Chronic Pain Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Dangers of Opioid Pain Medication for Teens
The brain is susceptible to habit forming behaviors like addiction during teen years. What does this mean for teens who take prescription painkillers?

Why Do Simple Fender Benders Cause So Much Pain?
It is very helpful for people to see a physical therapist who can initiate a slow but steady program of facilitated exercise to improve the myofascial pain.

Eight Common Worries About Chronic Pain Medications
Worries about your pain medication may prevent you from getting relief. Read the top worries about chronic pain medications and what you can do about them.

The Correlation of Pain and Parkinson's Disease
Learn more about the causes of pain and assessing and treating pain when you have Parkinson's Disease.

Stop Chronic Pain by Changing What's On Your Plate
Eating a diet high in junk food can make your pain worse. Our list of tips will guide you toward healthier eating for those with chronic pain.

Chronic Headaches: Dealing with Chronic Headache Pain
Headaches are one of the most common chronic pain conditions. Learn to relieve pain from migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches.

Nerve Pain and Other Chronic Pain After Surgery
Chronic postoperative pain persists after the expected healing time from surgery. An estimated 10 to 50 percent of people experience it.

Definition, Causes and Treatment of Psychogenic Pain
Psychogenic pain has no physical cause and can be very difficult to treat. Here are the causes and treatment of psychogenic or psychological pain.

What Is Disuse Atrophy?
Disuse atrophy is a type of muscle atrophy and occurs when a muscle is no longer as active as usual. Learn more about its causes and treatment.

Relaxation Tips for Chronic Pain Management
Stress and anxiety can exacerbate pain. Learning to relax can help, by giving the brain a chance to unwind and become distracted from pain sensations.

Commonly Used Medication for Treating Chronic Pain
What are the most commonly prescribed pain medications for your condition? A list of common pain medications, and how they are used.

Nerve Blocks for Chronic Pain
A nerve block is a procedure that disrupts specific nerve activity. It can help diagnose or treat certain types of neuropathic or nerve pain.

Ultrasound Therapy Treatment for Chronic Pain
Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to penetrate soft tissues. It's used by therapists to treat chronic pain conditions and to promote tissue healing.

How Hydrocodone Is Used for Pain Management
What is hydrocodone? Learn about the opiate painkiller that is used to treat chronic pain, its side effects, and the risk of addiction and overdose.

A Detailed Description of Different Pain Scales
Which pain scale is best? This guide explains many of the differences between pain scales and describes how your pain number is determined.

What Does Work Simplification and Ergonomics Mean?
When you have chronic pain, making your daily routine simpler is often a priority. Here is how work simplification and ergonomics can help.

Coping With Chronic Fibromyalgia Pain
Fibromyalgia is one of the more common types of chronic pain syndromes. Learn how you can cope with chronic fibromyalgia pain.

The Difficulty of Obesity and Emotional Pain of Dieting
Unfortunately for those who are obese, it is more difficult for their brains to make serotonin compared to others.

Is My Lower Back Pain Really Back Pain?
It is important to note that symptoms of low back strain can be similar to other serious conditions. That is why it is important to speak with your doctor and get it checked out.

Can Meditation Help Ease Chronic Low Back Pain?
Within only six months, 60 percent of the patients in the MBSR group experienced improvement participating in their daily activities.

Decompression: An Alternative to Spinal Fusion?
Doctors are likely to continue to use spinal fusion since the results may last longer, but spinal fusion may not be always the best choice.

Are Women at Risk for Poor Care in Pain Management?
Women may receive less medical care compared to men when they complain about symptoms like joint pain or heart issues.

Are Migraines and Chronic Pain Linked to Suicide?
Researchers were able to find that with the exception of arthritis, most pain conditions had some form of connection with increased risk of suicide.

Sedentary Lifestyle Affects Chronic Lower Back Pain
Back pain might become worse if you have a sedentary lifestyle. Learn how to improve back pain with daily activity and simple changes.

How Psychological Elements Influences Pain Perception
As more research and studies are being conducted, it is becoming more apparent that there is a very real mental and emotional component associated with every patient.

What Are Adjuvant Analgesics and How Are They Used?
An adjuvant analgesics, such as antidepressants and anticonvulsants, are not primarily designed to control pain, but can be used for this purpose.

Prostate and Pelvic Pain Treatment for Men
Most male pelvic pain is caused by inflammation of the prostate. Unfortunately, the exact cause of prostate pain can be difficult to diagnose.

Using Tylenol PM as a Pain Reliever: Is It Safe?
There are risks associated with abusing Tylenol PM, including damage to the liver as a result of acetaminophen. Learn how to find your balance.

How We Feel Pain: Overview of the Nervous System
Ever wonder how we feel pain? How does the signal get to your brain, and then back to the source so quickly?

