Tag Archives: Pain

Does weather affect arthritis pain?

Medical myths die hard. Maybe that’s because there’s no agreement on whether a common belief is indeed a myth. For example, there’s the longstanding belief that weather affects arthritis pain. Many of my patients notice a clear connection; some are so convinced of the link, they believe they can predict the weather better than the… Read More »

Ultrasound-Guided C2 Coblation May Be Effective for Cervicogenic Headache – Clinical Pain Advisor

January 17, 2019 Share this content: Cervicogenic headache is caused by upper cervical spine dysfunction involving soft tissue, disk and/or bony components that affect the nerve root, with C2 often implicated. Treatment of cervicogenic headache with ultrasound-guided C2 nerve root coblation was associated with significant reductions in pain for at least 24 weeks, according to… Read More »

Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

A study finds that certain pain relievers may promote Clostridium difficile infection. The results may help improve the management of the condition and its symptoms. Clostridium difficile infection is relatively common and can be serious. Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health… Read More »