Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Poor and less educated suffer the most from chronic pain

Poorer and less-educated older Americans are more like to suffer from chronic pain than those with greater wealth and more education, but the disparity between the two groups is much greater than previously thought, climbing ...

Medical research

Veterans endure higher pain severity than nonveterans

American veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans, with young and middle-aged veterans suffering the most, according to a new analysis of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Significant pain increases the risk of opioid addiction by 41 percent

What do we really know about the relationship between the experience of pain and risk of developing opioid use disorder? Results from a recent study - the first to directly address this question—show that people with moderate ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is chronic pain and why is it hard to treat?

A recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that more than one in three people in the United States have experienced pain of some sort in the previous three months. Of these, approximately 50 million suffer ...

Surgery

Pain and physical function improve after weight-loss surgery

Among a group of patients with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery, a large percentage experienced improvement in pain, physical function, and walking capacity over 3 years, according to a study appearing in the ...

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 ...

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