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Five effective essential oils for headaches

Essential oils have been used throughout history for treating ailments. We look at five popular essential oils for treating headaches and migraines.

Does CBD oil work for chronic pain management?

CBD oil has become popular for pain treatment. We look at how it works, how it is used, and the benefits and risks of using CBD oil for pain management.

Seven tips for wisdom teeth pain relief

Wisdom teeth often emerge in early adulthood and can cause a lot of pain as they push through the gums. We look at seven tips to relieve the pain.

Patellofemoral syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

What is patellofemoral syndrome? In this article, learn about the main risk factors, prevention methods, and treatment options available.

Headache on the left side: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

In this article, we look at the causes of headaches on the left side, including underlying conditions, symptoms, treatments, and when to see a doctor.

Ledderhose disease: Treatments, diet, and surgery

What is ledderhose disease? What are the symptoms, what are the causes, does diet play a role in the condition and how is it diagnosed?

New assessment predicts fracture risk for patients in long-term care

Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research have developed and validated a new assessment to predict the risk of falls in long-term care patients.

Lower back pain may all be in the mind, study suggests

Feelings of stiffness in the lower back may simply be the brain's way of protecting us from future injuries, new research suggests.

Cortisone flare: Pain after a cortisone shot explained

Cortisone shots are used to treat inflammation, particularly in conditions such as arthritis. In some cases, pain can follow the shot. We look at why.

Anti-inflammatory drugs can inhibit muscle growth

The long-term use of over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory drugs can inhibit muscle growth in young, healthy individuals engaging in weight training, according to a new study from Karolinska...

Anesthesia and surgery during infancy may impact white matter during childhood

General anesthesia and surgery in otherwise healthy infants under the age of 1 year old could be associated with decreases in the amount of white matter in the brain, as well as reductions in the...

Study explains why patients with shingles feel pain

Chickenpox is a typical childhood illness. In most cases, it is benign, and the symptoms disappear within ten days.

Five ways to cope with migraine

Migraines can be debilitating, making life more difficult for people who experience them frequently. What are some treatments and preventive approaches?

Caffeine may reduce surgical pain caused by poor sleep

Lack of sleep immediately prior to surgery may worsen postoperative pain, but caffeine may help to offset this effect, according to a new study in rats.

Does platelet-rich plasma for the knee work?

The use of platelet-rich plasma as a treatment for knee pain is relatively new, and becoming more popular. Learn about this alternative treatment.

Enthesopathy: Symptoms and treatment

What is enthesopathy and how is enthesopathy caused? How is enthesopathy diagnosed and treated, and what conditions may be confused with enthesopathy?

Acupuncture, electrotherapy after knee replacement associated with reduced and delayed opioid use

An analysis of drug-free interventions to reduce pain or opioid use after total knee replacement found modest but clinically significant evidence that acupuncture and electrotherapy can potentially...

Does laser therapy for knee pain work?

Laser therapy is an experimental type of treatment being offered for knee pain. We look at the science behind it, and benefits or risks of laser therapy.

Cannabis for pain and PTSD 'lacks high-quality evidence'

Systematic reviews of the scientific evidence suggest that it is of insufficient quality to support the use of cannabis for the treatment of PTSD and pain.

Arthritis on the rise

The average American today is twice as likely to be diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis than in the years before World War II, Harvard scientists say, but that increase can't be blamed on the reasons...

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