Archive for Pain

New Approach to Chronic Pain Leads to Novel Treatment Options: Antibiotics Anyone?

Pain Is Not All the Same Brain imaging studies like functional magnetic resonance imagery (FMRI) have provided tantalizing insights into the operation of the human brain. In this blog I’m going to review and highlight research and novel approaches by one of the leading researchers in the rapidly Read more [...]

Taking the Sting out of Pain: Scorpion Venom Could Provide Alternative to Narcotic Pain Drugs

In the second of two blogs looking at future possibilities for pain relief we turn to a much feared arthropod. Drug Under Development Spells Hope for Pain Relief in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A friend of mine coping with  severe back pain, allodynia, high blood pressure and Read more [...]

Drug Under Development Spells Hope for Pain Relief in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

From opioids to anticonvulsants to antidepressants, etc. doctors throw a wide variety of drugs at nerve pain, yet the prognosis is generally poor with 40-60% of patients receiving only partial relief.  (Some studies indicate alpha lipoic acid and benfotiamine (thiamine) can be helpful for some, as well.) Nerve Read more [...]

A Treatable Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Subset – If Doctors Will Just Look For It

Pretty Graphs Dr. Susan Vernon and Dr. Lucinda Bateman spoke in Denver on Saturday, June 28. Dr. Bateman gave a presentation on research out of the University of Utah she co-authored  in her talk, "Treatment Options for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia patients I took two main points from her presentation. Read more [...]

When Touch Hurts and Blood Matters: Getting at the Pain in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Sydnrome (ME/CFS)

(Please welcome Tim Vaughan to Health Rising's team of bloggers as he digs deeper into issues raised in earlier blogs and outlines an intriguing theory about the nature of pain in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other disorders.) Touch the tip of your forefinger to the tip of Read more [...]