Lyrica ineffective for chronic pain from traumatic nerve injury
The common painkiller pregabalin, marketed as Lyrica, was ineffective at controlling chronic pain after traumatic nerve injury, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Links Between Gluten And Diabetes, Air Pollution And Dementia
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Gluten intolerance is a sensitivity to a family of proteins found in grains like wheat, rye and barley. It can cause symptoms that include bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation. It now seems that gluten can affect more than just the person who eats it, reports Dr. Max Gomez. Danish scientists, after analyzing data from thousands of pregnant women, say a high gluten diet may put offspring at higher risk for type 1 diabetes. Doctors say children of women with the highest intake of wheat, rye, and barley proteins had double the diabetes risk. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Dementia diabetes awareness Source Type: news

Value of Invasive Procedures for Knee, Back Pain Questioned Value of Invasive Procedures for Knee, Back Pain Questioned
A new meta-analysis provides little evidence to support use of invasive interventional procedures for chronic knee and low back pain, researchers conclude.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could video games help treat chronic back pain?
A recent study concludes that a special type of video game could be used to successfully reduce chronic low back pain at a patient's home. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

The cabbage tree relieves pain and inflammation without any of the side effects caused by conventional drugs
(Natural News) A local tree has captured the interest of Ethiopian researchers for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. They reported that the leaves of the cabbage tree (Moringa stenopetala) could relieve disease-induced inflammation and pain without causing adverse side effects attributed to pharmaceutical drugs. Both inflammation and pain can cause severe problems if left untreated. Acute, chronic,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New findings on chronic pain syndrome in the mouth
(University of Gothenburg) The picture is becoming clearer regarding the chronic oral pain condition known as Burning Mouth Syndrome, or BMS, which mainly affects women who are middle-aged and older. In a dissertation at Sahlgrenska Academy, additional steps are being taken toward better diagnosis and treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Grants To Study Behavioral Interventions for Opioid Addiction and Recovery
Overdose deaths, opioid misuse, addiction to prescription opioids or to illicit drugs such as heroin, and chronic pain management are tough problems that are often related to each other. Together, they form a daunting public health crisis that is of great concern and significance to many in the United States, including the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and much of the National Institutes of Health  (NIH).  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Robin Boineau, M.D. Source Type: news

In Older Adults, Arthritis Strikes the Depressed (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Treatments are lacking for the affective component of chronic pain (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

At War: What Dating Is Like When Medication Kills Your Libido
A Marine veteran shares the struggles of dating while on medication for his service-related PTSD and chronic pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JASON ARMENT Tags: Dating and Relationships Viagra (Drug) Veterans Tinder (Mobile App) Source Type: news

At War: I ’ m a Veteran With PTSD. The Medication I Take Makes Dating Difficult.
A Marine veteran shares the struggles of dating while on medication for his service-related PTSD and chronic pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JASON ARMENT Tags: Dating and Relationships Viagra (Drug) Veterans Tinder (Mobile App) Source Type: news

Reports Warn of Growing Opioid Crisis Among Seniors
Title: Reports Warn of Growing Opioid Crisis Among SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 20, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Chronic Pain Now Affects 50 Million US Adults Chronic Pain Now Affects 50 Million US Adults
A new CDC report notes that about 50 million Americans are experiencing chronic pain and that 20 million have'high-impact'chronic pain that interferes with life or work activities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Video game exercises ‘can help treat chronic lower back pain’
Home video-game exercises can reduce chronic lower back pain in older people by a level comparable to benefits gained under programmes supervised by a physiotherapist, a study has found. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Chronic Pain and Suicide
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how should hospital quality be assessed? (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

'I feel betrayed by my company': TTC subway operator barred while using medicinal cannabis
A subway operator says she’s been forced off medicinal cannabis by the TTC and back on opioids, even though her doctor thinks cannabis is the best treatment for her chronic pain from two herniated discs in her lower back and fibromyalgia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

