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After Wisdom Tooth Removal, Watch Out for 'Dry Socket' April 26, 2017

Allowing the wound to heal helps prevent this painful complication, expert says

Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC April 25, 2017

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause

Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care April 21, 2017

As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say

Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain April 14, 2017

People over 50 tended to respond best, study finds

Many Opioid Addictions Surface After Surgery, Study Finds April 12, 2017

Some patients face much higher risk of becoming dependent on powerful painkillers

Health Tip: When to Worry About Neck Pain April 12, 2017

Signs you should see your doctor

Botox May Help Ease 'Burning Mouth' Syndrome April 10, 2017

In small study, injections rid patients of discomfort for up to 5 months

Rehab Services Lacking in States Hit Hard by Opioids April 07, 2017

More addiction recovery programs needed in the Southeast, researchers say

This Fanged Fish Might Someday Help Ease Your Pain March 30, 2017

Venom of Australia's fang blenny is a powerful opioid that might lead to better painkillers, scientist says

Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay, Researchers Say March 29, 2017

Less pain to begin with, less gain from the procedure, but more benefit seen in those with severe arthritis

What Drugs Work Best for Diabetic Nerve Pain? March 24, 2017

Data review shows some meds help more than others, but better options still needed

Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain March 22, 2017

Pregabalin, commonly known as Lyrica, didn't help patients with acute sciatica in study

Tattoo Artists Risk Serious Pain in the Neck March 21, 2017

Backaches, headaches and eye strain also go with the job but can be prevented, researchers say

Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids March 20, 2017

But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

Shingles Vaccine Cuts Chronic Pain, Hospitalizations March 17, 2017

Protection lasts years after immunization, researchers found

Opioid Dependence Can Start in Just a Few Days March 16, 2017

Prescribing narcotic painkillers for 3 days or less may lower chances of addiction, study finds

Mediterranean Diet May Ease Chronic Pain of Obesity March 10, 2017

Study suggests eating fish, plant-based proteins is linked to less inflammation

Toothache? Neanderthals Might Have Reached for Aspirin, Too March 08, 2017

Research suggests they may even have understood the healing powers of penicillin 50,000 years ago

Wireless Arm Patch May Blunt Migraine Pain March 01, 2017

Study found electrical stimulation reduced ache if started soon enough

Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain February 28, 2017

Another study casts doubt on notion that potent painkillers can really help

Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages February 23, 2017

But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds

'Off-Label' Antidepressants Common, But Where's the Evidence? February 22, 2017

One-third are prescribed for conditions like pain or migraine with little scientific backup, study says

Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study February 17, 2017

Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans

Health Tip: Coping With TMJ February 17, 2017

Take it easy on your jaw

Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic February 15, 2017

Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently

Try Drug-Free Options First for Low Back Pain, New Guidelines Say February 13, 2017

Recommendations state opioid painkillers should be last resort for long-lasting pain

Health Tip: Keep Neck Pain in Check February 13, 2017

Monitor your posture

Low Back Pain? Relax, Breathe and Try Yoga February 10, 2017

Review of 12 studies found small improvements in pain levels, function after 3 to 6 months

Health Tip: Trouble Flexing a Finger? February 08, 2017

Here's a potential diagnosis

Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds February 02, 2017

Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects

Forward-Thinking Tips for Back Pain January 19, 2017

Certain behaviors can reduce your risk, doctor says

Health Tip: Use Ice to Ease Ankle Sprain Pain January 16, 2017

How it should be applied

U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana January 12, 2017

Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too

Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men January 10, 2017

Diverticulitis involves tears or blockages in colon and can be very painful

Joints Achy? Don't Blame Mother Nature January 10, 2017

Study disputes weather's role in knee and back pain

Cluster Headaches Can Defy Diagnosis But Respond to Treatment January 02, 2017

Pain is so intense it often wakes people from their sleep, neurologist says

High Pain Tolerance Tied to 'Silent' Heart Attack Risk December 21, 2016

Unusual symptoms include upper back or jaw pain, shortness of breath and nausea, cardiologist says

What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller December 12, 2016

Tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has a substance abuse problem

How to Ease the Pain of Infant Vaccinations December 12, 2016

Three-pronged approach includes anesthetic cream, researchers say

Teething Tips From Dental Specialists December 08, 2016

Cool, but not frozen, items may ease your baby's discomfort

Alzheimer's Patients' Use of Painkilling Patches Cause for Concern December 08, 2016

Researchers worried about long-term use together with other medications that cause drowsiness

U.S. Doctors Still Over-Prescribing Drugs: Survey December 05, 2016

More than 1 in 4 say antibiotics are given when the drugs will likely do no good

New Drug Might Reduce Sickle Cell Pain Crises December 05, 2016

SelG1 cut episodes by 45 percent over a year in early research

Health Tip: At Risk of a Sprained Ankle? December 02, 2016

Activities that raise your chances

Specially Designed Video Game Might Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain December 02, 2016

Study finds exercising virtual limb cut pain by as much as half

Opioids No Better Than Ibuprofen for Pain After Car Crash: Study November 28, 2016

But more patients prescribed powerful painkillers were still taking them 6 weeks later

Celebrex May Not Pose Bigger Heart Risk Than Similar Drugs: Study November 14, 2016

Researchers found more complications, such as bleeding, for the pain relievers ibuprofen and naproxen

Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report November 11, 2016

Doctors should rule out physical causes before declaring discomfort is all in a patient's head, specialist says

New Spine Stimulation Device Provides Pain Relief November 09, 2016

High-frequency therapy helps block pain signals better than low-frequency treatments, study finds

Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer But Not Always Better November 07, 2016

Those treated in 1990s more likely to report pain and poor health as adults, researchers say

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