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Ask the Experts: Painkiller Addictions and Warning Signs

Steven D. Passik, Ph.D. explains the basics in painkiller addiction. Q: I'm very concerned about painkiller addiction and becoming addicted to my painkiller. What signs should I watch out for? A: You're not alone in being afraid of...
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Raise Your Hand: The Effects Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

When finger numbness is bothering you, maybe it's time to see a doctor about the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome.Carpal tunnel syndrome is a neuropathic condition in which the median nerve that runs through...
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How To Write An Effective Pain Journal

Writing a pain journal can help your doctor understand your pain and provide the best treatment. Seeing a doctor is the first step toward living life without pain. You may be on medications or other...

Peripheral Neuropathies: Modern-Day Leprosy

Once a social stigma that caused patients to be ostracized and banished to their own communities, leprosy is now a treatable condition with a good chance of recovery.Leprosy is a neuropathic disease that is...
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Researchers Find A Way To Block Addiction To Opiates

In an amazing breakthrough, scientists discover a way to block the addiction to heroin and morphine, while still offering pain relief.For years, patients have fallen prey to one of the world's most addictive substances....