'I feel betrayed by my company': TTC subway operator barred while using medicinal cannabis
A TTC employee says she's back on opioids because her employer told her she can't use medical marijuana and remain as a subway operator, even though her doctor thinks cannabis is the best treatment for her chronic pain. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

'I feel betrayed by my company': Subway operator barred while using medicinal cannabis
A TTC employee says she's back on opioids because her employer told her she can't use medical marijuana and remain as a subway operator, even though her doctor thinks cannabis is the best treatment for her chronic pain. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Breast Implant Study Should Be Taken with a Grain of Salt, FDA Says
A study linking silicone gel-filled breast implants with several rare diseases should be viewed with caution, according to FDA. The authors of the study, published last week in the Annals of Surgery, say they looked at data from nearly 100,000 breast implant procedures gleaned from FDA-mandated postmarket studies for implants made by Johnson & Johnson's Mentor business, and by Allergan. The analysis showed that silicone implants are associated with higher rates of  Sjögren syndrome, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, stillbirth, and melanoma. The researchers reported that 56% of the...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic Pain
Title: 1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 17, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Piriformis Syndrome
Title: Piriformis SyndromeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/10/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 17, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

More women than men veterans with chronic pain use therapies like yoga and acupuncture
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) A major shift in practice by the VA means that therapies such as meditation and yoga are being offered to VA patients as non-drug approaches for pain management, says Elizabeth Evans of UMass Amherst, who studied their use by gender among veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Type of Conservative Treatments Can Help for Plantar Fasciitis?
Discussion The plantar fascia consists of 3 bands of dense connective tissue that originates in the medical calcaneal tubercle and inserts into the base of each of the 5 proximal phalyanxes in a fan-shaped distribution. It acts as a shock absorber and reinforces the medial longitudinal arch as the foot undergoes forward propulsion. The -itis in plantar fasciitis (PF) is a misnomer as it is not an acute inflammation but is a chronic degenerative process involving the plantar fascia aponeurosis of the foot usually at the medial tubercle of the calcaneous. Repetitive strain seems to cause microtearing which then causes a repa...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic pain and the power of placebo
The placebo effect is stronger in some people than in others. A new study unlocks the psychological and neuroanatomical differences between these people. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Comprehensive study suggests the efficacy of yoga and physical therapy in treating chronic lower back pain
(Natural News) If you have lower back pain, you may want to consider taking yoga as an option, aside from physical therapy: A study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine has found that yoga is as effective as physical therapy in treating chronic lower back pain. Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) conducted the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 12 in U.S. Lives With Intrusive Chronic Pain
Chronic pain and high-impact chronic pain – the kind that keeps people from life’s daily activities – affect 1 in 12 Americans, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic Pain
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 -- Of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, the pain is so bad for 20 million that it keeps them from doing the daily activities of life, researchers say. According to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chronic pain among suicide decedents, 2003 to 2014: findings from the National Violent Death Reporting System - Petrosky E, Harpaz R, Fowler KA, Bohm MK, Helmick CG, Yuan K, Betz CJ.
BACKGROUND: More than 25 million adults in the United States have chronic pain. Chronic pain has been associated with suicidality, but previous studies primarily examined nonfatal suicidal behaviors rather than suicide deaths associated with chronic pain o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Health Tip: Change Poor Posture
Title: Health Tip: Change Poor PostureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 14, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Defining the Prevalence of Chronic Pain in the United States
This Research Spotlight highlights new data suggesting that in 2016 nearly 20 percent of U.S. adults had chronic pain and 8 percent had high-impact chronic pain (pain that limited at least one major life activity). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain
THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 -- About 20.4 percent of U.S. adults have chronic pain and 8.0 percent have high-impact chronic pain, according to research published in the Sept. 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chronic Pain Affects 20% of Americans, CDC Reports
(MedPage Today) -- Of 50 million people with chronic pain, about 20 million have high-impact pain (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Mindfulness May Be a Buffer Against Pain
Title: Mindfulness May Be a Buffer Against PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 13, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Turning off the brain's pain center could treat chronic nerve pain, scientists discover
The spinal cord usually has a block between signals for 'pain' and 'touch,' but not in those with nerve damage. Boston Children's Hospital researchers found the root of this signal confusion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Placebo Effect Is Real, and Scientists May Be Able To Predict Who Responds
It’s well-established that placebo treatments, such as sugar pills, can prompt real reductions in symptoms for patients. But scientists have long struggled to understand exactly how the placebo effect works, and for whom. A small new study published in Nature Communications found that when some people with chronic back pain took a placebo sugar pill, their pain was reduced about as effectively as it would have been with pain medication. But the more novel finding, researchers say, is that people with certain traits reliably responded better to placebos than others — which could someday have significant implicat...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Innovation Health Research Source Type: news

