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16 Surprising Headache Triggers and Tips for Pain Relief
Do you have frequent headaches? Learn the most common headache triggers for tension headaches, sinus headaches, cluster headaches...
Pain Management: Surprising Causes of Pain
What's causing your pain? Learn the common causes of lower back pain, as well as pain in the knee, stomach, kidney, shoulder,...
Lower Back Pain: Symptoms, Stretches, Exercise for Pain Relief
Do you suffer from low back pain? Learn more about common triggers of lower back pain like posture, exercise, and spondylosis....
Nerve Pain: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options
Learn about nerve pain symptoms, causes, and treatment options. Discover medications and natural remedies to relieve nerve pain.
What Does It Mean When Your Whole Body Aches?
Body aches are a symptom of the flu, arthritis, autoimmune disease, infections like Lyme disease, and other conditions. Body pain...
Migraine or Tension Headache? Symptoms, Triggers, Treatments
What does a migraine headache feel like compared to a tension headache? Learn to spot migraine symptoms early, how to identify...
Chronic Pain Syndrome: Treatment and Management for CPS
Do you suffer from excruciating pain? What is chronic pain syndrome (CPS)? See causes, symptoms and treatment options, including...
Rheumatoid Arthritis Exercises: Joint-Friendly Workouts
Regular exercise boosts fitness and helps reverse joint stiffness for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). WebMD demonstrates...
Pain-Relief Tips for Bumps, Bruises, Sprains, and Strains in Pictures
View this First Aid slideshow on Care and Pain Relief. See how to get pain relief if you've bumped your head, sprained your...
Back Pain: 16 Back Pain Truths and Myths
Which mattress is best for back pain? Back pain conditions are very common. Learn the causes of upper and lower back pain. Find...
What Is Fibromyalgia (Fibro)? Symptoms, Causes, Helpful Treatments
What is fibromyalgia? Learn the possible causes of fibro, along with standard and alternative treatments for this chronic...
Low Back Pain: 11 Stretches & Exercises for Relief
One of the best low back pain treatments is exercise. Whether your pain is in the lower left or lower right back, learn more...
Pain Management: 15 Easy Ways to Reduce Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can be a symptom of many conditions, including arthritis, headaches, and others. Comprehensive chronic pain...
Osteoarthritis: 15 Tips to Improve Daily Living With OA
Have arthritis in the knee? Osteoarthritis joint pain can make it hard to carry out activities of daily living. Cartilage...
How Does Acupuncture Work? Benefits, Needles, Definition
What is acupuncture? How does acupuncture work? Does acupuncture hurt? Learn various acupuncture points, the definition of...
Pain Management: Knee Pain Dos and Don'ts
Your knees go through a lot in the course of a day, and sometimes they can run into trouble. Here are a few things you can do...
Pain Quiz: Test Your IQ of Pain
Is pain all in the brain? Take the Pain Quiz to learn everything you've ever wanted to know about the unpleasant sensation we...
Picture of Fibromyalgia
A syndrome characterized by chronic pain, stiffness, and tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints without detectable...
Tips for Healthy Joints: Exercise, Nutrition, & More in Pictures
Dealing with joint pain and arthritis? Learn why weight matters--and why NOT to stretch before exercise. See these solutions for...
Healthy Living: How to Listen to Your Body
You've probably heard your body trying to tell you something after a session at the gym, but what was it? WebMD helps you sort...
Fibromyalgia Relief: Treatments and Tips to Ease Pain and Other Symptoms
What is fibromyalgia? Learn about fibromyalgia symptoms such as trigger points (also called tender points), learn what causes...
Pain Management: Signs Your Muscle Pain Is Something Else
Could your achy muscles be a sign of more than a tough workout? Learn when a twinge might warrant a visit to the doctor's office.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Surgery, and Treatment
Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness may need treatment. Carpal tunnel surgery is reserved...
Fun With Kids? Don't Let Arthritis Stop You
You can still have lots of fun with children despite arthritis. Our experts uncover ways to spend time with your kids or...
Exercises for Osteoarthritis -- Yoga, Swimming, & More
Check out this slideshow on Active Living From Day to Night with Osteoarthritis. Even with arthritis you can keep your active...
Pain Management: Ergonomic Tips for a Home Office
Are you working at home? Find out how to set up a workspace to prevent stiffness, protect your muscles and joints, and avoid...
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Common Medical Abbreviations List
Doctors, pharmacists, and other health-care professionals use abbreviations, acronyms, and other terminology for instructions and information in regard to a patient's health condition, prescription drugs they are to take, or medical procedures that have been ordered. There is no approved this list of common medical abbreviations, acronyms, and terminology used by doctors and other health- care professionals. You can use this list of medical abbreviations and acronyms written by our doctors the next time you can't understand what is on your prescription package, blood test results, or medical procedure orders. Examples include: ANED: Alive no evidence of disease. The patient arrived in the ER alive with no evidence of disease. ARF: Acute renal (kidney) failure cap: Capsule. CPAP: Continuous positive airway pressure. A treatment for sleep apnea. DJD: Degenerative joint disease. Another term for osteoarthritis. DM: Diabetes mellitus. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes HA: Headache IBD: Inflammatory bowel disease. A name for two disorders of the gastrointestinal (BI) tract, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis JT: Joint N/V: Nausea or vomiting. p.o.: By mouth. From the Latin terminology per os. q.i.d.: Four times daily. As in taking a medicine four times daily. RA: Rheumatoid arthritis SOB: Shortness of breath. T: Temperature. Temperature is recorded as part of the physical examination. It is one of the "vital signs."
Headaches can be divided into two categories: primary headaches and secondary headaches. Migraine headaches, tension headaches, and cluster headaches are considered primary headaches. Secondary headaches are caused by disease. Headache symptoms vary with the headache type. Over-the-counter pain relievers provide short-term relief for most headaches.
Why Is My Whole Body Aching?
Learn the reasons you have whole body aches and what you can do to relieve your whole body aching symptoms.
A toothache is pain on or around a tooth. It may have a variety of causes, including a cavity, abscess, or even sinusitis. Toothache symptoms include pain, headache, earache, bad taste in the mouth, and gum swelling. Dental X-rays and other tests performed by a dentist are used to diagnose the cause of a toothache. Toothache treatment depends on the underlying cause. Taking proper care of the teeth and gums can help prevent toothache.
Kidney Pain: Symptoms, Treatment, and Causes
Kidney pain has a variety of causes and symptoms. Infection, injury, trauma, bleeding disorders, kidney stones, and less common conditions may lead to kidney pain. Symptoms associated with kidney pain may include fever, vomiting, nausea, flank pain, and painful urination. Treatment of kidney pain depends on the cause of the pain.
What Causes Pain on the Left Side Above the Hip?
There are various reasons you may be having pain on your left side above the hip. Learn more about the possible causes of your condition.
A broken toe is one of the most common fractures among individuals. There are many causes of a broken toe, whether it is the big toe, middle toes, or little toe (pinky). Common symptoms and signs of a broken toe include pain, swelling, stiffness, and bruising. A broken toe can be treated with buddy taping the toe. There are instances where a doctor should be consulted for a broken toe.
