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Chronic Pain

Using sound to manage chronic pain

Posted November 7, 2013

Women with chronic pain may be more sensitive to sounds than their male counterparts, researchers at Simon Fraser University have found. The finding emerged as part of a study related to the therapeutic use of music for chronic pain (CP) patients. SFU lead researcher Mark Nazemi was comparing the sensitivity of chronic pain and healthy controls on a range of audio frequencies.

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Tingling Sensation Caused by Asian Spice Could Help Patients With Chronic Pain

Posted September 12, 2013

The science behind the tingling sensation caused by eating a popular Asian spice has been explained by researchers at UCL. The study, which is published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, helps shed light on the complex interactions between the senses of taste and touch, and could lead to a greater understanding of the causes of the tingling sensations experienced by many chronic pain patients.

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Kick your chronic pain to the curb with these four herbs

Posted September 1, 2013

FDA sanctioned prescription drugs for pain such as, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Lortab, and others are just as addictive as street drugs. Withdrawal can be difficult, and they have the expected physiological side-effects that accompany almost all of Big Pharma’s products.

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Alpha Lipoic Acid and Superoxide Dismutase in the Treatment of Chronic Lower Back Pain

Posted August 3, 2013

In a prospective, non-randomized, open-label study involving 98 outpatients with chronic low back pain with or without radiculopathy and without neoplastic or inflammatory pathologies, supplementation with alpha lipoic acid (600 mg/d) and superoxide dismutase (140 IU/d) for a period of 60 days was found to be associated with significantly reduced use of analgesics (8% of patients still used analgesics post-trial, as compared to 73.5% at baseline).

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Uncovering a Healthier Remedy for Chronic Pain

Posted July 20, 2013

Physicians and patients who are wary of addiction to pain medication and opioids may soon have a healthier and more natural alternative. A Duke University study revealed that a derivative of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a main ingredient of over-the-counter fish oil supplements, can sooth and prevent neuropathic pain caused by injuries to the sensory system. The results appear online in the Annals of Neurology.

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Chronic Pain Can Be Helped by Yoga Therapy

Posted December 21, 2012

Recent studies published in the Journal of Pain have shown the efficiency of yoga on the treatment of chronic neck pain. This study was conducted by the scientists at the Charité-University Medical Center, Berlin with 53 volunteer patients.

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Acupuncture Eases Battlefield Pain

Posted October 27, 2012

Chronic pain is one of the most common ailments that acupuncture can relieve. The United States military has recently incorporated this Oriental health benefit into their offered medical services. Andrews Airforce Base in Maryland has begun using this ancient Chinese technique to treat wounded troops for chronic pain.

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Acupuncture successfully treats migraines and chronic pain, according to most rigorous study of the treatment to date

Posted October 6, 2012

Once thought by many to be of questionable value, the most complete, detailed and rigorous study of acupuncture to date has found that the procedure can relieve chronic pain, as well as the pain of migraines and arthritis, according to a report by The New York Times. The latest findings underscore previous scientific data that the timeless therapy used by an estimated three million Americans annually is of immense value to pain sufferers.

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Accupuncture Outperforms Traditional Treatment in Relieving Pain

Posted September 24, 2012

A rigorous review has found that acupuncture outperforms both traditional treatment and fake acupuncture in relieving arthritis and migraines, as well as chronic neck, back and shoulder pain. The solid findings led chief author Dr. Andrew J. Vickers to conclude, “We think there’s firm evidence supporting acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain.”

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New study reveals the benefits of Alexander Technique Lessons for chronic pain

Posted September 20, 2012

Chronic pain sufferers may benefit from learning the Alexander Technique in NHS outpatient pain clinics according to a new service evaluation project. More than half of the service users in the study stopped or reduced

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