Articles relating to 'pain'

The real reason your pain is getting worse

The real reason you’re experiencing painLiving with pain can really impact your life. Normal, everyday activities can seem impossible, and over-the-counter pain-relievers only seem to offer a temporary fix.

But new research has discovered what’s making your pain even worse. There is one significant factor standing between you and your ability to live a pain-free life. In fact, no matter how many remedies … Read More

Are these common habits harming your digestion?

Are these common habits harming your digestion?Bloating, gas, cramps – these can all make your day highly uncomfortable. Worse yet, if you don’t know what’s causing your stomach distress, it can become that much more frustrating.

It could be allergies or ulcers, but there are many other reasons why your stomach is crying out for help that you may not have considered.

Here are … Read More

Joint pain help without drugs…

Joint pain help without drugs…My doctor sent me to a rheumatologist because of the bad arthritis in my hands. Years on a computer keyboard can be tough on joints! I had swelling, pain, stiffness and was wearing support braces at night. The rheumatologist prescribed medication for my symptoms, letting me know there is no cure and my arthritis wouldn’t go away – … Read More

When your pain gets really bad…

pain, stressPain can ruin your days and make the nights long and unbearable. It’s said persistent pain is a “silent epidemic.” Some even call it an “invisible disability.”

It can affect every aspect of your life, from time with your family, your hobbies and social life, day in and day out.

Suffering in silence? You aren’t alone

The most … Read More

These popular medications cause falls and serious injury

joint pain, medication, painAs you get older there is a pretty good chance you are taking more medications to try to ease some of the discomfort you feel as you head into your golden years. However, you might not have guessed that some of these same medications can also lead to falls – and falls can mean serious injury, hospitalization, even … 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

The real reason your spouse is not in the mood tonight

pain, sexual health“Not tonight, honey. I have a headache.” If you’ve ever said those words, odds are you’re female. And you’re certainly not alone. For many couples, life under the sheets isn’t always ideal, no matter how hard you try to make it all work.

New research shows that pain makes a difference for the sex drive of women much … Read More

5 Surprising Reasons You’re Getting Headaches

87774415According to the World Health Organization (WHO), headaches are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system, with an estimated 47 percent of the population suffering from at least one headache within the past year. There are a variety of different types of headaches, with the most commonly recognized types being migraine, tension-type headaches and cluster … Read More

Women at Greater Risk of Dying from Heart Attack – Find Out How to Change Your Odds

175757518If you were having a heart attack, would you know it?  If you’re a woman, there’s a chance you might miss the warning signs. While a man clutching his chest or grabbing his left arm often comes to mind when you think about what a heart attack looks like, recent research published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that … Read More

Do Lower Income Individuals Have More Migraines And Pain?

Man with laptopYou may think that your income level has nothing to do with how you experience pain; however, recently published research in Neurology has shown that individuals who have lower incomes also have more pain from migraines.  The recent study examined whether suffering from migraines limits an individual’s education and employment potential, which can ultimately lead to a lower … Read More

Stop Doing This and Live 15 Years Longer

123113387Before I begin, I’d like to mention that I have some surprising news that you may want to stand up for. That’s right, stand up; because what you are currently doing can be severely harming your health.

Years ago, our ancestors’ average day consisted of hunting (or running from) wild animals, gathering foods to eat, or tending to … Read More

Should We Take Antibiotics for Back Pain?

152499758Back pain is the number one cause of disability in America, and about 1 in 5 Americans struggle with chronic or reoccurring back pain. Back pain is not only the second leading cause of missed work days, it is also the fifth leading cause of hospitalization and the third most common reason to undergo costly surgery. It is … Read More

Too Embarrassed to Talk About It? Hemorrhoids…

121040755By the age of 50, approximately half of adults have experienced the itching, bleeding and discomfort associated with hemorrhoids; so why are we all so embarrassed to talk about this common ailment?  The reality is, if you’re suffering with hemorrhoids you likely have a friend or family member that has suffered with them at one point in their … Read More

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