chronic pain

Be honest about your pain

Dr. Rybacki skeptical  Pain is now the fifth vital sign. When you are in the hospital, pain is supposed to be regularly checked and if the pain is at an unacceptable level, treatment needs to be given and then the results from that treatment rechecked.

What on earth do those words mean?

cat and joy of cooking book  Finally understanding an idea is cause for great happiness! Unfortunately, words and use of language is very complicated in hospitals today and it may not get much better.

Cymbalta in chronic pain and possible combinations

woman aghast As we age, things begin to wear and combinations of ailments become more common. It's not unusual to find depressed patients with chronic pain, arthritis and back problems. Today, the FDA approved Cymbalta (duloxetine) to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain, including discomfort from osteoarthritis and chronic lower back pain.

Got Pain?...Cymbalta may help

woman on stairs Options for pain management include a variety of nonsteroidal drugs, steroids, opioids, morphine relatives, agonist antagonist compounds other medicines and even a derivative from a "poisonous" shell. Today the FDA approved a new option...Cymbalta (duloxetine), a drug known to help depression.

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Approval Date: 
Thu, 11/11/2010

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