Medication alone may not be enough to manage certain kinds of pain. Some medicines are more effective in fighting pain when they are combined with other methods of treatment. In some cases, the patient’s pain condition may
More than 50 million Americans have arthritis, and almost half of them can’t perform normal daily activities because of the disease, U.S. health officials said. Aging and obesity are the chief culprits behind this growing health problem,
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
With so much attention paid to heart health, few people realize that the risk for disability from osteoarthritis (OA)—a degenerative joint disease—is just as significant as cardiovascular disease. In fact, OA of the knee is one
For the first time, scientists say they’ve found evidence that physical pain may leave a distinct “signature” in the brain that can be picked up with specialized MRI scans. The study looked only at short-term pain in