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MRI Safe Pain Blocker: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Implantable neurostimulators have been used for years by pain specialists to help some patients.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Halena Gazelka explains how a recent recent FDA ruling could end up helping even more. To listen, click the link below. MRI Safe Pain Blocker

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How to Manage Pain Every Day (pkg)

More than one-fourth of the U.S. population suffers from some form of chronic pain. That's pain every day ... all day ... destroying quality of life and making even the simplest tasks difficult. But a program at Mayo Clinic is providing patients with the tools they need to help control their pain and regain a fulfilling [...]

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Pain With Addiction: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Jon Ebbert discusses addiction in the realm of chronic pain. To listen, click the link below. Pain With Addiction

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Depression and Chronic Pain

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Michael Hooten discusses the association between chronic pain and depression. To listen, click the link below. Depression & Chronic Pain

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Relieving Face Pain

A new Mayo Clinic study found that posterior fossa exploration surgery provided significantly better pain relief than stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with trigeminal neuralgia. This study will be presented at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in San Diego on May 5, 2009. Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by [...]

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

After seeing numerous medical professionals in her hometown for a stabbing pain in her face, Amy Abts was referred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. At the Mayo Clinic, Amy saw a neurologist who diagnosed her with Trigeminal Neuralgia, a rare condition named for the three-part (trigeminal) nerve. It [...]

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Wrist Injuries Diagnosed

A new finding at Mayo Clinic could help thousands get relief from annoying and sometimes debilitating wrist pain. Researchers led by Richard Berger, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, have identified a type of ligament injury that has been overlooked until now. Plus, they've developed an operation to fix it. To listen [...]

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Young People Report Worse Fibromyalgia Than Older Patients

  It may seem counterintuitive, but young and middle-aged fibromyalgia patients report worse symptoms and poorer quality of life than older patients, according to a Mayo Clinic study being presented the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. Fibromyalgia most often strikes women and is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain with fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. [...]

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Tuesday Q & A: Shingles more common after age 50, but can affect younger people

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed last year, at the age of 38, with shingles. What causes someone who is relatively young to get shingles? Does this mean I am more likely to get it again? Should I get the vaccine at this point or wait until the recommended age of [...]

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Mayo Clinic Offering New "MRI-Safe" Pain-Blocking Device

Mayo Clinic is now offering chronic pain sufferers a new, implantable pain-blocking device approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — that is safe for full-body MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, scanners. The device is an advancement on neurostimulation technology that's been is use for decades, but has been denied many patients who would likely need ongoing [...]

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A Pain-free Thumbs Up! (pkg)

Whether it’s getting in the way of your mad skills on a video game – or it’s interfering with your job – thumb arthritis is a common complaint. In fact, about 1 in 10 people will have to see a doctor for a painfully stubborn thumb. And women are [...]

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Education is Key to Pain Medication Safety (pkg)

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Accidental overdose from prescription pain medication is on the rise. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease [...]

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Education is Key to Pain Medication Safety (pkg)

Recent upgrades at YouTube have resulted in issues with some older versions of Internet Explorer. If you are only seeing a black box in the player, click here or open in a different browser.

Accidental overdose from prescription pain medication is on the rise. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease [...]

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Collecting Pennies through the Pain (pkg)

In 18 years she's had 15 surgeries and through it all she's put her energy into  helping others. This is a report about a child who, while battling neurofibromatosis, raised millions of dollars, one penny at a time.  Vivien Williams has Jeneece's story. [TRT 2:17] Video and script are available in the downloads above. Medical Edge reporter pkgs. [...]

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Get A Grip On Golf Pain (pkg.)

According to the National Golf Foundation, more than 28 million Americans love to hit the links. However, after a day on the course, some may wonder if the links are hitting back. Wrist and hand injuries for golfers are common. Why? And what can you do about them? Here’s Dennis Douda for Medical [...]

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The Pain, Swelling And Stiffness of Rheumatoid Arthritis (pkg)

Pain, swelling and stiffness in your joints. All are symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. But because these symptoms come and go, the condition can sometimes be tricky to diagnose. And it's important to get the right diagnosis because starting treatment early can make a difference. Vivien Williams reports.     [TRT 1:46] Video/Animation [...]

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Fighting Face Pain (pkg)

Imagine living with excruciating pain every time you brush your teeth, scratch your nose or crack a smile. That’s reality for people who suffer from what’s called trigeminal neuralgia. It’s a condition that causes intense, debilitating bouts of pain in your face.  Vivien Williams introduces you to a woman who endured the pain [...]

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Helping Patients With Chest Pain Make Emergency Room Decisions

Chest pain is the No. 2 reason people seek emergency care at U.S. hospitals and it accounts for about $8 billion in health care costs each year.  So Mayo Clinic physicians designed an education tool called a Chest Pain Decision Aid and researched the efficacy.   The results of the study showed that patients [...]

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