Posts Tagged ‘National Institutes of Health’

  • TMS Magnetic Therapy Eases Depression and Pain

    Cynthia Todd has been suffering from chronic pain caused by Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) for over a decade. The constant burning and aching sensation that is common with RSD left her severely depressed. “I wanted to die. I literally wanted…

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  • Studies Reveal Why Some Painkillers Lose Their Effectiveness

    Canadian researchers have identified how neural cells are able to build up resistance to opioid painkillers. Opioid-based drugs, such as morphine and codeine, have been used for centuries to treat pain – but until now little has been known about…

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  • Promising Drug to Treat Fibromyalgia May Never Be Approved by FDA

    Over 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes chronic pain, muscle soreness, moodiness and fatigue. Fibromyalgia is difficult to treat and there is no known cure. Researchers at Stanford University’s School of Medicine have conducted two small…

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  • Chiropractors and Exercise Better for Neck Pain than Painkillers

    Home exercises and spinal manipulation by a chiropractor are more effective at relieving neck pain than prescription drugs or painkillers, according to a new study. Researchers at the Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota studied 272 people who suffered…

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  • Possible Breakthrough in Research about Chronic Pain Gene

    Finding Could Lead to New Drugs that Block Chronic Pain     A group of scientists has identified the role of the HCN2 gene in regulating chronic pain. Researchers from Cambridge University in England and the University of Cadiz in…

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  • Gingerbread Man Helps with Pain

    No cookie says more about the holidays than the gingerbread man. It’s cute, tasty and its history dates back to the 16th century. And now health professionals are touting ginger’s benefits in helping with chronic pain. In a study of…

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  • Marijuana May Reduce Need for Painkillers

    Patients with chronic pain may experience more relief if their doctors add marijuana to their opiates-only treatment program, according to a new study at UC San Francisco. The study also suggests the combined therapy may result in the reduced use…

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