Chronic Pain ConditionsInfo Center

Experts Say Opioids May Not Be Worth Risk for Some Conditions
In recent years, opioids have become a safety concern for some health officials. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recently released a statement on opioid use to address this problem.
Medical Marijuana Tied to Drop in Opioid Overdose Deaths
Prescriptions for opioid painkillers have nearly doubled over the past decade. At the same time, opioid overdose deaths have risen. Could the availability of alternative pain treatments, such as medical marijuana, change those overdose rates?
Insomnia Associated With Increased Back Pain
Insomnia doesn't just affect patients at night — they often feel tired and less focused during the day, too. But patients may also experience back pain as a result of their sleepless nights.
Painkiller Prescription Practices Differ Across US
Medications intended to ease pain can sometimes cause more when an overdose occurs. People in certain US states may be at a greater risk for overdoses based on the prescription practices in those states.
Unrecognized Nervous System Disorder Affecting Young Women
Postural tachycardia syndrome is a condition that is often mistaken for chronic fatigue. However, people with postural tachycardia syndrome may have worse physical and social difficulties than those with fatigue.
Few Spine Surgeons Used Psych Screening Before Surgery
Mental health issues may play a role in disabling back pain that can require surgery, and experts recommend mental health screening before spinal surgery. But it seems some surgeons may have missed this recommendation.
Low Back Pain Causes Disability Around the World
Is that constant pain in your lower back affecting your day-to-day life? You aren't alone.
New Implant Eased Pain from Spinal Fractures
Spinal fractures can cause constant pain. In addition to pain pills, there may be other ways to ease the discomfort.
Length of Massage Matters for Neck Pain Relief
People who have lasting neck pain could get some relief by making the right phone call, which might be to a licensed massage therapist.
Patients Happy with Less Invasive Back Surgery
Back surgery might not have to be a major surgery for some patients. A different technique may produce good long-lasting results.