Navigation Links
More than a pill: Complementary medicine can help with chronic pain
Date:10/9/2007

COLUMBIA, Mo. Mr. Jones has chronic back pain. He cannot sleep, bend or stand for long periods of time because of the pain. He cannot lose weight because the pain keeps him from exercising. Jones is a case study in a publication by a University of Missouri-Columbia occupational therapy professor to show that chronic pain can be treated by more than just a pill.

Some of the pain medications had side effects that made it difficult for Jones to perform his job. Occupational therapy intervened with acupressure, modifications for performing daily activities and adaptive devices, such as a long handle reacher that allowed him to put on socks without bending over.

Within one month, Jones was able to get through the day with improved performance, better sleep and less pain medication. He also was taught how to do modified exercises, yoga and use lumbar support while driving and sleeping.

It is important to get patients who are inactive because of pain involved in purposeful activities; it also helps reduce the perception of pain, said Guy McCormack, chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science in the MU School of Health Professions.

Modifications, such as teaching better body mechanics, finding ways to simplify daily activities and use of assistive devices are all important ways to help with chronic pain. Relaxation techniques, breathing techniques, imagery and visualization can all help with how patients perceive pain.

It gives patients more control over their pain instead of just having someone hand them a pill, McCormack said. It also helps alleviate the concerns some people have about dependency and addiction with medication.

