Archive for the 'Pain / Anesthetics'

Common anesthetic can reduce chronic pain after mastectomy

More than two-thirds of women who have had mastectomies struggle with persistent pain, but it doesn't have to be that way.

Exercise can reduce drug-related joint pain in breast cancer patients, study shows

Breast cancer survivors taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs) such as anastrozole, letrozole, and exemestane experienced a reduction in joint pain if they exercised while on treatment, according to results presented here at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 10-14.

Gene That Encodes Crucial Pain Receptor May Be Key To Individualizing Therapy For Major Health Problem

Nearly one in five people suffers from the insidious and often devastating problem of chronic pain. That the problem persists, and is growing, is striking given the many breakthroughs in understanding the basic biology of pain over the past two decades...