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Tackling the $190 billion physical therapy market, Sword Health raises $8 million from Khosla Ventures

The U.S. healthcare system spends roughly $190 billion every year on physical therapies prescribed to treat muscular and skeletal disorders, and Sword Health has raised $8 million in a new round of financing to slash those costs. The New York-based company was founded in Europe four years ago and recently relocated to the U.S. where spending on musculoskeletal disorders has skyrocketed to become the second most costly ailment in America, the company said. Sword Health focuses on five key patholo...
Tags: Health, TC, Europe, New York, Medicine, America, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Physical Therapy, Pain, Porto, Wearable Devices, Khosla Ventures, Chronic Pain, Bento

Retrain the Brain to Deal with Chronic Pain

An interesting March 2019 article discusses a new way to help teenagers to deal with certain types of chronic pain. Pain specialists estimate there are thousands of young people suffering from inexplicable pain that intensifies, traveling randomly from one part of their body to the next. It primarily affects girls, though some boys also experience this type of pain. Some doctors call it “amplified pain” and this term acts as a catch-all for a variety of diagnoses which are not yet well u...
Tags: Psychology, Neuroscience, ERP, Philadelphia, Sherry, Chronic Pain, Brain And Behavior, Health-related, Children s Hospital, Devyn, David Sherry, Dr Sherry

How to Relieve The Hellish Pain of Plantar Fasciitis

I came to the sport of running later in life, mostly because the stress of having two children in quick succession took a toll on my physical and emotional health. After joining a local couch to 5K program, I quickly made mom friends who shared my obsession with pounding the pavement in an effort to maintain my sanity.Read more...
Tags: Running, Physical Therapy, Workouts, Injuries, Lifehacks, Chronic Pain, Stretching, Plantar Fasciitis

Should Mental Health Determine Pain Treatment Options?

Patients with a mental health condition might have a hard time accessing opioids for pain relief, while patients with unexplained pain are often referred to psychiatric care, which does little to alleviate their symptoms. Finding treatment can be frustrating and humiliating. Four years ago, Dez Nelson’s pain management clinic demanded that she complete a visit with a psychologist. Nelson was surprised, since she had no history of mental illness, but she didn’t feel that she could push back on...
Tags: Psychology, Disorders, Treatment, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Stigma, Nelson, Publishers, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Mental Health And Wellness, Medications, Health-related, Elizabeth, Pain Relief, Opioids

Ketamine works great for depression and other conditions, and costs $10/dose; the new FDA-approved "ketamine" performs badly in trials and costs a fortune

Ketamine is a sedative first synthesized in 1962; its patents have long elapsed and it costs pennies; it has many uses and is also sold illegally for use as a recreational drug, but in recent years it has been used with remarkable efficacy as a treatment for a variety of disorders, including depression, anxiety, and chronic pain (I have lifelong chronic pain and my specialist has prescribed very low doses of it for me at bedtime). Recently, the FDA approved Esketamine, a ketamine-like drug ...
Tags: Health, Post, Corruption, News, Depression, Fda, Pharma, Ketamine, Chronic Pain, Alexander, Johnson Johnson, Scott Alexander, Scott Alexander Slate Star Codex, Esketamine

Kaia Health gets $10M support for AI-powered management of chronic pain

Kaia Health, a self-styled digital therapeutics” startup, has pulled in $10 million in Series A funding for an app-based approach to chronic pain management. The idea is to offer an alternative to painkillers, using mobile technology to deliver what the founder describes as multimodal, “mind body therapy” for musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders — comprised of guided physical exercises, psychological techniques and on tap medical education. “Once you fall into this category of you’re a chronic pain p...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, Balderton Capital, New York City, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Digital Health, Balderton, Chronic Pain, Kaia, Baumol, James Wise, Mehl

Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Are you ready to learn about simple, no frills self-care tips we can all follow? Why incompetent people have more confidence than you’d think they should? How men and women experience chronic pain differently? Well, good news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has all that and more. The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now: Setting realistic exercise schedules. Tackling one cleaning or organizing project at a time. Getting enough sleep. Extremely basic but extremely helpful self-c...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Women, Memory, Values, Research, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Yoga, Men, Women's Issues, Chronic Pain, Men's Issues

