What Works Best to Ease Migraines?

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new research review offers good news for migraine sufferers: There are more pain-relieving options than ever. In an analysis of over 100 published studies, researchers found that several drug classes showed good evidence they ease the pain of a migraine-in-progress. Some of …

Doctors May Be Overprescribing Opioids After Surgeries

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many patients who are prescribed opioids after surgery could get the same level of pain relief with non-opioid alternatives such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen without the risk of addiction, researchers say. “Opioids have been a routine part of postsurgical pain care for decades, but …

Arthritis Pain and Sleep

The pain of arthritis makes it tough for many people to get a good night’s sleep. Worse yet, tossing and turning at night can actually increase the perception of pain. “There’s a reciprocal relationship between pain and poor sleep. The poorer people sleep, the more pain they tend to be in,” says Kevin Fontaine, PhD, …