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Pain Relief Without Pills

Pain Relief Without Pills

(ĐTĐ) – Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of taking a pill regularly for pain relief. Here are some alternatives.   Merck & Co.’s decision to discontinue the pain relief drug Vioxx has left millions of people scrambling for an alternative for pain management. According to the American Pain Foundation, there are more than 50 million Americans suffering from chronic pain, or 25 million experiencing acute pain as a result of injury or surgery. Worldwide, 2 million people were…

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Pain Management and Bioelectric Therapy

Pain Management and Bioelectric Therapy

Bioelectric therapy is a safe, drug-free treatment option for people in pain. It is used to treat some chronic pain and acute pain conditions. It relieves pain by blocking pain messages to the brain. When you are injured, pain receptors send a message to the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). The message is registered as pain by certain cells in the body. Using bioelectric currents, bioelectric therapy relieves pain by interrupting pain signals before they reach the…

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TENS and Electrothermal Therapy for Pain Management

TENS and Electrothermal Therapy for Pain Management

The most common form of electrical stimulation used for pain management is transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy, which provides short-term pain relief. Electrical nerve stimulation and electrothermal therapy are used to relieve pain associated with various conditions, including back pain. Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) is a treatment option for people with low back pain resulting from intervertebral disc problems. TENS Therapy for Pain Management In TENS therapy for pain management, a small, battery-operated device delivers low-voltage electrical current through…

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Trigger Point Injection for Pain Management

Trigger Point Injection for Pain Management

Trigger point injection (TPI) may be an option in treating pain for some patients. TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Many times, such knots can be felt under the skin. Trigger points may irritate the nerves around them and cause referred pain, or pain that is felt in another part of the body. What Happens During Trigger Point Injection? In…

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Pain Management and Nerve Blocks

Pain Management and Nerve Blocks

(ĐTĐ) – Nerve blocks are used for pain treatment and management. There are several different types of nerve blocks that serve different purposes.   Often a group of nerves, called a plexus or ganglion, that causes pain to a specific organ or body region can be blocked with the injection of medication into a specific area of the body. The injection of this nerve-numbing substance is called a nerve block. How Are Nerve Blocks Used? Different kinds of nerve blocks…

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Pain Medications: OTC and Prescription

Pain Medications: OTC and Prescription

Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers include: Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Aspirin Free Excedrin) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; aspirin, Motrin, Aleve and Orudis KT) Topical Corticosteroids (Cortaid and Cortizone) Both acetaminophen and NSAIDs reduce fever and relieve pain caused by muscle aches and stiffness, but only NSAIDs can also reduce inflammation (swelling and irritation). Acetaminophen and NSAIDs also work differently. NSAIDs relieve pain by reducing the production of prostaglandins, which are hormone-like substances that cause pain. Acetaminophen works on the parts…

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Alternative Therapy

Alternative Therapy

(ĐTĐ) – The term alternative therapy, in general, is used to describe any medical treatment or intervention that has not been sufficiently scientifically documented or identified as safe and effective for a specific condition. Alternative therapy encompasses a variety of disciplines including acupuncture, guided imagery, chiropractic treatment, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, aromatherapy, relaxation, herbal remedies, massage and many others.   In the past decade, strong evidence has been accumulated regarding the benefits of mind-body therapies, acupuncture, and some nutritional supplements for…

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Treatment for Spinal Compression Fractures

Treatment for Spinal Compression Fractures

(ĐTĐ) – If osteoporosis has caused a spinal compression fracture, the treatment should address the pain, the fracture, and the underlying osteoporosis to prevent future fractures.   All components of treatment have improved greatly in the last decade, says Michael Schaufele, MD, a physiatrist and professor of orthopaedics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta . “We have better interventional options to treat fractures and better treatments to prevent future fractures,” he tells WebMD. The majority of fractures heal…

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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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