Opiate Pain Relievers for Chronic Pain
Drug details for Opioid analgesics for chronic pain.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) - Topic Overview
What is TENS?Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a therapy that uses low - voltage electrical current for pain relief. You do TENS with a small, battery - powered machine about the size of a pocket radio. Usually, you connect two electrodes (wires that conduct electrical current) from the machine to your skin. The electrodes are often placed on the area of pain or at a pressure .
Chronic Pain - Topic Overview
This topic provides information on chronic pain that is caused by factors other than cancer.
Objects in the Ear - Prevention
Tips to help prevent children from inserting objects into their ears.
Objects in the Ear - Topic Overview
Objects (foreign bodies) inserted into the ear usually do not cause significant damage. However, objects that are inserted forcefully can damage the ear canal or penetrate the eardrum.
Bodywork and Manual Therapy - Topic Overview
What are bodywork and manual therapy?Bodywork and manual therapy are general terms that refer to body manipulation therapies used for relaxation and pain relief. Massage and chiropractic are well - known forms of bodywork.The idea behind bodywork is that people learn-or are forced by injury or stress into-unnatural ways of moving or holding their bodies. This unnatural movement or posture changes
Chronic Pain - What Increases Your Risk
Factors that may increase the risk of chronic pain include several things.
Pain Management - Getting Support
Needing other people for emotional support is a normal part of life. You may have to lean on family and friends if you're getting over an injury or surgery or if you live with pain much of the time. It can be hard sometimes to ask for help. But don't be afraid to reach out. Other people can help you-and they may be eager to help. Along with your family and friends,you can seek support from: ...
Sickle Cell Trait - Topic Overview
What is sickle cell trait? Sickle cell trait occurs when a person inherits a sickle cell gene from just one parent. It's not the same as sickle cell disease,in which a person inherits two sickle cell genes,one from each parent. People with sickle cell disease have just one kind of hemoglobin (hemoglobin S),which turns their normal,round red blood cells into abnormally curved (sickle) ...
Sickle Cell Disease: Vision Problems - Topic Overview
People who have sickle cell disease can sometimes have vision problems. Blood cells that change shape, or sickle, can get trapped in blood vessels, blocking the blood flow. When this blockage occurs in the small blood vessels in the inner lining (retina) of the eyes, it can cause vision problems. This most often occurs in people who have hemoglobin SC disease, a type of sickle cell disease.In the worst cases, the retina may come loose, leading to permanent blindness. This may happen suddenly, without any warning.Early detection can help prevent these problems. Have your child's eyes checked during the newborn period and again at all routine well-child visits.1 And get routine eye exams as an adult. Try to go to a doctor who specializes in eye problems (ophthalmologist).