Pain Management
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Pain Management

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Introduction: The Universal Disorder

You know it at once. It may be the fiery sensation of a burn moments after your finger touches the stove. Or it's a dull ache above your brow after a day of stress and tension. Or you may recognize it as a sharp pierce in your back after you lift something heavy.

It is pain. In its most benign form, it warns us that something isn't quite right, that we should take medicine or see a doctor. At its worst, however, pain robs us of our productivity, our well-being, and, for many of us suffering from extended illness, our very lives. Pain is a complex perception that differs enormously among individual patients, even those who appear to have identical injuries or illnesses.

In 1931, the French medical missionary Dr. Albert Schweitzer wrote, "Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself." Today, pain has become the universal disorder, a serious and costly public health issue, and a challenge for family, friends, and health care providers who must give support to the individual suffering from the physical as well as the emotional consequences of pain.

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Early Physical Therapy Not a Cure-All for Low Back Pain: Study
Prescription Painkiller Abuse Rate Down, But Many Are Addicted: Study
Americans Concerned About Prescription Painkiller Addiction
Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain Patients, Study Finds
Booster Massage Dose May Be Helpful in Chronic Neck Pain
Back Pain Patients Seek Pain Relief First, Mobility Second
Low-Dose Aspirin, Other Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk
Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain
Acetaminophen Falsely Elevates CGM Glucose Values
25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain
Classification Details Pain Prevalence Among U.S. Adults
Florida Laws May Help Lower Abuse of Prescription Painkillers
FDA Approves OxyContin for Children As Young As 11
Yeast's New Use: Making Narcotic Painkillers
U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse
Many Don't Tell Docs About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain
Better Sleep May Mean Less Chronic Pain
Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain Bleed
Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning
FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers
Painkiller Overdoses Often Involve 'Pharmacy Shopping'
Who's Most Likely to Get Addicted to Their Narcotic Painkiller?
Health Tip: Log Symptoms in a Headache Diary
Many Doctors Underestimate Risks of Prescription Painkillers: Survey
Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others
Labels on Edible Medical Marijuana Products Often Misleading: Study
Many Migraine Sufferers Given Narcotic Painkillers, Barbiturates
DMARDs May Be Underused for Low Back Pain
Omega-3s May Be Useful Adjunct to Opioids in Pain Therapy
Health Tip: Sleeping With Chronic Pain
More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds
Medical Pot-Painkiller Combo Isn't Always Recipe for Abuse
It May Soon Be Possible to Easily 'Brew' Narcotics
ERs See Spike in Narcotic Painkiller Abuse Cases
Insomniacs May Be More Sensitive to Pain
New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings
Texting Cuts Patients' Need for Pain Meds During Surgery
ER Doctors Cautious When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers: Study
'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study
Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness?
Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study
Mindfulness Program Beneficial for Chronic Pain
Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says
One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows
Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain
British Scientists Spot Brain's Pain Center
Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?
Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests
Health Tip: Avoid Overdosing on Pain Medication
Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study
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