I Learned How to Let Go of Pain — You Can, Too

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell I am certainly not unique in my experience of pain. Like physical scars — of which I have plenty — pain of any kind tends to hang around doing its dirty work until the one suffering takes appropriate action to help dispel it. Granted, some physical pain can only be ameliorated, not eradicated. That’s good enough in some instances, although not ideal. Having gone through numerous instances where I’ve s...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Mindfulness, Self-help, Healing, Surgery, National Institutes of Health, Chronic Pain, Health-related, Emotional Pain, Harvard Medical School, Joseph Campbell, Peer Support

How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Chronic Pain Patients

“It is borderline genocide,” said DeLuca, 37. “You are allowing [chronic pain patients] to go home and essentially suffer until they kill themselves.” Last year, Lauren DeLuca went to the emergency room in the middle of the night, violently ill and in pain with a pancreatic attack. Despite the fact that she was passing out and vomiting profusely, DeLuca said that she received little help. “I was essentially turned away,” she told The Fix. “Everywhere [I went] I was being accused of lying, acc...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Cdc, Washington, Massachusetts, America, Disorders, Substance Abuse, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Publishers, Chronic Pain, Medications, Health-related, Webster, Deluca, Opioids

OCD and Physical Pain

I don’t think it comes as a surprise to many that physical pain and mental pain often seem to be connected. I often hear from people with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder who also suffer from debilitating physical pain. And it’s not unusual, once their OCD is treated, for their physical symptoms to subside or even disappear completely. Sometimes the pain those with OCD experience is directly related to compulsions they perform. For example, some people with OCD are compelled to perform ex...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Phobia, OCD, Obsessions, Avoidance, Rituals, Caregivers, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Anxiety And Panic, Compulsions, Stiff Joints

5 Ways a Chronic Illness Can Affect Your Relationship

And how to get them through it as a team. Can romantic relationships survive a chronic illness? If you or your loved one has recently been diagnosed, knowing how to handle possible changes can help you stay in love despite the emotional news of serious health problems or disease. What is a chronic illness or disease? The specific definition gets a bit tricky, as “[there] is not only tremendous variation in the diseases that are included under the umbrella term ‘chronic disease’ but also variat...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Communication, Chronic Illness, United States, Grant, Publishers, Chronic Pain, Health-related, Yourtango, Chronic Disease, National Health Council, Chronic Health Condition

Surprising New Pain Relief Methods

If you are one of the more than 100 million Americans suffering with chronic pain, you know how desperate you can get searching for relief. For constant or chronic pain, sometimes knowing that you can only get temporary relief from medications sits at the back of your brain and sets up pain anticipation. Shouldn’t there be a better way, an approach or approaches that don’t rely on pharmaceutical drugs to combat pain? According to new research, there are some new pain relief methods that ...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Mindfulness, Treatment, Nintendo, National Institutes of Health, Zurich, Chronic Pain, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, University of Sydney, CBT, Wake Forest University, MBSR, Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory, University of Wuerzburg Amsterdam

Pain is real to patient and provider when empathy is present

“Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.”― George Orwell, 1984n 2004, the World Health Organization in cooperation with the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC) announced the first Global Day Against Pain. The culmination of over 30 years of effort to acknowledge the major role of pain in human experience and the need...
Tags: Doctor, Books, George Orwell, Health policy, World Health Organization, Pain, Health & Medicine, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, International Association, Science & Medicine, Physician, Policymakers, Patient Care, IASP, European Federation of IASP Chapters EFIC

Can “ultra-brief” mindfulness reduce alcohol consumption in heavy drinkers?

