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Understanding the Relationship between Chronic Pain and Obesity
Both chronic pain conditions and obesity are major and increasing public health concerns, and the connections between the two have been firmly established in the medical literature. But as the prevalence of obesity worldwide continues to grow, a deeper understanding of this connection could potentially benefit both practitioners and patients.
A widely accessible medication commonly used to treat psychiatric disorders may also inhibit the damaging effects of osteoarthritis.
For the first time, disease-specific genetic changes have been connected with rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a crippling condition with the majority of cases taking place in the knee – but what’s the best form of treatment?
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).
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers experience more than just pain and changes to their cartilage, bone, ligaments, and muscles in the surrounding area. They also often experience changes in the sensory and motor function of the knee.
As more is learned about the potential benefits of stem cells, a recent study looked at whether patients with osteoarthritis could benefit from the treatment.

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