Virtual reality can help people with chronic neck pain and shoulder impingement syndrome and will play a wider part in rehabilitation in the future, experts highlight in Physical Therapy.
Radiofrequency treatment significantly reduces the knee pain but rarely improves the knee joint function, a team reports in BioMed Research International. Continue reading
Common antidepressants appear to interact with opioid pain medication tramadol making it less effective for pain relief, experts report in Pharmacotherapy. Continue reading
In the last issue of Arthritis Digest we reported that a herb called kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction, despite a lack of research about if it works and if it’s safe. Now a new study in Pharmacotherapy reveals that kratom does indeed appear to be unsafe, so readers are advised to steer clear for the foreseeable. Continue reading
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tree-like plant from Southeast Asia that has become popular in Europe and the US for treating pain and managing opioid withdrawal. Continue reading