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Knee Arthritis: Steroid Shots May Not Help Long-Term, Ozone Injections Promising November 10, 2015

Two studies test out old and new treatments for the debilitating ailment

Weight-Loss Surgery Often Brings Less Painful Joints: Study November 04, 2015

Patients tend to get around better as the pounds drop away, but not everyone will benefit, researchers say

Acupuncture May Ease Neck Pain Over Long Term November 03, 2015

'Alexander technique' also helped more than drugs and physical therapy, study found

Ex-NFL Star Helps Spread the Word on Risks Posed by Painkillers October 30, 2015

America Starts Talking campaign designed to teach consumers how to use potent pain meds wisely

Why More Painkiller Addicts Are Using Heroin, Too October 28, 2015

Interviews confirm desire for cheaper, more plentiful substitute

Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Adult Addiction October 28, 2015

Study found those less experienced with illegal drugs were more likely to abuse narcotics later

Health Tip: What's Behind Muscle Cramps? October 28, 2015

Here are common causes

Brain Chemistry May Change to Cope With Pain October 23, 2015

Researchers document increase in opiate receptors in arthritis patients

Knee Replacement Brings Less Pain, Better Function October 21, 2015

But risks make physical therapy a viable option, researchers say

Obama Administration Takes Aim at Epidemic of Heroin, Painkiller Abuse October 21, 2015

New initiative involves government, medical groups, media, drug store chains and more

Prescription Naproxen as Good as Narcotic Painkillers for Low Back Pain: Study October 20, 2015

Plus, this medication isn't addictive, expert says

Exercise May Help Prevent Pregnancy-Linked Pelvic Pain October 13, 2015

Women who worked out in the months prior to conception saw a benefit, researchers say

Prescription Painkiller Abuse Rate Down, But Many Are Addicted: Study October 13, 2015

Second study finds 80 percent of abusers don't get treatment for their addiction

Early Physical Therapy Not a Cure-All for Low Back Pain: Study October 13, 2015

Discomfort usually subsides just by staying active, experts say

Americans Concerned About Prescription Painkiller Addiction October 12, 2015

People support more education for doctors and regulations to limit abusive access, survey finds

Health Tip: Coping With Sinusitis October 12, 2015

Suggestions to help soothe pain and congestion

Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds October 09, 2015

Patients and loved ones found greater comfort spending final days together in familiar place

Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain Patients, Study Finds October 07, 2015

And the drug modestly reduced people's pain scores

Do You Blame a Higher Power When You Get Sick? October 02, 2015

'Negative spiritual beliefs' may lead to worse health, compared to positive beliefs, study suggests

Back Pain Patients Seek Pain Relief First, Mobility Second September 21, 2015

Nearly 80 percent of patients chose easing discomfort over greater movement, research shows

Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain August 24, 2015

Any relief is likely temporary, review of 38 studies says

25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain August 18, 2015

And 14 million experience severe pain, survey finds

Health Tip: Soothing a Tension Headache August 18, 2015

Try to deflect stress

Florida Laws May Help Lower Abuse of Prescription Painkillers August 17, 2015

Change seen just a year after new rules were implemented, study found

Yeast's New Use: Making Narcotic Painkillers August 13, 2015

Bypassing the poppy could revolutionize drug production, but comes with dangers, experts said

Tuning Into Your Favorite Music May Boost Post-Op Recovery August 13, 2015

Review of 72 studies on the subject does show a benefit, experts say

Women's Pelvic Pain Often Unreported August 12, 2015

Doctors should address this during routine appointments, study says

Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary July 30, 2015

U.S. specialists say alcohol is the wrong approach

U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse July 29, 2015

Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Health Tip: When Heel Pain is Afoot July 27, 2015

Foot injury, bruise or deformity are possible causes

Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia July 22, 2015

Creative solutions are needed for those living at home, researchers say

Many Don't Tell Docs About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain July 20, 2015

Although most said they'd let their physician know if asked, survey finds

Better Sleep May Mean Less Chronic Pain July 17, 2015

Disrupted shuteye can lower tolerance for aches in people with osteoarthritis, researchers say

Health Tip: Floss Teeth With Minimal Pain July 15, 2015

Do it carefully, but not too hard or too soft

Health Tip: Why Muscles Cramp July 15, 2015

Did you remember to stretch?

Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain Bleed July 15, 2015

Be cautious about taking both together, researcher says

FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers July 10, 2015

NSAIDS include such drugs as ibuprofen and naproxen; aspirin not included in alert

Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers July 09, 2015

People with mental health illness are also more at risk of drug misuse, study says

Painkiller Overdoses Often Involve 'Pharmacy Shopping' July 09, 2015

Using multiple drug stores to fill prescriptions tied to raised risk of overdose death, study finds

Who's Most Likely to Get Addicted to Their Narcotic Painkiller? July 07, 2015

People with a history of smoking or abusing drugs at highest risk of long-term use, study found

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Back Pain July 06, 2015

The older you are, the more likely you'll have a sore back

Drug Offers Hope Against Disease Where Sunlight Causes Pain July 02, 2015

Implanted pellet allows people with rare genetic condition to venture into daylight

Many Doctors Underestimate Risks of Prescription Painkillers: Survey June 26, 2015

Nearly half questioned were misinformed about potential for abuse

Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends June 25, 2015

At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests June 24, 2015

But treatment isn't FDA-approved, so insurance companies might not cover the cost

Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others June 23, 2015

Review of 79 studies suggests states may have put cart before the horse, experts say

Most Children With Migraines Don't Get Proven Treatments: Study June 17, 2015

Nearly half don't get any pain relievers at all, researcher adds

Many Migraine Sufferers Given Narcotic Painkillers, Barbiturates June 17, 2015

These are a poor choice, especially for children, doctors say

Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain June 04, 2015

Findings support immunization of older adults

Health Tip: Sleeping With Chronic Pain June 02, 2015

Suggestions for a more restful night