For Tara Campbell, the onset of her fibromyalgia began slowly with repeated sore throats, fevers and fatigue.
NewMed, a division of Bedfont Scientific Ltd, specialises in the drug-free pain-relief therapy known as Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy whose products help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia sufferers across the UK.
The leech was indispensable in 19th Century medicine for bloodletting, a practice believed to be a cure for anything from headaches to gout. Leeching was largely abandoned as medical science advanced, only occasionally being called upon to treat bruising and black eyes.
Young adolescents and teens with fixed orthodontic appliances who chew gum report significantly less pain and impact of their braces than their peers who do not chew gum, report researchers from Sheffield in the UK.
Pain all over, fatigue and difficulty sleeping -- and no measurable answer for what could be wrong.
The World Health Organization (WHO) co-sponsors the first Global Day Against Pain, which seeks to draw global attention to the urgent need for better pain relief for sufferers from diseases such as cancer and AIDS.
According to a doctor in Brazil the excruciating pain associated with inflammation of the trigeminal nerve of the head and face can be substantially relieved by injections of botulinum toxin A.
The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug meloxicam significantly improves nighttime physical activity in cats with osteoarthritis, indicating its potential as a pain reliever in this feline population, report Canadian researchers.