Chronic Pain

Gabapentin Dangers and Side Effects for Chronic Pain

Gabapentin for Chronic Pain: Dangers and Side Effects

Gabapentin, also known by its brand name Neurontin, is a prescription drug initially marketed as an anti-seizure medication. Recently, however, it has shown great promise in the treatment of nerve-related pain from shingles, diabetes, and other types of neuropathy. Some of the other complaints that gabapentin can be prescribed for include restless leg syndrome and …

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Making Sense of Pain: an Intro to Chronic Pain

Roots Chronic Pain Recovery and Roots Through Recovery will be hosting a lunch and learn on Thursday, June 6th from 11am to 1pm at the outpatient chronic pain center in Long Beach. The seminar, Making Sense of Pain: An Intro to Chronic Pain, will be the first in an educational series on chronic pain. Information for the event is …

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Understanding the Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Causes

Fibromyalgia: Understanding the Syndrome and Its Causes

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic pain and fatigue. With a long list of potential and complex symptoms that could easily be attributed to other conditions, fibromyalgia often goes either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, leading to great frustration on the part of those who suffer from it. It doesn’t help much that many doctors don’t consider …

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