PainCare Blog

Keep Golfers Swinging

Protecting your back keeps your golf game upright BY MARK HERRMANNNewsday.com7:40 PM EDT, June 18, 2008 The old phrase “Watch your back” takes on a whole different meaning when it comes to golf. It is not nearly as ominous as you might think, witnessed by Rocco Mediate’s remarkable performance at the U.S. Open. Mediate carried encouragement to a lot of …

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Help For Sunburn Pain

Here’s help for sunburn painAbilene Online ReporterNews By Doug “Ask Doug” Williamson Wednesday, June 18, 2008 • Take anti-inflammatory medication, such as aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), on a regular basis according to the label instructions until redness and soreness subsides. • Apply cold compresses — such as a towel dampened with cool tap water — to the affected …

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Topical NSAID Effective For Knee Pain

NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory) is the group of drugs that includes familiar names such as Motrin (ibuprofen) and Aleve (Naproxen). NSAID by its anti-inflammatory action and being an analgesic (pain killer) is useful for treating conditions such as arthritis. While this article shows NSAID is as effective as oral medication for treating knee pain, patients with widespread pain preferred oral medications. …

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Cymbalta Gets FDA Approval For Fibromyalgia

Eli Lilly antidepressant approved for new useBUSINESSWEEKThe Associated Press June 16, 2008, 4:41PM ETEli Lilly antidepressant approved for new use Eli Lilly and Co. said Monday it received Food and Drug Administration approval to expand the use of its fastest-growing drug, the antidepressant Cymbalta. Regulators approved Cymbalta to treat fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder. The drug already is approved for …

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Clinical Trial, New Medication – Tapentadol

Treating Pain Effectively – New Study Results Confirm Improved Gastrointestinal Tolerability Of Tapentadol Medical News Today, Article Date: 15 Jun 2008 – 2:00 PDT Results from two phase III clinical studies of tapentadol immediate release tablets (IR) suggest a significantly improved gastrointestinal tolerability(1) as well as safety(2) profile compared to oxycodone HCl IR. More…

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Icy Hot Products Recalled

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Learning Self-Help Reduces Pain

The inpatient education, behavior modification and physical re-activation program as pioneered by Drs. Wilbur Fordyce and John Bonica decades ago for treating chronic pain has since fallen out of favor and been replaced by a host of newer treatment strategies relying on mostly medications and interventional procedures. Patient education, as found by this study however continues to demonstrate its sustainable …

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Just For Relief…

Activities and interests help one divert focus from pain and promote positive neuroendocrine changes that foster improved health. Can you find activities that interest you?Larry Ho, MD

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Tai Chi, Stress-Free Exercise

Breathing. Relaxation. Strength. Balance. Joint Protection.Tai Chi is a complete exercise for both the young and the old. Dr. L. Ho

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Top Causes of Neck and Back Pain

According to the Panadol Back + Neck Report, back and neck pain is a way of life for a worrying number of sufferers, from the moment they wake up, after a pain-interrupted sleep, to working through discomfort at their office desk, then missing out on the hobbies and sports they love. The top ten perceived causes of back and neck …

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