Complementary therapies also can be used to alleviate side effects from medications, such as chemotherapy. Often cancer treatments cause nausea and acupressure can help detoxify the body somewhat, according to McCormack. Patients with terminal illnesses m
'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Faddis
FaddisJ@missouri.edu
573-882-6217
University of Missouri-Columbia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Bitter Pill: Thrills That Kill
2. Complementary and Alternative medicine
3. Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women
4. Nobel Prize for Medicine shared by Three scientists
5. Prince Charles lends support to Alternative Medicine
6. Alternative medicine more popular among HIV positive patients
7. Pharmacies in for a dose of bitter medicine
8. Magnetic resonance angiography in clinical medicine
9. Healthy Medicine Or Harmful Intoxicant?
10. Approaching through Telemedicine benefits patients
11. Spreading knowledge to doctors about herbal medicine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/6/2015)... ... 2015 , ... For over twenty years, Doctors on Liens has ... the company’s history the goal has been to be a comprehensive network of doctors ... And while Doctors on Liens has certainly achieved that goal, the addition of ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... Currently, mobile testing is ... AIDS, advances in the molecular diagnostic technologies, wide availability of immunosuppressive drugs and ... technologies and genetic engineering also open lucrative opportunities for the market players. , ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... ... July 06, 2015 , ... Human induced pluripotent stem cells ... generated from adult cells, such as blood or skin, can replicate indefinitely and ... , iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes have proven valuable in helping to detect ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... ... , ... Respected southern California personal injury attorney Fernando D. Vargas has been ... who has sharp legal skills as well as a superior commitment to client service. ... and a Top 10 Award from The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA). ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... ... July 06, 2015 , ... PristineHydro ... of all acids, chemicals and impurities; it also properly mineralizes the water with ... contains harmful contaminants.  These harmful contaminants are a byproduct of how the water ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Doctors on Liens Adds Transportation to Its Ever-Expanding Network 2Health News:Doctors on Liens Adds Transportation to Its Ever-Expanding Network 3Health News:World Infectious Disease Testing Market Examined by VPGMarketResearch.com in In-Demand Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:World Infectious Disease Testing Market Examined by VPGMarketResearch.com in In-Demand Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Cellular Dynamics’ Webinar Underscores the Value of Using Human iPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes for Investigative in vitro Drug Toxicology 2Health News:Cellular Dynamics’ Webinar Underscores the Value of Using Human iPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes for Investigative in vitro Drug Toxicology 3Health News:Cellular Dynamics’ Webinar Underscores the Value of Using Human iPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes for Investigative in vitro Drug Toxicology 4Health News:Fernando D. Vargas Awarded Top Honors in Personal Injury Law for 2015 from Two Respected Independent Organizations 2Health News:Fernando D. Vargas Awarded Top Honors in Personal Injury Law for 2015 from Two Respected Independent Organizations 3Health News:Pristine Water Filters.com Offers The 1st Water Revival System That Re-Mineralizes Drinking Water and Eliminates All Impurities and Chemicals 2
... The doctors in North Karnataka, cautioned by the health ... compassion, and not to harass them. // ... would take action against doctors harassing and denying treatment ... inauguration of the first anniversary celebration of ‘Ashodaya’, which ...
... Ireland are about to launch a new vaccination ... of meningitis. //The vaccination against pneumococcal meningitis will ... ,"Pneumococcal meningitis is very serious," Diane ... "Children can effectively die or be left with ...
... The nitrogen-containing compounds that food producers use to cure meats ... lungs, says a new study. // ,Previous studies have ... latest study by Graham Barr at Columbia University Medical Center ... show the affect on lung function in humans, reported the ...
... Haikerwal, today urged all Australians to think about organ ... to donate organs.// ,Research published in the latest ... transplant are harvested from only a fraction of the ... that, in many instances, organs are not donated because ...
... A recent research revealed that the number of women ... a period of 5 years.// Hence, overweight women are ... ,Diabetes Australia-NSW has given shocking statistics. According to it, ... last year, whereas, only 4286 cases were reported in ...
... According to the experts at the American Academy of Allergy, ... mouth, after eating fresh fruits or vegetables//, during this part ... ,Allergens like ragweed, which begins to bloom in ... released from ragweed is the airborne allergen most responsible for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Action Against Doctors Harassing HIV/AIDS Patients 2Health News:AMA Urges Organ Donors to Speak Up 2
(Date:7/6/2015)... July 6, 2015  Student-athletes at community colleges ... from a recently established partnership between ImPACT Applications, ... . The partnership enables member institutions of ... ImPACT ® concussion baseline and post-injury testing ... of community colleges in California ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... July 6, 2015  Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Executive Officer, Ron Squarer , will present ... New York City.  The public is welcome to ... the Array BioPharma website. Event: Cantor Fitzgerald 2015 Healthcare ... p.m. Eastern Time Webcast: www.arraybiopharma.com About Array BioPharma ...
(Date:7/6/2015)...  EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM ), a developer ... treat obesity, metabolic diseases, and other gastrointestinal disorders, today ... its previously announced underwritten public offering of 40,229,886 units ... unit. Canaccord Genuity was acting as ... as co-manager for the offering. The offering ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:California Community College Athletic Departments to Benefit from ImPACT Concussion Baseline Testing Offered by Student Insurance 2California Community College Athletic Departments to Benefit from ImPACT Concussion Baseline Testing Offered by Student Insurance 3EnteroMedics Inc. Announces Termination of Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 2
... CHENGDU, China , June 28 ... biopharmaceutical company that specializes,in patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese ... product portfolio at,the 45th 2010 National New Special Drugs ... 8th , till July 10th . Tianyin,s portfolio ...
... SAN DIEGO , June 28 ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, ... added to the Russell Microcap® Index on June 25, 2010 , ... , , ... available only to companies listed on a national exchange, is consistent with ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Tianyin Promotes its Flagship Product Portfolio at the 45th 2010 National New Special Drugs Trade Fair in July at Beijing 2Tianyin Promotes its Flagship Product Portfolio at the 45th 2010 National New Special Drugs Trade Fair in July at Beijing 3ADVENTRX Added to Russell Microcap Index 2
... The pharmaceutical subset of the ... 21 of the Code of ... and final rules published in ... updated regularly as released by ...
... measuring principle - Pupil Zone Imaging Method ... offers high accuracy and reliability in refraction ... measurement (3.3 mm) using a mire ring, ... 4 points, both of which offer reliable ...
The combination of new measuring principle - Pupil Zone Imaging Method - and unique technology - SLD - offers high accuracy and reliability in refraction measurement....
... The ISI Free-Standing upper extremity table ... and in-office procedures. This table features ... and an extra-durable, hour-glass shaped Lexan ... stable -- this table is our ...
Medicine Products: