King Pharmaceuticals® , Inc. launched PainBalance® , a new educational initiative which provides quality information, practical tools, and essential resources to healthcare professionals and others, helping them provide optimal, appropriate care for all patients with pain. An estimated 50 million Americans live with chronic pain, 1 more than the number of people with diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.2-5 Chronic pain is a serious, undertreated public health problem, and uncontrolled pain costs an estimated $100 billion in the U.S. each year.6 "Patients with chronic pain often needlessly suffer because they are not getting appropriate treatment, " said Dr.
Protecting your joints from the normal wear & tear of everyday living is something most of us don't even think about... That is, until we start to feel a little stiffness in our knees, wrist, shoulder, etc., etc... All of a sudden we have all these aches & pains to deal with on a daily basis, that seemingly came out of nowhere. "Oh, it's just age." And with that simple sentence, we just chalk it up to the 'normal aging process, and accept the fact that there is no relief for our joint pain. And it's completely unnecessary, too... Treating joint pain, even avoiding it all together has never been easier. And yet still, most people in our culture will experience some kind of arthritic condition and resign themselves to 'living with the pain' for the rest of their lives.
Findings from a retrospective analysis of a three-week treatment program for chronic pain revealed African Americans experienced worse outcomes compared to a matched group of Caucasians. The research was presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 26th Annual Meeting in San Antonio. "Our research showed important differences in treatment outcomes exist among African Americans with chronic pain, " said Michael Hooten, MD and assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. "The next step in this line of research will be to determine how treatment of chronic pain can be modified and targeted to achieve equal outcomes regardless of culture or race.
If you have been suffering from a particularly severe case of hemorrhoids, or even a recurring case, chances are, you have been advised to get surgery. However, the surgery is not the end of the process, and you will want to be sure of the recovery before you undergo the procedure! Here are a few of the facts: Hemorrhoid surgery recovery can take up to two weeks, and during that time, walking, sitting and other activities will be painful. In fact, if you are planning to undergo hemorrhoid surgery, it is advisable to take a couple of weeks off work to ensure that you have time for your good recovery. Because a hard stool can damage the site of the surgery, it is a general practice that stool softeners are an accepted part of recovery.
There are many approaches to joint health and joint pain relief. A natural approach can be effective without the dangerous side-effects of drugs and other methods. Natural joint care begins with supplements that will work with the body to provide relief from joint inflammation and pain, while assisting in maintaining healthy ligaments, bones, and tendons. Glucosamine is one of the best selling supplements for joint pain relief because it offers a safe and natural way to promote joint care, rather than offering a short-term solution and masking symptoms of discomfort. It helps to repair damage to joints, so it is never too late to begin taking glucosamine.
Hip pain can be caused by a number of different types of injuries and conditions. Your pain may be the result of: arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, strains and fractures. Pain may also be caused by a condition called osteonecrosis. Osteonecrosis occurs when the blood flow to the hip bone is restricted. This lack of blood flow can cause major problems in the hip joint. These different conditions can cause pain, aching and inflammation in the hip. This pain can make everyday activities such as walking or running very difficult. How Can Hip Braces Help Relieve Your Hip Pain? Hip braces can help decrease your pain. Braces can also help with the healing process.