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Low Back Pain? Explore Your Options for Easing the Ache

Low Back Pain? Explore Your Options for Easing the Ache

Just about everyone experiences low back pain at some point. You might strain your back while lifting, twist the wrong way, or sit or sleep in an awkward position.

The good news is that you probably can find relief without surgery or other invasive treatments—and maybe even without medications. In its

Important to Take Opioids Safely

Older adults suffer disproportionately from health conditions that cause pain: for example, arthritis, peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes, and cancer. It is vital to treat debilitating pain, and many people find that opioids are the only painkillers that provide relief. You may have heard through the news media that the

Brain-Safe Ways to Ease Chronic Pain

Pain results from a complex interaction of biological, sensory, emotional, and cognitive factors unique to each individual, and finding successful treatments is equally complex. Pain medications, usually the first choice for easing physical discomfort, are often only mildly helpful, if at all, and they tend to wear off over time.

New Focus on Sleep Med Alternatives

Researchers are working to find sleep medications that avoid unwanted side effects, such as cognitive impairment, unusual nighttime behaviors, and risk of dependency, that are associated with many of the drugs currently in use. Their work has resulted in two new treatment options that individuals troubled by side effects linked

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