Vaginal Pain (Vulvodynia)
Vulvodynia or vaginal pain, genital pain is a condition in which women have chronic vulvar pain with no known cause. There are two types of vulvodynia, generalized vulvodynia and vulvar vestibulitis. Researchers are trying to find the causes of vulvodynia, for example, nerve irritation, genetic factors, hypersensitivity to yeast infections, muscle spasms, and hormonal changes.The most common symptoms of vaginal pain (vulvodynia) is burning, rawness, itching, stinging, aching, soreness, and throbbing. There are a variety of treatments that can ease the symptoms of vulvodynia (vaginal pain).
Low Back Pain (Lumbar Spine Pain)
There are many causes of back pain. Pain in the low back can relate to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the low back, internal organs of the pelvis and abdomen, and the skin covering the lumbar area.
A dry socket is a potential complication that can occur when a blood clot in the gums becomes dislodged after a tooth extraction. Dry socket signs and symptoms include pain, mouth odor, and unpleasant taste in the mouth. A dentist may treat a dry socket with analgesic dressing. Over-the-counter pain medications can also relieve symptoms. A dry socket usually heals within 7 days. Avoiding smoking, drinking with a straw, and vigorous rinsing and spitting may help prevent the formation of dry socket.
Eczema is a general term for many types dermatitis (skin inflammation). Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema. Other types of eczema include: contact eczema, allergic contact eczema, seborrheic eczema, nummular eczema, stasis dermatitis, and dyshidrotic eczema.
Lumbar lordosis or "swayback," lower back curvature), in children, adults, and women who are pregnant is an abnormal posture with a low back curve. Symptoms of lumbar lordosis in include lower back pain and discomfort, difficulty in moving certain directions due to back pain, and a large gap or arch between the lower back and a flat surface when you lay down. Common causes of lumbar lordosis in children, adults, and during pregnancy include obesity, kyphosis, bad posture, genetics, and other disorders of the spine. Treatment for lumbar lordosis include exercise, weight loss, surgery, and pain medication. Lumbar lordosis can be reversed and cured; however, it depends on how severe the symptoms are. Lumbar lordosis treatments may help reduce pain and other symptoms or Mild lordosis in children may be cured without treatment, while severe lumbar lordosis needs surgery to fix. Lumbar lordosis can be reversed "cured" or go back to normal or near normal.
Headache Home Remedies
Headaches are a common complaint for many people. There are many types of headaches such as migraine, tension, cluster, and the general run of the mill headache. These 17 natural home remedies -- for example, exercise, meditation, hydration, yoga, caffeine, essential oils such as lavender and butterbur, herbs, and supplements like magnesium -- can soothe and relieve some headaches.
An abscessed tooth is an infection within a tooth that has spread to the root. Symptoms of an abscessed tooth may include pain, swelling, tenderness, redness, and the presence of a pus-filled lesion on the gum. A dental professional diagnoses an abscessed tooth and dental X-rays may be required. An abscessed tooth is treated with a root canal.
Arthritis (Joint Inflammation)
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. When joints are inflamed they can develop stiffness, warmth, swelling, redness and pain. There are over 100 types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, gout, and pseudogout.
Shoulder and Neck Pain
Shoulder and neck pain may be caused by bursitis, a pinched nerve, whiplash, tendinitis, a herniated disc, or a rotator cuff injury. Symptoms also include weakness, numbness, coolness, color changes, swelling, and deformity. Treatment at home may incorporate resting, icing, and elevating the injury. A doctor may prescribe pain medications and immobilize the injury.
Neck Pain (Cervical Pain)
Neck pain (cervical pain) may be caused by any number of disorders and diseases. Tenderness is another symptom of neck pain. Though treatment for neck pain really depends upon the cause, treatment typically may involve heat/ice application, traction, physical therapy, cortisone injection, topical anesthetic creams, and muscle relaxants.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple sclerosis or MS is an autoimmune disorder in which brain and spinal cord nerve cells become demyelinated. This damage results in symptoms that may include numbness, weakness, vertigo, paralysis, and involuntary muscle contractions. Different forms of MS can follow variable courses from relatively benign to life-threatening. MS is treated with disease-modifying therapies. Some MS symptoms can be treated with medications.
Migraine headache is a type of headache associated with a sensitivity to light, smells, or sounds, eye pain, severe pounding on one side of the head, and sometimes nausea and vomiting. The exact cause of migraine headaches is not known. Triggers for migraine headaches include certain foods, stress, hormonal changes, strong stimuli (loud noises), and oversleeping. Treatment guidelines for migraines include medicine, pain management, diet changes, avoiding foods that trigger migraines, staying hydrated, getting adequate sleep, and exercising regularly. Prevention of migraine triggers include getting regular exercise, drinking water daily, reducing stress, and avoiding trigger foods.
Peripheral neuropathy is a problem with the functioning of the nerves outside of the spinal cord. Symptoms may include numbness, weakness, burning pain (especially at night), and loss of reflexes. Possible causes may include carpel tunnel syndrome, shingles, vitamin or nutritional deficiencies, and illnesses like diabetes, syphilis, AIDS, and kidney failure. Peripheral neuropathy is diagnosed with exams and tests. Treatment for the condition depends on the cause. Usually, the prognosis for peripheral neuropathy is good if the cause can be successfully treated or prevented.
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SI Joint Pain)
Sacroiliac joint (SI) dysfunction is a general term to reflect pain in the SI joints. Causes of SI joint pain include osteoarthritis, abnormal walking pattern, and disorders that can cause SI joint inflammation including gout, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Treatment includes oral medications, cortisone injections, and surgery.
IBS-D (Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea)
IBS-D or irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea refers to IBS with diarrhea. Symptoms of IBS-D include intestinal gas (flatulence), loose stools, frequent stools, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. New non-FDA approved IBS tests may help diagnose IBS and IBS-D. Treatment of IBS-D is geared to toward managing symptoms with diet, medication, and lifestyle changes.
Sciatica pain, caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve, typically radiates from the low back to behind the thigh to below the knee. Disc herniation is usually the cause of sciatica. Medication to alleviate pain, physical therapy, and bed rest are treatments for sciatica.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is considered a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMDD has also been referred to as late luteal phase dysphoric disorder. The cause of PMDD is unknown. Some of the common symptoms of PMDD (not an inclusive list) include mood swings, bloating, fatigue, headache, irritability, headache, breast tenderness, acne, and hot flashes. Treatment for PMDD is with medication to treat the symptoms of PMDD.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition characterized by symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, and tender points. Stress reduction, exercise, and medication are the standard treatments for fibromyalgia.
Bell's Palsy (Facial Nerve Problems)
Bell's palsy is one type of facial nerve paralysis. The seventh cranial nerve controls the muscles of the face, and although scientists do not know the exact cause of Bell's palsy, they think it may be due to nerve damage from an infection, for example, the flu, common cold viruses, and more serious infections like meningitis. The symptoms of Bell's palsy vary from person to person, but can include mild weakness to total paralysis, dry eye, dry mouth, eyelid drooping, drooling, mouth drooping, dry mouth, changes in taste, and excessive tearing in one eye.