Having a Bone Scan For Chronic Pain
Your doctor may order a bone scan to diagnose certain types of chronic pain. What should you expect when having a bone scan? Read more about it here.

What Is an EMG and How Does It Work?
During your chronic pain examination, your doctor may order an electromyography, or an EMG. What an EMG is, and what to expect if you have one.

What Is an MRI and How Does It Work?
Your doctor may order an MRI when diagnosing your chronic pain. What should you expect during your MRI? Read how it works here.

Cryoablation Therapy Can Help Amputees With Phantom Pain
Researchers are investigating cryoablation therapy to see if it can help relieve phantom pain that patients with amputated body parts experience.

Use PRICE (and 3 Other Methods) to Relieve Joint Pain
Medication, physical therapy, and alternative treatments are used to treat joint pain. Learn about the PRICE method and other options you can use.

What Is an NCV and How Is It Done?
You may have to undergo an NCV, or nerve conduction velocity test, when you are diagnosed with chronic pain. How do NCV tests work, and what to expect.

Using Corticosteroids For Pain Control
Corticosteroids are often prescribed to treat painful joint conditions. How corticosteroids work, and how they are used.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is simple to diagnose due to its close relationship with the chickenpox. Learn what you can do to prevent complications, too.

What Causes Chronic Back Pain?
Chronic back pain is one of the most common chronic pain conditions. What can cause it? Look into the diseases, infections, and other problems.

Tests Procedures Diagnosing Pelvic Pain
Diagnosing pelvic pain can be tricky because there are so many potential causes. The most common tests and procedures for diagnosing pelvic pain.

Chronic Neuropathic Pain - Potential Causes
Chronic neuropathic pain can be caused by disease or damage. In some cases, the cause is a mystery. Common causes of chronic neuropathic pain.

An Introduction to Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is a natural part of aging, even though not everyone experiences the symptoms. Learn more about it.

Active and Passive Pain Management
Here's our comprehensive article about options for both Active and Passive pain management, including examples.

Migraines as a Form of Pain
Here's our comprehensive article classifying the different kinds of pain associated with migraine headaches.

Three Major Categories of Pain
Here's our comprehensive breakdown of the different categories of pain with examples and possible treatment options.

Interstitial Cystisis Overview
This condition is a painful and chronic disease in which one experience bladder pressure, bladder pain, and pelvic pain. Learn more.

Overview of Sciatica
Learn all about sciatica and nerve pain.

Potential Side Effects of Pain Medication
Here's our comprehensive look at the possible side effects of taking prescription pain medications.

Overview of Fibromyalgia
What is the definition and symptomology of fibromyalgia?

Treatment Options for IBS
Abdominal pain accompanied with cramping, bloating, diarrhea or constipation feels terrible and can interfere with your daily life.

The Anti-Heartburn Foods
Combine a teaspoon of aloe juice with two ounces of kefir, a fermented milk drink, to help relieve symptoms.

An Overview of Cluster Headaches
Cluster headaches are not completely preventable, but medical treatments can help shorten active periods by decreasing the number and severity of painful headaches.

Are Your Knees Aging Prematurely?
Although osteoarthritis is not entirely preventable since cartilage breaks down naturally as we age, you can keep it at bay by treating your knee joints well.

Living With Chronic Pain - Effects, Coping Skill and More
There are several things you can do to better live with chronic pain, including taking medication, exercising, eating healthy, and seeking counseling.

Overview of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
As ALS progresses, more complications will arise such as breathing problems, speaking problems, eating problems, and dementia.

Kidney Stones - Types, Symptoms, and Treatments
Prevention of kidney stones is definitely possible with diet and medication. Changing what you consume can help.

Lung Cancer Information
There are many surgical and non-surgical treatments for lung cancer.

Chronic Pain and Depression Linked?
Chronic pain can force the same symptoms as those associated with depression such as loss of appetite, lack of exercise, and inability to sleep.

What Is Idiopathic Pain?
Idiopathic pain has no known cause. It may occur alone or along with another health problem. Find out more about this still-mysterious type of pain.

Painkiller/NSAID Withdrawal Symptoms - Stop Taking Medication
If you don't like taking painkillers, don't quit cold turkey. Learn about opioid and NSAID withdrawal symptoms and how to quit medication responsibly.

Understanding Male Pelvic Pain
Male pelvic pain is usually caused by prostatitis - inflammation of the prostate gland. The cause of prostatitis often remains unknown.

Treating Chronic Neuropathic Pain (Common Approaches)
An overview of both medical and complimentary chronic nerve pain treatments.

6 Basic Steps to Better Migraine Management
Migraine headaches can be a potentially disabling problem. Here are some steps to help you gain better control over your migraines.

