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Different Types of Headaches Cause Loss of Productivity

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 Karen A Graham (July 12, 2008)  US companies are losing $13 billion dollars a year because of the different types of headaches that are affecting the work force. This figure is lost through actual time off and lower productivity while at work due to impaired function. Headaches in their various forms affect nearly half the world's population making it a universal global condition. The World Health Organization has .. (Pain Management)

Foraha Tamanu A Tropical Oil to Aid in the Relief of Pain

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 Judy Lausch (July 11, 2008)  The oil of Foraha/Tamanu (calophyllum inophyllum) is well documented for its relief of the pain of neuritis. Traditionally tamanu oil has a history of topical use for relieving the pain of sciatica, shingles, neuralgia, rheumatism, and leprous neuritis, for which it is effective. In the late 1920's, a nun in the Society of Mary stationed in Fiji, became aware of a local topical aid for .. (Pain Management)

Bruxism and TMJ Botox is an Effective New Treatment

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 Alexander Rivkin (July 11, 2008)  Bruxism is a disorder of unconscious jaw clenching and teeth grinding that causes pain in the temporo-mandibular joint, a sensation of soreness and tension in the jaw as well as headaches, neck pain and even migraines. Over the years, continuous grinding wears down the teeth and can even cause cracking and severe tooth damage. Bruxism to some degree, especially at night, is very common. . (Pain Management)

The Natural Approach For Joint Pain Relief

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 Jeff Behar (July 11, 2008)  As we all know, many of our elders are very much affected by joint and muscle pain these days. It is also a surprising fact that the number of younger people are also experiencing chronic joint pains which effect their quality of life. Although today there is a wide range of medicinal assistance readily available, the best pain relief solution is to first try a natural joint pain .. (Pain Management)

Are You at the Risk of Heel Pain?

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 Maasi Smith (July 11, 2008)  Many people above the age of 40 are found to have some degree of heel pain. Larger prevalence of heel pain can be contributed to the fact that with age the decrease in the elasticity of the plantar fascia ( found along the bottom of the foot). The time for healing also stretches with age. However, a large number of adults between the ages of 24 and 35 also suffer from heel pain .. (Pain Management)

State of the art Treatments For Foot Pain

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 Brandt R Gibson, DPM (July 11, 2008)  Before I start, I want to reiterate the fact that pain is NEVER normal. If your feet or ankles hurt, there is usually a reason. Some common reasons may include poor shoes, infections, injuries or strained or torn tendons or ligaments. Understanding and fixing the cause of the pain, or making adjustments to alleviate the pain over time is often possible. What I want to discuss is a new .. (Pain Management)

Natural Ways to Tackle a Headache

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 Brenda Williams (July 11, 2008)  Headaches affect millions of Americans each and every day. In some cases, headaches can be so severe that they can actually be debilitating and require medical attention. These types of headaches are often referred to as migraines. Headaches occur for a number of reasons, but the most common reason has to do with stress. Other types of headaches occur because of pre-existing medical .. (Pain Management)

Fibromyalgia Treatments

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 Carlyn McKinley (July 10, 2008)  Fibromyalgia treatments can help to reduce symptoms associated with this condition, but unfortunately there is not a cure. Most doctors take focus their treatment efforts on relieving the pain and making the patient more comfortable. There are many things that you can do at home, these fibromyalgia treatments may help to improve your lifestyle- especially if you follow them .. (Pain Management)

Fibromyalgia Relief 7 Relief Tips to Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms

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 JD Dean (July 10, 2008)  Getting fibromyalgia relief doesn't mean popping a pill and it all goes away. The sad truth is, there is no cure yet for fibromyalgia symptoms and until one is found, managing your day-to-day activities is the most sensible way to get relief. In this article, there are some things you can do as a fibromyalgia sufferer to ease the pain of symptoms and live a better quality of life. .. (Pain Management)

Pain Relief and Prevention

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 Carlisle Holm (July 10, 2008)  Sense of pain is one of the most basic defense mechanisms of our body to any harmful or uncomfortable situation. It is manifested by uneasiness in the area of trouble. It is some kind of signal to the brain that something is not right as it used to be. It is originated after induction of some neurons called ‘nociceptors’ - which are for the specific purpose to catch the .. (Pain Management)