A pinched nerve causes pain, numbness, or tingling in the affected area due to pressure on a nerve. Carpal tunnel and sciatica are two examples of conditions caused by a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve is diagnosed by taking a patient history and performing a physical examination. Electromyography may be performed. Treatment for a pinched nerve depends on the underlying cause.
What Can Cause Pelvic Pain in Men?
Anyone can experience pain in their pelvic region. Learn the causes and symptoms of pelvic pain, as well as what doctors do to diagnose and treat pelvic pain.
Occipital Neuralgia (Headache)
Occipital neuralgia is a type of headache that involves inflammation or irritation of occipital nerves. Signs and symptoms include a stabbing and throbbing head pain, and an aching pain in the upper back of the head and neck. Potential causes include infection, irritation, or trauma of the occipital nerves. This type of headache is diagnosed by physical examination findings and imaging tests. Treatment involves a multidisciplinary approach that includes massage, rest, physical therapy, heat, muscle relaxants, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Invasive procedures and even surgery may be considered if first-line treatments fail to bring relief from the chronic pain of this type of headache.
Chondromalacia Patella (Patellofemoral Syndrome)
Chondromalacia patella (housemaid's knee or secretary's knee) results from misalignment of the kneecap as it slides over the lower end of the thigh bone. Symptoms include tightness or fullness in the knee area, swelling, and mild discomfort. Treatment includes the use of anti-inflammatory medications, in addition to stretching, strengthening and icing the knee.
Pain that originates in the face is referred to as trigeminal neuralgia. This pain may be caused by: an injury, an infection in the face, a nerve disorder, or it can occur for no known reason. Trigeminal neuralgia can be treated with antiseizure medications. Some antidepressant drugs also have significant pain relieving effects.
How Long Does a Deltoid Tear Take to Heal?
Depending on the severity of your deltoid muscle tear, and if surgery is required, it can take weeks to months to heal.
What Is the Safest Anti-Inflammatory to Take?
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs are some of the most commonly used medicines available. Experts say that taking NSAIDs for a short time at the lowest effective dose is generally safe.
When Should I Worry About Hernia Pain?
Hernias can lead to serious medical complications. Find out more about different types of hernias and when to see a doctor for hernia pain.
Turf toe is a sprain to the ligaments around the big toe joint. Symptoms and signs include pain, swelling, a popping sound, and limited range of motion. Treatment may involve taking ibuprofen, immobilizing with tape, cast, or a walking boot.
Medical Marijuana (Medical Cannabis)
Medical marijuana (medical cannabis) is a medicine that is plant based. There are two species of medical marijuana; 1) Cannabis sativa, and 2) Cannabis indica. Medical marijuana is used to treat pain, nausea, anxiety, MS, insomnia, seizures, and muscle spasms. Medical cannabis is legal in a variety of states in the US. A card or licence is required to purchase medical marijuana in states where it is legal; however, medical cannabis is against Federal law. Medical marijuana comes in a variety of products, for example, gummy bears and other candy, muffins, cookies, drinks, salves, ointments, creams, oils, and wax.
A herniated disc may be caused by injury or degeneration from age. Symptoms depend on the location of the herniation and whether nerve tissue is being irritated. An MRI or CT scan is performed to diagnose a herniated disc. Treatment may involve physical therapy, cortisone injection, pain medications, anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, and surgery.
What Are the Warning Signs of Tetanus?
Tetanus is a severe disease that affects many people. Learn the warning signs and diagnosis process for tetanus disease.
Degenerative Disc Disease and Sciatica
Degenerative disc disease makes the disc more susceptible to herniation (rupture) which can lead to localized or radiating pain. The pain from degenerative disc or joint disease of the spine is usually treated conservatively with intermittent heat, rest, rehabilitative exercises and medications to relieve pain, muscle spasm and inflammation.
Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis Differences and Similarities
Arthritis is defined as painful inflammation and joint stiffness. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis and the most common cause of chronic joint pain, affecting over 25 million Americans. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that involves the entire joint. Osteoporosis is not a type of arthritis. It is a disease that mainly is caused by a loss of bone tissue that is not limited to the joint areas. It is possible for one person to have both osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. The differences in the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis include; pain, stiffness, and joint swelling, joint deformity, crackle sounds when the joint is moving, and walking with a limp. Osteoporosis is called the "silent disease" because it can progress for years without signs and symptoms before it is diagnosed, severe back pain, bone fractures, height loss, and difficulty or inability to walk. The differences in the causes of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis are that osteoarthritis usually is caused by wear and tear on the joints. Osteoporosis usually is caused by one or more underlying problems, for example, calcium and vitamin D deficiencies. Treatment for osteoarthritis and osteoporosis are not the same. There is no cure for osteoarthritis or osteoporosis.
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a disorder of the muscles and joints that causes pain and stiffness in the arms, neck, shoulders, and buttocks. Treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica aims to reduce inflammation with aspirin, ibuprofen, and low doses of cortisone medications.
How Do You Treat a Strained Neck Muscle?
Learn what medical treatments can help ease your strained neck muscle symptoms and speed up your neck recovery.
The five types of spondylolisthesis include dysplastic, isthmic, degenerative, traumatic, and pathologic. The most common symptom of spondylolisthesis is lower back pain. Treatment depends on the type and severity of spondylolisthesis. Surgery is required in some cases of spondylolisthesis.
Could a Stiff Neck Be a Sign of Something Serious?
Neck stiffness is a common issue that affects many people. Learn the signs of neck stiffness, what causes neck stiffness, how doctors diagnose neck stiffness, and how neck stiffness is treated.
Pelvic Pain (in Women and Men)
Pelvic pain is described as pain, usually in the lower pelvic area. Causes of acute and chronic pelvic pain in women include endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, menstrual cramps, ovarian cysts, tumors, or fibroids, ovulation, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or congestion syndrome, vulva pain, and rarely cancer. Pelvic pain during pregnancy may be caused by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy (tubal pregnancy), preterm or premature labor, and placental abruption. Causes of pelvic pain in men include prostate problems, testicular pain, and groin pain. Causes of pelvic pain in men and women include kidney stones, appendicitis, UTIs, IBD, and STDs. Signs and symptoms associated with pelvic pain depend on the cause, but man include pain during or after sexual intercourse, abdominal pain, distension, and tenderness, diarrhea, constipation, vaginal discharge or bleeding, blood, pus, in the urine, cloudy urine, blood in the stool, stool color changes, and low back pain. The cause of pelvic pain is diagnosed by a physical exam, blood tests, and imaging procedures. Treatment for pelvic pain depends on the cause.
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a painful complication of shingles. Symptoms include severe pain, itchy skin, and possible weakness or paralysis of the area. There is no treatment for postherpetic neuralgia that is effective for all patients.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptoms and Treatments
Multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms vary from person to person, and can last for days to months without periods of remission. Symptoms of MS include sexual problems and problems with the bowel, bladder, eyes, muscles, speech, swallowing, brain, and nervous system. The early symptoms and signs of multiple sclerosis usually start between age 20 and 40. MS in children, teens, and those over age 40 is rare. Treatment options for multiple sclerosis vary depending on the type and severity of symptoms. Medications may be prescribed to manage MS symptoms.
