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Joint Pain Causes and Treatment - Prevent Muscle Pain

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 Dr John Anne (February 05, 2008)  As we grow older so is our body systems and parts. Many of these parts already begin to deteriorate their functions and they affect each other. The diseases they give to the body become complications. One of the diseases that is caused by old age is joint pain. Joint pain is very common to adult people especially those ages 45 and above. Many people at this age experience creaking of .. (Pain Management)

What Is The Difference Between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia?

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 Sheryl Walters (February 04, 2008)  Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) share many similarities, and the names are often used interchangeably in the medical literature. How Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are related is still debated by professionals. There are a few schools of thought: They are two completely separate illnesses that have nothing to do with each other. They are two different .. (Pain Management)

Hypersensitivity after Concussion or TBI

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 Laura Bruno (February 03, 2008)  The term “agnosia" refers to any sensory interpretation deficit. Following brain damage, many people lose the ability to distinguish between ambient noise and the primary conversation, or between the background and foreground of a visual scene. Their formerly effortless system of filtration no longer works. What used to occur automatically now takes conscious effort. Consequently, . (Pain Management)

Chronic Pain Management and Nutritional Therapy

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 Ashira R (February 03, 2008)  Chronic pain can be devastating physically as slowly it strips all inner and outer strength from a person. If that were not bad enough, the emotional and mental torture isolates a person and rips hope from their very soul. Recuperating from chronic pain can really be possible. Don't loose hope. The body's own power to heal itself is miraculous. What is healing really? The perception of . (Pain Management)

Cures For Sciatica - Causes Of Sciatica Nerve Pain

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 Thomas Henricks (January 30, 2008)  Sufferers of sciatica surely pray daily for a cure to relieve the constant pain and misery caused by this common condition. Any cure is specific to determination of the cause. In the case of sciatica the causes appear to be numerous. Unfortunately today many people are suffering from sciatica pain and there are a number of treatments available that provide relief from the condition. The . (Pain Management)

Calf Soreness Can Result From Sciatica

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 Thomas Henricks (January 30, 2008)  Sciatica pain may be experienced anywhere from the lower back to the calves, creating constant, nagging pain. The sciatic nerve, the longest in the body, originates in the lower back and runs downward in the back of each leg continuing to the toes of each foot. If this nerve has become aggravated due to injury or illness, the pain can radiate into wider areas of the body. Sufferers of .. (Pain Management)

How Angry Do You Get When Your Pain Specialist Tells You Your Pain is "All in Your Head"?

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 Christine Anne Sutherland (January 29, 2008)  If you suffer from chronic pain you are a long way from being alone! Chronic pain rates have more than doubled in the last 40 years and we've got to the point now where around 1 in 3 people suffer, over 60% of doctor visits are due to chronic pain severe enough to prevent people from working, and where the cost of failed treatments for chronic pain is estimated at over $10 billion a .. (Pain Management)

Help with Panic Attacks

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 Curtis Dawson (January 27, 2008)  A panic attack is a sudden rush of fear and discomfort in an unpleasant situation. The common symptoms of a panic attack are shortness of breath and intense chest pain and tightness. There are other symptoms such as fainting, dizziness, feeling like you're having a heart attack or feeling like you're just not in existence. Most of the times when you feel like you're having a panic .. (Pain Management)

Herniated Disc Treatments - A Safer, More Effective Option

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 George Best (January 21, 2008)  Herniated disc sufferers have traditionally had the treatment options of medication, physical therapy, spinal injections, and/or surgery, and because of the limited effectiveness of these approaches, many simply have had to learn to live with the pain. But a new option is now available and while not appropriate or effective for every person with a herniated disc, it does represent a .. (Pain Management)

The Safer Solution to Pain Relief Management

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 Rama Krishna (January 17, 2008)  The next time you have a bout of back ache after a long day on the desktop, spare a thought for the treatment method that you are using. On more occasions than not, you will simply pop a pain killer pill and get relief within an hour. But the pain will return the next day or week. This is because pain killers only reduce the amount of prostaglandins at the site of pain. The moment the .. (Pain Management)

Headache Pain - What You Need To Know And Do

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 Corinne Casazza (January 10, 2008)  Chronic headaches impact 4 to 5 percent of U. S. adults, according to the Mayo Clinic. For some, these headaches occur daily causing interruptions to work, sleep and the ability to enjoy life. Headaches are caused by many factors, including certain foods, hormonal changes, eye strain and poor posture. However, the vast majority - experts say about 75 to 90 percent - are caused by .. (Pain Management)

My Personal Story About Pain Relief

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 Helen Thomas (January 01, 2008)  Dr. Pendse takes my pulse and has me take large amounts of ashwanghanda and every two hours he gives me even more ashwanghanda. I am a Chiropractor and I have many methods I have learned and have used over the years to alleviate severe pain. This was not a method I knew about. You could not have paid a teacher to teach this lesson. Pain is the teacher and that teaching is making me .. (Pain Management)

Putting a Stop to Trigger Finger Injury Pain

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 Jeff Anliker (December 19, 2007)  Trigger Finger is becoming a common, yet quite serious problem among many individuals, just as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has been the past decade, and still is. Although Carpal Tunnel has received all the media hype in the past, Trigger Finger is currently affecting millions of Americans each year, causing suffers to experience lost time from work, expensive rehabilitation and often .. (Pain Management)

The Six Components of Chronic Pain

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 Barry K Hughes (December 17, 2007)  The 6 Components of Chronic Pain When you think of your pain, you probably think of it as one uniform entity. You may think “My pain is worse today “or “I wish it would go away. " In reality, what we call pain can be broken down into several different aspects. By looking at these aspect one at a time, you can better understand your unique situation. The Pain .. (Pain Management)

How To Avoid Problems In Treating Arthritis With Arava

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 Ed Sutherland (December 16, 2007)  The internet is a great source of information on all topics and Googling Arava will through up many results - some positive, some negative. There are a huge number of reviews online by users and professionals alike - some reviewing experiences, knowledge or promoting the product itself. Where do you go to get reliable information about Arava online? How reliable is the information .. (Pain Management)

Discover the Best Relief for Foot Pain

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 Gerry Restrivera (December 15, 2007)  Our feet support our entire weight; imagine the trauma and hard work that our feet need to suffer. It needs some caring but most of the time it is neglected. Ignoring to take good care of your feet may cause pains leading to chronic foot problems. If you are experiencing various foot problems it is helpful to know the best relief for foot pain. Foot problems are really annoying, .. (Pain Management)

Top Tips To Treat And Prevent Broken Nails

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 Raymond Geok Seng Lee (December 12, 2007)  We use them as makeshift screwdrivers or pliers. We drown them in dishwater and coat them with chemicals. No wonder our nails so easily break. Everything from a dry climate to constant immersion in hot water can cause nails to peel, spit, and crack. And the pain can be considerable, especially if the nail splits to the quick. Here are some tips you can consider to help you to speed .. (Pain Management)

Top Tips To Relieve Cuts And Scrapes

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 Raymond Geok Seng Lee (December 12, 2007)  An unpleasant encounter with a kitchen knife. An embarrassing stumble during your daily constitutional. A too-close shave with a razor blade. All manner of everyday activities can leave you with the unkindest cut or scrape of all. No matter how thick-skinned you are, these minor injuries hurt. Their small size often belies the pain they can cause. Still, you probably won't win much .. (Pain Management)

Abdominal Migraine Remedy - Tips Techniques To Get Relief From Abdominal Migraine

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 Dr. Eswararamanan VR (December 12, 2007)  Many parents laugh when their child says they have a headache in their tummy, but an abdominal migraine remedy could seriously be what they need. Children more commonly experience this type of migraine, but some adults have been known to suffer as well. Because they mostly affect children, they can be difficult to diagnose and are often mistaken for a short-term flue or stomach bug. If .. (Pain Management)

Knee Pain And Chondromalcia Patella In Girls Lacrosse Players

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 Jennifer Milus (December 10, 2007)  Knees! Knees! Knees! Don't Run? A Lacrosse Player? RIGHT! I recently heard from one of my players, that she has had knee pain. She was not aware that I have been working with this type of thing since I was in college. If I had only known she had the problem, I could have actually helped her with it. Instead: She had gone to her family doctor and had been told to “stay off her .. (Pain Management)

Top Tips To Treat And Prevent Pizza Burn

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 Raymond Geok Seng Lee (December 09, 2007)  Pizza may very well be the first food to have a medical condition named for it. The painful singe that occurs when you bite into a steamy cheese-laden slice has earned the official moniker pizza palate syndrome. Of course, any food that is too hot can burn the roof of your mouth or your tongue. But pizza is among the most likely culprits. The cheese on top holds in the heat. Pizza can .. (Pain Management)

Top Tips To Treat And Prevent Gallbladder Pain

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 Raymond Geok Seng Lee (December 09, 2007)  In most cases, gallstones are painless. In fact, you usually find out that you have them while undergoing a routine checkup or an exam for another illness. But when gallstones act up, you may feel sudden, severe pain in the upper abdomen that can last from 20 minutes to several hours. That is the result of a stone as small as a speck or as large as an egg getting wedged in the duct that . (Pain Management)

Top 7 Tips To Treat And Prevent Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

