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Pain Is Most Common Reason for Doctor Visits; Yet, Few Doctors Have Adequate Training to Effectively Treat Chronic Pain

Pain is the most common reason people go to their physicians. Ironically, few physicians have received adequate training to help patients who suffer from chronic pain, according to an article published in the Journal of American Osteopathic Association.

An estimated 100 million people in the United States are living with chronic pain. A 2011 […]

Stress. Can It Cause Back Pain, Joint Pain and More in Middle Age?

Four in 10 middle-aged women who suffer long-term stress report some kind of physical pain or ailment, according to a new study published in the International Journal of General Medicine.

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, in Sweden, analyzed results from a study of 1,500 women who whose health and stress levels were documented […]

Exercise to Prevent, Relieve Osteoarthritis

Exercising arthritic joints might sound counterintuitive, but physical therapists have long known the benefits of exercise for people with osteoarthritis. Now, two major medical associations representing physicians who treat people with osteoarthritis are helping to send the message that exercise is important. On May 23, 2013, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American […]

Acupuncture Eases Chronic Pain

Acupuncture, the Ancient Chinese practice of inserting and stimulating needles at specific body locations, helps to ease chronic pain, according to a new study.

Researchers published their findings September 10, 2012 in the online edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine. They analyzed 29 acupuncture studies, with a total of nearly 18,000 patients. The […]