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Medical News Today: What is a TENS unit and does it work?

Some people use a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit to treat pain. This device works by sending electrical impulses through the skin. It may give people relief from the painful symptoms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and other conditions. Learn more here.
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Medical News Today: What is opioid-induced constipation?

Opioids are often crucial pain relievers, but they can have adverse effects, including constipation. Find out more about opioid-induced constipation here.
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Medical News Today: Treatment for opioid-induced constipation

Many people use opioids to relieve pain, but they can lead to further problems, including constipation. Find out how to reduce the symptoms of constipation resulting from the use of opioids.
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Medical News Today: What causes opioid-induced constipation (OIC)?

Opioids are important for controlling pain, but they can lead to opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Why does this happen and what other effects do opioids have on digestion?
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Medical News Today: Is pain relief more effective when delivered by a stranger?

An intriguing new study asks whether a health treatment received from a stranger has a stronger effect than one received from someone you already know.
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Medical News Today: How cannabinoid drugs affect the experience of pain

A new study reviews the effects of cannabis on the experience of pain. The results highlight the affective component in cannabis's pain-relieving effects.
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Medical News Today: What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?

A pinched nerve in the shoulder, also known as cervical radiculopathy, occurs when something presses against a nerve coming from the neck. This often causes pain and weakness in the arm. Many cases resolve without treatment, but some need medication and surgery to relieve symptoms.
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Medical News Today: Chronic pain and the power of placebo

The placebo effect is stronger in some people than in others. A new study unlocks the psychological and neuroanatomical differences between these people.
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Medical News Today: Is it safe to mix aspirin and ibuprofen?

Aspirin and ibuprofen are from the same family of drugs called NSAIDs. People should usually not take the two together. In this article, we discuss how to stay safe when taking aspirin and ibuprofen, what to do if you have taken both together by accident, and alternative medications that do not interact with NSAIDs.
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Medical News Today: Treating pain with magnetic fields

New research suggests that 'mechanoceuticals' may be the treatment of the future against chronic pain. Magnetic force can reduce pain signals in neurons.