Category Archive for: ‘Chronic Pain’

A Soldier’s War on Pain

By BARRY MEIER MAY 10, 2014 Four years and a lifetime ago, a new war began for Sgt. Shane Savage. On Sept. 3, 2010, the armored truck he was commanding near Kandahar, Afghanistan, was blown apart by a roadside bomb. His head hit the ceiling so hard that his helmet cracked. His left foot was pinned against the dashboard, crushing 24 …

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Myofascial Release. Is it for me?

Kristen Pitts, MSPT May 7, 2012 Have you asked yourself the following questions? “Why do my muscles still feel tight after I have stretched? Why does my massage only provide temporary relief from my pain and tightness?” While the human body is a very complex system with many factors contributing to pain and stiffness, one area of soft tissue restriction …

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New Technique May Expand Marrow Transplants to Adults with Sickle Cell

December 11, 2009www.healthnews.comMadeline Ellis Sickle cell disease, often called sickle cell anemia, is an inherited condition that affects hemoglobin within the red blood cells, causing them to change shape so that they look like sickles or crescent moons. Because of their shape, they can get lodged in blood vessels and reduce or block blood flow to parts of the body. …

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Prescriptions Now Biggest Cause of Fatal Drug Overdoses

October 6, 2009USA TODAYLiz Szabo Addiction to prescription painkillers — which kill thousands of Americans a year — has become a largely unrecognized epidemic, experts say. In fact, prescription drugs cause most of the more than 26,000 fatal overdoses each year, says Leonard Paulozzi of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of overdose deaths from opioid painkillers …

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Treating Chronic Pain – There is a Better Way!

August 27, 2009The Huffington PostColleen Perry The most overlooked reason why Americans are seeking medical treatment in the first place is CHRONIC PAIN. According to the latest figures 50 million Americans — 17% of the population, suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is the #1 reason for missing work, the #1 reason for disability, and the #1 reason patients seek …

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FDA Approves Embeda™ For Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain

August 13, 2009PRNewsWIre King Pharmaceuticals®, Inc. (NYSE:KG) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EMBEDA™ (morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride) Extended Release Capsules for oral use, a long-acting Schedule II opioid analgesic for the management of moderate to severe pain when a continuous, around-the-clock opioid analgesic is needed for an extended period of time. EMBEDA™ …

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Chronic Pain Guidelines Suggest Opioids

May 12, 2009By RONI CARYN RABINThe New York Times Few people think twice about taking aspirin or ibuprofen. But for those 75 and older, the high doses needed to treat chronic pain may be so dangerous that patients may be better off taking opioids instead, an expert panel has found. New pain management guidelines issued by the American Geriatrics Society …

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Experts Warn Against Long-Term Use of Common Pain Pills

May 6, 2009, 1:15 pm By Roni Caryn Rabin New York Times Aspirin and ibuprofen are staples in just about every medicine chest and first aid kit. They’re sold over the counter, and they’re not expensive. Most people don’t think twice about taking them. But they should — especially if they’re elderly. Last week, an expert panel of American Geriatrics …

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Mind and Body: Depression Can Make Chronic Pain Worse

June 16, 2009By LITA BECKNBC DFW A new study says fighting depression can also help chronic-pain sufferers with their physical pain. Doctors estimate about 30 to 50 percent of all patients with chronic pain suffer from depression. And there’s growing evidence the depression may make the pain even worse. “It’s almost like the amplifier is turned up — you feel …

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Milnacipran: A Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor for the Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome

July 1, 2009By Deborah A. Cios, PharmD, Julie E. Kim, PharmD, MBA, BCPSModern Medicine Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a condition classified by widespread chronic pain and is associated with fatigue, morning stiffness, and disordered sleep. Milnacipran is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) that was recently approved by FDA for the management of FMS. In clinical trials, milnacipran has …

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