To meet the interests of our card holders and readers, we will keep you informed of the newest research, medications, statistics and therapies available in pain management.
How do you treat a fecal impaction?
Posted on Friday June 15, 2018
A fecal impaction, or impacted bowel, is a serious bowel condition that will require medical treatment. It occurs when a hard, immobile mass of stool blocks the colon or rectum. The symptoms include abdominal pain and an inability to relieve oneself. Learn more about how to prevent and treat an impacted bowel here.
Coronary artery spasm: What to know
Posted on Thursday June 14, 2018
Coronary artery spasm may cause pain, burning, or tightness in the chest, but it is often asymptomatic. While coronary artery spasms sometimes go unnoticed and do not cause significant problems, they can sometimes be life-threatening. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, and how to treat it.
Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know
Posted on Wednesday June 13, 2018
Lower back pain and vaginal discharge are common on their own. When they occur together, this can point to specific medical issues. In this article, learn about seven possible causes of both lower back pain and vaginal discharge. We also describe risk factors, diagnostic methods, and treatment options.
What to know about menopause and sore breasts
Posted on Tuesday June 12, 2018
Sore breasts are common during menstruation, but breast pain and discomfort can also occur during perimenopause and menopause. In this article, learn why breast pain can happen at this stage of life. We cover the home remedies that people can use to relieve pain, as well as when to see a doctor for breast symptoms.
What causes chest pain that comes and goes?
Posted on Monday June 11, 2018
Chest pain can have many origins, including problems with the heart, muscles, and lungs. When this pain comes and goes, a person may suspect a problem with the heart. In this article, we explore possible causes of intermittent chest pain, how to tell when the problem is heart-related, and when to call a doctor.
Lightning crotch: What to know about shooting pain during pregnancy
Posted on Sunday June 10, 2018
Some pregnant people may experience lightning crotch, which is a shooting pain in the vagina, rectum, or pelvis. Doctors do not fully understand its causes, but there are several home remedies that can help to ease the symptoms. Here, we look at the possible causes of lightning crotch and explain when to see a doctor.
Is chest pain a symptom of asthma?
Posted on Saturday June 09, 2018
There are many uncomfortable symptoms associated with asthma. These include breathing difficulties and possibly chest pain. This pain may happen before or during an asthma attack. There are many methods of prevention. Learn more about the link between asthma and chest pain, and when to see a doctor, here.
Aspirin's anticancer effect explored
Posted on Thursday June 07, 2018
The common over-the-counter painkiller aspirin appears to protect against colorectal cancer. A new study uncovers the cellular mechanisms involved.
What are the best cannabis strains for chronic pain?
Posted on Thursday June 07, 2018
Many different medications are available to treat chronic pain. One natural alternative treatment option is marijuana, or cannabis, which has a range of pain-relieving properties. There are different strains of marijuana. The most effective one depends on the type of pain. Learn more about marijuana for pain here.
Why does perimenopause cause ovary pain?
Posted on Tuesday June 05, 2018
Perimenopause is the time when the body is preparing for menopause, and it can last several years. During this time, hormones levels fluctuate. This can cause irregular menstruation that may be more painful than usual. Read on to learn what causes perimenopause ovary pain, in particular, and how to treat the symptoms.