Exercises For Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Tendonitis Using Wrist Gyro - Recommended by Chiropractors

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 Karel Micek (July 10, 2008)  Are you searching Exercises for Shoulder Tendonitis that are safe and effective? Tendinitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury. Incorrect posture at work or home or poor stretching or conditioning before exercise or playing sports increases a person's risk. Continue reading about the Exercises For Shoulder, Elbow .. (Pain Management)

Carpal Tunnel Treatment

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 Angie Lennox (July 09, 2008)  Individuals who complete regular monotonous tasks daily such as assembly employees, butchers, carpenters, office workers, secretaries, typists, housewives, and others have higher risks of getting carpal tunnel syndrome. When a fracture occurs, a person falls on their hands, or the constant use of low-grade shaky or rapidly moving hand tools might bring an onset of early carpal tunnel .. (Pain Management)

Whiplash Treatment

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 Angie Lennox (July 09, 2008)  Suffering from a headache following a whiplash impairment can be quite typical. The initial symptom most people report is in a form of neck pain. In many cases the whiplash headache will frequently be greater than the pain felt in the neck area depending on the intensity. This is extremely common in the first few weeks after the wreck. An estimated two thirds of individuals who have .. (Pain Management)

Patient Positioning Gels Simplifying Surgical Procedures

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 Stephen Lamb (July 09, 2008)  Positioning gels are multi-purpose medical tools design to properly position patients during operating room procedures. Patient positioning is an import aspect of any medical procedure; even slight improper positioning during surgery can cause serious unwanted complications for the patient. Gel positioning products help to put the patient in the ideal position and to remain in that .. (Pain Management)

Headaches What Are the Triggers?

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 Carlo Rinaudo (July 09, 2008)  There are many things that can contribute to headaches. Some of the main factors are things that increase the levels of blood fat. These are things that a person generally has control of and can change if they choose to. One of the biggest factors that increases the levels of blood fat is smoking. Smoking provides a host of health problems, and causing headaches is one of them. This is . (Pain Management)

Over the Counter Migraine Medication What You Must Know

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 Carlo Rinaudo (July 09, 2008)  The most common way for people to treat their headaches is by using over the counter medication. There are many reasons for this. The biggest reason that people take over the counter medications is because they believe that their headaches are not that severe and therefore professional medical treatment is not necessary. Some people also cannot afford the medical treatment, so they .. (Pain Management)

Characteristics of Sinus Headaches

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 Carlo Rinaudo (July 09, 2008)  Sinuses are the eight hollow air filled pockets that are located in your forehead, cheekbones and behind the bridge of your nose. The purpose of your sinuses is to make mucus that helps to drain out your nose. Many people believe that they suffer from sinus headaches. It can often times be difficult to diagnose this for yourself. Many people who believe they have sinus headaches are .. (Pain Management)

Schedule Daily Time For Good Health

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 Rebecca A Rengo (July 09, 2008)  Nationwide, 76 million people are suffering with chronic pain every day. Start scheduling time for good health every day. Whether you have chronic pain, care for someone with chronic pain or just want to stay as healthy as you can, the following are simple themes for each day. Sunday Slowdown Sunday is a good day to schedule rest. Your assignment for today is to block out time for .. (Pain Management)

The Magnesium Migraine Connection

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 Mary Betz (July 09, 2008)  So what is the magnesium migraine connection? There are many theories about how magnesium is involved in migraine headache. What seems to be well accepted is that there are receptor sites in the brain that magnesium will bind to. These sites are normally excitatory in nature and the binding of magnesium seems to calm them down. Severe lack of magnesium in the brain has been known to .. (Pain Management)

Tennis Elbow and Golf Elbow

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 Karel Micek (July 09, 2008)  Tennis elbow and golf elbow, are both forms of tendonitis. Golf elbow is an inflammatory condition of the elbow which in some ways is similar to tennis elbow. In terms of prevention and treatment it is recommended exercises to strengthen your forearm muscles and elbow. Use light weights or squeeze a tennis ball or exercise with the Powerball Hand Gyroscope. Even simple exercises can .. (Pain Management)

