chronic pain Archive

PTSD Tied to Chronic Whiplash Symptoms

About half of patients who have a whiplash injury end up with persistent long-lasting pain, which often can’t be explained by medical reasoning. Ongoing research has focused on why some people develop chronic symptoms while others do

Exercise May Ease Pain of Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

  Exercise won’t exacerbate the pain associated with fibromyalgia, and it may actually improve it, a new study suggests.

Over Half of Older Adults Bothered by Pain

An analysis of data from a 2011 study has reported a high prevalence of pain in the population of American senior citizens. Over 52% of adults in the U.S. aged 65 to 69 reported having bothersome pain in

Marijuana Pill More Effective for Pain

Patients with chronic pain wary of smoking pot could still benefit from the pain-alleviating effects of marijuana by taking oral tablets. In fact, marijuana pills may provide better pain relief than smoking, according to a new study published

Why Are Some Women Prone to Chronic Pain?

A new study adds to that evidence that certain women feel pain more acutely than others. The study found that women with a history of abuse or mood disorders related to their menstrual cycle have a decreased

Stroke Victims Suffer Chronic Pain

More than one in ten people who have had an ischemic stroke will develop new chronic pain, leading to an increased risk of declining cognition and function. In a large clinical trial, researchers evaluated prevention measures for recurrent

Video: Chiropractic Helps Kids with Chronic Conditions

New research suggests that more families are turning to chiropractic to help their children improve their health. A recent study from the journal Pediatrics surveyed 900 parents of children with various chronic conditions. In one group of parents,

5 Tips for Fighting Cold Weather Pain Video

If a drop in temperature makes your pain levels soar, you’re not alone: many people with chronic pain conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia find that their symptoms worsen during the winter.   We don’t know exactly why cold weather