What Is Diabetic Neuropathy?
Diabetic neuropathy a condition in which nerve damage has occurred as a complication of diabetes. The pain from the nerve damage can be severe with tingling or numbness in the part of the body affected. Diabetic neuropathy can occur anywhere in the body. Diabetic neuropathy can cause symptoms like intense pain, numbness, burning, or tingling in the part of the body affected by the condition. There are four types of neuropathy include peripheral, autonomic, proximal and focal. Natural therapies and medications may help relieve the pain and other symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.
Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition that leads to ongoing pain symptoms. Patients can be predisposed to developing neuropathic pain who have conditions such as diabetes, cancer, stroke, HIV, vitamin deficiencies, shingles, and multiple sclerosis. Patient history and nerve testing are used to diagnose neuropathic pain. Antidepressants, antiseizure medications, and other types of medications are used to treat neuropathic pain. Many people with neuropathic pain are able to attain some level of relief.
Chronic pain is pain (an unpleasant sense of discomfort) that persists or progresses over a long period of time. In contrast to acute pain that arises suddenly in response to a specific injury and is usually treatable, chronic pain persists over time and is often resistant to medical treatments.
Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a condition that usually affects young or middle-aged adults, is an inflammation of the arteries supplying blood to the sinuses, lungs, and kidneys. Symptoms of granulomatosis with polyangiitis include bloody sputum, fatigue, weight loss, joint pain, sinusitis, shortness of breath, and fever. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis may be fatal within months without treatment. Treatment aims to stop inflammation with high doses of prednisone and cyclophosphamide.
Migraine vs. Headache: Differences and Similarities
Headaches are the most common reason why a person goes to the doctor or other healthcare professional for treatment. There are different types of headaches, for example, migraine, tension, and cluster headaches. The most common type of headache is tension headache. Migraine is much less common. There are few similarities between migraine and other headaches, for example, the severity of the pain can be the same, mild, moderate, or severe; and they can occur on one side or both sides of the head. However, there are many differences between migraine and other types of headaches. Migraine headaches also have different names, for example, migraine with aura and menstrual migraine. Symptoms of migraine that usually aren't experienced by a person with another type of headache include nausea, vomiting, worsens with mild exercise, debilitating pain, eye pain, throbbing head pain. Migraine trigger include light, mild exercise, strong smells, certain foods like red wine, aged cheese, smoked meats, artificial sweeteners, chocolate, alcohol, and dairy products, menstrual period, stress, oversleeping, and changes in barometric pressure. Untreated migraine attacks usually last from 4 to 72 hours, but may last for weeks. Most headaches resolve within 24-48 hours. Doctors don't know exactly what causes migraine headaches; however, other headaches like tension headaches have more specific triggers and causes. Additional tests usually are required to diagnose migraine from other types of headaches, diseases, or other medical problems. Most headaches can be treated and cured with home remedies like essential oils, massage, and over-the-counter pain medication like acetaminophen (Tylenol) and NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprosyn) or ibuprofen (Advil, Midol, Motrin). Most headaches resolve with OTC and home remedy treatment, while your doctor may need to prescribe medication to treat your migraines. If you have the "worst headache of your life," seek medical care immediately.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar stenosis can be caused by degenerative arthritis (the most common cause), tumor, infection, or metabolic disorders (Paget's disease of the bone). Symptoms include low back pain, weakness, pain, numbness, and loss of sensation in the legs. Other conditions may cause similar symptoms of lumbar stenosis, including diabetic neuropathy, claudication, and peripheral vascular disease. Lumbar stenosis may be treated with medication or surgery.
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and neck cancer is cancer of the oral cavity, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, or lymph nodes in the upper part of the neck. These cancers account for 3% to 5% of cancers in the U.S. Tobacco and alcohol use are important risk factors. Treatment may involve surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.
Hospice is a service that offers support, resources, and assistance to terminally ill patients and their families. In such late stages of diseases, especially when there is "nothing left to do," hospice can offer help for patients and families. There are many aspects of a patient's well-being that can be addressed. Hospice can play a key role in managing physical symptoms of a disease (palliative care) and supporting patients and families emotionally and spiritually.
Whiplash is a common injury to a person's neck following a car accident (in most cases). Symptoms include headache, neck pain, neck and shoulder stiffness, shoulder pain, fatigue, dizziness, jaw pain, arm pain, weakness of the arm(s), visual disturbances, and tinnitus. Diagnosis is generally with a physical exam, X-rays, or possibly an MRI. Treatment generally includes physical therapy and time.
What Is the Most Common Treatment for Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is long-lasting and persistent and lasts for months or years. The most common treatments for chronic pain are NSAIDs, acetaminophen, COX-2 inhibitors, antidepressants and anti-seizure medicines, and opioids.
How Do I Get My Body to Stop Aching?
Learn what medical treatments can help ease your body aches and speed up your recovery.
Pain Management: Musculoskeletal Pain
Natural menopause is the permanent ending of menstruation that is not brought on by any type of medical treatment. For women undergoing natural menopause, the process is described in three stages: perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. However, not all women undergo natural menopause. Some women experience induced menopause as a result of surgery or medical treatments, such as chemotherapy and pelvic radiation therapy.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition in which high levels of nerve impulses are sent to an affected site is called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is most common in people aged 20-35. The syndrome also can occur in children; it affect women more often than men.
What Causes Neck Pain in Seniors?
Neck pain can affect your employment, social life, and personal relationships. The causes of neck pain in seniors include muscle spasms, arthritis, poor posture, cervical spondylosis, cervical spinal stenosis and disk problems.
Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)
Inclusion body myositis (IBM) is a progressive muscle disorder characterized by muscle inflammation, weakness, and atrophy (wasting). It is a type of inflammatory myopathy. IBM develops in adulthood, usually after age 50.
Repetitive Motion Disorders (RMDs)
Repetitive motion disorders (RMDs) are muscular conditions that result from repeated motions. Carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, bursitis, and tendonitis are types of RMDs. Symptoms and signs include pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, and loss of strength and flexibility. Treatment involves stopping the activity that's causing symptoms, adopting stretching and relaxation exercises, icing the affected area, and using pain relievers.
Cancer pain results from the tumor pressing on nerves or invading bones or organs. Cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery can also cause pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers, prescription medications, radiation, biofeedback, and relaxation techniques are just some treatments for cancer pain.
What Helps Pain After Surgery?
After surgery, it's important to work with your healthcare team to make your recovery as pain-free as possible. Communicate with your doctor and nurses to help them adjust your pain management plan.
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Cortisone Injection
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan)
- Ear Tubes
- Epidural Steroid Injection
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- What Is the Recovery Time for Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery?
- Spinal Fusion
- Is Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery Brain Surgery?
- How Long Does a Superficial Peroneal Nerve Block Last?