Carpal Tunnel Explanation Made Easy

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 Joe A Shaw (July 08, 2008)  Some “experts" try to make the carpal tunnel syndrome explanation complicated (and some cases can be) but most people don't realize that your typical carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) case, simply means that the median nerve that runs through your wrist (the carpal tunnel) is being compressed or “pinched" in some way. Really, any condition that makes the size of the tunnel .. (Pain Management)

Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia and Therapeutic Touch

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 Nicole Cutler (July 08, 2008)  Approximately 5 million people in the United States suffer from fibromyalgia; most of those diagnosed are women. It is an affliction that not only causes muscle pain, but can also lead to other ailments such as depression. No one really knows what causes it, and it is often difficult to diagnose with any accuracy. If you are someone who suffers with fibromyalgia, then you know that .. (Pain Management)

Treating Fibromyalgia

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 Elvis Foote (July 08, 2008)  Fibromyalgia has been commonly referred to as a “stress-related disorder" due to its frequent onset and worsening of symptoms in the context of stressful events. This disease can affect every aspect of a person's life and is seen in about 2% of the general population, which affects more females than males, with a ratio of 9:1 by ACR criteria. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition .. (Pain Management)

How Compression and 4 Basic Care Tips Relieve Muscle Pain and Soreness

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 Nina Schnipper (July 07, 2008)  Relieving sore, painful muscles can be done simply and naturally. When it's time to relieve sore muscles and pain, we often overlook basic first aid steps. Compression, one step in basic care, has been shown to provide muscle relief and aid the healing of soft tissue injuries. First Aid. Basic first aid, as taught by various organizations around the U. S. and worldwide, includes: Rest . (Pain Management)

Relieve Muscle Pain Naturally With Compression Method Therapies

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 Nina Schnipper (July 07, 2008)  Compression offers muscle pain relief, simply and naturally. It is applied through a variety of natural therapies, including basic first aid. Basic self-care for injuries. Many organizations in the U. S. offer formal training in basic first aid for emergency medical conditions and minor injuries. Compression is one of the fundamental steps in administering first aid. Rest, Ice, .. (Pain Management)

Asparagus and Kidney Stones

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 Chris Kindler (July 07, 2008)  Asparagus and kidney stones seem to be a subject that is up in the air. Asparagus has been noted as beneficial to kidney stones and it has also been noted as being something to avoid if you have kidney stones. This controversy seems mainly due to the simple fact that there is more than one kind of kidney stones. It seems that if you have a certain type of kidney stone that you will want . (Pain Management)

Kidney Stones Cure

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 Chris Kindler (July 07, 2008)  Some people believe that there is no actual cure for kidney stones and you just have to wait for them to pass out of your body. Some people do not realize that they have kidney stones until after they see their doctor. Doctors usually examine you and rule out other possibilities before coming to a conclusion that you have kidney stones. They may give you medication for pain and .. (Pain Management)

Kidney Stones Without Symptoms

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 Chris Kindler (July 07, 2008)  If you have kidney stones without symptoms then you can count yourself lucky. They can sometimes be so small that they do not cause any pain, and we don't even realize that we have them until we feel the pain that is associated with them. If you don't have any pain then chances are you will never realize that you have had them. Having pain in the abdomen, back, genitals and groin area .. (Pain Management)

Why Do I Get Kidney Stones?

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 Chris Kindler (July 07, 2008)  Many people ask themselves why do I get kidney stones? If other people in your family such as your parents have had kidney stones, you may have a higher risk of getting them. Heredity can play a big part, your location could be another cause. The reason for this is that warmer temperatures can cause people to become more dehydrated. So people that live in a warmer climate from the .. (Pain Management)

Home Kidney Stones Cure

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 Chris Kindler (July 07, 2008)  Kidney stones can be very painful and most of the time you just have to wait and let them pass. There is no definite home cure for them but there are things that you can do to help lessen the pain. Basil has been known to strengthen your kidneys so basil may be able to help you out. Taking one teaspoon of basil added with one teaspoon of honey for a few months may help you to pass them .. (Pain Management)

