Health

For young adults, sleep problems predict later pain problems

For at least some groups of "emerging adults," sleep problems are a predictor of chronic pain and worsening pain severity over time, suggests a study in Pain, the official publication of the International Association for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can virtual reality therapy help alleviate chronic pain?

Chronic pain due to disease or injury is common, and even prescription pain medications cannot provide acceptable pain relief for many individuals. Virtual reality as a means of distraction, inducing positive emotions, or ...

Surgery

Managing chronic bone and joint pain

Musculoskeletal pain of the bone, joint and muscles is one of the most common reasons for primary care visits in the United States. According to a literature review appearing in a recent issue of the Journal of the American ...

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