Tag: pain medicine

Finding Help for Fibromyalgia

Finding Help for Fibromyalgia

In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease. The first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia in 2005.

What is fibromyalgia? Lisa Witkin, MD, a pain medicine specialist at Weill

Degenerative Disc Pain? Here’s How to Manage It

Degenerative Disc Pain? Here’s How to Manage It

Your spine is subjected to immense wear and tear over your lifetime. Fortunately, it comes with its own inbuilt shock absorption system—one that’s designed to counter the forces placed on it by the motion involved in day-to-day life, as well as physical exercise and (often improper) body mechanics. This shock

Finding Help: Fibromyalgia Pain and Treatment

Finding Help: Fibromyalgia Pain and Treatment

In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease. The first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia pain in 2005.

“Fibromyalgia is a generalized soft tissue pain syndrome characterized by widespread

Finding Help for Fibromyalgia

In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease; the first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia in 2005.

“Fibromyalgia is a generalized soft tissue pain syndrome characterized by widespread or

Stop Hurting: Explore Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can diminish your quality of life and limit your ability to perform daily activities, whether it’s a result of surgery, a compressed disc, arthritis, or some other cause.
Unfortunately, too many women aren’t getting the help they need to manage their pain. According to a report issued earlier this

Ease the Pain from Spinal Stenosis with Simple Exercises

If you have arthritis and/or a previous injury to the spine, you are at risk for spinal stenosis—a narrowing of the space at the center of the spine, in the canals where nerves branch out from the spine, and/or in the space between the vertebrae.
“The narrowing of the

A Brief History of the Prescription Opioid Epidemic

The beginning of the crisis can be traced back to a 1999 Joint Commission on Health Care initiative that proclaimed “Pain as the fifth Vital Sign.” It standardized the use of the now familiar zero to 10 numeric pain scale. The need to treat pain, especially among older adults, was

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