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Spinal Fusion Not Always Necessary for Back Pain, Studies SayApril 13, 2016

Some patients may benefit from a simpler procedure called decompression

Health Tip: Is Your Jaw Pain TMJ?April 12, 2016

Learn to recognize signs of the jaw disorder

Weight-Loss Surgery Gets People Moving, Study ShowsApril 05, 2016

More than half of patients showed improvement in pain symptoms, ability to walk

Nearly All U.S. Doctors 'Overprescribe' Addictive Narcotic Painkillers: SurveyMarch 25, 2016

While 99 percent exceed the recommended 3-day dosage limit, a quarter write prescriptions for a full month

FDA Wants Generic Narcotic Painkillers to Be Abuse-DeterrentMarch 24, 2016

One more step to combat the epidemic of potent painkiller abuse

FDA Orders Warning Labels on Prescription Narcotic PainkillersMarch 22, 2016

Immediate-release versions of addictive meds such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin to be affected

Meditation May Help Ease Chronic Low Back PainMarch 22, 2016

Study found it bested cognitive behavioral therapy and usual care

Acetaminophen Won't Help Arthritis Pain, Study FindsMarch 18, 2016

Prescription diclofenac a more effective choice for short-term pain relief, researchers say

CDC Issues Tough New Guidelines on Use of Prescription PainkillersMarch 15, 2016

To curb abuse, doctors should try non-narcotic options for most chronic pain not involving cancer, terminal illness

Health Tip: Can You Tell if a Toe Is Broken?March 14, 2016

You may still be able to walk on it

Pennsylvania Study Shows Fatal Drug ODs SoaringMarch 10, 2016

State had a 14-fold rise in such deaths since 1979, mirroring nationwide trend

Vitamin D a No Go for Arthritic Knees, Study FindsMarch 08, 2016

Supplements didn't slow disease progression or ease pain, even in patients with low levels of the vitamin

Health Tip: Considering Shoe InsertsMarch 08, 2016

How they can help

Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Pain During SleepMarch 02, 2016

Sleep position and the mattress matter

For Cancer Patients, Pain May Rise as Finances DwindleFebruary 29, 2016

Suffering can escalate for those with two months of reserves or less, study finds

'Mindfulness' Might Help Older Adults With Back PainFebruary 23, 2016

Mind-body program was also linked with short-term mobility gains, study finds

Botox-Like Injection Might Ease Runners' Knee PainFebruary 22, 2016

British researchers used Dysport to bring long-term relief for common ailment of physically active people

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Low Back Pain?February 22, 2016

These factors may contribute

Weakened Knees a Big Cause of Falls for Older People: StudyFebruary 11, 2016

But treatments to improve strength, balance may guard against injuries, disability, researchers say

Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: ReportFebruary 11, 2016

VA-sponsored study says people should be monitored for ALS, cancer and other diseases that take years to develop

Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: StudyFebruary 10, 2016

But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers

Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: StudyFebruary 04, 2016

Researchers also found music helps during the procedure

Health Tip: Prevent Heel PainFebruary 03, 2016

Make sure shoes fit properly

Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: StudyFebruary 01, 2016

Narcotic drugs aren't useful in restoring motion, researchers say

Many Chronic Pain Sufferers May Overuse Nonprescription PainkillersJanuary 25, 2016

They run risk of stomach bleeds, ulcers, liver damage from meds, doctors say

Marijuana May Help Treat, Prevent Migraines, Study SaysJanuary 15, 2016

Average number of headaches cut in half, but experts say more research needed

Nerve Damage From Chemo May Affect Cancer Survivors for YearsJanuary 15, 2016

Symptoms associated with falls, researchers say

Pain Relief Advice May Help ER Patients With Terminal CancerJanuary 15, 2016

These consultations linked to better and longer quality of life, researchers say

Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller UseJanuary 13, 2016

Rise in 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' may be due to prescription narcotic use in pregnancy, expert says

Exercise Eases Low Back PainJanuary 11, 2016

Review of studies shows exercise, with or without education, dramatically cuts the risk

Painkillers Often Gateway to Heroin for U.S. Teens: SurveyDecember 30, 2015

Heroin is cheaper, easier to obtain than narcotics like OxyContin, experts say

Prescriptions Continue for Most Who Survive Painkiller ODs: StudyDecember 29, 2015

Often, prescribing doctors don't even know their patients have overdosed, researchers say

Sickle Cell Drug Doesn't Relieve Pain Crises: StudyDecember 08, 2015

International research finds prasugrel isn't effective at easing suffering

Electrical Stimulation May Ease Low Back Pain for SomeDecember 04, 2015

Treatment is effective with no side effects, researcher says

Minority Patients in ER Less Likely to Get Painkillers for Abdominal PainNovember 30, 2015

ER waits are also longer than for whites, study finds

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

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

Weight-Loss Surgery Often Brings Less Painful Joints: StudyNovember 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 TermNovember 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 PainkillersOctober 30, 2015

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

Why More Painkiller Addicts Are Using Heroin, TooOctober 28, 2015

Interviews confirm desire for cheaper, more plentiful substitute

Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Adult AddictionOctober 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 PainOctober 23, 2015

Researchers document increase in opiate receptors in arthritis patients

Knee Replacement Brings Less Pain, Better FunctionOctober 21, 2015

But risks make physical therapy a viable option, researchers say

Obama Administration Takes Aim at Epidemic of Heroin, Painkiller AbuseOctober 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: StudyOctober 20, 2015

Plus, this medication isn't addictive, expert says

Exercise May Help Prevent Pregnancy-Linked Pelvic PainOctober 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: StudyOctober 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: StudyOctober 13, 2015

Discomfort usually subsides just by staying active, experts say

Americans Concerned About Prescription Painkiller AddictionOctober 12, 2015

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