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Category Archives: Pain Management

Foods That Might Trigger Migraines

Anybody who suffers from migraines knows how they can upend your day. The pain can be unbearable, and they can hit out of the blue, leaving many victims essentially incapacitated. Sometimes the cause is completely unexplainable. Experts have identified various triggers, like stress, sleep, medications, and more, but it’s hard to determine a firm number ...click here to read more

Why You May Be Experiencing Uncomfortable Tingling in Your Feet

If you’ve been experiencing tingling, numbness, pins and needles, or burning pain in your feet, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, you’re part of a growing number of Americans. New research is suggesting that “small fiber neuropathy” is on the rise, leading to a more significant number of Americans experiencing symptoms in their feet. Although ...click here to read more

What Can You Do About Your Knee Pain?

The knees, the knees. The knees may have little competition when it comes to the most at-risk joint. Ankles may be slightly more prone to injury, but they always seem way easier to deal with. Perhaps because sore knees hurt more, or the potential for surgery looms large. Even slight pain in the knees can ...click here to read more

Mindful Breathing Helps with Pain Control

It has long been known that specific breathing techniques can help with various health conditions, including pain management. But a new study from the researchers at the University of Michigan set out to compare two types of meditative breathing to find their effect on pain. Researchers looked at two meditative breathing types, the first was ...click here to read more

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Go a Little Further to Treat Wrist Pain

I recently met with a friend and noticed a brace on his hand. I asked him what happened, and he let me know he was dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel affects millions of people in America each year, but doctors aren’t exactly sure what causes it. It’s likely a combination of genetic and ...click here to read more

A History of Migraine Is Associated with Anxiety and with Mixed Depression and Anxiety

New research has found that a history of migraines is associated with peripartum depression and anxiety in mid-pregnancy and late pregnancy. The study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders from Uppsala University in Sweden examined pregnant women who suffered chronic migraines before pregnancy. For the study, researchers surveyed a sample of 4,831 women about ...click here to read more

Not All Aches and Pains Are Created Equal

Aches and pains are one of the drawbacks of aging. Regardless of your physical condition, some knee, neck, or back pain seems to be unavoidable. Sometimes it’s nothing. Maybe you slept in an awkward position, spent a lot of time on your legs one day, or really taxed your muscles with a good workout. But ...click here to read more

People with Migraines May Get Less Quality of Sleep Time Compared to People Who Don’t

Good quality sleep is crucial for overall health. But for people with migraines, they may be getting less quality REM sleep time compared to those without migraines. According to a study published in Neurology, the American Academy of Neurology journal, both children and adults get less total sleep time. However, children with migraines took less ...click here to read more

Handling That Pain in Your Neck

I get it. Your kids and neighbors can get on your case and be a real pain in the neck. Sometimes real neck pain can hit too. Maybe it even started hurting when you were handling the living, breathing neck pains. Connecting your head and torso is a collection of vertebrae that make up your ...click here to read more

People with Osteoarthritis Need to Improve Their Sleep and Exercise to Reduce Pain

People with osteoarthritis can find pain relief in the right balance of sleep and exercise. For over 32 million Americans living with osteoarthritis pain, it’s vital to understand the lifestyle behaviors that can help reduce symptoms. Patients living with osteoarthritis are often told to exercise to help reduce pain, but it becomes a deterrent for ...click here to read more

Treating Chronic Pain Is Good for Your Brain

There is no shortage of links between the body and mind. And recent research shows that when your body hurts for too long, it may have a devastating effect on mental health. A recent study found that people experiencing chronic pain are far more likely to have all-cause dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or a stroke. These ...click here to read more

Improving Blood Flow May Help with Pain Relief

If you’re experiencing some pain in your back, knee, or arms, you might not have to worry or reach for a Tylenol. Instead, you might want to think about getting your blood moving. Sometimes a lack of circulation is a contributor to joint pain. Blood flow helps relax joints and reduce stiffness, thereby contributing to ...click here to read more