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Pain Relief

Get the latest information about chronic pain which affects nearly 100 million people in USA. Read about pain relief and management information as well as mainstream and alternative treatments.

Health Insurers May Play a Substantial Role in Opioid Crisis

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Prescription drug monitoring programs are central to federal and state policy responses to address prescription abuse. They are state run electronic database s of prescription medications. Unfortunately, even with these programs in place, there is evidence of limited benefit. Finds of the study suggest drug monitoring programs have a limited impact on individual level opioid utilization. They agree that further studies are needed (Moyo, 2017).

Why The New Salonpas Pain Relief Patch LARGE Is Bigger and Better

Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch

In a recent press release, the Hisamitsu America division of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., announced the availability of the Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch LARGE. The SALONPAS® product line is the only FDA-approved, over-the-counter pain relief patch on the market, and the new Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch LARGE is the only FDA-approved pain reliever labeled to “relieve mild to tougher, moderate pain.”

Autism and Sensory Responses to Pain

Autism and pain

Many parents ask if their children are the only Autistic children that seem to have a higher or lower pain thresholds than the “normal” person. The answer is no they are not. Many children with Autism experience reduced or heightened pain sensitivity. It is actually widely reported to be a common feature of children with Autism. Sensory abnormalities in Autism are well known; they are even part of the diagnostic criteria for the condition. But few investigators have looked into how people with Autism experience pain. The ones who have base their conclusions of reduced and heightened pain in children with Autism on anecdotal observations and questionable measures of pain reported by parents. My son is among the Autistic children that are affected by this.

Safe And Effective Natural Remedies For Plantar Fasciitis

Natural Remedies Foot Pain Plantar Fasciitis

Foot pain is no fun. If walking hurts, especially first thing in the morning, you may be dealing with plantar fasciitis. While there are many suggestions for how to ease plantar fasciitis pain -- such as steroids, the cure remains a mystery for this type of foot pain. However, these natural remedies for plantar fasciitis work safely and effectively anytime a flare up may occur.

Get the Benefits of Turmeric with this Delicious Turmeric Latte Recipe

turmeric benefits latte recipe

You have likely heard the buzz about turmeric. This cousin of ginger, common in Indian cooking may be the most effective nutritional supplement you can add to your diet. Keep reading for my recipe for a delicious turmeric latte that you will want to drink every day.

Rethinking RICE: The Old Standard Method May Not Actually Be the Best Treatment for Acute Injuries

Sports injury RICE protocol

In my years working as a rehabilitation therapist, the standard treatment for acute musculoskeletal injuries was RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Without fail, we recommended this protocol to reduce inflammation and pain. Inflammation, we were taught, increases pain and delays healing. But a new school of thought may be turning the RICE protocol on its head.

Here are natural painkiller alternatives to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Nsaid painkillers)

Here are natural painkiller alternatives to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Nsaid painkillers)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs also known as Nsaid painkillers, are making headlines lately, but not for the right reasons. The BBC is reporting on a recent study that revealed that, heart attack risk is higher for people taking high doses of common Nsaid painkillers. But, if taking Nsaid painkillers might damage your heart what are the natural painkiller alternatives to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs?

Craniosacral therapy (CST) proven to relieve chronic neck pain and migraines

craniosacral therapy helps with neck pain and migraine

A recent study has shown craniosacral therapy to be effective in improving pain intensity, functional disability, and health-related quality of life. It is a non-invasive approach that uses gentle manual palpation techniques to release fascial restrictions between the cranium and the sacrum.

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