Chronic Pain

Researchers: New Zika Complication – Peripheral Neuropathy

Researchers have reported a new neurological complication of infection with the Zika virus after confirming the first case of Zika – associated sensory polyneuropathy, according to a paper published by the Journal of the Neurological Sciences “Zika [...]

The Top 5 California Dispensaries

Uncover the 5 best marijuana dispensaries in California. We talk about several different dispensaries, their operating hours and what makes each dispensary special. Marijuana in California is booming. The industry has a value of over $1.3 billion [...]

Research Supports Surgery as a Second-Line Mesothelioma Treatment

A team of Swiss doctors has released a report on mesothelioma relapse and the most effective ways to treat it. Researchers at University Hospital Zurich analyzed the cases of 136 mesothelioma patients who were treated with [...]

Obama Addresses Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use

Today, President Obama issued a memo to Federal Departments and Agencies directing two important steps to combat the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic: Prescriber Training:  First, to help ensure that health care professionals who prescribe [...]

In a Move by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Patient Limit on Access to Opioid Dependence Treatments to be Expanded

PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 30, 2015  — BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) stated that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Sylvia M. Burwell, announced important new steps to increase access to [...]

Fibromyalgia Considered Lifelong Central Nervous System Disorder

Fibromyalgia is now considered to be a central nervous system disorder, according to University of Michigan professor of anesthesiology, Daniel Clauw, M.D. In a scientific session at the American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Dr. Clauw [...]

Fibromyalgia Treated Best with Marijuana

Medical marijuana is far more effective at treating symptoms of fibromyalgia than any of the three prescription drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the disorder, according to a survey from In [...]

Bionic Prosthetic Arm Being Developed by Lawrence Livermore Lab

The dream of replacing a lost or missing limb with a fully functional limb, has been around for centuries. Historically, a prosthesis could assist the user in achieving basic tasks, but remained a far cry from [...]

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Crosses the Finish Line

Only days after the Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all 30 counts brought against him, one of the survivors returned to cross the finish line. On April 15, 2013, Rebekah Gregory DiMartino was standing near [...]

Trial Evaluates New Method of Treating Chronic Pain Associated with Major Limb Amputation

Researchers from Northwest Medicine® in Chicago, have announced that they are leading a four-year multi-center clinical trial to evaluate a new surgical method of addressing chronic pain associated with amputation of a major limb. The method, [...]