Chronic pain sufferers living rurally benefit from technology
New technology to help chronic pain sufferers in rural areas manage their condition is being investigated by Scottish scientists.
Numbness, tingling or pain in arms and hands? Peripheral nerve damage could be the culprit
(PhysOrg.com) -- Ignoring persistent pain and disturbing bouts of tingling or numbness in your arms, elbow and hands won't make the problem go away: It's more likely to worsen conditions that are very treatable.
Yoga alleviates pain and improves function in fibromyalgia patients
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a debilitating condition affecting 11 million individuals in the US alone. FM carries an annual direct cost for care of more than $20 billion and drug therapies are generally only 30% effective in relieving ...
Attitudes, beliefs and health literacy impact how patients manage chronic lower-back pain
Approximately 10% of low back pain (LBP) sufferers experience persistent pain and significant disability. In a study published in the August issue of Pain, a group of Australian researchers investigating the relevance of hea ...
Scientists learn to block pain at its source
A substance similar to capsaicin, which gives chili peppers their heat, is generated at the site of pain in the human body. Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have discovered how to ...
Black men with chronic pain at higher risk for depression, disability
Black men with chronic pain related to an accident, injury, illness, surgery or other causes were more likely to experience depression, affective distress and disability than white men with chronic pain, according ...
Women veterans less likely to report pain than male counterparts
In the first study to look at sex-specific pain prevalence in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Veterans, researchers from the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and the Yale University School of ...
Groin injuries may be more serious than a pulled muscle
Some athletes are diagnosed with a pulled groin muscle when they actually might be suffering from a much more serious hip injury.
Effectively managing pain with depression
Pain, the most common reason for adults to visit a primary care physician, and depression, the most frequent mental complaint requiring a doctor's appointment, occur together as often as half the time.
Study first to pinpoint why analgesic drugs may be less potent in females than in males
(PhysOrg.com) -- Investigators at Georgia State University’s Neuroscience Institute and Center for Behavioral Neuroscience are the first to identify the most likely reason analgesic drug treatment is usually less potent ...