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Regular Excercise Helps Reducing Diabetic Nerve Pain

Regular Excercise Helps Reducing Diabetic Nerve Pain

Regular exercise reduces the development of painful diabetic neuropathy in animals—apparently related to increased expression of a protective substance called “heat shock protein” 72 (Hsp72), reports an experimental study in the February issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). The observations add to previous studies suggesting that “progressive […]

Chronic Pain Costs Americans $635 Billion

Chronic Pain Costs Americans $635 Billion

Chronic pain costs Americans up to $635 billion a year in additional health care coverage and lost productivity, according to a comprehensive new study. The economic burden of chronic pain in the U.S. now exceeds that of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Researchers at John Hopkins University analyzed data on over 20,000 adult patients in […]

Car Accident Injuries, Pain and Insurance

Car Accident  Injuries, Pain and Insurance

A life-threatening situation, such as a car accident or a very stressful situation, can lead to persistent pain. Severity of pain experience after an automobile accident may depend on your genes. Scientists from the University of North Carolina found that inherited genetic variations affected participants’ response to pain intensity, both immediately following the accident and […]

Shoes Restricting Foot Movement Increase Knee Osteoarthritis Risk

Shoes Restricting Foot Movement Increase Knee Osteoarthritis Risk

Are you suffering from knee-osteoarthritis?It could be because of the kind of shoe you wear. A recently concluded reseach study, at Rush Medical College, shows that slippers, or flip-flops, and flat walking shoes put the least pressure on the knee, while shoes that restrict foot movement increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Findings of the study […]

Stretching and Yoga Effectively Treat Chronic Lower Back Pain

Stretching and Yoga Effectively Treat Chronic Lower Back Pain

Chronic low back pain is a common problem lacking highly effective treatment options. Small trials suggest that yoga may have benefits for this condition. The trial was designed to determine whether yoga is more effective than conventional stretching exercises or a self-care book for primary care patients with chronic low back pain. Chronic lower back […]

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 […]

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 […]

Good Genuine Laughter Helps Combat Pain

Good Genuine Laughter Helps Combat Pain

Good genuine laughter not only makes you feel better but alsohelps in combats pain. While a polite titter may keep others happy, it does nothing to raise levels of feel-good endorphins, say the Oxford University scientists. Professor Robin Dunbar, one of Britain’s leading evolutionary biologists, recorded the amount of laughter produced when his subjects watched comedy videos […]