Understanding Common Stomach Pain

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 Bardnurz Sham (July 07, 2008)  Stomach discomfort is caused by many factors, mainly by something that you, ve consumed, which may not agree with you. Unknown to many, stress too plays an important role in causing stomach discomfort. Your stomach and stress The intestinal tract's function is to make food supplies available to the body. Whatever is not absorbed by the body is excreted at the end of the tract. The .. (Pain Management)

Fibromyalgia Symptom Checklist

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 Carlyn McKinley (July 06, 2008)  Many people are searching for a fibromyalgia symptom checklist, because they are experiencing symptoms that they believe are related to the condition. Unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose this condition because there are not specific blood tests that can be done to determine a diagnosis. Most patients are diagnosed with the condition when their blood tests come back negative, and .. (Pain Management)

What is Fibromyalgia? Learn About This Common Condition

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 Carlyn McKinley (July 06, 2008)  What is fibromyalgia syndrome? The condition is characterized by extreme pain that at specific tender points and all throughout the body. Although it is difficult to diagnose, there are several things that the doctors look for when examining a patient. A person experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia report that the main discomfort is pain all over their body. The muscles, tendons and .. (Pain Management)

Gallbladder Pain

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 Rob Fitzer (July 06, 2008)  Have you felt stomach pains after eating? Feel nauseous and even maybe vomiting? You may be experiencing gallbladder pains. What is a Gallbladder? Your gallbladder is located right under your liver, and it is a small pear shaped organ that basically help you digest fat by using bile that is stored inside that organ. Why am I experiencing pain in my gallbladder? This can be due to a .. (Pain Management)

Chronic Pain Causes, Prevention and Treatment

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 Kaleena A Lawless (July 06, 2008)  Most people experience back, shoulder and neck pain at some point in their lives. Chronic pain is aches and pains that will not go away. Some people suffer for many years without relief. Some Causes of Chronic Pain -Improper lifting -Falls -Bad posture -Muscular imbalances -Herniated discs -Sleeping with an uncomfortable mattress or pillow -Regularly carrying a shoulder bag .. (Pain Management)

Tips When Deciphering Your Body Pain Symptoms

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 Mike Selvon (July 04, 2008)  If pain symptoms are ruining your life, then don't hesitate to call a doctor! Millions of Americans suffer severe back pain related to car accidents or other injuries and don't call a professional. Millions of Americans suffer the pain of fibromyalgia or arthritis and feel they should just “grin and bear it. " However, there are many treatment options that could help you live a .. (Pain Management)

Natural Cure For Migraine

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 Jack L Bloom (July 04, 2008)  Migraine is a neurological disease, and person suffering from this disease often gets the attack of severe unbearable headache. The headache often accompanied with other problems such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness and gastrointestinal disturbances. With the onset of such problems, one finds it difficult to combat the problem and carry on the daily activities smoothly. Studies have .. (Pain Management)

Trigeminal Neuralgia The Effects of Gamma Knife Surgery on Trigeminal Neuralgia

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 James Daltons (July 04, 2008)  People who suffer from Trigmenial Neuralgia often go through bouts of pain that can leave them debilitated or even push them to the verge of suicide. There have been many different types of treatments that are available to help relieve the pain. This article will focus on the treatment of Trigmenial Neuralgia with the gamma knife. It will examine the benefits and the effectiveness it .. (Pain Management)

Health Living With Chronic Pain

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 Janice Feuerhelm (July 04, 2008)  Chronic pain affects millions of people worldwide. Chronic pain is different than acute pain. Chronic pain is pain that continues long after the original cause. Chronic pain also has a psychological component that affects every area of one's life. The challenge of living with chronic pain can create depression, difficulty with family/friend relationships, loss of job, financial losses .. (Pain Management)

Neck Pain and Chiropractic

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 Dr. Jas Walia (July 02, 2008)  An injured neck or cervical spine can cause pain and other symptoms on the arm and shoulder. If left uncured, the irritation and swelling may continue to grow and worsen. Eventually, the arm and shoulder may become motionless. This pain is probably a result of abnormal bulging or protrusion of a disc in cervical spine which impinges on the spinal nerve roots. It is commonly known as .. (Pain Management)

