Web Analytics Made Easy - Statcounter
Friday, Dec 09, 2022 - 01:57:32
29 results - (0.004 seconds)

to chronic pain:

latest news at page 1:
1
    IF you have been suffering discomfort anywhere in your body for 12 weeks or more, you could be one of the millions in this country living with chronic pain. The condition, which can be “on and off” pain or continuous, means some people cannot work, eat properly or fully enjoy life. 4Lady Gaga recently revealed she suffers with chronic back painCredit: NETFLIX 4Lady Gaga said she feared she may never perform on stage againCredit: Getty The most common types of chronic pain, according to health watchdog Nice, are back pain (present in 53 per cent of cases), headaches (48 per cent) and joint pain (46 per cent). Chronic pain affects 38 per cent of women and 40 per cent of men. And while two-thirds of patients are over 75, it can affect all ages, including children. Singer Lady Gaga, 36, recently told how she feels pain “all over the body” from chronic condition fibromyalgia. READ MORE CHRONIC PAINLIFE RUINING My chronic pain is so bad I thought docs were hiding from me that I was dying Dr Amanda Dee, who...
    (CNN)Too often, after fruitless searches for a single magic bullet to eradicate chronic back pain, people decide that living with discomfort is a normal fact of life. But living with back pain is not normal, nor is it necessary. This last installment in our back pain series will empower you to create your own, personalized long-term strategy for maintaining back health and living an active, pain-free lifestyle. What you need to know about your low back painIf you've been following along, you will remember that in the first article, we covered how back pain is a very personal experience with varying causes and equally diverse treatment options, but that research has shown exercise to be the most effective means of achieving lasting relief. I also explained the importance of establishing a mind-body connection and leveraging the power of breathing to not only quell your pain response but also restore proper rib cage, pelvic and spinal alignment to take pressure off your back.In the second article, we looked at why your body needs movement to heal, and I outlined a variety...
    A new drug-free treatment that ‘retrains’ the brain can provide long-term relief from back pain, a study has found. Patients reported significant improvements after the 12-week course, which consisted of one hour with a therapist each week. Dr Neil O’Connell, who worked on the trial at Brunel University, London, said: ‘These results show real promise.’ Around 11million people in the UK suffer from back pain, making it the leading cause of disability. ‘Sensorimotor retraining’ changes the way people think about their condition, so they no longer see it as a defect or barrier to movement. Patients seeking treatment for back pain reported significant improvements after the 12-week course of one-hour therapy, which consisted of one hour with a therapist each week RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Bookies boosted the number of ads by as much as 50 per cent... How a happy child can suddenly turn into a grumpy teenager:... Share this article Share The course alters the way people process feelings from their back – patients watch videos of others performing...
    Serena Williams returned to Grand Slam tennis for the first time in a year on Tuesday at Wimbledon — but it wasn't just her shock first-round exit that got fans talking. The ace was seen sporting black 'stickers' on her face, which had many questioning if they were symbolic or a ploy to put her opponent off. It turns out the small strips on her right cheek were medical tape designed to keep her sinuses clear and help her breathe properly. The 40-year-old suffers from recurrent sinusitis which, as well as blocking the airways, can lead to headaches, pressure and pain in the face. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is also thought to suffer from the condition and had surgery to clear his sinuses last week. Williams was also seen wearing the kinesiology tape, or K-tape, when she reached the doubles semi-finals at a tournament in Eastbourne earlier this month. The super-thin flexible material is normally used to aid muscle recovery and increase range of motion in joints, despite limited evidence it actually works. It has become a ubiquitous piece of kit...