Scientific interest in mindfulness has grown exponentially since the 1980s. Clinical researchers have been asking whether these practices—which are based on ancient Eastern (Buddhist) contemplative traditions—can be used as psychotherapeutic techniques to ameliorate depression, chronic pain, and addictive behaviour.Mindfulness is commonly defined as a way of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to one’s current experience. Despite this apparently simple definition, psychological treatments based ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Journals, Alcohol Consumption, Health & Medicine, Chronic Pain, Clinical Psychology, Drug Use, Alcohol Addiction, Oxford Journals, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Eastern Buddhist, MBRP, Ijnp, International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology

How much do you know about opioids? [quiz]

PAINWeek, the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management, takes place this year from 4th September to 8th September. The conference focuses on several different aspects of pain management, and indeed many different methods of pain management exist. None is so ancient, widely-known, and controversial, however, than pain management using opioids. Since the time of the ancient Mesopotamians and Egyptians, drugs associated with opium have been known as an...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, US, Public Health, Prescription Drugs, Multimedia, Social work, Health & Medicine, Chronic Pain, Science & Medicine, Quizzes & Polls, US Health Care, Opioid Addiction, Opioid Epidemic, Amy Cluett

Art Therapy for Arthritis – Interview with Professional Artist Jennifer Walker

This week on MSW Interviews: Today I’d like to introduce you to a very special artist who has amazed me with her incredibly descriptive artwork and her ability to write. Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to professional artist Jennifer Walker, author of Unexpected Advocate. Jennifer suffers from a number of chronic illnesses, because as I’ve mentioned in the past, most patients who are chronically ill deal with several diseases and co-morbidities. In Jennifer’s case, she has Rheum...
Tags: Travel, Health, Features, Mental Health, Depression, Chronic Illness, Sensory Processing Disorder, Salvador Dalí, Cthulhu, Donald Duck, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Renoir, Jennifer, Frida Kahlo, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling, Chatting – August 2018 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses

August 2018 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses It’s been a while since I’ve participated in A Chronic Voice’s Monthly Link Up Party. Her prompts this month are perfect for joining in the fun after several months of absence. Sheryl’s prompts for the month are: Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling, and Chatting, so here are the brief notes I’ve made for each header section for this article. Figuring out that I need to let more things go in my life in order to heal and have less str...
Tags: Travel, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Stephen Hawking, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Living Abroad With Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Me, Sheryl, North Bay Ontario, Daenerys

Otsuka Ramps Up Its Antibody Game with $430M Visterra Acquisition

Otsuka Pharmaceutical is expanding its pipeline and U.S. reach with an agreement to acquire Waltham, MA, clinical-stage drug developer Visterra for $430 million in cash.The deal, announced Wednesday, comes nine months after Visterra closed a $46.7 million Series C round to finance clinical development of its antibody drug programs. That financing followed Visterra’s attempt to raise the cash it needed through an IPO, which it withdrew.Visterra’s technology has its roots in the lab of MIT bioeng...
Tags: Deals, Boston, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Mit, M&a, Fda, Biotech, Influenza, Life Sciences, Chronic Pain, Polaris Partners, Clinical Trials, National blog main, New York blog main

Bio IPO Madness: Six Biotech Startups Raise $568M in 24 Hours

The window for biotech IPOs remains wide open and six more companies have charged through it, raising more than $568 million in the span of 24 hours. The first was Eidos Therapeutics (NASDAQ: EIDX), which raised $106 million in its stock market debut. The San Francisco company priced its IPO late Tuesday, selling 6.25 million shares at $17 each, which was on the high end of its projected $15 to $17 range. Eidos will use the cash to fund studies of AG10, a drug in mid-stage testing for tra...
Tags: Startups, Ipo, San Francisco, Trends, Investing, Fda, National, Biotech, Life Sciences, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Diseases, Chronic Pain, Clinical Trials, Lupus, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, National blog main

We can predict rain but can’t yet predict chronic pain

Accurate weather forecasts allow us to prepare for rain, snow, and temperature changes. We can avoid driving on icy roads, pack an umbrella, or purchase sunblock, depending on what is predicted. Forecasting also generates information trustworthy enough to evacuate a city at risk from a category 4 hurricane. Meteorology has come a long way; today satellite data inform sophisticated computer weather models. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for forecasting chronic pain. In most cases, health c...
Tags: Books, Featured, Journals, Physical Therapy, Health & Medicine, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Oxford Journals, Linton, American Physical Therapy Association, Steven George, Chronic Pain Forecast, Chronic Pain Management, Physical Therapy Journal, Ptj

Alternative Treatments to Chronic Illness: Do They Work?

