Home video-game exercises can reduce chronic lower back pain in older people by a level comparable to benefits gained under programmes supervised by a physiotherapist, a study has found.
The commonly used painkiller diclofenac is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events, according to a study in Denmark.
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A nurse researcher is seeking children who suffer from chronic pain to take part in a new study looking at how storytelling might improve communication between young patients and clinicians.
Giving a drug called remifentanil during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural, a study by UK researchers has revealed.
Patients with some forms of kidney stones should have greater access to non-invasive procedures to remove them, according to new draft clinical guidance for England.
Stopping long-term opioid treatment does not make chronic, non-cancer-related pain worse and, in some cases, makes it better, according to US researchers.
Surgery to repair spinal fractures is no more effective for pain relief than a sham procedure in older patients with osteoporosis, according to researchers in the Netherlands and the US.
One gram of fish oil a day and other simple dietary changes could help reduce the pain of patients with osteoarthritis, according to a review of studies by UK researchers.
Recent opioid use is associated with both an increased risk of falls in older adults and also an increased risk of death, warn Canadian researchers in the wake of a large study.
Upsetting experiences of end of life care, including nurses and doctors refusing or seeming “frightened” to provide pain relief, highlight the need for urgent improvements in symptom management, say researchers.