    DENVER (CBS4)– While attention on fentanyl is relatively new, the opioid crisis has been the subject of new laws and regulations for years. With the focus currently on the counterfeit pills taking over the streets but those who rely on prescribed medication fear their access is going to be impacted. (credit: CBS) For Carly Haynes, managing pain has been a lifelong, and daily struggle. “I was diagnosed in 2015 with Chiari malformation, it’s a brain malformation illness and so my brain is too big for my skull and it causes herniation into my spinal column,” she said. That’s in addition to a disorder that slows her ability to heal. “All of that combined has caused a lot of pain and it’s pain that Tylenol and ibuprofen is just not going to fix. That’s when I started trying to find pain management, just to live a daily life like a normal person would,” Haynes said. The only thing that worked was medication. “I’m prescribed oxycodone at the lowest dose possible,” she says. But for her getting to that point has been...
    The two Arizona sisters who killed themselves at a Swiss suicide clinic last month suffered from collapsed discs and chronic back pain and hinted at a 'troubled' period of their lives, according to the doctor they consulted before their death. Dr. Phillip Nitschke says that Dr. Lila Ammouri, 54, and nurse Susan Frazier, 49, were not '100 percent well.' 'They were complaining about what you might call frustrations. Collapsed dics, chronic back pain, chronic insomnia, vertigo,' Dr. Nitshke told The Independent.    'They had both decided they were tired of life and it was time to go. What was very clear was that dying together was non-negotiable, it was very important to them,' he said, adding that they also told him about a 'troubled' period in their lives.  'They didn’t give us much detail, but they said they had helped each other through what had been a difficult time and saw themselves as being each other's best friend.' The sisters first reached out to Dr. Nitschke, the founder of assisted suicide advocacy group Exit International, in October 2020. After he warned them about...
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a new virtual reality (VR) treatment for chronic lower back pain on Tuesday, which uses breathing exercise to ease suffering. The prescription treatment, called EaseVRx, comes as a VR headset, controller and a 'Breathing Amplifier' that directs the user's breath toward a microphone on the headset for deep breathing exercises. The headset utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and other behavioral methods to help with relaxation, attention-shifting and other therapies to alleviate pain. The platform, which as developed by AppliedVR,  includes 56 sessions that range from two to 16 minutes long, which are to be done each day for eight weeks - and the treatment can be conducted while at home. The US Food and Drug Administration authorized a new virtual reality (VR) treatment for chronic lower back pain on Tuesday, which uses breathing exercise to ease suffering. The prescription treatment is called  EaseVRx and was developed by AppliedVR Christopher M. Loftus, MD, acting director of the Office of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices in the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a statement:...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A new, non-drug treatment is helping patients “unlearn” chronic back pain. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are testing pain re-processing therapy. The psychological approach to pain management is helping many people get aspects of their lives back. In a study of 150 people, 66% of them were pain free or nearly pain-free after one month compared to 20% in the placebo group. READ MORE: No Charges To Be Filed Against Arvada Police Officer Who Shot Johnny Hurley (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Attorney For Steve Pankey Steps Away From Jonelle Matthews Murder CaseMost maintained relief for a year. “Changes in the brain cause the pain to persist. Basically, the brain learns the pain, and what we try to do in this study was teach people how to unlearn the pain,” said Dr. Yoni Ashar, clinical psychologist and neuroscientist. MORE NEWS: More Colorado School Districts Will Have 4 Day Weekend Due To Staffing ShortagesYoni says pain is always real, but if the problem starts in the brain, it can be resolved there as well.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Millions of adults are coping with chronic back pain, which can significantly limit their ability to work and do other daily activities. Researchers are studying a unique non-drug treatment to eliminate that pain. Daniel Waldrip suffered with chronic back pain for 20 years, and doctors could never find the source. READ MORE: Man Shot While Sitting In Car On Miami Beach, Police Believe He Was Targeted“I made the decision that I was gonna keep running and trying to play golf and skiing, I was just gonna do it and pay the price,” Waldrip said. He was willing to try anything for relief, including physical therapy and acupuncture. “It was getting progressively worse through the years. It just became part of life,” Waldrip said. Then he heard about the treatment being tested called pain reprocessing therapy. Dr. Yoni Ashar led the research at the University of Colorado Boulder. READ MORE: Twin Bills Take Aim At ‘Ghost Guns’ On Our Streets“Changes in the brain cause the pain to persist. Basically, the brain learns the pain, and what we try...