Side Effects and Risks of Ultram (Tramadol)
Tramadol is an opioid analgesic used to treat chronic pain. Learn how Ultram, another name for tramadol, works, its side effects and overdose risks.

3 Types of Chronic Headaches - Symptoms & Treatment
Chronic headaches can disrupt your life. Learn more about symptoms - a metallic taste in mouth, nausea, sensitivity to light - and treatment options.

What You Should Know about Endometriosis
Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of chronic pelvic pain in women. Learn about endometriosis symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

A Look Into Fibromuscular dysplasia
Surgery is needed for the repair of the damaged artery.

A Glance into Cluster Headaches
The cause of cluster headaches is generally unknown. Cluster headaches can usually last thirty to ninety minutes.

9 Common Causes of Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain can be hard to diagnose, as there are many conditions that can cause it in either women, men or both. Here are nine common ones.

Treating Womens Pelvic Pain
Women's pelvic pain can be difficult to diagnose and treat. What to expect when seeking treatment for this type of pain.

Smoking Makes Chronic Pain Worse
Smoking makes chronic pain worse. Smoking has been directly linked to chronic back pain. Stop smoking to get more control over your pain.

Tips on How to Live With Chronic Pain
Read about tips on living a life with chronic pain, which includes exercise, support groups, meditation, and getting outside.

Peptic Ulcers: Past and Future Perspectives
Peptic ulcers are painful sores that line the stomach and small intestine. Learn about common causes and treatments here.

Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Back Pain
Chronic back pain is one of the most common types of pain. Read what causes chronic back pain, how it is diagnosed and what you can do to treat it.

Pain Medication Withdrawal 101
Learn more about the basics of withdrawal from pain drugs and what you can do to get through withdrawal symptoms.

Why Lumbar Stabilization Is Important for Our Backs
Stabilizing core muscles, including the abdominal, back, and hip muscles, helps relieve low back pain.

Pelvic Joint Instability and Pain During Pregnancy
Pelvic joint instability is a leading cause of pelvic pain in women, especially after pregnancy. A look at the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic joint pain.

Can We Really Freeze Away Migraines?
There are other methods to reducing a patient's pain from migraines, but those methods are only temporary and cannot provide a long lasting effect.

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Anti-Seizure Medications for Chronic Pain
Anticonvulsants, or anti-seizure medications, can treat some types of chronic pain even though they are not designed specifically for that purpose.

Harmful Interactions of Mixing Alcohol and Painkillers
Prescription and OTC meds mixed with alcohol is a dangerous combination. Learn about the serious health risks of mixing alcohol and painkillers.

Pudendal Neuropathy Causes Chronic Pelvic Pain
Among other symptoms, pudendal neuralgia (pudendal neuropathy) can cause chronic pelvic pain. Here are the causes and treatment of this condition.

Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
Physicians can generally diagnosis adhesive capsulitis from the patient's symptoms. This disease can be diagnosed by an MRI or Xray.

An Overview of Golfer's Elbow
Diagnosing a golfer's elbow is simple. A doctor usually looks into your medical history and conduct a simple physical exam.

A Brief Overview of Fibromyalgia
More research needs to be done on fibromyalgia, and researchers are looking at the possibility of hypersensitivity to stimuli that normally are not painful.

7 Ways to Prevent Migraines
Try using a hot or cold compress on your head and neck when you feel an impending migraine.

Chronic Pain - Common Tests Used for Diagnosis
Diagnosing chronic pain can take months or even years. Here are the tests you can expect your doctor to perform to find what is or is not the cause.

What Are Pain Rating Scales? (Pain Management)
Because pain is subjective, doctors and nurses use pain scales. Learn about the types, purpose, and use of pain scales in pain management and treatment.

Chronic Pain Treatments - Traditional and Alternative
Chronic pain can be difficult to treat because its cause is not always fully understood. Check out this guide to chronic pain treatments, including traditional and alternative approaches.

Can I Ask My Doctor for Stronger Painkillers?
Strong painkillers like opioids carry a risk of tolerance and abuse, but if they could possibly increase your quality of life they may be worth a try.

Chronic Pelvic Pain Symptoms
In general, chronic pelvic pain symptoms include pain that has lasted for six months or more, often localized in the abdomen or pelvic region.

Nerve Pain After Abdominal Surgery
Although chronic pelvic nerve pain caused by damage to the pelvic nerves during surgery is relatively rare, it does occur in many cases.

Somatic Pain and Visceral Pain - Do They Feel Different?
Somatic pain comes from the skin and deep tissues, while visceral pain comes from the internal organs. These two types of pain do not feel the same.

