Why Is Pain Management Considered Personal.

Most of our patients think about pain medicines in terms of the symptoms they treat. “This is my headache medicine, and this is my arthritis medicine,” they often say. Healthcare providers are more likely to categorize pain medicines by the way they work: some are anti-inflammatory, some affect nerve endings, and others influence how the…
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Are painkillers safe to consume ?

Perhaps as many as one in every 5 adults will get a prescription for a painkiller every year, and many more will buy over-the-counter medicines without a prescription. These drugs can do wonders—getting rid of pain can seem like a miracle—but sometimes there’s a high price to be paid. Remember the heavily marketed COX-2 inhibitors?…
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Can treatment over the Internet help relief Chronic pain ?

Key message: The Internet offers a means of delivering therapies to people in their homes to help them manage chronic pain. Current evidence suggests that psychological treatments delivered in this way may help adults with non-headache pain, reducing pain, disability, depression and anxiety, but more research is needed before we can be confident about these…
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Can Painkillers Sometimes Increase Chronic Pain ?

Most people know that painkillers can be addictive, but they don't know that taking opioids over a long period of time may in fact increase a patient's sensitivity to pain (hyperalgesia). This happens because long-term use of opiate painkillers causes a decrease in your ability to tolerate pain and an increase in sensitivity to pain.…
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