Pain Management

WHO Promotes Back Pain Alternatives

WHO Says No to Drugs and Surgery in Back Pain Guidelines

WHO Promotes Back Pain Alternatives It may have taken decades but there is an opening for non-drug and non-surgical alternatives in new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) where WHO promotes back pain alternatives like manipulation and acupuncture. These approaches are good first lines of care and do not introduce risks associated with medical …

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opioid overdose risk higher than car crash

Odds of dying by opioid overdose higher than car crash, analysis finds

Opioid Overdose Death Risk Higher Than Car Crash The crisis surrounding opioid addiction and deaths has been around for several years. Not only is the opioid crisis still with us, opioids are winning. Opioid overdose risk of death is higher than car crashes now. For the first time, Americans’ odds of dying from an accidental …

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mindfulness changes brain

Mindfulness Changes Brain | NCCIH

Mindfulness Changes Brain New research from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health shows that mindfulness changes the brain and pain sensitivity. Also interesting was the study’s finding that people have varying degrees of innate mindfulness. Those who are more mindful innately will “pay attention to the present moment without reacting to it”. This …

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aromatherapy relieves pain

Aromatherapy and reflexology ease side effects for cancer patients

Aromatherapy Relieves pain There can be something comforting abut certain smells and new research from the The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center may shed more light on how aromatherapy relieves pain. A noninvasive approach using aromatherapy and reflexology can dramatically reduce pain and anxiety for women undergoing cervical radiation therapy, according to preliminary data …

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50 Million Americans Have Chronic Pain

CDC: 50 Million Americans Have Chronic Pain — Pain News Network

50 Million Americans Have Chronic Pain 50 million Americans have chronic pain and socioeconomic status seems to be a common theme among those who suffer from chronic pain. Like many chronic health problems, chronic pain is often not the result of a single trauma or infection but lifestyle. This makes conventional medical approaches less effective …

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people using placebos

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Treat Themselves | Time

People Using Placebos Ted Kaptchuk has been revolutionizing how we think of health since he published The Web That Has No Weaver in 1983 where he elegantly laid out much of the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Westerners. His work on people using placebos to manage pain, however, has even surprised him.  For those …

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Yoga for Pain

Yoga for Pain | NCCIH

Yoga For Pain The US National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) conducts reviews and research on complementary therapies like yoga for pain management. In a recent analysis, NCCIH found that yoga was helpful for some types of pain but not all. Yoga may help relieve low-back pain and neck pain, …

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Magnetic Gel Could Someday Treat Chronic Pain — Pain News Network

Magnetic Gel Could Treat Chronic Pain Given the current opioid crisis, we all understand the risks of relying on pharmaceuticals alone for pain management. At HealthCare Too we always look for ways that provide consumer-centered treatments that can be used to complement medical treatment. Here is an interesting spin on magnetic field therapy where magnetic …

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