Steps for Using Distraction to Manage Chronic Pain
Can you manage chronic pain through distraction techniques? Learn how focusing on other activities can help you control chronic pain.

The Link Between Depression and Chronic Pain
Here's what you should know about how depression causes chronic pain — and how chronic pain can lead to depression — plus what you can do about it.

Chronic Pain Diagnosis -- Tests That Diagnose Chronic Pain
You may have heard of an MRI or a bone scan, but do you what it's like to have one? Descriptions of the tools most commonly used to diagnose chronic pain.

Coping With Chronic Neuropathic Pain
Chronic nerve pain is notoriously difficult to treat. However, there are several ways to deal with chronic neuropathic pain worth trying.

How to Treat Chronic Pain at Home
Sometimes over-the-counter and prescription medications only go so far to relieve your pain. Here are some simple ways to treat your chronic pain at home.

5 Ways to Cope with Chronic Back Pain
Finding your own coping strategies is vital to living well with chronic back pain. Here are a five things you can do to make it easier to cope.

Treating Chronic Headaches With Medications
The choices for treating chronic headaches can be overwhelming. Learn what is used for migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches.

What is a TENS Unit and How Does it Work?
What is a TENS unit and how does it work? Many people find relief from their chronic pain by using TENS. Will TENS work for you? Find out here.

Find Out If You Could Have Pelvic Nerve Pain
Damage to nerves in the abdominal wall, in and around the pelvic cavity and in the groin and perineal area can lead to chronic pelvic nerve pain.

What Are Non-Opioid Analgesics?
Non-opioid analgesics are pain medications for mild to moderate pain. Learn about the non-opioid analgesics that are commonly used for chronic pain.

6 Daily Habits That May Be Responsible For Your Back Pain
A majority of people with pain in the lower back state that their symptoms disrupt everyday activities and responsibilities.

Everyday Habits Affecting Your Health
You may eat well, exercise regularly, and get a decent amount of sleep, but chances are you’ve got a few habits that are hurting your health.

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Yoga Treatment for Chronic Pain Patients
New insights on the effects of yoga on chronic pain.

Symptoms and Treatment Women's Pelvic Pain
Women's pelvic pain is often caused by disorders in the reproductive organs. Conditions, symptoms and treatment of women's pelvic pain.

Chronic Pain Management for Seniors
Chronic pain can occur at any stage in your life, including the senior years. It is often harder to diagnose and treat chronic pain in seniors, but with care older adults can manage their chronic pain.

Learn More About Visceral Pain
Many of us experience visceral pain without even knowing what it is. How we detect visceral pain, what causes it and how to treat it.

Common Types of Chronic Neuropathic Pain
Neuropathic pain is a term associated with chronic pain. Here's a look at the common types of neuropathic pain, including carpel tunnel syndrome, sciatica, and cyclist's syndrome or pudendal neuralgia

What Is Neuralgia?
Neuralgia is nerve pain that may be caused by many different things, including nerve damage, nerve irritation, infection or other diseases.

Somatic and Visceral Nociceptive Pain
Nociceptive pain is detected by specialized sensory nerves. There are two types of nociceptive pain: somatic pain and visceral pain.

Prevent Fatigue: Energy Conservation for Chronic Pain
Learn about energy conservation: a technique that can help you manage your energy and control your chronic pain. Plus get tips to put it into practice.

Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is a pain that lasts longer than the expected healing time. Learn about the causes, diagnosis, and treatments for chronic pain conditions.

Defining Central Neuropathic Pain Syndrome
Central pain syndrome occurs after some types of nervous system damage. Here's a closer look at the causes, types, and treatment of central pain.

What is a Progressive Disorder?
A progressive disorder -- like Osteoarthritis and Parkinson's Disease -- is a chronic disease or health condition that gets worse over time.

Definition of the Term Neuroma and Some Examples
A neuroma is a ball of scar tissue and nerve endings that occurs after the nerve is cut. Neuroma is treated with medications or surgery.

What Does Nerve Pain Feel Like?
Nerve pain can be experienced in different ways and what your unique pain feels like can be important for diagnosis. Learn how to describe your nerve pain.

Causes of Chronic Postoperative Pain
Chronic postoperative pain can be cause by various conditions, including nerve damage, scar tissue formation and post-surgical complications.

A Closer Look at Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome
Some women develop chronic postoperative pain following a mastectomy or other breast surgery. The causes of post mastectomy pain and how to treat it.

NSAIDs for Chronic Pain Treatment
Is long-term use of NSAIDs for chronic pain safe? And what are the potential side effects? Here's what you should know about NSAIDs for chronic pain.

A Look at the Painkiller Vicodin for Chronic Pain
Vicodin is a narcotic painkiller often used to treat chronic pain. Read about how Vicodin works, about its adverse effects and Vicodin overdose.

Using Heat for Pain Treatment
When heat is applied to the skin, it causes more blood to flow into that area. Heat affects the skin as well as the underlying tissues below the skin.

Things That Make Chronic Pain Worse
There are bad habits, like smoking and drinking alcohol, that can make your chronic pain worse. Avoid these behaviors to lessen chronic pain.

Using Naproxen Chronic Pain Management
Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat chronic pain. Learn how naproxen works, its side effects, and how to use naproxen safely.

Diagnostic Ultrasound vs. Ultrasound Therapy
Diagnostic ultrasounds and ultrasound therapy are commonly used in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. What's the difference?

The Use of NSAIDs For Chronic Pain
NSAIDs are an appropriate and popular form of treatment for many types of chronic pain, including headaches, joint pain and muscle aches.

Types of Opioids Chronic Pain Medications
Opioids are narcotic pain relievers that may be used to manage chronic pain. Learn about the types, their strengths and how and why they are used.

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Definition, Causes and Treatment
Trigeminal neuralgia causes bouts of severe facial pain. Here's what you should know about the condition, including causes, symptoms and treatment options.

Topical Pain Medications for Chronic Pain
Here's what you should know about the various types of topical analgesics and their effectiveness at treating chronic pain.

How Chronic Nerve Pain Causes Skin Changes
If you're suffering from chronic nerve pain, you might have noticed some changes in your skin. Here's how chronic nerve pain conditions can change your skin.

How a Chronic Pain Diagnosis Is Made
Your doctor will run a battery of tests to diagnose your chronic pain. Here are some of the things you should expect when you are being diagnosed with chronic pain.

Phantom Pain is Often Experiened By Amputees
Many amputees experience sensations in their amputated limbs known as phantom pain. There are several ways to recognize the symptoms for and treat phantom pain.

How to Cope With Chronic Pain
Being in pain increases anxiety, which adds to feelings of depression and hopelessness. How to regain control of your chronic pain.

Six Types of Chronic Pain Nociceptive Pain
There are countless types of chronic pain, however there are six main classifications of chronic pain, including nociceptive pain.

Types of Chronic Pain -- Six Types of Chronic Pain Somatic Pain
There are countless types of chronic pain, however there are six main classifications of chronic pain, including somatic pain.

Types of Chronic Pain -- Six Types of Chronic Pain Psychogenic Pain
There are countless types of chronic pain, however there are six main classifications of chronic pain, including psychogenic pain.

Heat vs. Ice: Should You Use Heat or Ice for Your Pain?
You're in pain; should you use heat or cold to relieve it? Learn when to use heat and when to use ice for your aches and pains with this basic guide.

What Is Percocet?
Percocet is an opioid painkiller that is used to control moderate to moderately severe pain. It contains both oxycodone and acetaminophen.

Pelvic Pain Caused by Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids are a leading cause of chronic pelvic pain in women. Find out more about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Oxycodone Description, Adverse Effects and Dependence
Oxycodone is an opioid painkiller, otherwise known as a narcotic painkiller; it is used to treat moderate to severe forms of both acute and chronic pain.

Opioids for Pain Showing on Drug Test Results
Worried your pain medication will show up on your drug test? If you take opioids for pain, you have a good chance of testing positive on a urine drug screen.

What You Should Know about Opioids for Chronic Pain
If you're suffering from chronic pain, opioids may be a route you choose to take. Here's what you should know before deciding if opioids are right for you.

Types of Chronic Pain -- Six Types of Chronic Pain Neuropathic Pain
There are countless types of chronic pain, however there are six main classifications of chronic pain, including visceral pain.

Types of Chronic Pain -- Six Types of Chronic Pain Idiopathic Pain
There are countless types of chronic pain, however there are six main classifications of chronic pain, including psychogenic pain.

Types of Chronic Pain -- Six Types of Chronic Pain Visceral Pain
There are countless types of chronic pain, however there are six main classifications of chronic pain, including visceral pain.

20 Common Chronic Pain Disorders
The term chronic pain can be used to describe a number of pain disorders, including various types of back pain, joint pain, headaches, and nerve pain.

Workout Mistakes That Can Cause Hip Pain
Exercising regularly is a great way to prevent hip pain, but you have to be careful to keep proper form to avoid injury.

How to Use a Pain Journal for Chronic Pain
For those with chronic pain, a pain journal is a useful tool for tracking your pain from day to day. Learn why a journal can help and how to start one.

Opioid Withdrawal: How to Stop Taking Opioids Safely
Opioid withdrawal can cause many complications. Stopping opioids is a personal decision planned with your physician. Please don't quit

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Pain Scales and Pain Assessment
Pain scales are commonly used in pain assessment to rate the impact of pain on a person. Common pain scales and how they are used.

