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What to know about neck tension
Neck tension occurs when the neck muscles remain contracted for prolonged periods. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of neck tension here. (Medical News Today)

Do braces hurt? What to expect
People often wonder whether braces hurt. Here, we discuss the pain or discomfort that people may experience when getting and wearing braces. (Medical News Today)

Causes of right shoulder and arm pain
There are several potential causes of right shoulder and arm pain. Read on to find out the various causes and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What causes pain under the left armpit?
Causes of pain under the left armpit can range from minor skin infections to nerve damage. Learn about these and other causes, as well as when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Epiploic appendagitis: Everything you need to know
Epiploic appendagitis occurs when something cuts off the blood supply to small pouches in the digestive system. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options in this article. (Medical News Today)

Chronic Lyme disease: Everything you need to know
Chronic Lyme disease occurs when a person who has already received treatment for Lyme disease continues to have symptoms in the long term. Learn more about this condition here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about positional headaches
Positional headaches occur when sitting or standing, and they tend to go away shortly after lying down. They are often related to leaks of cerebrospinal fluid. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause back pain and nausea?
Back pain and nausea can often occur at the same time and cause much discomfort. Learn about the causes and symptoms, when to see a doctor, and appropriate treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

Can meditation, hypnosis, and CBT help address the opioid crisis?
A new review and meta-analysis has concluded that meditation, hypnosis, relaxation, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help reduce pain and opioid use. (Medical News Today)

Brachial neuritis: Everything you need to know
Brachial neuritis is a type of nerve damage that causes pain and weakness in the shoulder and arm area. Here we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments. (Medical News Today)

Does weather really affect our experience of pain?
A new study establishes a link between humid, windy days and increased pain in people with arthritis and other conditions that cause chronic pain. (Medical News Today)

What to know about headaches at night
Several things can cause headaches at night. Read this article to learn more about the conditions associated with nighttime headaches, as well as how to treat them. (Medical News Today)

Tendons and ligaments: What is the difference?
Tendons and ligaments are bands of connective tissue that help stabilize the body and allow movement. Learn about their differences and the common injuries that affect them here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause toe swelling?
There are many possible causes of a swollen toe. In this article, find out about the different causes and their associated symptoms and treatments. (Medical News Today)

How to treat peripheral neuropathy naturally
Peripheral neuropathy involves damage to the peripheral nerves. This can cause various sensations, including pain. Here, learn more about the symptoms and causes and which natural treatments may help. (Medical News Today)

What to know about passing a kidney stone
Kidney stones are an accumulation of chemicals or minerals that form in the kidney or ureter. They can cause pain and discomfort. Read on to find out how long it takes to pass a kidney stone and how to speed up the process. (Medical News Today)

Doctors' beliefs about treatment affect patients' experience of pain
New research suggests that the placebo effect can transmit from doctors to patients through subtle social cues, lessening the latter's experience of pain. (Medical News Today)

New pain-blocking brain mechanism may relieve arthritis
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'Gut itch' may explain pain in IBS
New research discovers that receptors in the nervous system that cause itchy skin also reside in the gut, explaining chronic IBS pain. (Medical News Today)

Could a unique new fungus offer an opioid alternative?
A new discovery in the estuarine waters of Tasmania may lead to the development of a safe and effective alternative to opioids, scientists reveal. (Medical News Today)

Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain
New research in mice identifies a key protein that may drive the maintenance of chronic pain. The protein is linked with mood, pain, and motivation. (Medical News Today)

What are the possible causes of neck pain?
There are many possible causes of neck pain, from muscle strain to spinal stenosis. In this article, we list more causes of neck pain, discuss their symptoms, and provide some home remedies. (Medical News Today)

What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes pain in the heel. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of plantar fasciitis here. (Medical News Today)

What are migraine auras?
Migraine auras are sensory symptoms, including visual disturbances and physical sensations, that occur during or before a migraine episode. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause pain in the perineum?
There are many possible causes of pain in the perineum, which can be uncomfortable and disruptive. Here, we discuss possible causes and treatments that can help. (Medical News Today)

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