Simple Steps to Migraine Prevention

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 Lauren S Johnson (July 02, 2008)  Anyone who has ever suffered from a migraine knows that this particular pain can stop you in your tracks. The exact cause of this particular head pain can vary from person to person; however, studies show that teen girls and women have the highest chances of developing the symptoms. One study suggests that this particular headache is caused by a drop in the female hormone known as .. (Pain Management)

Occipital Stimulation For Cluster and Migraine Headache

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 Mary Betz (July 02, 2008)  Both cluster and migraine headaches, when chronic and severe can be very difficult to treat. Cluster headaches are characterized by severe stabbing one sided headaches, with pain behind the eye. They usually occur either the same time every day or are seasonal and when the attacks happen they last a few minutes to and hour. Many people want to move around when they have cluster .. (Pain Management)

Managing Your Pain

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 Brenda Williams (June 30, 2008)  Pain is the body's way of telling us that something is not right, kind of like a signal. It's normal to have pain when we are injured or ill, but when problems resulting from injuries or illness lasts for 3 months or longer, this is known as chronic pain. Chronic pain can occur anywhere in our body, ranging in mild intensity to being so bad that it gets in the way of our daily .. (Pain Management)

Fixed My Sore Shoulders Banished the Pain

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 Gary McCreary (June 29, 2008)  A while back, I fell to the floor and injured my arm. Ever since that time, my shoulder has ached and it causes me extra pain especially when I try to move my arm above my shoulders. At night it aches to the point where I must take painkiller in order to get relief and some sleep. My shoulder never did get better by itself so I was forced to seek out a doctor to determine what could be . (Pain Management)

Relieve Muscle Soreness With Contrast Showers

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 Tony Schwartz (June 27, 2008)  Whether it's from lifting weights, running, or playing a game of tennis, muscle soreness can result from making your muscles work in ways they are not used to. This is an unfortunate side effect, as it can limit your future physical activity. The cause of muscle soreness is not entirely understood yet, but we know it is a result of damage to your muscles. It is not the damage itself .. (Pain Management)

Alleviate Toothache Naturally

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 Lauren S Johnson (June 27, 2008)  How many of us have suffered from a toothache before? The answer is “many of us. " An ache of the tooth is one of the most unwelcome pains. It can affect your sleep, your mood, and your appetite. But when going to the dentist is not an option on the weekend, what can we do to relive some of the pressure and the pain? One way to temporarily alleviate the pain is with ice. You can .. (Pain Management)

How to Live Well With Chronic Pain Steps You Can Take Today

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 Rebecca A Rengo (June 27, 2008)  It's easy to feel overwhelmed when you live with chronic pain. Every day life can be a struggle, seemingly impossible to overcome. You push yourself with every ounce of energy right down to your soul, and it feels like nothing's there. Simple activities that others take for granted can be a laborious undertaking, like sitting to watch a child or grandchild's little league game, going .. (Pain Management)

Migraines is a Very Real Disease

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 Mabel Van Niekerk (June 27, 2008)  This is a common neurological disease which unfortunately many people suffer from. It is a very severe headache and as I stated it usually only attacks one side at a time. This is good fortune with the bad fortune. Otherwise the pain could become totally unbearable. The fact that it does not necessarily always attack the same side of the head is also a mystery. These attacks can last .. (Pain Management)

This is a Common Neurological Disease

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 Mabel Van Niekerk (June 26, 2008)  This is a common neurological disease which unfortunately many people suffer from. It is a very severe headache and as I stated it usually only attacks one side at a time. This is good fortune with the bad fortune. Otherwise the pain could become totally unbearable. The fact that it does not necessarily always attack the same side of the head is also a mystery. These attacks can last .. (Pain Management)

Manage Your Pain by Herbal Remedies at Home

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 John K Crawford (June 26, 2008)  For decades, people have used herbal preparations and natural remedies for the relief and management of moderate to severe pain, and with some pretty good success rates. In this modern society of over-medication and pill popping out, we've really gotten away from out natural resources for the treatment and relief of the most persistent types of pain, such as muscle pain, nerve damage, .. (Pain Management)




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