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Pain Relief

Approximately 50 million people in the U.S. live with chronic pain. If you experience chronic pain, you're not alone. Learn about the ways to deal with painful disorders, from at-home solutions to drug treatments, injectable or implantable therapies to surgery.

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Use mindfulness to cope with chronic pain

Mindfulness has become a popular concept. Frequently thought of as a way to manage stress and improve focus, discover the benefits of mindfulness practice for helping with chronic pain.

Lori Sodeman LGSW By Lori Sodeman February 20, 2024

Managing pain and restoring function

Pain is experienced differently by everyone. That's why it's important to have a diverse healthcare team to help address your symptoms. Here's how experts in physical medicine and rehabilitation help you manage pain and restore functionality.

Evan Nelson MD By Evan Nelson August 8, 2023

8 common myths about back pain

Are you tired of dealing with back pain, feeling confused about its causes and wondering about the best remedies? Let's debunk some common myths about back pain.

Meghan Murphy MD By Meghan Murphy July 28, 2023

How to support a loved one with chronic pain

For millions of people, living with chronic pain can significantly affect daily activities, relationships, work and well-being. Read ways you can support a loved one with chronic pain.

Qasim Raza, M.B.B.S., M.D. By Qasim Raza July 24, 2023

Pathways through persistent pain: Tips for managing chronic pain

Chronic pain affects 3 out of 10 people in the U.S. While there is no single cure, a team approach for medical management, movement therapy and learning specific coping strategies can help.

Monica Foster, Ph.D. By Monica Foster May 26, 2023

Long-lasting pain relief with radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation uses precise heat to stop nerves from sending pain signals to the brain from conditions like spinal arthritis and joint pain. Read a Q&A about this innovative treatment.

Melissa Kenevan, M.D. By Melissa Kenevan May 23, 2023

5 most common types of chronic pain treated by neurosurgeons

Nearly 100 million Americans experience chronic pain ranging from back pain to headaches. Read about the most common types evaluated and treated by neurosurgeons.

T.K. Schiefer, M.D. By T.K. Schiefer May 2, 2023

Pain in the back: Spinal arthritis

The spine is susceptible to arthritis because of its range of motion. But not everyone who has arthritis has symptoms or needs treatment. Learn how being active can keep the pain away.

Gazanfar Rahmathulla, M.B.B.S., M.D. By Gazanfar Rahmathulla March 8, 2023

Targeting pain with restorative neuromodulation

Pain management historically has addressed a symptom rather than the underlying cause. Learn how an implanted restorative neurostimulation device treats the cause of pain and not just the symptoms.

Richard Siegfried, M.D. By Richard Siegfried February 16, 2023

Dementia-related pain: What caregivers need to know

Up to 80% of people with dementia experience pain. Learn how to recognize it and advocate for pain management for your loved one.

Jennifer Winegarden, D.O. By Jennifer Winegarden January 26, 2023

Oh, my aching pregnancy back: 5 tips to help find relief

Back pain is a common complaint during pregnancy. Get tips to ease pain, and learn when to consult a health care professional.

Abbey Rose, CNM, A.P.N.P. By Abbey Rose January 6, 2023

Back pain self-care tips

Almost 80% of adults say they have experienced back pain. Follow these steps to protect from further injury and ease your pain.

September 9, 2021