Chronic pain suffered by millions could be behind one in 10 suicides, study finds
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, found that back pain is the most common complaint among those who referenced discomfort in their suicide notes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

England's north-south PAIN divide: Northerners are more likely to endure chronic discomfort
Scientists from Newcastle University found that up to 43 per cent of those living in the north experience pain that lasts more than three months, compared to just 29 per cent of London residents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a Placebo Pill Help Ease Your Back Pain?
Title: Could a Placebo Pill Help Ease Your Back Pain?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 12, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Sugar pills relieve pain for chronic pain patients
(Northwestern University) Someday doctors may prescribe sugar pills for certain chronic pain patients based on their brain anatomy and psychology. And the pills will reduce their pain as effectively as any powerful drug on the market, according to new research. Scientists have shown they can reliably predict which chronic pain patients will respond to a sugar placebo pill based on the patients' brain anatomy and psychological characteristics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chronic Pain May Contribute to Suicide Chronic Pain May Contribute to Suicide
Nearly one in 10 suicide deaths in the U.S. occurs in people with chronic pain, a new study indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

England has clear North-South chronic pain divide
Better clinical guidance needed to stave off US-style opioid epidemic, warn researchers Related items fromOnMedica Minimum alcohol unit pricing finally goes live in Scotland Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Alcohol-specific deaths in England soar 11% in a decade Not so ‘smart’ drugs Review launched into prescription drug dependency (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Suicide Notes Suggest'Chilling' Role of Chronic Pain Suicide Notes Suggest'Chilling' Role of Chronic Pain
Clinicians may need to reprioritize chronic pain as a risk factor for suicide, a new study suggests.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

New Treatment Approved for Opioid Dependence
Title: New Treatment Approved for Opioid DependenceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 11, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Chronic Pain May Drive Some to Suicide
Title: Chronic Pain May Drive Some to SuicideCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 11, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

'No Documented Reason' for 1 in 3 Outpatient Opioid Rxs: Study
Title: 'No Documented Reason' for 1 in 3 Outpatient Opioid Rxs: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 11, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

FKBP5 Variant Linked to Chronic Posttraumatic Muscle Pain FKBP5 Variant Linked to Chronic Posttraumatic Muscle Pain
A variant in the gene encoding FK506 binding protein 51 (FKBP5) increases the risk of developing chronic posttraumatic muscle pain, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Chronic Pain May Be Contributor to Suicide
8.8 percent of suicide decedents have evidence of chronic pain; percentage increased from 2003 to 2014 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Chronic Pain Seen as Risk Factor in Some Suicides (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Just under 10% of death certificates listed chronic pain diagnosis prior to death (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Chronic Pain May Drive Some to Suicide
In this study, researchers led by Dr. Emiko Petrosky from the U.S. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control analyzed data on more than 123,000 suicides in 18 states between 2003 and 2014. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic pain drives millions of Americans to suicide
The researchers warn their findings highlight that suicide prevention should be a fundamental element of care for chronic pain patients, especially when their treatment involves potentially lethal drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic pain may contribute to suicide, study warns
(Reuters Health) - Nearly one in 10 suicide deaths in the U.S. occurs in people with chronic pain, a new study indicates. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news