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Pelvic Nerve Pain Due to Genitofemoral Neuropathy
Gentiofemoral neuropathy is a type of pelvic nerve pain that can affect both men and women. Here are causes, symptoms and treatment of this condition.

Differences Between Acute and Chronic Pain
Pain is pain, right? Maybe not. Did you know acute pain and chronic pain can feel completely different? Here is why.

Cortisone Injection for Pain
Many people rely on cortisone injections to decreased pain and increase movement. But do they really work?

Post-Hernia Surgery Symptoms
Chronic post-hernia repair pain, also known as post-herniorrhaphy neuralgia, affects many patients after different types of hernia surgery.

Painkiller Aspirin for Chronic Pain
Aspirin is one of the oldest painkillers around and is still commonly used today. Learn how aspirin works, its potential side effects and common brand names.

Chronic Pain Symptoms
Do you know the difference between chronic and acute pain? Learn about the unique symptoms of chronic pain and what to do if you suffer with it.

Pain in Males and Female: Is It Different?
The way in which a person deals with pain involves physical, mental and cultural factors.

Crohn's Disease: The Details Explained
A serious complication of Crohn’s disease is a bowel obstruction, which occurs when the intestines become constricted and prevent digestive contents from passing through.

Chronic Back Pain and Solutions for Relief
Gentle exercises such as tai-chi and yoga can significantly reduce chronic back pain.

4 Spices That Will Help Fight Your Pain
These four spices have been proven to fight a variety of pains with fewer side effects than typical pain relievers, and you can find them right in your own kitchen!

The Infectious Disease Caused by the Poliovirus
As on now, there is no cure for poliomyelitis; there is only vaccines that prevent this disease.

A Look into Osteoarthritis
There are many ways to get relief from osteoarthritis.

How to Prevent Joint Pain from Happening
A shoulder impingement can be caused by swimming, yoga, tennis, or anything else that requires you to use your shoulder muscles.

End Your Foot Pain
A bunion is a bony bump that develops at the base of your joint and forces the big toe up against the others.

NSAIDs as Anti-Inflammatories and Painkillers
NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen sodium, are available over-the-counter and in prescription form. Learn about the effects of NSAIDs.

Plantar Fasciitis Explained
The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that attaches beneath the heel to the underside of the front part of the foot. It can become painful where it attaches to the heel if the fascia becomes damaged due to overuse or a tear.

What is Causing the Pain in Your Knee?
Severe knee pain usually has a gradual onset and is often caused by overuse.

Solutions to Common Walking Pains
Walking is a slow, low impact form of exercise. If left ignored, preexisting pains in the foot or knee can cause chronic pain.

What Are Nociceptors and What Do they Do With Pain?
Nociceptors are often called pain receptors, but they are signals to the brain that an injury has occurred and there is a potential for damage.

Can I Reduce my Fibromyalgia Pain?
If you find yourself not receiving the necessary vitamins or eat that specific food for its nutrients you can always try supplements.

How Likely are You to Overdose on Your Pain Medication?
An example of this could be that if you had back pain for more than two years but use Bayer Aspirin for your pain regularly.

How to Deal with Chronic Pain as a Parent
The first and most important step out of this whole article is to talk to your children.

The Overuse of MRI for LBP Patients
Experts speak of a form for physicians to fill out when they want to request an MRI for a patient.

Alternatives Ways to Alleviate Chronic Pain
Unfortunately the Alexander techniques are not covered by health insurance companies and can range from 75 dollars to 130 dollars per session. It is only recommended for those patients who are not provided relief from drug and physical therapy treatments or those who may have drug related issues, but require some sort of relief.

Understanding Cysts
In the case where you experienced no signs or symptoms of a kidney cyst and you have now experienced any abnormal kidney function, there may be no need for a treatment.

Influenza Explained
The best treatment that works well for the flu is bed rest and fluids.

Neck Pain Explained
Many mild to moderate neck pain cases get relief from proper self care withing two to three weeks.

Naegleria Infection
The primary form of treatment for naegleria infection is an antifungal drug called amphotericin B.

Hip Fractures Explained
If you have experienced a hip fracture, there are certain complications that may impact the longevity and quality of your life.

Chronic Pelvic Pain
Medications that may be given to manage chronic pelvic pain include pain relievers (either over the counter or prescription), hormone treatments, antibiotics, and antidepressants.

Cervical Spondylosis Explained
If all of these conservative methods do not help with the pain of cervical spondylosis, the surgery would be the final treatment.

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia can be divided into separate phases.

How to Be Happy While Dealing with Chronic Pain
What are the ways to remain happy and joyful in spite of severe, persistent pain?

