Tag Archives: Chronic

Reviewing Interventional Treatments for Chronic Headache – Medical Bag

When chronic headaches and facial pain are complicated by comorbidities, polypharmacy, intolerance, or refractory pain, some clinicians are turning to interventional modalities to ease headache pain.1 Patients who cannot get relief with acute treatment were found to be 2 to 3 times more likely to transition to chronic migraine.2 Interventions to treat the most common… Read More »

Strong link found between chronic headache and back pain – Medical News Today

A review of 14 studies found that people with persistent headache or back pain were twice as likely to experience the other disorder as well. New research finds a strong association between headaches and lower back pain. Chronic headaches and persistent back pain are both debilitating conditions. New findings suggest a link between the two,… Read More »

Chronic conditions — not infectious diseases — are top 5 causes of early death in China

Chronic diseases, such as stroke, ischemic heart disease, and lung cancer, now represent the leading causes of premature death in China, according to a new scientific study. The rise in non-communicable diseases reflects declines in maternal and child mortality over nearly three decades, largely the result of economic growth and increasing levels of education. In… Read More »

Behavioral Chronic Migraine Treatment a Cost Effective Alternative

Behavioral chronic migraine treatment such as relaxation training, hypnosis and biofeedback makes financial sense in comparison to prescription medication, particularly after a year or longer. The costs of prescription medications, the type chronic migraine sufferers use on a daily basis in order to prevent onset, might not appear to be much even at a few… Read More »

Chronic pain relief: Mindfulness may be just as good as CBT

New research appearing in the BMJ journal Evidence-Based Mental Health suggests that mindfulness could be a promising alternative to cognitive behavioral therapy for relieving some of the psychological and physical symptoms of chronic pain. Mindfulness may be a useful alternative to CBT for easing chronic pain, new research shows. According to the most recent survey… Read More »