    A dozen of mutations that stop the wearer’s perception of pain, and molecules arising from these findings are already in the clinical trial phase. It is estimated that the first drugs based on gene therapy will be available in five to ten years. Sometimes the discovery of a genetic mutation in relation to a specific pain is the first step in understanding its pathophysiology. It is the case of the migraine. Scientists from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona have described a key mechanism in the appearance of these headaches: a mutation in the TRESK gene gives rise to two dysfunctional proteins that change the electrical activity of sensory neurons (Migraines are linked to increased excitability of these cells). Will turning off this gene remedy the pain suffered by 15% of the population? It is very likely that it is part of the solution, because this neurological disorder has genetic bases, but also environmental and hormonal ones. Migraine illustrates the complexity of treating chronic pain. Dr. Micó explains that the difficulty lies in the cascade mechanisms that...
    The sun's out and for many, the temptation to wind down the car window to feel the breeze with a elbow rested on the ledge for a 'trucker tan' bronzing is too much to resist.  While most motorists would have done this, a specialist in sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation says it is one of the bad driving habits that could cause you chronic injuries in the future.  Victoria Joyce, a clinical tutor at Liverpool Hope University, says drivers sat in traffic could be adopting positions - such as resting your elbow out the window, having your seat too far back or even gripping the steering wheel incorrectly - that our bad for our bodies. Below are her top five tips for body position at the wheel that will help swerve future health issues.  Chronic shoulder pain: A clinical tutor says she has plenty of lorry drivers coming to her physio clinic with complaints about pains caused by resting their elbow out the window The physio says poor posture behind the wheel can potentially result in a host of musculoskeletal problems...
    By Cathie Anderson | Sacramento Bee Using $1.5 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at UC Davis, are looking into whether venom from the widely feared tarantula spider could help relieve chronic pain. “Spiders and scorpions have millions of years of evolution optimizing peptide, protein and small-molecule poisons in their venom, which we can take advantage of,” said Bruce Hammock, a distinguished professor of entomology who is working on the new pain reliever. “The same venoms that can cause pain and neurological dysfunction can also help nerves work better and reduce pain.” Hammock has decades of experience in developing a novel approach to relieving chronic pain. His Davis-based EicOsis earned a Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the development of an oral drug candidate, EC5026, which prevents the breakdown of compounds in the body that keep people from feeling pain out of proportion to their injury. In total, 20 researchers are studying the potential of venom from one particular spider, the Peruvian green velvet tarantula, to keep pain signals from transmitting...
    This article was medically reviewed by Jason R. McKnight, MD, MS, a family medicine physician and clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine.  Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and useful information about your health and wellness. For more information, visit our medical review board. THC is one fo the main cannabinoid's found in marijuana. Olena Ruban/Getty Images THC is a cannabinoid that activates neurons responsible for pleasure, memory, and thinking. THC differs from CBD in that it causes you to feel "high" and is illegal in many states.  Potential health benefits of THC include managing pain and helping people sleep.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Short for tetrahydrocannabinol, THC is the component in marijuana responsible for the plant's psychoactive effects. When you feel "high" after using marijuana, that's because of THC.  THC is a cannabinoid, a category of chemicals that interact with the body's...
    A personal trainer who had to have both legs amputated after a horrific snowboarding accident says cruel trolls have accused of having her limbs surgically removed just to gain 'notoriety' after she reinvented herself as a model.   Lexie Bader, 24, from Colorado, used to love doing a range of outdoor sports such as, snowboarding, rock climbing, scuba diving and hiking. Snowboarding was one of her favorite sports, which she started in 2013. However, in 2013, she was on a snowboarding trip at Eldora ski resort with her friend, Ira, 24. Although everything was going well at first, the day took a dramatic turn when Lexie slipped and started sliding down a mountain. Within moments, she crashed into a tree where she shattered her foot and her helmet and was left in a pool of blood. Ira ran to get help and returned an hour later when Lexie was rushed to hospital, where she had to undergo more than 20 different surgeries on her feet and legs.  Overcoming obstacles: Fitness trainer Lexie Bader, 24, from Colorado, had to have both...
