Category: Chronic & Acute Pain

More Than Jaw Pain

Your jaw works hard every day so you can laugh, talk, smile, and eat. When it’s working properly, you may not give it much thought. But if your jaw starts to hurt, it can take the joy out of simple, everyday things. The jaw joint is one of the most complex joints in the human…


Painkillers Damage the Liver and Kidney: How to Take Them Safely

Pain relievers are convenient medications that can relieve pain in the body. Whether it is headache, fever, muscle pain, stomach pain, or period pain, people are used to taking pain relievers to stop the pain. However, as long as the drugs are metabolized by the liver and kidneys, the liver and kidneys are vulnerable to…


Acupuncture Beats Injected Morphine for Pain: Groundbreaking Study

An amazing new study has found that acupuncture, the ancient practice of using needles to stimulate bodily self healing, is more effective than intravenous morphine for pain.  A truly groundbreaking study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine titled, “Acupuncture vs intravenous morphine in the management of acute pain in the ED,” reveals that acupuncture —…


For Back Pain, Earlier Is Better for Physical Therapy

When people have backaches bad enough to send them to the doctor, prompt physical therapy may be a wise choice, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when those patients had “early” PT — within a couple weeks of seeing a doctor — they were less likely to need other, often pricey, types of medical…


Reduce Back Pain With a Better Diet

Millions of people are plagued by back problems. According to recent statistics, 80 percent of the American population will suffer back pain during their lifetime, especially as they age. Americans spend at least $50 billion annually on treating back pain. In 2017, back pain was the main cause of disability worldwide and was the leading reason…


Males and Females React Uniquely to the Same Pain

It’s no secret that there are discernible differences in how different people respond to the same stimuli, especially between men and women. For example, Diane Halpern, past president of the American Psychological Association, once wrote an academic text titled “Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities.” Bruce Goldman, science writer at Stanford, reported in the preface to…


8 Foods, and Other Methods to Relieve Cancer Pain, Chronic Pains

Pain is a common symptom of cancer patients. According to surveys, about 30 percent to 50 percent of cancer patients have pain problems, and more than 80 percent of terminal cancer patients experience pain. Most cancer patients must continually rely on painkillers or morphine. However, even with legal prescriptions, these drugs can bring many uncomfortable…


Have Leg Artery Disease? Walk Until It Hurts

That phrase “no pain, no gain” might truly apply to people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a new study finds. Researchers found that people with PAD who walked at pace that caused discomfort or even pain improved their walking ability. “Exercise that induces leg pain is beneficial, though difficult,” said senior author Dr. Mary McDermott,…


8 Natural Ways to Relieve Cancer Pains, Chronic Pain

Pain is a common symptom of cancer patients. According to surveys, about 30 percent to 50 percent of cancer patients have pain problems, and more than 80 percent of terminal cancer patients experience pain. Most cancer patients must continually rely on painkillers or morphine. However, even with legal prescriptions, these drugs can bring many uncomfortable…


The Most Common Cause of Knee Pain in Bicycle Riders

At some time, one out of three cyclists suffers serious knee pain (Am J Sports Med, 2010 Dec;38(12):2494-501). It often occurs with a new bike, upon returning to cycling after a long hiatus, or when you are trying to increase either your intensity or your mileage. If your knee starts to hurt while you are…