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The Latest Research In Pain Management

The Latest Research In Pain Management

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Medical research into pain management has come a long way since it began in earnest in the 1960s. Early reliance on surgical procedures and potentially addictive medication.

Different Types of Pain Management Injections and How they Can Help You

Different Types of Pain Management Injections and How they Can Help You

by Yenny (SU)
Long-term, persistent pain is nothing like the pain of an acute injury or even a really bad case of the flu. In those cases, you may feel bad – really bad – for days or weeks, but the pain gradually lessens, letting you know that you’re on the mend. Chronic pain, on the other hand, is unpredictable and unrelenting. It can occur every day, or it may appear on random days.

What Does A Pain Management Doctor Do?

What Does A Pain Management Doctor Do?

by Crystal (SU)
Pain management doctors – physicians who specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of pain – have advanced training that qualifies them as your best source of treatment if you are experiencing any type of pain due to illness or injury.

Cancer Pain Management

Cancer Pain Management

by Shearly (SU)
Getting a cancer diagnosis is a shock, to say the least. The C-word is a word no one wants or expects to hear, but it is an unfortunate reality to far too many people. Cancer can also be a genetic disease, meaning some are born genetically predisposed to developing certain types of cancer. People with hereditary mutations have a higher risk of developing the disease more than the average person. Early diagnosis and an increasing amount of treatment options give people more hope for battling cancer, but there can still be a great deal of pain that needs to be managed along the way.

Treating Meniscal Tears with Pain Management

Treating Meniscal Tears with Pain Management

by Yenny (SU)
Meniscal tears are a common knee injury involving the meniscus, a disc of cartilage that cushions the knee joint. It occurs most commonly in athletes due to a sudden twisting of the knee, but can happen to anyone, even when doing regular tasks like standing up or walking up steps – especially older adults because the meniscus weakens as we age. There are two menisci in each knee.

What does the weather have to do with your pain?

What does the weather have to do with your pain?

by Yenny (SU)
Some folks claim they can tell when it’s going to rain or there’s a cold front on the way because their arthritis is acting up. Images of an old timer on his porch, saying “there’s a storm coming, I can feel it in my knees,” might come to mind. But does weather have anything to do with your chronic pain?

Managing Cancer Pain

Managing Cancer Pain

by Yenny (SU)
Millions of Americans are diagnosed each year with cancer. While not all cancers cause pain, cancer pain can be a significant part of the cancer symptoms for many patients. Research shows that as many as one out of every three cancer patients struggle with some degree of significant cancer pain. At one time, there were few options for dealing with pain caused by cancer, but new developments in medical care are helping patients fight their battle with less discomfort and greater hope.

What is Regenerative Medicine?

What is Regenerative Medicine?

by Rismary Cabrera
Regenerative medicine represents what may turn out to be the greatest leap forward in medicine since the discover of penicillin. Regenerative medicine is based on the harnessing potential regenerative processes using adult stem cells, as well as other therapies such as tissue engineering. In short, it is an emerging field that may allow for new forms of treatment that can heal or replace tissues and organs damaged by disease, birth defects and injury. Researchers are working tirelessly to create treatments that can renew and recreate the human body in ways that previous generations could only imagine.