Chronic Pain
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Ibuprofen Study Provides Insight into How the Brain Responds to Pain
A recent study looked into the neural functions affected by ibuprofen and found some connections that may soon lead to a much greater understanding of the greatest pain mitigator of them all: the brain.
Weighing the pros and cons of prescription opioid use for chronic pain is an ongoing battle, and new research may have just added to the list of disadvantages.
With 259 million painkiller prescriptions written in 2012 alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the most common side effects experienced by patients being treated for chronic pain is opioid-induced constipation (OIC).
Pain is widely considered the “fifth vital sign” – and for good reason. By some estimates, pain accounts for as much as 4 out of every 5 doctor visits in the US. Thus, learning more about the correlates and determinants of pain is particularly important.
Patients who suffer from migraine headaches may find relief in the severity, frequency, and duration with the help of 2 procedures.
A new study of obese adolescents highlighted the link between obesity and chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain and limitations on physical function and quality of life (QOL).
For the first time, researchers have evidence identifying the key cells behind the pain imbalance between genders.

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