Articles relating to 'pain relief'

Key to reducing knee pain starts with a few steps

walking-for-knee-pain-reliefThe older we get the more it seems our joints start to hurt. All the years of being active finally catch up with us and pain starts to set in. In particular, it seems that our knees take the heaviest hit…

Before you know it simply going up some stairs becomes a painful experience.

Maybe you take some … Read More

This popular pain-reliever no more effective than a sugar pill

pain, pain reliefHave you ever taken acetaminophen for a sore back and felt like it did absolutely nothing for the pain?

Well, there may have been something more to that thought. A new study published in The Lancet has found that paracetamol (also commonly referred to as acetaminophen) was ineffective at providing pain relief for back pain. One popular long-time … Read More

What you really need to know about painkillers

HEART, PAIN RELIEF, HEART, PAIN RELIEF, HEART, PAIN RELIEFOver the years, over-the-counter and prescription painkillers have come alongside a number of precautions and health warnings. I’m always counseling patients about alternative natural methods for pain relief to try first given these concerns.

Because new research has shown that they could lead to heart trouble.

A study published this April in BMJ Open found that patients who … Read More

Seeking Pain Relief? More Options For You Than You Think

177725313Are you dealing with a bad back? Muscle aches? Sore joints?

It may be cold comfort, but you’re not alone –most primary care visits in the United States are related to complaints like these, for chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that chronic pain of the musculoskeletal system – our bones, … Read More

Why Your Arthritis Gets Worse After Christmas


When it comes to joint stiffness, most people with arthritis have come to dread the winter months. The pain, swelling and stiffness often get worse, and doctors report more patient complaints during the season.

Winter’s official first day is Dec. 21, making Christmas a flag day for the long stretch of painful arthritis to come.

But why do … Read More

Could This Drug-Free Approach Help Relieve Your Arthritis Pain?

120984253Approximately 50 million American adults report being told by their medical practitioner that they suffer from some form of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus or fibromyalgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By 2030, this number is expected to rise even higher, to approximately 67 million sufferers. Arthritis pain can be debilitating, … Read More

Natural Pain Reliever Gets to the Root of Arthritis

149821724If you suffer from arthritis, reaching for pain killers or anti-inflammatory medication may be the only thing on your mind when it comes to a pain or  inflammation flare-up. But what if you could access natural pain relief without any of the nasty side-effects of traditional pain killers?  New research is showing that ginger extract may actually provide … Read More

The Surprising Health Benefits of Walking Barefoot

57280902Long walks on the beach are not just a romantic cliché – it turns out that it can actually improve your health. “Grounding” is the process of removing excessive electrical charge from an object by releasing it into the ground; walking barefoot can perform this important task for your body.

Humans are electrical beings, and electrons play a … Read More

An Ultra Easy Way to Deal with Back Pain

154099388Back pain is common problem that affects millions of people around the world; it influences one’s performance at work, school, and home.  Individuals with persistent pain problems of the lower back often take medications for pain relief to alleviate these symptoms.  Although physicians recommend that patients suffering from back pain engage in proper diet and regular exercise, there … Read More

Pain Myths – Do Red Heads Feel More Pain?

141949366There are a lot of crazy pain myths out there, but as implausible as it may seem, the ‘myth’ that redheads are more sensitive to pain, may not actually be a myth at all. Although it sounds crazy, there have been multiple scientific studies that have proven that natural redheads in the very least experience pain differently than … Read More

Top 3 Sensitive Pain Relief Issues

damageWhen people are in pain they either express it openly or suffer in silence, but there are some things that the majority of the population just avoid talking about no matter how much pain they are experiencing. Research shows that many North Americans are even too shy or embarrassed to discuss certain health issues with their doctors even … Read More

Is Your Diet Causing Headaches?

More than 45 million Americans suffer from severe or chronic headaches.  If you suffer from headaches, you know that the pain your headaches cause can be absolutely debilitating.  While there are many causes of headaches including stress, hormonal changes, muscle tension, lack of sleep, sinus infections, and weather changes, many headache sufferers (including those that suffer from migraines) … Read More

Give Your Own Massage for Pain Relief

Neck pain can make us feel uncomfortable and even miserable at times, and it can come at the most inconvenient times; when there is no one around to help us get relief. Fortunately, there are ways we can help ourselves

The American Academy of Pain Medicine has gathered statistics on pain for several years. Their data shows that … Read More

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