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Used as Prescribed, Opioids Relieve Chronic Pain With Little Addiction Risk
HBNS STORY | January 19, 2010

Latino and White Children Might Receive Different Pain Treatment
HBNS STORY | February 4, 2010

Is Your Back Pain Caused by Herniated Disc? Single Test Can’t Tell
HBNS STORY | February 16, 2010

Acetaminophen Alone Works Well for Postpartum Pain
HBNS STORY | March 16, 2010

Chiropractic Treatment Offers Some Relief for Early Low Back Pain
HBNS STORY | April 13, 2010

Out-of-Pocket Costs Put Arthritis Drugs Out of Reach for Some
HBNS STORY | May 20, 2010

Low Back Pain Is No Reason to Stay in Bed
HBNS STORY | June 15, 2010

Review: Ibuprofen Offers Relief for Many With Migraine Headaches
HBNS STORY | October 5, 2010

For Back Pain, Spinal Manipulation Holds Its Own
HBNS STORY | February 15, 2011
If you’re suffering from chronic lower back pain, a new review finds that spinal manipulation ? the kind of hands-on regimen that a chiropractor might perform ? is as helpful as other common treatments like painkillers.

Overdoses of Popular Painkiller Send Thousands to ER Each Year
HBNS STORY | May 3, 2011
Overdose of the common household drug acetaminophen leads to more than 78,000 emergency department visits a year, and the majority of the overdoses are intentional, according to a new CDC study.

Caffeine Can Ease a Spinal Tap Headache
HBNS STORY | August 9, 2011
People who suffer headaches after a spinal tap might have a relatively simple way to ease the painful throb: a caffeine tablet.

Caffeine Gives a Small Boost to Painkillers’ Effectiveness
HBNS STORY | March 15, 2012
Caffeine improves the effectiveness of over-the-counter pain relieving drugs, but only by a small margin, according to a new evidence review in The Cochrane Library.

Topical NSAIDs Provide Relief from Arthritis Pain
HBNS STORY | September 18, 2012
For those suffering from osteoarthritis of the knees or hands, applying topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) —in the form of creams, gels and patches —can bring weeks of pain relief, finds a new review by The Cochrane Library.

Evidence Does Not Back-Up Spinal Manipulation for Acute Lower Back Pain
HBNS STORY | September 20, 2012
Manipulating or “adjusting” the spine is a popular way to treat occasional or acute lower back pain and is covered by many health insurance plans, but a recent review by The Cochrane Library finds no evidence to suggest it is more effective than other therapy options.

Drugs to Treat Fibromyalgia Just as Likely to Harm as Help
HBNS STORY | January 31, 2013
Among fibromyalgia patients taking either of two commonly prescribed drugs to reduce pain, 22 percent report substantial improvement while 21 percent had to quit the regimen due to unpleasant side effects, according to a new review in The Cochrane Library.

Chronic Pain Sufferers Likely to Have Anxiety
HBNS STORY | May 7, 2013
Patients coping with chronic pain should also be evaluated for anxiety disorders, according to new research published in General Hospital Psychiatry.

Chronic Pain and Emotional Distress Often Treated With Risky Medications
HBNS STORY | November 12, 2013
People with chronic pain and emotional distress are more likely to be given ongoing prescriptions for opioid drugs, which may not help, finds a new review in General Hospital Psychiatry.