    EAMONN Holmes is having daily sessions on a circulation booster to help him walk. The host, who is also battling chronic back pain, has struggled with circulation problems for years. 4Eamonn Holmes is having circulation booster sessionsCredit: Rex And the affliction became so bad it stopped him playing golf and even walking the dog. He now uses a £250 electronic pad for 20 mins a day to boost his circulation. It sends electric pulses through the feet to encourage blood flow. Eamonn said of the treatment: “I had a bit of difficulty with waking before and after a double hip operation.” 4Eamonn with son Declan in 2018Credit: Rex He said the device “got me back out there” and added: “It gives these pulses through your feet and legs and really, really helps with your circulation. “I credit this with getting me back out on the golf course, getting me out there walking the dog - much to Ruth’s approval.” Viewers saw his health struggles last week when he went missing from This Morning after pain in his back delayed him...
    EAMONN Holmes was told to "stop moaning" about his chronic pain by Keith Lemon - leaving his wife Ruth Langsford in hysterics. The Celebrity Juice host appeared on This Morning today ahead of the new ITV2 series and took the opportunity for a cheeky swipe at his pal. 3Keith Lemon told Eamonn to quit moaning Eamonn has been suffering chronic back pain for the past month - and Ruth suggested she'd found out the moment he'd been injured. Ruth said: "Keith I have a bone to pick with you, actually. "You may know that my husband has been in a lot of pain with his back. "They know what he's done but they're not sure how he's done it. I remembered, Eamonn was on Celebrity Juice on his own and he came home and said Keith Lemon whacked me in the back with something. 'He abused me', he said. 3Ruth Langsford found it hilarious "I thought 'I can't believe that of Keith but watch this'..." A clip of Eamonn on Celeb Juice showed Keith kicked a pineapple at...
    EAMONN Holmes has promised to a reveal a big 'secret' on today's This Morning. The presenter, 61, took to his Twitter last night to tease the news and admitted that it's so good it made him forget his chronic pain battle. 8Eamonn Holmes revealed he has a secret to share with his fansCredit: Instagram Eamonn penned alongside a shot of him holding his index figure to his lips: "Can u keep a secret? Got something to tell u at 11 am on Wednesday's #ThisMorning. "I hope you will be happy for me because I am over the Moon. It's even ,for the moment, made me forget my #ChronicPain - yes it's that good" (sic). Following his post, fans rushed to the comments to guess what his big secret was with some speculating that he was set to take over from Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, while others asked if he was joining GB News. Some fans asked if he and Ruth were returning to their Friday slot on This Morning, which was handed over to Alison Hammond and...
    THIS Morning host Eamonn Holmes has revealed the rehab plan helping him recover from his "waking nightmare" of chronic back pain. Last week, the ITV broadcaster stunned fans with his mystery ailment which left him unable to sleep, before forcing him to seek hospital treatment. 6Eamonn Holmes has revealed his rehab plan including two physio sessions a dayCredit: Instagram Eamonn, 61, took to his Twitter page to write: "Physio just left after 2nd session of the day. "He said my body was hot … result being that I Needed to cool off with my 2nd Cold Shower of the day." He then added: "Let's hope it helps me sleep soundly Zzzzź." Loose Women anchor Ruth Langsford's husband previously told how physio fit into his hectic This Morning cover schedule, as he wrote: "Hey , busy day so far ….. 1 hour physio at 4.30 am to get match fit for today's #ThisMorning …. 6It came after Eamonn, 61, was forced to...