- Bioelectric Therapy
Medications & Supplements
- Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
- Oxycodone vs. Tramadol for Pain
- tramadol (Ultram)
- acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Ext, Little Fevers Children's Fever/Pain)
- ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)
- Lyrica vs. Gabapentin: Differences between Pain Relief and Uses
- Ketorolac vs. ibuprofen (Advil)
- Tylenol (acetaminophen) Side Effects, Warnings, and Interactions
- gabapentin (Gralise) vs. duloxetine (Cymbalta)
- Lyrica (pregabalin)
- Oxycodone vs. Codeine
- Baclofen vs. Flexeril (Side Effects and Interactions)
- Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam (Mobic) for Pain
- Aleve (naproxen) vs. Celebrex (celecoxib)
- Drug Interactions
- Oxycodone for Pain (OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxecta, Oxaydo, Xtampza ER, Roxybond)
- Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. naproxen (Aleve)
- Aspirin vs. Aleve (Naproxen)
- Lyrica vs. Tramadol
- Cox-2 Inhibitors
- meloxicam (Mobic) Side Effects
- Hydrocodone vs. Hydromorphone (Differences between Side Effects)
- Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) vs. Naproxen (Aleve)
- Ketorolac vs. tramadol
- Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen for Pain (Differences in Side Effects and Dosage)
- Ibuprofen and Plavix (Side Effects and Interactions)
- naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)
- codeine (for Pain)
- Dilaudid vs. Fentanyl (Pain Strength Comparison and Side Effects)
- Aspirin vs. Tylenol (acetaminophen)
- Ketorolac vs. diclofenac
- Percocet vs. Lortab
- Cymbalta (duloxetine)
- Cymbalta (duloxetine) vs. Effexor XR (venlafaxine)
- tramadol and acetaminophen (Ultracet)
- Aspirin vs. NSAIDs (Side Effect and Use Differences)
- Tramadol (Ultram) Side Effects
- gabapentin (Neurontin)
- Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) for Pain
- Dilaudid vs. Oxycodone
- Dilaudid vs. Percocet for Pain
- ketorolac (Toradol)
- hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin, Norco)
- misoprostol, Cytotec
- Ketorolac vs. naproxen (Aleve)
- Oxycodone vs. Hydrocodone
- cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril, Amrix, Fexmid)
- Ketorolac vs. hydrocodone
- carisoprodol (Soma)
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- Side Effects of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine)
- Benzodiazepines vs. Narcotics (Opioids)
- Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Klonopin (clonazepam)
- Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. carisoprodol (Soma)
- orphenadrine (Norflex)
- Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)
- Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. amitriptyline (Elavil)
- Lyrica vs. Hydrocodone
- Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen, Roxicet, Tylox, Oxycet)
- hydrocodone (Zohydro ER)
- fentanyl patch (Duragesic)
- OTC Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers
- Ketorolac vs. ketoprofen
- propoxyphene and acetaminophen (Darvocet)
- propoxyphene (Darvon, Dolene)
- Savella (milnacipran)
- fentanyl injection (Sublimaze)
- etodolac, Lodine (Discontinued)
- sumatriptan, Imitrex, Alsuma, Imitrex STATdose System, Sumavel DosePro
- hydrocodone and ibuprofen, Vicoprofen
- Side Effects of Norflex (orphenadrine)
- OxyContin (oxycodone)
- Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Xanax (alprazolam)
- hylan G-F 20 (Synvisc)
- hyaluronate (hyaluronan, Hyalgan, Supartz, Euflexxa, Orthovisc)
- Side Effects of Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen)
- Belbuca (buprenorphine)
- butorphanol (Stadol)
- oxaprozin (Daypro)
- desipramine (Norpramin)
- Tofacitinib citrate (Xeljanz)
- Simponi, Simponi Aria (golimumab)
- Ultram (tramadol) Side Effects, Warnings, and Interactions
- choline magnesium salicylate, Trilisate
- morphine extended-release capsule - oral, Avinza
- fenoprofen (Nalfon)
- fentanyl tablet - buccal, Fentora
- Flector Patch (diclofenac epolamine)
- meperidine - injection, Demerol
- Pain Medications (Narcotics)
- fentanyl lozenge - buccal, Actiq
- hydromorphone extended release - oral, Exalgo
- morphine high potency injection (Astramorph, Duramorph, Infumorph, AVINza)
- Butrans (buprenorphine)
- Percodan (aspirin and oxycodone hydrochloride)
- Prialt (ziconotide)
- Sprix (ketorolac tromethamine)
- morphine sustained-action capsule - oral, Kadian
- Anjeso (meloxicam)
- Dsuvia (sufentanil)
- Zohydro ER (hydrocodone)
- Vicodin ES
- Xartemis XR
- Opana ER
- Talwin Nx
- Methadose Oral Concentrate
- Hysingla ER
- Codeine Sulfate
- Sumavel DosePro
- Roxicodone 15 30 mg
- Targiniq ER
- Vantrela ER
Prevention & Wellness
- CVS Health, Walmart and Walgreens Played Role in Opioid Crisis: Ohio Jury
- Most Americans Would Skip Opioids After Surgery If They Could: Survey
- New CDC Guidelines May Have Made Opioid Prescribing Safer
- Doctors May Be Overprescribing Opioids After Surgeries
- Can Flotation Tanks Ease Chronic Pain?
- Many Americans Live Too Far From Opioid Addiction Treatment
- 'Nerve Zap' Pain Treatment Could Cut Need for Opioids After Surgeries
- Not Just Keyboards: Many Types of Workers Can Develop Carpal Tunnel
- Most Post-Surgical Opioids Go Unused: Study
- Should You Take a Painkiller Before Your COVID Vaccine?
- How to Talk to Your Doctor About Arthritis Pain
- Working at Home Brings Its Own Health Perils: Survey
- Need an IV or Stitches? Virtual Reality or Hypnosis Might Ease Pain
- Older Adults Turning to Pot for Common Health Problems
- Many Using Cannabis for Pain Take Opioids, Too
- Was FDA Lax in Approving Opioids Too Easily?
- Older Patients at Risk When Dentists Prescribe Opioids
- Middle-Aged Americans Report More Pain Than Seniors
- Study Tackles Long-Term Opioid Use Among Retired NFL Players
- Is Arthritis Pain Relief as Close as Your Spice Rack?
- Are Opioids Prescribed Too Freely as Patients Are Moved to Nursing Homes?
- Sprains, Strains? New Guidelines Urge OTC Painkillers, Not Opioids
- New IV Opioid Approved for Use in Controlled Settings
- Is Your Home Workstation Hurting You?
- 1 in 10 Americans Uses a Prescription Painkiller: CDC
- Avoiding Pain and Addiction After Sports-Injury Surgery
- Stubbed Your Toe? Only Real Swear Words Help Dull the Pain
- Drug Might Relieve Low Back Pain in Whole New Way
- Working From Home? Posture, Ergonomics Can Make It Safe
- Are Painkillers After Childbirth a Prescription for Addiction?
