Tai Chi, a low-impact mind-body exercise, can be as effective as neck exercises in relieving persistent neck pain, according to results of randomized controlled trial reported in The Journal of Pain, the peer-reviewed publication of the American Pain Society.
For patients with severe, chronic back and leg pain, a new high-frequency spinal cord stimulation (SCS) technique provides superior clinical outcomes, compared to conventional low-frequency SCS, reports a clinical trial.
Deaths from opioid misuse are surging. The opioid epidemic is real and compounded by the recent surge in synthetic forms such as illegally made fentanyl. A true multimodal approach to pain management that includes therapies to help cope with the physical and mental aspects of pain is necessary to end the over reliance on excessive opioid dependance.
Data from a review of US-based clinical trials suggest that some of the most popular complementary health approaches -- such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture -- appear to be effective tools for helping to manage common pain conditions.
Swimming is as effective as walking to relieve pain and improve quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia