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
Many terminal cancer patients are not getting adequate pain relief early enough, according to an English study. The researchers found that, on average, terminal cancer patients were given their first dose of a strong opioid such as morphine just nine weeks before their death.
A research team has discovered a pair of tissue biomarkers that directly contribute to the harmful joint degeneration associated with spine osteoarthritis.