Dietary Changes May Help Reduce Migraine Severity

Dietary Changes May Help Reduce Migraine Severity

November 19, 2022
Summary: Migraine is among the most difficult-to-treat headaches. Moreover, factors related to the worsening of migraine headaches differ. Many early studies have shown that higher omega-6 and low omega-3 intake are responsible for increased inflammation and a higher risk of different chronic disorders. A new…

Researchers Created A Simple Device To Detect Diabetic Neuropathy Early

Researchers Created A Simple Device To Detect Diabetic Neuropathy Early

November 18, 2022
Summary: Diabetic neuropathy is a serious chronic complication of diabetes. However, it is highly challenging to diagnose in its early stages. Thus, many people are diagnosed in the later stages, and preventing its progress or treating it isn’t easy. Hence, researchers at Cruzeiro do Sul…

Low-dose Naltrexone Helps Treat Intractable Pain

Low-dose Naltrexone Helps Treat Intractable Pain

November 16, 2022
Summary: Intractable pain is among the most challenging pain syndromes to treat. Quite often, doctors need to prescribe opioids to manage such pain. However, opioids cause many side effects. It now appears that one of the drugs used to treat substance abuse, Naltrexone, is quite…

Unlike Opioids, Cannabis Does Not Alter Pain Tolerance

Unlike Opioids, Cannabis Does Not Alter Pain Tolerance

November 13, 2022
Summary: Due to ongoing opioid epidemics, researchers are looking for effective and safer ways for chronic pain treatment. Opioids are quite effective in pain management. However, studies show that they also cause increased pain sensitivity over time, a phenomenon called opioid-induced hyperalgesia. This means that…

Some People more Likely to Develop Intractable Pain

Some People more Likely to Develop Intractable Pain

November 10, 2022
Summary: Almost 40% of adults are living with chronic pain. However, many of them may progress to intractable pain. A kind of pain that would not benefit from traditional drug therapy and may require treatments like opioid therapy. Therefore, health experts think doctors and patients…

Chronic Pain May Cause Memory Loss In Some

Chronic Pain May Cause Memory Loss In Some

November 8, 2022
Summary: One-fifth of the US population is living with chronic pain, and some of them with high impact chronic pain. A new study shows that poorly managed chronic pain is a leading cause of faster cognitive decline, memory loss, and thus increased Alzheimer’s risk. Further…

Cannabis May Help Treat Sickle Cell Anemia

Cannabis May Help Treat Sickle Cell Anemia

October 14, 2022
Summary: Studies show that medical marijuana or cannabis can help in a range of health conditions. It is especially good for managing chronic pain conditions. Unlike over-the-counter CBD products, medical marijuana is high in euphoria-causing THC. However, THC is also responsible for its better pain-killing…

The Number of People Living with Chronic Overlapping (COPCs) is Increasing

The Number of People Living with Chronic Overlapping (COPCs) is Increasing

October 7, 2022
Summary: Studies show that doctors often fail to help those living with chronic pain, as they are living with multiple chronic ailments. These chronic overlapping conditions (COPCs) are more challenging to manage than chronic pain caused by a single health issue. Hence, a patient may…

Antidepressants Are Not Of Much Help In Back Pain And Osteoarthritis

Antidepressants Are Not Of Much Help In Back Pain And Osteoarthritis

September 26, 2022
Summary: The use of antidepressants for managing chronic pain issues like low back pain and osteoarthritis is increasing at an alarming rate. Even many clinical guidelines recommend their use. However, researchers say that evidence in favor of using these medications mostly comes from industry-sponsored trials.…