- People with chronic pain may be able to avoid visiting the doctor by using online management tools.
- Skinny jeans can cause some internal damage if not worn correctly.
- Women taking NSAIDs for even short periods of time may not be able to ovulate, a new study finds.
- Botox could offer effective relief for two forms of peripheral neuropathy, pain in the hands and feet caused by nerve damage.
- Painkillers and benzodiazepines are linked to a significant increased risk of committing a homicide, while anti-depressants are associated with only a slightly elevated risk.
- Premature fatigue explains why muscle spasms are cramping your style.
- Researchers present a novel study that explains the persistent link between anxiety and chronic pain conditions.
- The recent discovery of the genetic mutation responsible for a rare condition in which individuals cannot feel physical pain may open the door to better approaches to pain relief.
- Current pain treatments are broad and highly susceptible to side effects. New breakthroughs could change that.
- Women who are aware of how often and for how long they wear high heel shoes may prevent sprains and strains.
- New research suggests there is a causative link between yoga and the gray matter in the brain, which increases pain tolerance.
- Vocalizing your pain with an "Ow!" or something less suitable for children can actually help pain subside.
Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in the United States. It is a major symptom in many medical conditions, and can significantly interfere with a person's quality of life and general functioning. Psychological factors such as social support, hypnotic suggestion, excitement, or distraction can significantly modulate pain's intensity or unpleasantness.