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02 Nov
Chronic pain, at its core, is a conflict, pitting what you want to do against what your body will allow you to do. This internal struggle seeps into every part of life, but nowhere is it more pervasive than when it comes to work. Pain’s impact on the workplace is costly, both in terms of lost productivity and the psychological…
02 Nov
As many people known, pets can bring joy, excitement and energy into a home. What’s less well-known is that pets may also improve your physical and mental health – and help to improve pain levels in the process. Physical Improvements Obviously exercise is a key component to healthful living (and pain relief), and pets – especially dogs – are a…
02 Nov
When it comes to controlling pain symptoms, many sufferers opt out of prescription pills and instead gravitate toward a more natural solution: herbal supplements. And it makes sense, since plants have been used for centuries as go-to remedies for a plethora of conditions. But not all supplements are as effective as touted – and some come with serious side effects.…
02 Nov
Chiropractor. Pain professional. Primary care physician. Acupuncturist. When it comes treating your pain, there are a lot of routes you can choose. But evaluating your options, sifting through the plethora of information out there and determining the best plan of care for your particular situation can be an overwhelming task. Understanding the differences between your options can be the first…
02 Nov
Toward the end of September and beginning of October, a plethora of crops are ready to harvest. Tomatoes, peppers, melons and squash, including pumpkins, continue to ripen and will fill our harvest baskets until the first killing frost, says gardening expert Melinda Myers. “And, even with cooler temperatures,” she says, “mid-summer plantings of cool crops like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower…
02 Nov
It’s well-known in the medical world that the drugs often prescribed to treat pain – morphine, oxycodone and other opioids – can actually make patients more sensitive to pain (a side effect called hyperalgesia). But a study published in May in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences[1] found even more evidence of the serious side effects of opioids…
02 Nov
The placebo effect is well-known, especially when it comes to clinical trials. Conventionally, patients receive a placebo believing they are getting an active medication and afterward report improved symptoms. But the ethical problem of giving patients a placebo without their knowledge has impeded its use as a treatment method. Until now, that is. A new study[1] has found that patients…
02 Nov
The search for new pain-fighting drugs has been a difficult one. For the past 20 years, drug after drug has failed in the clinical trial stage, unsuccessfully addressing the pain they were created to relieve.[1] But a new study released this month may have found the key. It’s called Substance P – and it could mean better pain control in…

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