- More Patients Turning to Medical Marijuana for Arthritis Pain
- Legal Pot Products Too Potent for Chronic Pain
- Don't Believe All the 'Science' on CBD Products
- After Tooth Pull, Opioids Don't Relieve Pain Better Than Other Meds: Study
- When Chronic Pain Leads to Depression in Kids
- Too Many Antibiotics, Opioids Given to Dental Patients in the ER
- FDA Approves Voltaren Arthritis Pain, Pataday for OTC Use
- Family Members Are Swiping Hospice Patients' Painkillers: Study
- Dentists Among Top Prescribers of Opioids
- Shovel That Snow, but Spare Your Back
- Just 1% of Doctors Prescribe Nearly Half of Opioids in U.S.
- Health Tip: What to Know About Turmeric
- Simple Tweak to Hospital Computer Program Cuts Opioid Prescriptions
- Production of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted
- Virtual Reality Can Bring Real-Life Pain
- Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia Pain
- Experimental Drug Could Be New Option Against Arthritis
- 3 Easy Deskside Stretches to Keep Muscle Pain at Bay
- Gabapentin, Opioids a Deadly Duo: FDA
- Where Pot Is Legal, People Are Likely to Believe Its Benefits
- Health Tip: Understanding Muscle Spasms
- With Blood Draws, Bedside Manners Matter
- Opioids Won't Help Arthritis Patients Long-Term: Study
- Health Tip: Benefits of Massage
- Fewer Opioids After Eye Surgery Don't Mean More Post-Op Pain
- 'I Wish I Had Known Sooner': Alex Trebek Issues PSA on Pancreatic Cancer
- Tougher Rules on Opioids After Surgery Doesn't Mean More Pain for Patients
- Construction Workers at Very High Odds for Opioid and Drug Abuse
- Health Tip: Hand Swelling During Exercise
- 'Swimmer's Shoulder' Strikes 3 in 4 Teen Competitors
- Windy, Humid Days Could Bring More Pain
- Interest in CBD Products Keeps Soaring, but Health Experts Wary
- Health Tip: Caring for Shoulder Pain
- Health Tip: Taking Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
- 1 in 5 Heart Pacemaker Patients Prescribed Opioids After Surgery
- How to Manage Your Osteoarthritis
- Using Opioids After Vasectomy May Trigger Persistent Use: Study
- U.S. Government Urges Caution When Taking Patients Off Opioid Painkillers
- Pain Relief: When to Use Cold, When to Use Heat
- Musician Sia Reveals Painful Ehlers-Danlos Struggle
- What Are the Risks of Pain Relief Alternatives to Opioids?
- Prescription Opioids Linked to Poor Outcomes in Kidney Patients
- 'Alarming' Number of Lupus Patients Use Opioids for Pain: Study
- Beating Opioid Addiction Can Be Tough, Here's What Helps
- Purdue Files for Bankruptcy Over Opioid Crisis Suits, With Many States Objecting
- Purdue Pharma to Settle Opioid Crisis Lawsuits, May Pay Up to $12 Billion
- New Prosthetic Leg Can Feel Touch, Reduce 'Phantom Limb' Pain
- Docs Prescribe More Opioids at Certain Time of Day
- The Alexander Technique: What Could It Do for You?
- U.S. Opioid Prescription Rate Is 7 Times That of Sweden
- What Works Best Against Varicose Veins?
- Easy Neck Stretches for Tension Relief
- Many Americans Eyeing CBD, Pot as Pain Relievers Without Knowing Risks
- Judge Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $572 Million Over Opioid Drug Crisis
- CBD Is the Rage, But More Science Needed on Safety, Effectiveness
- The Merits of Physical Therapy
- Fewer Opioid Painkillers Can Still Control Surgery Pain
- Many Doctors Refusing Care of People Prescribed Opioids
- Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After Tonsillectomy
- Health Tip: Chiropractors and Back Pain
- FDA Warns CBD Product Maker About False Claims
- Medical Marijuana Won't Help Ease Opioid Crisis: Study
- For Many, Pot Is Now an Alternative to Opioids or Sleep Meds
- Is Your County an Opioid Overdose 'Hotspot'?
- Meet 'Huggable,' the Robot Bear Who's Helping Hospitalized Kids
- More Than 5 Million U.S. Cancer Survivors Deal With Chronic Pain
- The Safer Way to Ease Post-Surgical Pain
- How to Head Off a Pain in the Neck
- Opioids Prescribed in Hospital Often Tied to Long-Term Use
- Legalizing Medical Pot Won't Ease Opioid Crisis: Study
- Drugstores Often Don't Have Opioid Antidote in Stock, Philly Study Shows
- Opioids Put Alzheimer's Patients at Risk of Pneumonia: Study
- Many Patients Don't Need Opioids After Surgery
- FDA Takes Hard Look at CBD
- Opioid Prescriptions to Teens, Young Adults Still Common
- Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag
- Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?
- 1 in 4 American Workers Struggles With Back Pain
- Quantity, Not Type of Opioid Matters for Post-Op Dependency
- Migraine Pain Linked to Raised Suicide Risk
- Insurers' Denials of Opioid Coverage Spurs CDC to Clarify Guidelines
- Woman Feels No Pain, Thanks to Her Genes
- Health Tip: Dealing with Tendinitis Pain
- Is There a Safer Choice Than Opioids After a C-Section?
- CBD Products Now Available at Hundreds of CVS Stores
- Opioid Rxs Decreasing, But Not for All Doctors
- One-Third of U.S. Kids Have Back Pain, Study Says
- AHA News: Opioid Crisis Brings Concerns About Heart Dangers
- AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients
- Medical Pot: An Elixir for the Elderly?
- Opioid Overdose Deaths Quadruple, Centered in 8 States
- Codeine: An Opioid Threat to Kids
- He Ate a 'Pot Lollipop' -- and a Heart Attack Soon Followed
- Opioids Overprescribed for Common Children's Fracture, Study Says
- Upbeat Attitude May Be a Pain Fighter
- Little Evidence Pain Creams Work
- Why Do More and More Americans Use Medical Marijuana?
- 'Mindfulness' Might Help Some Conquer Chronic Pain
- Opioid Danger to Newborns Varies By Region
- Why Sleepless Nights Can Mean More Painful Days
- Many Parents Conflicted About Opioids for Their Teens' Pain
- Expert Panel Says Two Back Pain Procedures May Be Useless
- 4 Exercises for a Better Back
- Purdue Pharma Owners Lied About Dangers of OxyContin: Court Filing
- Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Get Short Shrift in ERs
- Many Medical Marijuana Patients Drive While High
- Postpartum Opioid Rx May Lead to Persistent Use: Study
- Health Tip: What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
- Opioids May Help Chronic Pain, But Not Much
- Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Opioids When Joint Pain Strikes
- Anti-Opioid Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice
- Opioids Plus Other Drugs a Deadly Mix for Heavy Users
- Health Tip: Manage Pain With Opioids
- Even Wisdom Tooth Removal May Spur Opioid Addiction
- Doctors More Cautious Now When Prescribing Opioids to Kids
- Next for Disabling Back Pain? New Discs From Patients' Own Cells
- Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals: FDA
- Nerve Zap Might Ease Pain of Herniated Disk
- How to Avoid Suitcase Strain This Holiday Season
- U.S. OD Death Rate Worst Among Wealthier Nations
- Only a Quarter of Opioid Painkillers Taken After Most Surgeries
- FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms
- Workers' Comp Often a Gateway to Opioid Abuse: Study
- A New Challenger to Medical Marijuana?