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 Raymond Geok Seng Lee (December 09, 2007)  Whoever dubbed it “temporomandibular disorder" must have had a slightly warped sense of humor. After all, you would think that a condition that has jaw pain as one of its symptoms would have a name that is less of a mouthful. Just saying the phrase can sure give your facial muscles a workout, not exactly what you have in mind when you can barely open and close your mouth in the .. (Pain Management)

Top Tips To Treat And Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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 Raymond Geok Seng Lee (December 09, 2007)  What is the difference between Elton John and a computer operator? Give up? Well, all the piano players are a lot less likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). If we typed, price-scanned, or sewed the way piano players tickle the ivories, wrists straight, hands and fingers almost level with the keyboard, this debilitating wrist injury could often be prevented. The carpal tunnel is a .. (Pain Management)

Ways to Treat Trigeminal Neuralgia

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 James Daltons (December 05, 2007)  Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition that affects the nervous system of the body. It can cause extreme pain in the facial region and it is a nightmare to the various individuals who have this medical condition. This article will look at the different ways that are available to treat Trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal Neuralgia can become quite challenging to an individual who has it. The .. (Pain Management)

Top 7 Tips To Treat And Prevent Ulcers

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 Raymond Geok Seng Lee (December 05, 2007)  I do not get ulcers. I give them. Sounds like the mean-spirited mantra of some hard-boiled, take-no-prisoners corporate executive, doesn't it? Indeed, ulcers were long considered the domain of hardworking Joes and Janes, who bore the painful sores like badges of honor for toiling 60-plus hours a week in high-stress jobs. Ulcers are caused not by belligerent bosses or demanding deadlines . (Pain Management)

Top 7 Tips To Treat And Prevent Sciatica

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 Raymond Geok Seng Lee (December 05, 2007)  It is pain in the butt quite literally. It can also be a pain in the hip, the thigh, the lower leg, or even the foot. In fact, the condition known as sciatica can send pain shooting anywhere in your lower body. What is causing all the commotion is the sciatic nerve, which is not one but a group of nerves bound together in a single sheath. The sciatica nerve runs from your lower back .. (Pain Management)

Top 7 Tips To Relieve Heel Pain

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 Raymond Geok Seng Lee (December 05, 2007)  Time may heal all wounds. But it takes much more time to heal a heel. Perhaps the biggest mistake that people make is thinking that heel pain is eventually going to go away on its own. Sometimes they wait as long as six months before deciding that they need to see a doctor. But unlike other parts of the body, the foot is weight-bearing, so when the heel is injured, the inflammation .. (Pain Management)

Don't Be A Victim Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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 Sharon A Bell (August 28, 2007)  Carpal tunnel syndrome results in more than two million visits to doctor's clinics each year. Figures also show that there are approximately 260,000 carpal tunnel surgeries performed every year, 47 percent of which are work related. It seems that everywhere you go, you find someone wearing a wrist brace like assembly line workers, computer users, musicians, meat processors, laboratory .. (Pain Management)

Short Term Gain and Long Term Losses

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 Mary Riggs (August 22, 2007)  It is not the standard of care to perform a bone density test on a woman that has: 1) had multiple broken bones in adulthood 2) received numerous steroid blocks spine blocks 3) gone through menopause at an early age 4) now facing cervical spine surgery at age 57. All of the above were indicators that were ignored prior to my spine surgery in 2004. Should it be the “standard .. (Pain Management)

Easy Cardiovascular Exercise That Helps To Prevent Pregnancy Back Pain

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 Sky Joe (August 22, 2007)  Cardiovascular exercise can help to improve muscle endurance, which will prevent pregnancy back pain that is a common problem that occurs to most pregnant mothers. Other benefits of cardiovascular exercise also include decreasing risk of heart attack, reducing level of blood pressure and increasing the energy level. During pregnancy, women should exercise at a mild to moderate level and . (Pain Management)

A Guide to Cluster Headache Treatment

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 Christopher J (August 21, 2007)  Before we discuss cluster headache treatment, here is a brief introduction to cluster headaches: Cluster headaches are a rare (occurrence less than 0.1% of the population, affecting predominantly the males) type of sudden and acute, but short-lived headache attacks that come recurrently in different stages or clusters; each attack can last for 15 minutes to 3 hours. This type of .. (Pain Management)

Lower Back Pain - Knee Flexion - Hamstrings

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 Jennifer Chu (August 21, 2007)  Patients with lower back pain due to lumbosacral nerve root irritation often complain of knee pain. The knee pain may occur with straightening the knee or with bending the knee. We talked last week about the muscles that straighten the knee and today's topic will be on muscles that bend the knee (knee flexors). However, if there is pain and spasm in muscles that straighten the knee .. (Pain Management)