Every patient who has ever been diagnosed with an incurable disease can attest that we leave no stones unturned in our quest for better health. During the first few year of dealing with autoimmune illnesses like Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and CRPS, I turned to Western medicine and alternative methods to see if I could make my symptoms more manageable or possibly even cure myself. I can’t think of one person I know wit...
Tags: Travel, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Belgium, Taipei, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Epsom, Wahl, CRPS, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

How to Persevere PAST PAIN, No Drugs Involved!

B'SD Adar 3, 5778 You might have read any of my several articles and op-eds about America's opioid epidemic. I am convinced that the core of the problem is a need to know coping mechanisms, and to feel comfort with them. This news update reminded me of the necessity to be able to deal with physical and/or emotional pain without drugs: Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office Struggling To Keep Up With Deadly Overdoses I'm not in some ivory tower, folks, I speak from experience....
Tags: Health, America, Diabetes, Pain, Addictions, Chronic Pain, Drug Addiction, UA, Muscle Pain, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Opiate Addiction, Connecticut Medical Examiner, HA Laughing my Way, Better Healt

Why Swimming in Cold Water May Be Good for Pain Relief

One man's chronic nerve pain disappeared after he went for a frigid dip
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Research, Swimming, Pain, Chronic Pain, Onetime, Healthytime, Cold Water Swimming, Ice Swimming

5 Ways Mindfulness Can Relieve Your Chronic Pain

You're reading 5 Ways Mindfulness Can Relieve Your Chronic Pain, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. As scientists prove the many benefits of daily mindfulness practice, more Westerners are getting interested in meditation. A recent study found that 8 percent of Americans meditate on a regular basis. Although meditation is one of the most popular mindfulness practices, any exer...
Tags: Featured, Happiness, Meditation, Mindfulness, UC Davis, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Chronic Pain, Pickthebrain, Buddhist, CBT CBT

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that shows promise in epilepsy and pain therapy, so the DEA wants to class it with heroin

The World Health Organization's new report on cannabidiol (CBD) found that the compound (which does not produce any kind of high -- and may actually counteract the psychoactive properties of THC) is not addictive, has no potential for abuse, and shows promise in a number of medical trials. (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Weed, War On Some Drugs, Who, World Health Organization, Un, Epilepsy, DEA, Trumpism, Cbd, Chronic Pain, Denialism, Evidence Based Policy

Chronic Illness: Never Did I Ever Think…

Chronic illness is a hard thing to understand. There are many things to consider when you are chronically ill and in pain all the time, but until you’ve experienced it, let me explain some of the things you’ll never think of until you’ve been through it.  Never did I ever think… That I would lose my health completely That I would be worried about traveling when traveling has been my life for years. Now I can barely muster the energy to fly from Taiwan to Canada That I would need flight assistan...
Tags: Travel, Health, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Carrie Kellenberger, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, CRPS, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Invisible Illness

New Research Finally Solves the ‘Fibromyalgia Mystery’?

The research is real, but it is neither new nor did it substantively affect the debate about the disease’s cause.
Tags: News, Medical, Medical Research, Fact Check, Pain, Nervous System, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain

Continue Living Life, Even Life with a Chronic Illness

I know, it’s hard being sick.  It’s hard living life with a chronic illness, but life is precious still.  You just have to find that light. There will be people that come and go.  Some people will slowly back away as you continue to be sick.  They don’t understand and really, that is ok.  How […] The post Continue Living Life, Even Life with a Chronic Illness appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
Tags: Deals, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Did You Know, Chronic Disease, Continue Living Life Even Life

Dying From an Opioid Overdose Is More Common Than You Think

Since 2000, the number of overdose deaths from drugs in the U.S. has risen more than 137%. Deaths from opioids—which include painkillers and heroin—make up a large portion of these deaths; 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Federal numbers like these reveal a dire situation. But a new study finds that many…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Addiction, Heroin, Chronic Pain, Opioids, Pain Killers, Prescription Pain Killers, Drug Overdose, Opioid Overdose, Overdose Deaths