Chronic Pain ConditionsInfo Center

New Pain Rx Sparking Controversy
A new pain medication recently became a controversial topic. While some say the medication will offer a new option to people in pain, others are concerned about potential dangers.
Post-Op Pain Common After Heart Surgery
We expect surgery to help heal a painful condition, but sometimes the procedure can lead to a new type of pain. Researchers behind a new study explored post-op pain after heart surgery.
Chronic Pain Patients Face Unique Issues Staying on Medication
People with chronic pain often have to follow strict medication regimens. Misreporting medication usage is more common and dangerous than people might think.
A Good Night's Sleep to Fend Off Pain
Persistent pain that affects multiple parts of the body can be common among older adults. And for some, sleep habits may play a role in this widespread pain.
Childhood Pain Linked to Adult Pain
While chronic pain is rare in young children, kids and teens can and do develop chronic pain conditions. New research shows that these kids may have a greater chance of having the same issues as adults. 
Why Breast Cancer Surgery Pain Can Linger
Most women with breast cancer undergo some form of surgery ranging from a lumpectomy to remove the tumor and surrounding tissue to a mastectomy that removes the entire breast. Pain after mastectomies may be the most troubling long-term symptom among breast cancer survivors, according to a recent study.
FDA Hopes to Tighten Access to Vicodin, Lortab and Other Opioids
Opioids are a commonly prescribed type of medication used to treat chronic pain conditions and post-surgical pain. But the FDA has concerns that people may be misusing opioids and wants to tighten access to one of these medications.
Ibuprofen for Pain After Tonsil Removal
While surgery can solve some potentially serious problems, it can also be a painful process to recover from. After surgery to remove tonsils, patients are likely to receive pain medications. But they may not have to turn to strong prescription drugs to relieve their pain.
Ice Pack For Freezing Surgical Pain
Lessening the pain that frequently follows major abdominal surgery is critical as patients begin their recovery. Strong, pain-relieving opioid medications typically are prescribed at the start of that healing process.
Carpal Tunnel Soothed by Steroids
Steroid injections are often used to treat symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Evidence was lacking about how well steroid injections treated carpal tunnel past the first month. A recent study was conducted to shed light on this question.