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Genital Pain Not Uncommon Among Women

Genital Pain Not Uncommon Among Women

(Reuters Health) – As many as one in 12 women say they have a type of genital pain known as vulvodynia, yet few have been diagnosed with it, a new survey suggests. Vulvodynia refers to pain in the external genital area that can either be chronic or arise from contact, including sex, tampon insertion or […]

Treatment With Pregabalin Significantly Improved Sleep and Pain in Fibromyalgia

Treatment With Pregabalin Significantly Improved Sleep and Pain in Fibromyalgia

Treatment with pregabalin significantly improved sleep and pain in patients with fibromyalgia, according to research presented at the 63rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, in Honolulu (S27.003). According to the researchers┬áthe improvement in total sleep time was comparable to that seen with standard, FDA-approved sleep-promoting agents such as zolpidem [Ambien, Sanofi-aventis] or […]

None of The Chronic Pain Treatments is Adequate

None of The Chronic Pain Treatments is Adequate

Imagine you are an employer and only half of your employees show up for work each day and then they are only 30 percent effective. Now a review of chronic pain treatments shows that despite the many options available, only about half of treated patients respond, and their pain reduction averages only about 30 percent. […]

Excercise Can Reduce Chronic Muscular Pain

Excercise Can Reduce Chronic Muscular Pain

Since returning from the Persian Gulf, nearly 100,000 veterans of the first Gulf War (GVs) have reported numerous symptoms with no apparent medical explanation. A primary complaint of these individuals is chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP). CMP symptoms in GVs are similar to those reported by patients with fibromyalgia (FM), but have not received equivalent scientific […]

Chronic Pain Affects More Women Than Men

Chronic Pain Affects More Women Than Men

Women experience chronic pain longer, more intensely and more often than men, according to a psychologist who works with both men and women dealing with diseases and conditions that leave them suffering. “Chronic pain affects a higher proportion of women than men around the world,” said Jennifer Kelly, PhD, of the Atlanta Center for Behavioral […]

Pain-Anxiety-Depression:The Inter-Relationship

Pain-Anxiety-Depression:The Inter-Relationship

Everyone experiences pain at some point, but for those with depression or anxiety, pain can become particularly intense and hard to treat. People suffering from depression, for example, tend to experience more severe and long-lasting pain than other people. The overlap of anxiety, depression, and pain is particularly evident in chronic and sometimes disabling pain […]