Nevro spinal cord stimulator: Spine zapper "fixes" backs


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Spine zapper 'fixes' backs: New device using high-frequency electrical pulse to revolutionise back pain treatmentSpinal cord stimulator sends electrical pulses through the spineNevro is 200 times more powerful than current stimulators | UPDATED: 17:12 GMT, 30 December 2012 A new device that sends a high-frequency electrical pulse through the spine could revolutionise the treatment of severe back pain, according to a new study.

Spine zapper "fixes" backs


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Spine zapper 'fixes' backs: New device using high-frequency electrical pulse to revolutionise back pain treatmentSpinal cord stimulator sends electrical pulses through the spineNevro is 200 times more powerful than current stimulators | UPDATED: 22:30 GMT, 29 December 2012 A new device that sends a high-frequency electrical pulse through the spine could revolutionise the treatment of severe back pain, according to a new study.

Cannabis makes pain more bearable rather than reducing it, say scientists


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Cannabis makes pain more bearable instead of reducing it, say scientists Patients took a combination of a placebo or a cannabis pill and had a normal cream or a painful chilli cream applied to the skin They felt same intensity of pain from chilli cream when taking cannabis rather than placeboHowever, they did report that the pain bothered them less after taking the cannabis pill Scans revealed cannabis reduced brain activity in areas linked to emotional reactions | UPDATED: 14:22 GMT, 24 December 2012 Cannabis can make patients feel less bothered about pain, according to a study.

Could your genes be responsible for how intensely you feel pain?


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Could your genes be responsible for how intensely you feel painPeople who feel pain less intensely could have genes that work together to regulate painThose sensitive to pain are more likely to go on to develop chronic pain | UPDATED: 22:36 GMT, 20 December 2012 Sensitivity to pain is all in the genes, according to a new study.

A spoonful of sugar really CAN help the medicine go down


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Mary Poppins was right! A spoonful of sugar really CAN help the medicine go down Babies given sugar before jabs show less distressBut it's not yet clear if sugar also helps relieve pain By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 19:55 GMT, 12 December 2012 | UPDATED: 20:11 GMT, 12 December 2012 Childhood favourite Mary Poppins had some great advice Mary Poppins may well have been onto something.

Shockwaves fired into my foot cured my crippling pain – and got me back into heels


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Shockwaves fired into my foot cured my crippling pain – and got me back into heels | UPDATED: 23:26 GMT, 3 December 2012 'My left foot started to hurt when I walked,' said Rosemary Smith Most of us can’t wait to kick off our shoes at the end of a long day at work and rest our weary feet.

Ice injection that blocks pain to soothe achey knees


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The ice injection that blocks pain to soothe achey knees | UPDATED: 02:11 GMT, 4 December 2012 Crystals of ice injected into the knee could help tackle chronic pain.

Feline 999: The lucky black cat who can sense when her young owner"s heart is about to stop and raises the alarm


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Feline 999: The lucky black cat who can sense when her young owner's heart is about to stop and raises the alarmMaria Gillon, 13, is particularly vulnerable to attack while sleeping Her black cat Perla sense when she is in trouble and quickly raises the alarmThe family believe she is a 'life-saver' | UPDATED: 18:23 GMT, 28 November 2012 A schoolgirl who suffers from a potentially deadly heart condition believes her beloved pet cat is responsible for saving her life.

Back pain – is it all in the mind? A provocative new book suggest it"s not physical problems that cause backache – but emotional tension


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Is chronic back pain all in the mind A provocative new book suggest it's not physical problems that cause backache – but emotional tension | UPDATED: 22:38 GMT, 15 October 2012 80 per cent of us will suffer from back pain at some point, and for many it becomes a long-term problem No one, it seems, is immune from back pain.

Parents" anguish after daughter, 18, died from allergic reaction to migraine tablets


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Girl, 18, who was taking 36 different medicines a day to control pain of migraines, dies of organ failure Felicity Kane suffered chronic pain and migraines from the age of 12Took 36 different types of medication to control her symptoms Given the drug Lamotirigine to control migraines but suffered an allergic reaction and died a week later from organ failureFamily 'devastated and 'dumbstruck' by her death | UPDATED: 17:11 GMT, 8 October 2012 An Olympic hopeful who suffered from a long-standing illness died after she suffered an allergic reaction to new ‘miracle’ cure.


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