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What is Your Pain IQ?

Take our Pain Quiz. The more you know, the better you'll feel. Pain is a regular part of the lives of a staggering 75 million...

Ask the Experts: Cluster Headaches and Hallucinogenic Drugs

Dr. John H. Halpern, M.D. sheds some light on the rumor regarding the link between hallucinogenic drug use and relief from cluster headaches. Q: "I suffer...

An innovation to applaud: Self-expiring medications

For many dealing with chronic pain, medication is a cornerstone. It may not totally control pain, but it helps. We all want the medications we...

No pain, no game? Rx painkillers for back pain linked to...

By Margaret Jaworski Regular use of opiod prescription painkillers is associated with a higher risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men, according to a study...

Ask the Experts: Painkiller Addictions

Steven D. Passik, Ph.D. explains the basics in painkiller addictions. Q: I'm very concerned about becoming addicted to my painkiller. What signs should I watch out...

OTC Pain Relievers – The Not-So-Known Side Effects

Most of us are aware that over-the-counter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can cause gastroenterological (GI) problems like ulcers. But did you know that...

The Power of Pushy

Standing up for yourself can improve your pain, here's how to do it. Making the most of the time you have with your doctors and...

Finding a Multidisciplinary Pain Center

Five “centers of excellence”, as determined by the American Pain Society in 2009. If you are dealing with chronic pain that affects your everyday life...

Fibromyalgia: It’s Not Just “All in Your Head”

Once dismissed as an “all in your head” condition, research is finally shedding light on this disorder. WHAT IS IT? Fibromyalgia (pronounced fie-bro-my-AL-ja) is a chronic...

The Old Switcheroo

Have you ever gone to the pharmacy to pick up your prescription, only to find out it's not covered by your insurance, but another,...

What Is a Pharmacy Benefits Management Company?

Ever wonder how a health insurance company decides which drugs will be covered and which ones won't? Most contract with a pharmacy benefits management...

Should I See a Pain Specialist?

A physician who specializes in pain management might be useful, even if your pain is under control. First, ask yourself: How well is my pain...

Death of a Painkiller?

Controversy over an FDA acetaminophen ban could change your options for finding relief. When an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended...
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