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FDA Approves Injectable Wireless Device for Back and Leg Pain
Stimwave Technologies Incorporated, a medical device manufacturer and independent research institute headquartered in Miami Beach, Fla., has received FDA clearance to market the world’s first wireless, micro-technology neuromodulation device for relief of chronic back and leg pain.
FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Painkiller
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new opioid painkiller — and this pill is thought to be difficult to abuse.
Men With IBS Had More Social Stress Than Women
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can produce painful symptoms like stomach cramping. And while there are many ways to treat IBS and help patients to have normal lives, one gender may feel more social stress from the disorder than the other.
Acupuncture May Not Reduce Knee Pain
Chronic knee pain is one of the most common complaints people older than 50 bring to their doctors, and many doctors and patients may prefer to use treatments that do not involve medication. But acupuncture may not be an effective alternative.
Experts Say Opioids May Not Be Worth Risk for Some Conditions
In recent years, opioids have become a safety concern for some health officials. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recently released a statement on opioid use to address this problem.
Medical Marijuana Tied to Drop in Opioid Overdose Deaths
Prescriptions for opioid painkillers have nearly doubled over the past decade. At the same time, opioid overdose deaths have risen. Could the availability of alternative pain treatments, such as medical marijuana, change those overdose rates?
Insomnia Associated With Increased Back Pain
Insomnia doesn't just affect patients at night — they often feel tired and less focused during the day, too. But patients may also experience back pain as a result of their sleepless nights.
FDA Approves New Abuse-Deterrent Painkiller
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new painkiller designed to limit abuse.
Painkiller Prescription Practices Differ Across US
Medications intended to ease pain can sometimes cause more when an overdose occurs. People in certain US states may be at a greater risk for overdoses based on the prescription practices in those states.
Unrecognized Nervous System Disorder Affecting Young Women
Postural tachycardia syndrome is a condition that is often mistaken for chronic fatigue. However, people with postural tachycardia syndrome may have worse physical and social difficulties than those with fatigue.