Chiropractic

Chiropractic

What is chiropractic? Chiropractic is a hands-on therapy based on the theory that subluxations in the spine may cause many medical disorders (especially disorders of the nervous system). Chiropractic medicine originated in the late 1800s in the United States. Chiropractic treatments usually involve adjusting the joints and bones in a person’s spine using twisting, pulling, or pushing movements. Some chiropractors use heat, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound to help relax the person’s muscles before doing a spinal adjustment. The primary theory…

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Pain Medications: Opioid

Pain Medications: Opioid

(ĐTĐ) – Most medications have a maximum dose. Usually, the maximum dose is one that you cannot exceed without suffering harm. In the case of most pain medications, taking more than the maximum dose will not increase the pain relief but may cause toxic side effects such as stomach ulcers, kidney damage, liver damage, chemical imbalance in the bloodstream, or death.   Strong opioid medications are slightly different in this regard, and this is fortunate for people who suffer from…

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How Is Pain Treated?

How Is Pain Treated?

The goal of pain management is to improve function, enabling individuals to work, attend school, or participate in other day-to-day activities. Patients and their physicians have a number of options for the treatment of pain; some are more effective than others. Sometimes, relaxation and the use of imagery as a distraction provide relief. These methods can be powerful and effective, according to those who advocate their use. Whatever the treatment regime, it is important to remember that pain is treatable….

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Treatment Overview

Treatment Overview

What Are the Treatments for Chronic Pain? The treatments for chronic pain are as diverse as the causes. From over-the-counter and prescription drugs to mind/body techniques to acupuncture, if one approach doesn’t work, another one might. But when it comes to treating chronic pain, no single technique is guaranteed to produce complete pain relief. Relief may be found by using a combination of treatment options. Drug Therapy: Nonprescription and Prescription Milder forms of pain may be relieved by over-the-counter medications…

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Controlling cancer pain  

Controlling cancer pain  

(ĐTĐ) – Having cancer does not mean that you have to live with pain. Cancer and some of the treatments for it can cause pain. But most people who have cancer are able to manage their pain well. Key points Cancer pain can be controlled. Only you know how you feel and how much pain you have. You need to learn how to tell your health care team what your pain feels like and what works and does not work….

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Cancer Pain Treatment Choices

Cancer Pain Treatment Choices

Medications   Many different drugs are used to treat cancer pain. If you are already taking pain medicine for another problem, tell your doctor how often you are taking it and how well it works. The key to controlling cancer pain is to take your medicine on a regular schedule. Do not wait until your pain gets bad. Pain is easier to control when you treat it just after it starts. Painkilling drugs work to control cancer pain in most…

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Cancer Pain Treatment Overview

Cancer Pain Treatment Overview

You are the only one who knows how your cancer pain feels. You may need different combinations of treatments. Don’t be surprised if your pain control plan needs to be changed often. Don’t let that discourage you. Be honest and specific about what does and does not work for you. Staying on top of your pain and in control of your pain will improve your quality of life during every stage of your disease. Nonprescription drugs Drugs that you can…

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Cancer Pain Overview

Cancer Pain Overview

Cause of cancer pain. Cancer pain may be caused by the cancer or by the treatments and tests used. Cancer treatment does not always cause pain. But out of every 10 adults with cancer, between 1 and 3 of them report having pain caused by the treatment. Out of every 10 children with cancer, as many as 6 report having pain caused by treatment. Pain may also be caused by an infection, such as shingles, that may develop because of…

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Chronic Pain Relief: New Treatments

Chronic Pain Relief: New Treatments

(ĐTĐ) – New advances in drugs and technology mean there are now better solutions for chronic pain relief.   If you’re living with chronic pain, here’s important news. Today’s pain specialists have sophisticated new treatments — from effective drugs to implants and electrical stimulation — to provide chronic pain relief. There’s much that can be done to tame the beast. These advances have emerged in the past several years, as researchers have gained a greater understanding of chronic pain and…

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Chronic Pain Treatment Choices

Chronic Pain Treatment Choices

Medications Medicines can often help control chronic pain. Many different drugs, both prescription and nonprescription, are used to treat chronic pain. All these medicines can cause side effects and should be taken exactly as they are prescribed. In some cases, it may take several weeks before medicines work to reduce pain. To avoid dangerous drug interactions, tell your doctor all the medicines you are taking (including herbal and other complementary medicines). Medication Choices You will likely be given medicines that…

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