- FDA Panel OKs Stronger Opioid Despite Concerns
- Despite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op Pain
- Push-Button Pain Meds Curb Need for Opioids After C-Section: Study
- Sit-Stand Desks Good for the Mind. What About the Body?
- Health Tip: Know the Risk Factors for Lower Back Pain
- For Pain Relief, Why Not Try Drug-Free Alternatives
- Opioid Overdose Crisis May Have Begun Decades Ago
- Reports Warn of Growing Opioid Crisis Among Seniors
- Opioid Crisis Driving Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC
- 1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic Pain
- Health Tip: Change Poor Posture
- Mindfulness May Be a Buffer Against Pain
- Could a Placebo Pill Help Ease Your Back Pain?
- New Treatment Approved for Opioid Dependence
- Naloxone Nasal Spray Works Best to Stop Opioid OD: Study
- Oxycontin's Maker Now Selling Drug to Curb Opioid Addiction
- More Aging Boomers Are Embracing Pot
- Surgeons Recommend Fewer Opioid Pills After Nose Jobs
- Health Tip: Prevent Back Pain at Work
- Opium Poppy Genome Research May Aid Painkiller Production
- Monkey Trials Raise Hope for Non-Addictive Opioid Alternative
- Low Back Pain? These Exercises May Help
- Warning Letters Target Illegal Online Sales of Opioid Meds: FDA
- U.S. Overdose Deaths Reach Record High
- Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose Death
- As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Painkiller Prescriptions Don't Drop
- Most Seniors Uninformed on Opioid Use
- Majority in U.S. Support Medical Pot, Think It Could Fight Opioid Crisis
- FDA Approves New Drug for Endometriosis Pain
- Where Are Opioid Painkillers Prescribed the Most?
- Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?
- Resetting E-Prescriptions for Opioids Helps Curb Use: Study
- Supplement May Ease the Pain of Sickle Cell Disease
- Opioids Given Too Easily to Children: Study
- Chronic Pain Patients Ask FDA to Ease Opioid Prescribing Restrictions
- Medical Marijuana a Hit With Seniors
- Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back Pain
- Is That iPad a Pain in the Neck?
- Risky Prescribing Boosts Opioid Death Risk
- Trump Carried Counties With High Opioid Use: Study
- Have Insurers Played a Role in Opioid Crisis?
- Pot Still a Drug of Choice for Many U.S. Adults
- Health Tip: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Reduce Weight, Reduce the Arthritic Knee Pain
- Patients on Opioids OK With Lower Doses
- Many High School Pitchers Suffer Pain as Pitch Counts Mount
- Fake CBD Oil Sickens 52 People in Utah
- Chiropractic Has Role to Play in Easing Lower Back Pain: Study
- 6 States Sue Opioid Maker Purdue, Claiming Company Helped Spur Overdoses
- Hospitals Should, and Could, Avoid IV Opioids: Study
- Backbreaking Work May Shorten Men's Lives
- More Doubt Cast on Surgery for Spinal Compression Fractures
- Cancer Docs: We Need More Research on Medical Marijuana
- Non-Opioids Often Underused After Back Surgery
- Health Tip: When To Call Your Doctor If You Have Lower Back Pain
- Take the Ouch Out of Bee Stings
- Advil & Tylenol Better Than Opioids for Dental Pain
- Avoid 'Text Neck' From Your Cellphone
- Overcoming Fear of Back Pain May Spur Recovery
- Safety Info for Opioids Found Lacking
- Doctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for Opioids
- Former U.S. House Speaker Boehner Now Backs Marijuana Legalization, Joins Cannabis Company Board
- Seeking Cheaper Plastic Surgery Abroad? Buyer Beware
- Older Americans Support Medical Marijuana: Poll
- ER Docs Prescribe More Opioids Than They Realize
- Health Tip: Repairing Your Hernia
- Woman Dies From Bee Sting Acupuncture
- Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: Study
- Tai Chi Beats Aerobics for Fibromyalgia Pain
- Are Pricey Orthotic Insoles Worth It for Heel Pain?
- A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?
- Managing Pain With Fewer Opioids After Joint Replacement
- Opioid ODs Outpacing Other 'Deaths of Despair'
- Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study Finds
- Marijuana Doesn't Seem to Harm the Kidneys
- ER Visits for Opioid Overdoses Soaring: CDC
- Is Herbal Drug Kratom a Health Friend or Foe?
- New FDA Guidelines to Expand Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction
- Xanax, Valium Looking Like America's Next Drug Crisis
- Some Pain Patients Can Cut Opioid Dose and Still Get Relief
- Do Over-the-Counter Painkillers Alter Emotions, Reasoning?
- Losing Weight Eases Obesity-Related Pain. But How Much Is Enough?
- Opioids Aren't America's Only Painkiller Problem
- Opioid Abuse Rises When Prescriptions Are Renewed
- Packets That Turn Opioid Painkillers Into Useless Gel Offered at Walmart
- Tamper-Resistant Opioids May Not Ease Addiction Crisis: Study
- Health Tip: Sit and Stand Up Straight
- Insights Into Pain Relief From the Family That Can't Feel Pain
- Drug May Help Surgical Patients Stop Opioids Sooner
- Chronic Pain Common Among Those Who OD on Opioids
- Opioids Not the Only Answer for Pain Relief in the ER
- People Tend to Overestimate Pain From Surgery
- Senator Wants Law Changed After 60 Minutes Story on Opioid Crisis
- Around the World, Too Little Relief for Pain
- Cigna Says No to OxyContin
- Makers of Quick-Release Opioid Painkillers Must Provide Doctor Training
- Post-Op Opioids: How Much Is Enough?
- ERs Prescribing Opioids at Lower Doses, Shorter Durations
- CDC Launches Opioid Campaign in Hard-Hit States
- Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight
- Big Rise in Hospitalized Kids With Opioid Side Effects
- Many May Get Hospice Care Too Late
- What You Can Do to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic
- Managing Pain Can Be a Puzzle After Breast Cancer
- Doctors May Be Over-Prescribing Seizure Drugs to Treat Pain
- Doctors Still Overprescribing Opioids in U.S.
- Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, But Up Among Older Adults
- Easing Opioid Dose May Improve Pain and Quality of Life
- Reaching Beyond the Prescription Pad to Treat Pain
- Fish Eaters Report Less Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
- When Is an Opioid Safe to Take?
- Bill Seeks to Provide Acupuncture to U.S. Veterans
- Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies
- 1 in 5 Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Using Opioids Years Later
- Deciding If Double Knee Replacement Is Right for You
- Taking Opioids Before Knee Surgery Could Raise Pain Later
- Many Opioid Addictions Surface After Surgery, Study Finds
- Health Tip: When to Worry About Neck Pain
- Music May Soothe the 'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain
- This Fanged Fish Might Someday Help Ease Your Pain
- What Drugs Work Best for Diabetic Nerve Pain?
- Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain
- Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say
- Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds
- Everyday Pain Relievers May Be Linked to Hearing Loss in Some Women
- What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller
- Opioids No Better Than Ibuprofen for Pain After Car Crash: Study
- A Benefit of Back Pain Surgery: Better Sex
- New Spine Stimulation Device Provides Pain Relief
- Researchers: We Found Area of Brain That Responds to Placebo
- Doctors Try Brain-Training to Curb 'Phantom Limb Pain'
- Many Take Opioids Reluctantly for Back Pain: Survey
- 'Fake Pills' May Help Ease Back Pain
- Health Tip: Need Pain Relief?
- For Migraine Sufferers, Is a Chiropractor's Touch All in the Mind?
- Study: Yoga as Good as Physical Therapy for Back Pain
- Could Prescribed NSAID Painkillers Raise Heart Failure Risk?
- Ketamine May Treat Migraine, Chronic Pain
- Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients
- Opioid Epidemic Costs U.S. $78.5 Billion Annually: CDC
- Even at Cancer Centers, Finding Relief for Pain Can Be Tough
- What Is Kratom? Why Does the DEA Want to Ban It?
- FDA: Opioids Plus Sedatives Pose Fatal OD Risk
- Medical Marijuana's Pain Relief May Work Better for Men
- Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: Study
- Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills
- Does 'Cupping' = Success for Olympic Athletes?
- 1 in 5 Opioid Users Also Might Be Abusing Seizure Drug: Study
- Health Tip: If You Have Pain in Your Shins
- Fentanyl-Laced 'Norco' Is Lethal, Report Warns
- New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients' Post-Treatment Pain
- Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction: Study
- Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug
- Opioid Update: Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade
- Patients Often Prescribed Extra Painkillers, Many Share Them
- Fewer Injured Workers Getting Opioid Prescriptions in Some States
- Many Take Opioids Months After Hip, Knee Replacements
- Prince Died From Potent Prescription Painkiller: Autopsy
- Painkiller Addiction Relapse More Likely for Some
- Anti-Addiction Drug May Help Curb Painkiller, Heroin Dependence
- Vivitrol Cuts Relapse Risk in Opioid Addicts
- Obama Seeks to Expand Opioid Addiction Treatment
- Nearly All U.S. Doctors 'Overprescribe' Addictive Narcotic Painkillers: Survey
- FDA Wants Generic Narcotic Painkillers to Be Abuse-Deterrent
- CDC Issues Tough New Guidelines on Use of Prescription Painkillers
- Nerve Block Technique Might Help Ease Chronic Back Pain
- Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds
- Did Painkiller Crackdown Cause Heroin Epidemic?
- Could Doctor Bias Be Affecting Your Treatment?
- Painkillers Often Gateway to Heroin for U.S. Teens: Survey
- Opioids: What Patients -- and Doctors -- Think
- Prescriptions Continue for Most Who Survive Painkiller ODs: Study
- Primary Care Docs the Leading Prescribers of Narcotic Painkillers: Study
- Electrical Stimulation May Ease Low Back Pain for Some
- More Americans Seek Treatment for Painkiller, Heroin Abuse
- Minority Patients in ER Less Likely to Get Painkillers for Abdominal Pain
- Acupuncture May Ease Neck Pain Over Long Term
- Prescription Drug Use on the Rise in U.S.
- Ex-NFL Star Helps Spread the Word on Risks Posed by Painkillers
- Genetic Makeup May Help Explain Methadone Overdoses
- Prescription Naproxen as Good as Narcotic Painkillers for Low Back Pain: Study
- Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain Patients, Study Finds
- Chronic Pain Linked to ADHD
- Florida Laws May Help Lower Abuse of Prescription Painkillers
- 25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain
- Yeast's New Use: Making Narcotic Painkillers
- In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back Pain
- Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain Bleed
- FDA Strengthens Warning on NSAIDs and Heart Risk
- No Change in Number of 'Living Wills' by U.S. Cancer Patients: Study
- Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers
- FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers
- Heroin Use on the Rise Among Women, Wealthier People, CDC Finds
- Who's Most Likely to Get Addicted to Their Narcotic Painkiller?
- Many Doctors Underestimate Risks of Prescription Painkillers: Survey
- Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
- Could These Common Pain-Relievers Lower Fertility?
- Spinal Stimulation System Relieves Pain Without Tingling
- ER Doctors Cautious When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers: Study
- ER Practices Key to Helping Those Addicted to Painkillers: Study
- 'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study
- Babies May Be More Sensitive to Pain Than Adults
- Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis
- One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows
- In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee
- Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain
- Many May Be OK to Drive 2 Weeks After Getting New Hip: Study
- Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors
- British Scientists Spot Brain's Pain Center
- Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.
- Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?
- Health Tip: Avoid Overdosing on Pain Medication
- Narcotic Painkiller Use Tied to Higher Risk for Depression
- Acupuncture Less Effective for Skeptics
- Some Jobs Are a Pain in the Back
- Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC
- Tuning In to Music May Ease Kids' Post-Op Pain, Study Finds
- A Virtual Refuge From Real Pain
- U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study
- Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar
- FDA Approves Injectable Device for Back, Leg Pain
- Fatal ODs From Narcotic Painkillers Have Tripled in U.S.
- FDA Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue
- Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved
- Three-Quarters of Young Baseball Players Have Arm Pain
- Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After Stroke
- Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests
- For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study
- Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain
- Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade, Survey Shows
- Repetitive Pitching May Cause Teens Serious Shoulder Problems
- Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
- Health Tip: Relieving Pain During Delivery
- Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds
- Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines
- U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers' Pain
- Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC
- 'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds
- Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study
- Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study
- Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
- Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain?
- Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved
- FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller
- Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends
- Could 'Phone Care' Ring in New Approach to Pain Relief?
- Many U.S. Vets Suffer Chronic Pain, Take Narcotic Painkillers: Study
- Use Prescription Painkillers Safely
- Men Feel More Pain After Major Surgeries, Study Finds
- Physical Therapy May Not Improve Hip Arthritis, Study Finds
- FDA OKs Quick-Acting Antidote for Prescription Painkiller Overdose
- Doctors Often Comply When Patients Ask for Advertised Drugs: Study
- ERs Dispensing More Narcotic Painkillers: Study
- Study Finds 1 in 3 Tennesseans Uses Narcotic Painkillers Each Year
- FDA-Approved Painkiller Zohydro Concerns Critics
- Groups Push FDA to Revoke Approval of Highly Potent Painkiller
- Tarantula Venom Has Painkiller Potential: Study
- FDA Panel Sees No Heart-Safety Advantage With Naproxen
- FDA Advisers Revisit Heart Risks Posed by Painkillers
- Vitamin D Supplements May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain: Study
- What Yoga Can and Can't Do for You
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- U.S. Program Targets Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes
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