Opioids can ease pain after injury or surgery but are highly addictive. Cleveland Clinic wants to stem the tide of addiction, overdose and death by finding better ways to treat pain. Here’s how.
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common reasons for chronic pain. It’s also one of the most misunderstood. The most common myth, doctors say, is that fibromyalgia is “all in your head.”
Is chronic pain keeping you from enjoying life? Studies show that 30 to 50 percent of those struggling with chronic pain also have depression and anxiety. Discover how the two conditions are linked, and what can help.
Does smoking seem to ease the pain of a bad back? Or an aching joint? Or abdominal discomfort? Think twice before lighting up that cigarette. Any relief you feel will be short-term.
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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.
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.