

Last updated: 07/06/2020

Researchers have discovered a possible way to increase levels of natural opioids in the brain. The new approach involves blocking an opioid receptor that normally inactivates...

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: An Exercise Treatment Protocol

Last updated: 07/04/2020

Low back pain is one of the most common complaints seen in medical practice. Although often associated with degenerative disc disease, sacroiliac joint dysfunction can be...

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Potential treatment for chronic pain

Last updated: 05/26/2020

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have developed a new way to treat chronic pain which has been tested in mice. With a compound designed and developed by the...

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Experimental chronic pain treatment looks to first human trials

Last updated: 05/18/2020

A new study published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine describes the successful results of animal studies testing a novel experimental peptide designed to inhibit the...

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Healthcare Professionals’ Perceptions of Challenges to Chronic Pain Management

Last updated: 04/18/2020

To explore healthcare professionals’ perceptions of challenges to chronic pain management. Qualitative interview study. Semistructured telephone interviews with healthcare...

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CBD Uses for Arthritis

Last updated: 04/16/2020

If you have chronic arthritis pain, you may be wondering about cannabidiol (CBD) as a treatment. CBD, along with delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other chemicals, is found...

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The Smart Patient's Guide to Chronic Pain Management

Last updated: 04/16/2020

Chronic pain is something that 100 million people grapple with every day. Pain can be acute (a predictable, short-term response to trauma, injury or surgery) or chronic, which...

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How chronic health issues prepared me for a pandemic - U.S. Pain Foundation

Last updated: 03/21/2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, I could be at higher risk of contracting serious illness from COVID-19. I live with rare neck and spinal cord...

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Managing pain in the age of opioids | Penn Today

Last updated: 03/14/2020

The data supporting the use of opioids to treat chronic, non-cancer pain is quite weak, says Michael Ashburn, director of the Penn Pain Medicine Center at the Perelman School of...

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The myth that prescriptions caused the opioid crisis

Last updated: 03/02/2020

As the North Carolina legislature and the DHHS look for solutions to the opioid problem, consideration of new options is imperative. As doctors, we need to be sure we are doing...

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