Tag Archives: pain

How virtual reality therapy can cure PTSD, obesity and even the pain of childbirth

Erin Martucci declined an epidural when contractions started during the birth of her second child at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY, in 2016. When the pain became too intense, her gynecologist handed her a headset. Minutes later, she was enraptured by a beach scene. The sun set as a flock of birds flew… Read More »

Veterans benefit from pain treatment without drugs

A new study finds a lower risk of adverse post-treatment outcomes among returning military service personnel with chronic pain who received nondrug therapy. Share on PinterestNew research shows that some nondrug therapies, including exercise therapy, can help relieve pain in veterans. Many people returning from military deployment experience physical and mental health issues. These can… Read More »

Can you take aspirin for pain relief

Republished with permission from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Philip Majerus discovered a few decades ago that aspirin can help prevent heart attacks and stroke. Since then, Majerus, a professor at Washington University, has maintained a deep respect for this little white pill, which has been around since the s. Louis College of Pharmacy. Taking 1… Read More »