Poor and less educated suffer the most from chronic pain

Posted by - February 8, 2017

This post was originally published on this sitePoorer and less-educated older Americans are more like to suffer from chronic pain than those with greater wealth and more education, but the disparity between the two groups is much greater than previously thought, climbing as high as 370 percent in some categories, according to new research by

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Pain during alcohol withdrawal: Electroacupuncture may help

Posted by - February 7, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteHyperalgesia refers to an increased sensitivity to pain. It can occur during alcohol withdrawal, and may contribute to a relapse to drinking. Alternative therapies such as acupuncture and electroacupuncture (EA, which combines acupuncture with electrical stimulation) are effective in reducing pain and, possibly, alcohol-withdrawal symptoms. This rodent study

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