What Are the Three Types of Pain?

Each year, Americans spend approximately $560 billion on the diagnosis and management of chronic pain. The incidents of chronic pain are so great that they affect more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.   Chronic pain is often treated through the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or with opioids such as oxycodone (OxyContin®) and hydrocodone (Vicodin®). There are t...

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10 Medical Reasons for Pain

Chronic pain is so prevalent that approximately 20 percent of U.S. adults experience it every year. The types of pain are so great and the levels of pain so varied that numerous industries and professions are flourishing to help manage episodes of pain. Some of these businesses provide remedies that only mask the pain so that we can continue our daily lives. To help you determine what level of care you may need ...

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Is exercise good or bad for knee pain?

Knee pain is one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S., affecting approximately 19% of the population. The occurrence of knee pain increases with age, however, knee pain can also be a challenge for children, teens, and young adults. People who suffer from knee pain often wonder whether exercise can help or hurt their condition. The answer is that there is no firm "yes" or "no" - each person is diffe...

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Is arthritis curable?

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S., affecting more than 50 million adults. Though arthritis occurs more frequently as we age, it is by no means an older person's disease:  Arthritis also affects over 300,000 children. Arthritis is a universal term for over 100 different types of joint pain or diseases of the joint, which includes symptoms such as moderate to severe swelling, pain, limited ...

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