Closer Look at Somatic Pain: Definition and Examples
What is somatic pain, and why does this pain occur? Somatic pain is superficial pain. How somatic pain is sensed and how it can be treated.

Meningitis Explained
There are many risk factors for meningitis such as skipping the recommended vaccinations, being below the age of 5 (for viral meningitis) or 20 (for bacterial meningitis), being pregnant, living in a small community setting such as a military base or college dorm, and having an immune system deficiency.

Understanding Migraines
A migraine is characterized as an intense headache with a pulsing or throbbing sensation. A migraine usually occurs on only one side of the head and some other symptoms may include vomiting, nausea, and sensitivity to sound and light.

A Look at Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are many ways to treat carpal tunnel syndrome depending on the severity of the condition. Those who have mild symptoms can easily treat their wrist discomfort and pain by frequently resting their arms, avoiding any strenuous physical activity and movements of the arms, and applying ice packs if there is swelling.

Aguagenic Urticaria
When one has aquagenic urticaria, a water challenge test would be administered in order to check for the specific signs and symptoms of this rare disease.

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
The 2014 West Africa Ebola epidemic was the largest Ebola epidemic in history. This epidemic affected Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, United States, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain, Mali, and Italy.

Heart Attacks
There are many ways to prevent a heart attack such as not smoking, getting a general exam regularly, exercising regularly, eating healthy, maintaining a healthy blood pressure and cholesterol level, manage blood sugars, control stress, maintain a healthy weight, and avoid drinking alcohol excessively.

Pancreatic Cancer Revealed
Pancreatic cancer poses complications such as jaundice, pain, bowel obstruction, and weight loss. Because pancreatic cancers obstruct the liver’s bile duct, jaundice can occur.

Placental Abruptions
When a placenta abruption occurs, it cannot be reattached. So there will only be two treatment options for a placenta abruption. If the baby is not close to full term (before 34 weeks), the mother will have to hospitalized and monitored. Medication will be given to help the baby continue its development.

Sickle Cell Anemia Explained
Researchers found that sickle cell anemia is caused by a mutation in the gene that gives the signal for your body to produce hemoglobin.

What Is a Relapsing-Remitting Disorder?
Relapsing-remitting disorders are when symptoms are worse than at other times other times. Several autoimmune diseases follow this type of disorder.

Shingles: Insights and Summary
Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus. There is absolute no cure for shingles, but treatment can help ease symptoms until condition improves.

Some Words on Sciatica
Most cases of sciatica will pass around six weeks without the need for treatment.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Explained
Treatment for trigeminal neuralgia usually starts with medications, and for certain individuals, no additional treatment is needed.

An Overview of Appendicitis
It is tricky to diagnose appendicitis because the symptoms are so vague or similar to other medical conditions such as gallbladder problems, bladder or urinary tract infections, Crohn’s disease, gastritis, intestinal infection, and ovary problems.

Dercum's Disease Explained
Dercum’s disease is a very rare disorder. This disease is characterized by multiple painful growths of lipomas (fatty tissues). The growths of Dercum’s disease usually affect the trunk, upper legs, and upper arms.

Pain Patients: Understand Endometriosis
Two possible major complications of having endometriosis would include infertility and ovarian cancer.

Pain Patients: Learn about Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Other treatments include motility medication that the doctor can prescribe to help the stomach empty faster.

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition that can launch a full body attack as early as your 20s.

Pain Patients: Learn about Herniated Discs
Intervertebral discs are oblong structures within the spine that act as cushions between the vertebrae.

Tennis Elbow Explained
Tennis elbow is the common term for a condition known as lateral epicondylitis, which causes pain on the outer side of the elbow.

Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted to humans through bites from an infected tick.

Foods that Reduce Inflammation
All fruits are low in fat, contain few calories, and are packed with antioxidants, thereby helping to fight inflammation.

Four Unexpected Pain Triggers
Although sitting at a desk all day does not entail physical activity, your posture and work area setup can potentially induce injuries.

Strange Treatments for Chronic Pain
Doctors are coming up with some pretty bizarre techniques to relieve pain.

How to Exercise with An Injury
Swimming, modified yoga and Pilates and daily hip and leg strengthening workouts like leg raises can also be performed.

Shingles Explained
The first symptom of shingles is usually a burning sensation, mild tingling or a shooting pain in a particular area of the skin.

Great Workouts for People with Fibromyalgia
Working out in short bursts instead of long stretches has shown to be the best strategy for fibromyalgia patients.

Help for Pelvic Pain
An array of issues, both physical and emotional, can lead to chronic tension in the muscles of the pelvic floor, which support your organs.

Migraines Increase Your Risk of These 5 Things
For nearly a third of migraine sufferers, the onset of a headache is accompanied by auras.

