Chronic pain Articles & Stories:

Research Reveals Potential Prevention for Muscle Loss, Obesity, and Diabetes

Research Reveals Potential Prevention for Muscle Loss, Obesity, and Diabetes Research from Nanyang Technological University has revealed breakthroughs regarding how the body loses muscle, potentially opening the door for new treatments to fight aging, obesity, and diabetes. The study is published in the journal Cell Metabolism. Read More

Steroid Injections Found to Increase Risk of Bone Fractures

Steroid Injections Found to Increase Risk of Bone Fractures Patients who have been treated with an epidural steroid injection for back pain face an elevated risk of bone fractures in the spine, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers claim that the risk of fracture rose by 29 percent following each steroid injection, a discovery that they... Read More

Expert Commentary: Thomas Murray, Jr., M.D. 3/25/2010

Expert Commentary: Thomas Murray, Jr., M.D. 3/25/2010 A tear of a cartilage cushion or meniscus is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, and removal of the torn fragments, or menisectomy, is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures done in the United States every day. The two menisci (plural) are semi-circular structures in the k... Read More

Expert Commentary: Paul Meli MD, FACS 2/1/2010

Expert Commentary: Paul Meli MD, FACS 2/1/2010 Injuries to the cartilage of the knee; the meniscus, are one of the most common injuries seen in the knee. A wide variety of activities can cause damage to the knee ranging from professional sporting activities such as football, soccer, or tennis to routine activities of daily living such as ... Read More

Expert Commentary: Gregory Portland, M.D. 11/23/2009

Expert Commentary: Gregory Portland, M.D. 11/23/2009 Torn rotator cuff tendons are among the most common conditions shoulder specialists face. Decisions to fix a torn tendon are predicated on a patient's age, occupation, activity level, weakness, and pain. Pain, in my experience, is the number one motivator to proceed with surgery. Read More

Technique Aids Joint Replacements

Technique Aids Joint Replacements A computer-aided bone-implant technique is coming on line that will increase the accuracy of implant insertions and decrease operating room time for hip, shoulder, knee and ankle replacements - especially for younger patients. The novel technology relies on software newly developed by the Hum... Read More

Understanding Slipped Disc | Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Understanding Slipped Disc | Symptoms, Causes, Treatments What is a Slipped Disc? One of the most common injuries to the spine is slipped or a herniated disk. This condition may be extremely painful and may damage surrounding muscle and nerve systems. Read More

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