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Virtual Reality as Therapy for Pain

It’s more than a distraction, researchers say. It’s more like a brain hack that occupies the brain so fully that it has no room to process pain sensations at the same time.

For Chronic Low Back Pain, Mindfulness Can Beat Painkillers

Mindfulness meditation reduced pain and disability in people with chronic lower back pain.

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

In the past century, many Americans have lost the ability to sit in a way that doesn't strain their backs. Specialists say we could take a lesson from excellent sitters from other cultures.

Could This Treatment End Chronic Pain?

The best new, non-opioid therapy for pain may actually be a very old one.

Helping Children Conquer Chronic Pain

There is strong evidence for using psychological treatment for chronic pain, but that does not mean the pain isn’t real.

Video: 'Iron Chef' fights chronic pain with food

Chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis almost forced Seamus Mullen out of the kitchen, until he decided to take control of his health with the thing he knew best -- food.

How to Describe Your Back Pain to Your Doctor

Using words that describe your pain when talking to your doctor may help you resolve the condition faster. Learn what most MDs want to know.

Trying Physical Therapy First For Low Back Pain May Curb Use Of Opioids

A study of patients with low back pain finds that those who got physical therapy first needed fewer pricey scans and surgeries and had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs" for treatment overall.

Your child and chronic pain: How to ‘dial down’ the agony

An expert explains how psychological treatments are among the best tools to reduce such discomfort in kids.

Chronic Pain Management: Finding the Right Treatment Mix

Quick fixes are less likely to help than a combined approach to pain relief.