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Category Archives: Pain Management

Is Humidity Affecting Your Arthritis?

Weather and arthritis pain have been associated for a long time. When it gets cold, rainy, humid, or the barometric pressure rises, many report that symptoms get worse. And now that much of the continent (and world) is in a humid heat wave, symptoms might be getting worse. Now the heat isn’t typically associated with ...click here to read more

Mindful Meditation Reduces Pain by Interrupting the Communication between Brain Areas Involved in Pain

Mindful meditation has been shown to be an effective way to reduce pain. This is because it interrupts the communication between the different regions of the brain that are involved in the experience of pain. By learning how to focus attention on one’s breath and bodily sensations, people can train their brains to better deal ...click here to read more

The Role of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Headache

According to new research, if you suffer from headaches, acupuncture may be able to provide some relief. Headache is one of the most common health complaints, affecting more than 45 million Americans yearly. While many over-the-counter and prescription medications are available to treat headaches, these medications often come with unwanted side effects. But, in some ...click here to read more

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Osteoarthritis Is Becoming More Common. Here’s What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

Recent data has shown a massive increase in osteoarthritis cases in recent decades. To stop yourself becoming one of these statistics, it could be time to get moving. Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint disease that causes pain, disability, and loss of function. It is caused by “wear and tear” on joints, typically from repeated use ...click here to read more

Try These Moves to Help Silence Back Pain

Back pain, a lot of time, can be unexplainable. If you didn’t injure it, why, then, does it feel like you did? Back pain has a lot to do with strength and mobility. When the muscles and ligaments in your core get weaker with age, common movements like twisting, stretching, and bending, can become more ...click here to read more

People with Chronic Pain Due to Spinal Cord Injury Have More Risk of Mental Health Issues

A new study published in Spinal Cord has found that adults living with chronic pain due to spinal cord injury have an increased risk of developing mental health problems compared to people without the injury. These psychological issues include conditions such as depression and anxiety. The study by a Michigan Medicine team of researchers analyzed ...click here to read more

Try Tai Chi To Improve Posture and Relieve Pain

If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution, consider tai chi. It may offer several benefits, including better posture, balance, and pain relief. Tai chi has several “ingredients” that target various parts of the body in many ways. Instead of being like one drug used to focus on one ailment, tai chi is more comparable ...click here to read more