Today’s stories are from these subjects: Pain Rx, Miscellaneous Conditions, Cancer, and Tackling the ‘Holiday Blues’. The final category is Coping with Chronic Pain at Holiday Time. The piece, “In Search of a Merry Christmas” by Lindsay at RunLindsayRun, is about making sure to plan ahead to take care of yourself during the holidays.
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Read more about the study HERE
update: Washington State’s Pain Law is causing severe anguish and fear for legitimate pain patients. Other states are watching, and could decide to follow suit. Be watchful of legislation in your state! Read about the awful situation here:
Multiple Sclerosis May Take a Different Pathway Than Previously Thought: 'Outside-in' disease progression could change approach to diagnosis & treatment
Early Ovary Removal May Raise Arthritis, Osteoporosis Risk: Study showed nearly half of women under 45 who had procedure developed one or the other condition
Study seeking patients: Stanford and UCSF are recruiting to test ultrasound waves for easing pain of cancer spread into bones
*BACK PAIN / SPINE ISSUES
Timing May Be Key to Successful Back Surgery: Waiting longer than six months to repair herniated disc may hinder recovery
Study Questions Use of MRI Before Back-Pain Injections: Routine imaging has little clinical value for certain patients
*TACKLING THE ‘HOLIDAY BLUES’
*COPING WITH CHRONIC PAIN AT HOLIDAY TIME
by Lindsay at RunLindsayRun