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Arthritic Back Pain: Radiofrequency Denervation is Better Treatment

Arthritic Back Pain: Radiofrequency Denervation is Better Treatment

 Following diagnostic guidelines may do you more harm than good if you have back pain, according to a new study out of Johns Hopkins. Researchers found following traditional guidelines for diagnosing the cause of arthritis-related back pain results in excessive tests, a delay in pain relief and a waste of as much as $10,000 per […]

Chronic Pelvic Pain:Non-Surgical Treatments are Best

Chronic Pelvic Pain:Non-Surgical Treatments are Best

Ob-gyns recommend conservative nonsurgical treatment approaches for treating women with endometriosis-associated pain followed by more invasive procedures if these fail to alleviate pain, according to a newly updated Practice Bulletin published in the July issue of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology. The Practice Bulletin “Management of Endometriosis” includes the […]

Pain, a Symptom of Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) Varies With Structural Brain Changes

Pain, a Symptom of Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) Varies With Structural Brain Changes

A large academic study has demonstrated structural changes in specific brain regions in female patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the abdomen, along with diarrhea, constipation or both. A collaborative effort between UCLA and Canada’s McGill University, the study appears in the July issue of the journal […]

Phantom Limb Pain:New Research Begins at Oxford

Phantom Limb Pain:New Research Begins at Oxford

A new research tudy has been initiated to explore,examine and analyse the “phantom limb pain” by researchers at Oxford Centre for Enablement. Scientists at the Oxford Centre for Enablement are going to invest three years period and will be using various imaging techniques to explore how the brain compensates for the loss of a limb. Trial leader Dr Tamar Makin […]

Symptoms in Women With Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic musculoskeletal pain disorder characterized by generalized pain, chronic fatigue, sleep disturbance, and a range of other symptoms having no definitive pathology. Consequently, patient evaluations rely on self-report. Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) allows frequent real-time collection of self-report measures, removing recall bias and increasing external validity. We studied 81 females […]

Life with Obesity and Pain

Besides the fact that obesity and pain are connected, there is another commonality in that both are linked to family history and mood disorders. A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego, University of Washington and Veterans’ Affairs San Diego Healthcare System explored how family history and psychological factors influence the relationship […]