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Overcoming Pain and Use of Painkillers Possible with Mind over Matter

Nearly one-third of Americans suffer from chronic pain, and prescription opioid painkillers have become the leading approach to treating the debilitating condition. The problem of chronic pain often morphs into another more deadly issue: misuse of prescription opioids. One researcher seems to have developed a treatment that decreases both pain and prescription opioid use […]

Fibromyalgia Sufferers Find Relief from Taking Vitamin D Supplements

Vitamin D supplements could be an effective and inexpensive treatment for people with fibromyalgia pain, according to a new study in the journal PAIN.

Fibromyalgia sufferers often feel tired and have widespread chronic pain. There is no cure, but there are treatment approaches to address symptoms, including pain. These treatments include physical therapy, behavioral […]

Physical Therapists Integral in Chronic Pain Treatment

There’s acute pain, from injuries and after surgery. And there’s chronic pain, which can linger months—even years. Physical therapists have long been recognized for their roles in preventing and treating acute pain. Today, there’s increased emphasis on physical therapists’ roles in helping patients with chronic pain.

Physical therapists are trained to administer treatments that […]

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 […]