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Massage Therapy Effective in Reducing Pain

Massage Therapy Effective in Reducing Pain

Recent results from the 15th annual consumer survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) show consumers have a growing awareness of the health benefits of massage. In fact, 90 percent of individuals perceive massage as effective in reducing pain and an increasing number of people consult doctors and health professionals about massage therapy. […]

Doctors Often Biased Treating Pain of Disliked Patients

Doctors Often Biased Treating Pain of Disliked Patients

Doctors have been found to be biased while treating patients with chronic and severe pain.Findings of a recently concluded research study revealed that people tend to underestimate pain intensity and are less sympathetic to a patient’s pain when the patient is not well-liked. The study, published in the October 2011 issue of Pain, has alarming implications for patient […]

Opiod Painkillers Increase Risk For Pneumonia

Opiod Painkillers Increase Risk For Pneumonia

Older adults who take opioid medications, many of these no doubt using assisted living, may want to take more precautions to ensure they do not get pneumonia. Research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society revealed that the pain medication was linked to a higher risk of pneumonia in older people. In an […]

Overuse of Pain Relievers Could Be Hazardous

Overuse of Pain Relievers Could Be Hazardous

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 […]

Self Managed Chronic Pain Management Program

Self Managed Chronic Pain Management Program

The popular and much appreciated self management programs for chronic pain and disease will continue in Parksville and Qualicum Beach this fall. “Anyone with chronic pain or a chronic disease or who lives with someone who does would benefit,” said local facilitator Donna Frawley. She said people who take the workshop learn how to live […]

US Need To Adopt An Integrated Approach To Pain Management

US Need To Adopt An Integrated Approach To Pain Management

Every year, at least 116 adult Americans experience chronic pain, a condition which costs the nation more than $635 billon annually, but much of this pain is preventable or could be better managed, says a new report. The US needs coordinated, national efforts by public and private organisations to create a “cultural transformation” in how […]

Benefits of Aromatherapy For Pain Management in Labour Requires More Research

Benefits of Aromatherapy For Pain Management in Labour Requires More Research

Aromatherapy draws on the healing power of plants with the use of essential oils to enhance physical and mental wellbeing.The oils may be massaged into the skin, in a bath or inhaled using a steam infusion or burner.  The pain of labour can be intense, with tension, fear and anxiety making it worse. Many women […]

BOTOX Injection Doesn’t Treat Chronic Neck Pain Effectively

BOTOX Injection Doesn’t Treat Chronic Neck Pain Effectively

Neck disorders are common, disabling and costly. They are often accompanied by increased muscle tension.  BOTOX [ Botulinum toxin (BoNT) ] intramuscular injections are often used with the intention of treating neck pain. Botulinum toxin (BoNT) is a drug that can temporarily stop muscles from contracting, thereby reducing muscle tightness or spasm. It is given as […]

Massage Combined With Streching Excercises Effectively Reduce Low Back Pain

Low-back pain (LBP) is one of the most common and costly musculoskeletal problems in modern society. Seventy to 85% of the population will experience low back pain at some time in their lives. Proponents of massage therapy claim it can minimize pain and disability, and speed return to normal function. Massage in this review is […]