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Advances Against Chronic Pain


Health & Wellness  (tags: health, cronic pain, drugs, prevention, study, treatment, illness, disease, Body-Mind-Spirit, research )

Dee
- 718 days ago - health.usnews.com
About one third of Americans, an estimated 100 million people, suffer from chronic pain, making it one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor. Pain can be the side effect of serious medical problems like cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, but..



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Dee C. (214)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 11:30 pm
but it also exists independently of any other medical condition. Despite decades of research and millions of dollars devoted to studying the problem, current therapies provide only marginal relief for many sufferers. But there are glimmers of hope. Among other developments, researchers today are working on novel approaches that focus on controlling activity in the brain's pain centers and on cells previously thought to play only a supporting role in the central nervous system.

Success can't come any too soon. Prescription drugs like Oxycontin, Percocet, and Vicodin, while effective weapons against chronic pain, are under increasing scrutiny because they can be addictive for patients and have also been abused by others who simply take them, without prescriptions, for their euphoria-producing effects. To relieve the widespread overdependence on painkillers, researchers are investigating new ways to attack this most primitive sensation and not merely mask it, as opioid drugs do. But researchers have to tread carefully, as pain can help keep "us out of trouble," as in a warning to draw back from a hot stove, says Sean Mackey, chief of the pain management division at Stanford University School of Medicine. The goal is to lessen or eliminate chronic pain that serves no useful purpose.

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Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 12:40 am
"Success can't come any too soon. Prescription drugs like Oxycontin, Percocet, and Vicodin, while effective weapons against chronic pain, are under increasing scrutiny because they can be addictive for patients and have also been abused by others who simply take them, without prescriptions, for their euphoria-producing effects. To relieve the widespread overdependence on painkillers, researchers are investigating new ways to attack this most primitive sensation and not merely mask it, as opioid drugs do. But researchers have to tread carefully, as pain can help keep "us out of trouble," as in a warning to draw back from a hot stove, says Sean Mackey, chief of the pain management division at Stanford University School of Medicine. The goal is to lessen or eliminate chronic pain that serves no useful purpose."
 

Mm M. (449)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 1:26 am
Great News! Thank you Dee! xoxoxo




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Tal H. (8)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 6:24 pm
Thanks for the share
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 9:57 pm
Thanks.
 

Billie C. (2)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 10:18 pm
the problem is finding a good pain clinic that isn't really a pill mill. to many people are hooked and clinics become pill mills to push the stuff. then people with real pain are left with no help.
 

Frans Badenhorst (551)
Monday September 10, 2012, 12:51 am
thanks for sharing, noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 10, 2012, 2:32 am
Thank you.
 

Azaima A. (216)
Monday September 10, 2012, 5:11 am
waiting for a reason for hope
 

John Gregoire (255)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 5:48 am
Once it has built up in the body a very old and simple drug called POTABA has been extremely effective for many with myofascial pain.
 
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