Don't Worry, Be Happy — and Healthy
Got a lot of stress in your life? No biggie. It's not the stress that will affect your health ten years from now. It's how you react to it.
PTSD for Back Surgery Common
Post-surgery recovery can seem like a daunting ordeal before considering the possibility of a related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For many patients, PTSD is a reality, and addressing any psychiatric conditions like depression or anxiety may help reduce the chance of occurrence.
CDC Urges Vigilance About Meningitis
The number of fungal meningitis cases linked to three lots of spinal injections from the New England Compounding Company ( NECC ) has reached 354 with 25 deaths and an additional seven people experiencing peripheral joint infections.
Back Injuries Plague Soldiers
More soldiers are surviving war than ever before, but not without a price. While modern medicine can help heal wounds, it can not reverse all damage, leaving some veterans to live with disability and pain.
From Ouch! To Say What?
Many women use over-the-counter pain relievers for the aches and pains of daily living. But they may not track how many they take over a week. It might be a good idea to start.
When the Shoe Fits
That raw blister on the back of the heel can make running painful. And if an experienced runner gets a stress fracture while trucking a long time, what's causing the damage?
Meningitis Outbreak Continues to Grow
The list of people affected by a recent meningitis outbreak keeps growing. As of Thursday, the list reaches a total of 170 cases in 11 states, with 14 dead.
Misunderstanding Exercise for Knee Pain
If your knee hurts, exercise might not be on the top of your list of things to do. Nevertheless, staying physically active is a key part of managing knee pain.
Risks for Pain Medication Abuse
The decision on when to stop taking pain medication after a surgery is often affected by factors beyond pain intensity. For many with depression or addiction, the line of recovery can be especially blurred.
Pain is More Than Expensive
The U.S. economy feels the impact of lower worker production and higher healthcare costs due to chronic pain. What can be done to help patients feel better and get back to work?