PainCare Blog

For Older Runners, Good News and Bad

Sometimes it’s good news when a study’s hypothesis is not proved. That was the case, certainly, with a new study of older runners, in which researchers assumed that athletes over 60 would be noticeably less efficient than their younger counterparts. For the experiment, published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, researchers at the University of New Hampshire and …

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Disparities: In the E.R., the Elderly Get Less Pain Relief

Older people who go to an emergency room in pain are less likely to get medication for it than younger people with similar levels of distress, a new analysis has found. A seven-year nationwide study of emergency room patient data has found that 49 percent of patients over age 75 were given pain medication, compared with slightly more than 65 …

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Hip Procedure Grows Popular Despite Doubt

By GINA KOLATA Published: November 15, 2011 It is one of the most popular operations in sports medicine. It comes in various forms, all with the same name: Hip impingement or bone shaving surgery. World-renowned athletes have had the operation — the Yankees’ third baseman Alex Rodriguez had it about two years ago and the sprinter Tyson Gay had it …

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PERSONAL HEALTH: Ancient Moves for Orthopedic Problems

By JANE E. BRODY Published: August 1, 2011 New York Times With the costs of medical care spiraling out of control and an ever-growing shortage of doctors to treat an aging population, it pays to know about methods of prevention and treatment for orthopedic problems that are low-cost and rely almost entirely on self-care. As certain methods of alternative medicine …

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Consumer Reports: Overuse of pain relievers can be hazardous

Washington Post NationalPublished: July 18,2011 Aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are good at fighting fevers and relieving pain from arthritis, injuries and other causes. But many people who take the drugs are putting themselves at risk by taking too much or taking them too long or too often. In a 2005 study, one in four …

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Army on brink of new ways to fight pain

By Michelle Tan – Staff writerwww.armytimes.com SAN ANTONIO — The Army is reinventing the way it treats pain. Based on 109 recommendations from an Army-led Pain Management Task Force, the Army is seeking to move away from merely dispensing pain medication to embracing a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to caring for soldiers. This approach could include traditional medications coupled with more …

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Still Counting Calories? Your Weight-Loss Plan May Be Outdated

By JANE E. BRODYPublished: July 18, 2011 It’s no secret that Americans are fatter today than ever before, and not just those unlucky people who are genetically inclined to gain weight or have been overweight all their lives. Many who were lean as young adults have put on lots of unhealthy pounds as they pass into middle age and beyond. …

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Painkillers ‘may ease agitation’ in dementia patients

By Jane HughesHealth correspondent, BBC News The British and Norwegian study, published on the BMJ website, found painkillers significantly cut agitation in dementia patients. Agitation, a common dementia symptom, is often treated with antipsychotic drugs, which have risky side effects. More…

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Massage Temporarily Eases Back Pain

www.thirdage.com For the study, researchers divided 401 patients with chronic back pain into groups receiving usual care, structural massage and relaxation massage. After 10 weeks, those who had been treated with either kind of massage therapy showed more significant improvement than those who had undergone usual care. They also spent less time in bed. More…

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IOM report calls for new attitude toward pain management

www.pharmacist.com Chronic pain affects at least 116 million adult Americans each year, costing the nation between $560 billion and $635 billion, reported the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research. The IOM Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education, which produced the report, concluded that “many shortfalls in …

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