    EAMONN Holmes was missing from This Morning after chronic pain in his back delayed him in the advert break. The presenter was unable to make it back from the loo in time, as his wife Ruth Langsford explained his absence. 4 He returned moments later with a walking stick to do a phone-in about chronic pain sufferers. Ruth told viewers: "Hello welcome to This Morning. "Now many of you who follow Eamonn on social media will know he has been talking a lot about chronic pain. "It's ironic that he's not here because he had to nip to the loo. It takes him so long walking, so he's just on his way back. It takes him longer to walk now." 4 4 4 Most read in TVSIMPLY THE BREASTBriana DeJesus almost slips out of top in new pic after joining OnlyFansMONEY WOESMama June’s daughter Pumpkin claimed she was rejected for job because of her mom'POOL DAYS' Kylie Jenner almost slips out of her bikini top as she shows off fit figure'so f**king sick'Teen Mom Jenelle says she's 'tired of...
    EAMONN Holmes will return to This Morning next week after being rushed to hospital with chronic pain, Lorraine Kelly has confirmed. Fans feared for the 61-year-old TV legend worried fans after revealing he was suffering "pain he's never felt in his life". 6Eamonn Holmes will return to This Morning alongside his wife Ruth LangsfordCredit: Rex He has since returned home from hospital - and his ITV co-stars have been updating viewers on his recovery. Lorraine said this morning: "I know everybody would want to wish our Eamonn a speedy recovery. "He's not been very well. He's a total trooper, he, in chronic pain and had to go to the hopsital yesterday. "He will definitely be on This Morning next week, you know what he's like, nothing's going to stop him. 6Lorraine Kelly updated fans 6 6Eamonn is now out of the hospitalCredit: Instagram "He's also going to be talking about chronic pain and what causes it because a lot of people suffer from that and it's really hard to get to the bottom of. "We will be watching that,...
    Yolanda Hadid has opened up about how her decade-long battle with Lyme disease had her wishing she would die, saying she wouldn't be here today if it weren't for her three children.  Speaking with British Vogue, the 57-year-old mom of models Gigi, Bella, and Anwar Hadid recalled how she suffered from severe fatigue, memory loss, swollen lymph nodes, and slight Bell’s palsy on her face, among other crippling symptoms that led to her being deeply depressed and contemplating suicide.  'I can’t begin to describe the darkness, the pain and the hell I lived through every day. For some time, it didn’t even feel like living at all. This disease brought me to my knees,' said Yolanda, who is currently in remission.  Love: Yolanda Hadid haas opened up about her battle with Lyme disease, saying she doesn't think she'd be here if it weren't for her children Gigi, Bella, and Anwar Hadid Hard to handle: Yolanda, pictured after surgery in 2016, said she was deeply depressed and 'wished to die' during her decade-long battle with the disease  'Many nights I wished...
    A WOMAN has revealed how she quit her job to become a cam girl - and has since been lavished with an iPad, sofa and £5,000 of cash gifts. Lacey Loo, 32, from Edinburgh, has been camming for five years - having found it an easy way to make money while managing her chronic pain condition. 5Lacey Loo, 32, from Edinburgh, is a 'financial dominatrix' - who orders her clients to buy her fancy giftsCredit: Supplied She's established herself as a findom, a type of dominatrix who demands cash and gifts from her clients, and it has proven a lucrative business. Speaking to Fabulous, she says: "It might sound odd if you’re not familiar with this world, but my clients derive pleasure from me ordering them to buy me presents. "I’ll admit it’s a rather niche fetish and not everyone’s idea of having fun, but if that’s how they like to spend their money, I’m not going to stop them. "In five years, I've been bought gifts totalling £5,000 - including a £450 sofa and a £324 iPad. I've also...
