SUNDAY, May 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — College basketball player Joey Liedel suffered years of debilitating hip pain that limited his ability to play. As a freshman at University of Detroit-Mercy, he was in constant discomfort. Eventually, the Erie, Mich., athlete underwent hip surgery and took some time off toContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An experimental gene therapy for spinal cord pain shows promise in mice, researchers say. About half of spinal cord injury patients have neuropathy, which is chronic or debilitating pain, tingling, numbness or muscle weakness caused by damaged or malfunctioning nerves. Treatment of neuropathyContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Persistent use of steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen to treat acute lower back pain may actually turn it into a chronic condition, a new study warns. However, some experts who expressed concerns about the study published in the journal ScienceContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with sickle cell disease who take corticosteroids to treat asthma or inflammation may suffer severe pain and even need to be hospitalized, researchers report. This reaction to corticosteroids can be particularly severe among older people, women and patients not taking the drugContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When people have legal access to marijuana, they’re less likely to take certain prescription drugs, new research suggests. U.S. states where recreational marijuana is legal have seen large drops in the use of prescription drugs for pain, depression, anxiety, sleep, psychosis and seizures,Continue Reading

TUESDAY, April 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Lower levels of sex hormones might be tied to tears of the shoulder’s rotator cuff in men and women, a new study suggests. Among women with low levels of estrogen, researchers found the odds of a rotator cuff tear were 48% higher, comparedContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — One in five Medicare recipients use medical marijuana and two-thirds say it should be covered by Medicare, a new survey reveals. Medical marijuana is legal in 37 states, four territories and the District of Columbia, but it isn’t covered by Medicare, the federalContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Gun violence can cause significant, long-lasting mental harm to survivors and their families, according to a new study. In the year after their injury, survivors are at increased risk for pain, mental health and substance use disorders. Their family members also have higherContinue Reading