Roughly 30 to 60 percent of people over age 60 who get shingles go on to develop a chronic pain syndrome called post-herpetic neuralgia. Learn about treatment options from a pain management specialist.
You may have heard that sleep, a healthy diet and managing stress help you minimize chronic pain. But three other factors that help your control pain are often overlooked. A pain management expert explains.
Doctors are getting away from treating chronic pain with opioids. Our spine experts weigh in on new guidelines for low back pain that favor non-drug options, like physical therapy, acupuncture and yoga, over pills.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Pain specialist Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, explains what you can do to manage pain as you age.
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Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Pain specialist Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, answers this one on getting treatment for pain.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Pain specialist Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, answers this one on chronic pain.
If you have had surgery to repair an inguinal hernia and the pain just won’t go away, talk to your surgeon about these five options for relief.
Want a drug-free way to help you manage pain? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which involves improved self-talk and a practical approach to problem solving may help ease your chronic pain.
Do you wake with a horrific backache each morning? Or wince with pain when you stand up after a long day at the computer? Take these five steps toward wellness, and you’ll notice you’re feeling and functioning better.
Opioids are potent painkillers. But they can interact badly with medications you may be using for anxiety, sleeplessness or muscle pain. Learn about safer alternatives.