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By Salynn Boyles
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
Study Shows a Positive Attitude and ‘Health Literacy’ Play Key Roles in Back Pain Relief
Most adults experience back pain at some point in their lives, but for about one in 10 sufferers the condition is persistent and disabling.
It has long been recognized that patients’ attitudes and beliefs about their […]

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By Daniel J. DeNoon
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
WebMD Health News
Popular Supplement Fails to Help Low Back Pain in Clinical Trial
The popular supplement glucosamine doesn’t help people who have low back pain, a clinical trial finds.
The study looked specifically at 250 people with evidence of osteoarthritis (OA) of the spine. All of the patients had at least some […]

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By Dr. Mercola
Ginger may reduce the pain associated with muscle injury after exercising. This could offer athletes a natural pain reliever.
Both raw and heat-treated ginger reduced pain associated with muscle injury by about 24 percent.
According to NutraIngredients:
“The rhizome of the ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) is a rich source of antioxidants, including gingerols, shogaols, zingerones and […]

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Post image for Lack of Sleep Triggers ‘Migraine’ Proteins

By Salynn Boyles
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
New Research Helps Explain Why Sleep Deprivation Triggers Migraines, Other Chronic Pain Conditions
Not getting enough sleep or having poor sleep habits can trigger migraines or cause occasional migraines to become frequent. Now new research may help explain the biological links between sleep and headache pain.
Pain researchers from Missouri State University […]

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Post image for Pain relievers linked to higher risks of heart-related deaths among healthy people

(PhysOrg.com) — Some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with significantly higher risks of dying from heart-related causes among healthy people, according to new research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association.
The study is the first to report on specific cardiovascular risks among healthy people.
“Even though the frequency […]

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Researchers are exploring a possible link between low levels of vitamin D and chronic pain.
By Gina Shaw
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
WebMD Feature
Not getting enough vitamin D in your system may be linked to chronic pain.
Over the past 10 years, several researchers have found an association between extremely low vitamin D levels and chronic, general pain that […]

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By Maria Cheng
(AP) – Running on empty may not be such a bad idea after all. Though many athletes eat before training, some scientists say that if you really want to get rid of more fat, you should skip the pre-workout snack.
Several studies suggest exercising while your body is low on food may be a […]

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By Matt McMillen
WebMD Feature

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
Randy Wold, 58, was an auto mechanic, an excellent golfer, and a bowler who never scored below 200. Then, nearly 10 years ago, when he was suffering from intense chronic pain, he received a surprise diagnosis. His doctor told him he had fibromyalgia.
A neurological disorder that causes […]

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