Arthritic Children Face Fracture Risk
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis ( JIA ) makes life painful for children and teens. A recent study showed that many JIA patients commonly have spinal fractures and other broken bones.
Stem Cell Transplant Recipients Prone to Problems
Stem cell transplant patients may not only be at risk during treatment. A new study suggests that a decade later they are still more susceptible to psychological conditions and chronic illness.
Young Ladies Say Ouch
Living in pain is a terrible fate at any age, but it's particularly tragic for a child. Chronic pain can keep a child from developing along with their peers. And it's becoming more common.
Using Opium Painkillers to Treat Stomach Pain
Many Americans battle chronic abdominal pain, which may be a symptom of serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or gallstones. However, experts are worried that doctors are over-prescribing opioid painkillers for the pain, especially if another medication is a better option.
Chronic Pain and Excercise
If you have chronic pain, your first instinct might be to reach for a painkiller. But a new study suggests that a non-pharmacological treatment might be better in the long term.
Mis-using Pain Medications?
People suffering from chronic pain are often prescribed powerful painkillers. But these drugs aren't always used for their intended purposes.
Downward Dog for Your Back
While many people find that drugs can relieve their back pain, medical treatment is not always the best option. Sometimes some simple physical activity can do the trick.
Is Your Child in Pain?
It's never easy to see a child in pain. It's even harder when a child has to undergo an operation – and then feels the resulting pain for weeks or months.
Back Pain? Stretch It Out!
Need to find relief for the constant pain in your lower back? A new study recommends that you sign up for a stretching or yoga class. After a few weeks, you'll feel the difference.
Why Does Chronic Pain Affect So Many Women?
Millions of American women are affected by chronic pain every year. 12.1 million women over the age of 18 report experiencing pain symptoms from conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, endometriosis, and fibromyalgia.