What is Causing Your Sore Throat?
A sore throat is one of the most common ailments that causes people to visit the doctor.

Joint Pain in Women: How to Deal with Discomfort
Any lifestyle changes that promote stress relief, the reduction of inflammation, and regulation of cortisol levels are encouraged.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
After the joint has been given a chance to rest, stretching and strengthening exercises are recommended to help prevent the symptoms from recurring.

How to Ease the Painful Symptoms of Sciatica
Many sciatica patients that undergo surgery report a significant decrease in pain that lasts up to four years.

Medical Outlooks for Fibromyalgia
Many people with fibromyalgia endure stiff and painful joints and muscles, especially in the morning. Tricyclic antidepressants work to boost the levels of calming neurotransmitters in the brain that can help relax muscles and increase endorphin levels.

Gallbladder Disease at a Glance
If the common bile duct is blocked, an infection can develop. If the painful infection is discovered early it can be treated, but left undetected, it can spread and become fatal.

Exercise & Lifestyle
Don’t think that having chronic pain has to limit what you are able to do. Regular exercise and a healthy diet have been shown to reduce the effects of chronic pain, especially when used in conjunction with other treatments. Exercise and a healthy lifestyle can give you more energy, help you sleep better and maintain your strength and endurance.

Tips on How to Be the Ideal Partner for Chronic Pain Patients
What is the correct approach to becoming a partner of someone with chronic pain?

The Benefits of Aqua Therapy for Chronic Pain
What are the benefits of aqua therapy as it relates to pain care?

Meditation for Chronic Pain
Why is meditation important for chronic pain?

How to Maintain Healthy Joints
How does a pain patient maintain healthy joints?

Types of Chronic Pain Medication
What are the various types of pain medication?

Foods Fibromyalgia Patients Should Avoid
What are the foods fibromyalgia patients should avoid?

How to Improve Your Sleep for Chronic Pain Patients
How do I improve my insomnia caused by chronic pain?

Anti-Constipation Foods and Your Opioid Medications
What are the best foods for tackling constipation from opioid use?

Exercise Tips for Fibromyalgia and Pain Patients
What are the benefits of fibromyalgia, pain, and exercise?

An Introduction to Chronic Pain
Recent article about chronic (long-term) pain.

How to Manage Neck Pain
Latest article about methods of defeating neck pain.

The Truth about Cortisone Injections
A brief overview of cortisone injections and their role in the treatment of pain.

All about Pain Management Services
Recent news and updates on approaching pain in recent times.

Foods Chronic Pain Patients Should Avoid
Dr. Lewis' latest article about food and chronic pain.

Nutrient Rich Foods Chronic Pain Patients Should Include in Their Diet
New article on the effect of food choices on chronic pain.

Managing the Emotional Side of Chronic Pain
Recent news and updates on pain and emotion.

An Introduction to Cancer Pain
The latest on cancer and its relation to pain.

Forms of Exercise Most Ideal for Pain Patients
New article on exercises for pain patients.

Benefits of Exercise for Pain Patients
Recent insights on pain and exercise.

Precautions You Should Take When Using Pain Medications
New article on how to avoid danger when taking pain medications.

Guidelines on Post-Accident Pain Management
Pain management following a car crash.

Tips on How to Manage your Arthritis Pain Naturally
New paper about natural ways to address chronic pain.

Pain Patients: How to Battle Insomnia
New article about sleep disorders and pain.

Pain Scales and Pain Assessment
Pain scales are commonly used in pain assessment to rate the impact of pain on a person. Common pain scales and how they are used. Page 5.

Pain Scales and Pain Assessment
Pain scales are commonly used in pain assessment to rate the impact of pain on a person. Common pain scales and how they are used. Page 6.

Pain Scales and Pain Assessment
Pain scales are commonly used in pain assessment to rate the impact of pain on a person. Common pain scales and how they are used. Page 4.

Pain Scales and Pain Assessment
Pain scales are commonly used in pain assessment to rate the impact of pain on a person. Common pain scales and how they are used. Page 2.

Pain Scales and Pain Assessment
Pain scales are commonly used in pain assessment to rate the impact of pain on a person. Common pain scales and how they are used.

FLACC Scale for Pain Assessment
Understanding the FLACC pain scales for pain assessment to rate the impact of pain on a person. Page 3.

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Why Pain Can be Hazardous to Your Health
Being in pain seems to put a huge stress on the systems of our bodies that can lead to the eventual development of other significant, chronic diseases.

Check Your Medicine Cabinet If Experiencing Low T
You should consider talking to your doctor about checking the levels of testosterone in your blood if you are taking anything in this class of painkillers.

What to Do When Your Back Hurts
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