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One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows April 01, 2015

And about 10 percent of patients with prescriptions for these powerful drugs become addicted

Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis April 01, 2015

Review of 13 trials finds little effect for drug best recognized as Tylenol

Migraine, Carpal Tunnel May Be Linked March 30, 2015

Patients with one are more than twice as likely to have the other, study says

Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death March 27, 2015

Connection is likely due to limited mobility, researcher says

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years March 23, 2015

But new aches develop for many, researchers report

British Scientists Spot Brain's Pain Center March 09, 2015

One region matched up with self-reported levels of pain in study using new imaging technique

Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks? March 03, 2015

Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

Ultrasound Treatment May Be Option for Plantar Fasciitis March 02, 2015

Most patients found relief from foot pain in short study, but longer trials are needed, experts say

Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests February 27, 2015

Doctor says finding illustrates power of placebo effect

Health Tip: Avoid Overdosing on Pain Medication February 25, 2015

Don't exceed label's recommendation

Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study February 24, 2015

If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say

Narcotic Painkiller Use Tied to Higher Risk for Depression February 20, 2015

The longer the use, the bigger the risk the user would become depressed, study found

Kids Can Get Migraines Too February 17, 2015

Tracking pain patterns and getting treatment can help, experts explain

Some Jobs Are a Pain in the Back February 16, 2015

A big culprit: manual labor that involves awkward positions, study says

Nighttime Leg Cramps Peak in Summer, Study Says February 09, 2015

Findings could lead to changes in treatment

Lyme Disease More Serious, Costly Than Believed: Study February 06, 2015

Prolonged illness in infected Americans costs up to $1.3 billion a year in treatments, researchers find

Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds February 05, 2015

C-section and certain assisted vaginal births linked to more long-term problems

Many Americans Face Pain, Depression in Their Final Year February 02, 2015

Study finds significant increase in symptoms, despite efforts to improve end-of-life care

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study January 26, 2015

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Shoulder Arthritis January 26, 2015

Including pain that worsens

Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC January 22, 2015

If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis January 22, 2015

Discomfort with walking, standing, lying or sitting comes later, study finds

U.S. Painkiller Abuse 'Epidemic' May Be Declining, Study Says January 14, 2015

But some people have switched to heroin

Tuning In to Music May Ease Kids' Post-Op Pain, Study Finds January 13, 2015

Listening to favorite songs, even audiobooks, seemed to ease discomfort

Brain Scans Give New Clues to Chronic Pain January 12, 2015

In patients with back pain, certain cells produced a protein that might someday be treatment target

Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner January 06, 2015

Injections were rated slightly more effective at fighting pain than pills

Better Pain Relief After Knee Replacement Surgery? December 30, 2014

Study suggests injected drug might ease pain while maintaining mobility, but more research is needed

U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study December 08, 2014

Ninety percent of primary care physicians are concerned about abuse of powerful narcotics

Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar December 08, 2014

Study finds the drug may be riskier than expected

Health Tip: Prevent Back Strain December 05, 2014

Lose any extra pounds

Stand-Up Advice for Preventing Back Pain November 30, 2014

Healthy habits include good posture

MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants November 20, 2014

Study finds some patients had to discontinue the scan, or the hearing device was impaired by magnetic field

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller November 20, 2014

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved November 20, 2014

Hysingla ER is only for chronic pain, and is formulated to resist crushing, dissolving

Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps November 18, 2014

Tobacco use known to restrict blood flow, researchers say

Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat November 17, 2014

People with atrial fibrillation should consider alternatives to commonly used NSAIDs, experts say

Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis November 17, 2014

Study showed greater improvements in pain, stiffness and function when added to routine care

Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients November 13, 2014

Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find

Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors November 12, 2014

Study found patients who had both before procedure were 21 percent more likely to become disoriented

Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After Stroke November 05, 2014

Celebrex and other COX-2 inhibitors should be prescribed with care, experts say

Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests October 31, 2014

Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note

Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs, Study Finds October 27, 2014

More than two-thirds involve these medications, researchers report

For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study October 27, 2014

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain October 23, 2014

Follow a healthy lifestyle

Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study October 17, 2014

Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says October 14, 2014

Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache

Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful? October 14, 2014

Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade, Survey Shows October 14, 2014

Far fewer patients report serious pain two weeks after surgery

Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain October 13, 2014

Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says

Health Tip: Relieving Pain During Delivery October 10, 2014

Consider these natural alternatives

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