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    • Chronic Pain and Sleep Disturbance: End the Vicious Cycle Created: Friday, August 15, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      Chronic Pain and Sleep
    • Can Broccoli Help with Arthritis Pain? Created: Monday, August 11, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Can Broccoli Help with Arthritis Pain?
    • Active and Passive Pain Management Created: Monday, August 11, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      What is Passive Pain Management?
    • Can Gratitude Reduce Chronic Pain? Created: Monday, August 11, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      Can Gratitude Reduce Chronic Pain?
    • Gait Speed and Survival: Understanding the Link Created: Monday, August 04, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014
      Walking and Chronic Pain.
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain Symptoms Created: Sunday, July 19, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Chronic pelvic pain symptoms can vary depending on the cause. The most common chronic pain symptoms by diagnosis." itemprop="description">> Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Chronic pelvic pain can be hard to diagnose, as there are quite a few conditions that can cause it. Learn more." itemprop="description">> Tuesday, January 06, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Learn more about neuropathic pain, a term often associated with chronic pain symptoms. Learn the definition, causes, and symptoms of this disorder.
    • If I Use Opioids for Pain, Will I Fail a Drug Test? Created: Monday, March 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Worried your pain medication will show up on your drug test? If you take opioids for pain, you have a good chance of testing positive on a urine drug screen.
    • What Is Visceral Pain? Created: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Many of us experience visceral pain without even knowing what it is. How we detect visceral pain, what causes it and how to treat it.
    • What Is Ultrasound Therapy? Created: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Ultrasound therapy is commonly used by occupational or physical therapists to treat chronic pain conditions and to promote tissue healing.
    • Commonly Used Pain Medication Created: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      What are the most commonly prescribed pain medications for your condition? A list of common pain medications, and how they are used." itemprop="description"> Saturday, May 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      If you don't like taking pain medication, it may be tempting to give it up altogether. However, the risks of pain medication withdrawal can be severe, and may even be deadly.
    • How We Feel Pain Created: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Ever wonder how we feel pain? How does the signal get to your brain, and then back to the source so quickly? A look at how the nervous system carries, filters and interprets pain signals."
    • What Does Nerve Pain Feel Like? Created: Monday, February 08, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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    • What Is Psychogenic Pain? Created: Monday, November 09, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Psychogenic pain has a primarily psychological origin. Causes and treatment of psychogenic pain.
    • Demerol and its Side Effects Created: Saturday, June 27, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Demerol is often in the news. How the Demerol drug works, and all about Demerol side effects.
    • What is Allodynia? Created: Monday, February 08, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Allodynia can be caused by chronic pain conditions. What is allodynia, and what does it feel like?
    • What is an MRI, and How Does if Work? Created: Monday, June 01, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Your doctor may order an MRI when diagnosing your chronic pain. What to expect during your MRI.
    • What is an EMG, and How Does it Work? Created: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      During your chronic pain examination, your doctor may order an electromyography, or an EMG. What an EMG is, and what to expect if you have one.
    • Depression Medication for Chronic Pain Created: Sunday, July 05, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Wondering why your doctor prescribed depression medication for your chronic pain? Find out more about the types of depression medication used for chronic pain, and how they work."
    • Diagnosing Pelvic Pain Created: Friday, July 24, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Diagnosing pelvic pain can be tricky, because there are so many potential causes. The most common tests and procedures for diagnosing pelvic pain." itemprop="description" itemprop="description...
    • Chronic Pain Distraction Created: Sunday, May 03, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      A key strategy for managing chronic pain is to use distraction techniques. Did you know distracting yourself from pain can help you better control your pain?" itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • Arthritis: Chronic Joint Pain Created: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Arthritis is one of the most common types of chronic pain, affecting all ages. Learn what causes it, how it is diagnosed and how to treat arthritis pain." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • What Is Neuralgia? Created: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Neuralgia is the term for pain caused by nerve pathways. Types of neuralgia, and what causes them.
    • NSAIDs for Chronic Pain Created: Sunday, June 21, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      NSAIDs are available both over-the-counter and in prescription form, and are one of the most popular ways to treat pain. All about NSAIDs for chronic pain: guidelines and precautions."
    • About Endometriosis -- Pelvic Pain Caused by Endometriosis Created: Thursday, July 30, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of chronic pelvic pain in women. Endometriosis symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia Causes and Treatment Created: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Trigeminal neuralgia causes bouts of severe facial pain. What causes trigeminal neuralgia, and how it is treated.
    • What Causes Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy? About Pelvic Joint Instability. Created: Sunday, August 09, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Pelvic joint instability is a leading cause of chronic pelvic pain in women, especially after pregnancy. Diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of pelvic joint pain and pregnancy.
    • Ibuprofen for Pain Management Created: Monday, October 19, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Ibuprofen is an NSAID commonly used to treat pain. How ibuprofen works, and how to use it safely.
    • Does Chronic Pain Feel Different Than Acute Pain? Created: Sunday, May 31, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Pain is pain, right? Maybe not. Did you know acute pain and chronic pain can feel completely different? Here is why.
    • Can I Ask My Doctor for Stronger Painkillers? Created: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Sometimes strong painkillers have a stigma. Still, this should not stop you from asking for them if you need them. A guide to asking your doctor for stronger painkillers.

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