    MT. WASHINGTON (KDKA) — It is a very magical Christmas Eve for one family on Mt. Washington. After six years of excruciating pain, countless trips to the emergency room and doctors who could not pinpoint the problem, one young man is finally living pain-free. For the first time in a long time, the Stefano family is smiling and planning ahead. “Every year, we had to take it one day at a time,” said Lynn Stefano. Jimmy Stefano wants a job, a driver’s license and a pain-free life. The family says it is finally possible thanks to an angel who wears a stethoscope. “He’s my angel and I told him that. And he’s like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, I’m happy to help,” said Lynn. (Photo Credit: KDKA) The family is thankful for UPMC Dr. Raymon Sekula. He is the reason Lynn, Jim and 23-year-old Jimmy will celebrate this holiday season. “It was a miracle that he was willing to take on Jimmy and be willing to do the surgery,” said Lynn. Jimmy’s lived his entire life with osteogenesis imperfecta, known as...
    Annette Douglas, 71, proudly trekked up and down the hills of her Riverdale neighborhood every day until about three years ago, when annoying hip pain first slowed her down. The annoyance progressed into debilitating pain that kept her from the things she enjoys most—climbing her hills and, even worse, playing with her grandchildren. “I had no quality of life because of the pain,” Douglas said. Not one to be deterred by her age, she asked her friends for recommendations for an orthopedic surgeon, and multiple people suggested Jakub Tatka, M.D., a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, practicing with ColumbiaDoctors. Just two months after her first visit with Dr. Tatka, Douglas had a hip replacement surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence, and her rehabilitation team had her walking within hours of surgery. “I don’t even feel like I had a hip replacement,” Douglas said only six months after her surgery. “I feel very blessed. When I think where I was last year at this time, I realize what a difference it made!” Dr. Tatka, who specializes in complex adult hip...
    This article was medically reviewed by Medhat Mikhael, MD, a pain management specialist and medical director of the non-operative program at the Spine Health Center at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California.  Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and useful information about your health and wellness. For more information, visit our medical review board. To treat chronic migraines, botox is injected into the forehead, between the eyebrows, and at the base of the skull. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock Botox treats chronic migraines by temporarily inhibiting nerve cells from producing pain and allowing muscles to relax.  Most insurance companies will cover Botox for migraines if two or more medications have been ineffective in relieving your migraines.  Botox injections can be administered every 12 weeks by a board-certified physician.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Often thought of as a strictly cosmetic procedure, Botox can also...
    If you suffer from chronic pain, you are far from alone. In fact, chronic pain affects “some 25 million Americans.” Chronic pain — also called chronic pain syndrome — is generally pain that forgoes so-called “normal” pain levels and can occur “after an injury heals or an illness runs its course.” Yet, you can’t exactly fit chronic pain in a “one-description” box. This type of pain may last a few months or it can be drawn out for years, oftentimes without a specific known cause or trigger. Plus, chronic pain takes a variety of forms, usually experienced as joint pain, muscle aches, or burning pain, but it can also take less obvious forms such as severe fatigue, mood changes — such as depression, anxiety, and irritability — decreased flexibility, or loss of stamina — generally caused by decreased activity levels due to bodily pain symptoms. Generally, if you suffer from consistent pain that lasts longer than three to six months, a doctor may diagnose you with chronic pain syndrome. What causes chronic pain? Sometimes, there is no specific cause. Other...
    IT is the silent epidemic that affects more than 20million of us. Chronic pain goes far beyond what most people understand by the term — leaving sufferers in agony every hour of every day. 11A recent study found relying on painkillers to ease chronic pain can do more harm than goodCredit: Getty Images - Getty It is often invisible, while disrupting daily life and triggering serious mental health problems. Half of those dealing with chronic pain suffer depression, while two-thirds are unable to work, costing the economy £10billion a year. The default option is painkillers. But a recent study found relying on drugs to ease pain can do more harm than good. The NHS spends £442million a year on prescription pain relief. 11Chronic pain can disrupt daily life and trigger serious mental health problemsCredit: Getty Images - Getty But guidance from the health agency Nice suggests drugs such as paracetamol and ibuprofen could be fuelling addiction. Medics increasingly say the answer is “retraining the brain”, with exercise an effective tool in pain management. Dr Rajesh Munglani, consultant in pain...
1