Low Back Pain - Ankle and Foot Dorsiflexion

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 Jennifer Chu (August 21, 2007)  Patients with back pain due to lumbosacral nerve root irritation can have foot and ankle pain with weakness in dorsiflexion of the ankle. Usually, the strength of the dorsiflexor muscles are tested by pressing down on the front of the ankle and toes in order to press the foot in a downward position. The strength of the toes can be individually assessed by giving resistance to the .. (Pain Management)

Lower Back Pain - Ankle and Foot Plantar Flexion

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 Jennifer Chu (August 21, 2007)  Patients with lower back pain due to L5 and S1 nerve root irritation often complain of calf cramps, especially at night. The strong calf muscles are responsible for you to be able to walk on your toes. These muscles are especially important in the push-off phase of walking on level surfaces as well as on inclines and steps. To be able to test the strength of the calf muscles, the best .. (Pain Management)

Lower Back Pain - Hip Internal Rotation

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 Jennifer Chu (August 21, 2007)  Lower back pain is commonly associated with irritation of the L5 and S1 nerve roots bilaterally. Depending on whether the L5 or the S1 nerve root is more irritated, there can be pain and spasm that causes tightening of the muscles that perform external rotation or muscles that perform internal rotation. Our topic today will be on muscles that perform internal rotation of the hip. .. (Pain Management)

Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain

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 Sharon A Bell (August 20, 2007)  Do you experience morning stiffness, trouble sleeping, headaches, poor memory and concentration? Check with your doctor because you may have fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia affects as many as 6 million people in the United States. Most cases occur in women of childbearing age, but children, the elderly, and men can also be affected. It is known as a syndrome because it is a collection of .. (Pain Management)

Hot Tubs

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 John E Lewis (August 17, 2007)  Sitting in my Jacuzzi Hot Tub in Spain on the Costa del Sol trying out a brand new model I really felt the effect of the hydromassage treatment of the warm water. Unfortunately I have had a nasty problem with my right shoulder in that I have strained a tendon so it's an injury very similar to a frozen shoulder I have tried all sorts of things Heat, Frozen peas and packs of Ice (my .. (Pain Management)

Reducing The Pain of Bursitis

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 David N. Freeman (August 17, 2007)  Many people experience bursitis throughout their life. Even though some may think that bursitis usually only occurs with elderly individuals, this simply is not true. Anyone- young or old, is susceptible to bursitis, but the key of the matter is to focus your efforts on how to get rid of the disorder through pain reduction. Realizing what exactly bursitis is should help many to .. (Pain Management)

A Quick Tip To Reduce Hand And Wrist Pain - For Roughly A Penny!

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 Matt Mc Dermott (August 14, 2007)  One of the problems a lot of weight trainees encounter is hand cramping and wrist pain due to gripping the bar over the years. If a particular weight trainee also works in front of a computer using a traditional mouse then the problem can be exacerbated. While Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and comparable conditions warrant prompt medical attention, here is one trick which may help relieve some . (Pain Management)

Weaning From Fentanyl, This Really Hurts

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 Colin Sullivan (July 29, 2007)  It's now the end of July and I'm weaning from my maximum “on demand" dosage of 1600mcg. per day, to zero, zip, nothing per day; bing, bang, boom. And it hurts. Strangely, this experience is not what I expected it to be. I thought I'd be rolling violently on twisted sheets, foaming at the mouth. It's not like that. Symptoms of with-drawl in me are a marked increase in the nerve .. (Pain Management)

Home TMJ Treatment: Effectively Treating TMJ Yourself

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 Roxanne Manning (July 15, 2007)  Painful TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) symptoms are thought to be due to the cartilage where the lower jaw meets the skull becoming displaced. This results in the nerves that control the senses being stretched and pressured. . TMJ dysfunction affects lots of people, however, it affects more women then men. A full blown case of TMJ is rare, because the body typically recovers .. (Pain Management)

Migraine And Diet, How To Combat Migraine

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 John Rodgers (July 11, 2007)  Several studies into migraine have found that there are various food types that may serve as triggers for the painful condition. The numerous potential food triggers are why there is no definitive recommended migraine diet that can help alleviate the pain or abruptly stop the severe headaches. If you are one of those people who are suffering from occasional or even regular migraine .. (Pain Management)

Natural Migraine Relief - Vitamin B2

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 Stewart Hare (July 01, 2007)  In this article you will discover: What is vitamin B2? Why is vitamin B2 a natural migraine relief? How much vitamin B2 do you need to take as a natural migraine relief? What Is Vitamin B2? Vitamin B2 is also known as Vitamin G (riboflavin). Vitamin B2 is an easily absorbed water soluble vitamin. It plays a vital part in the metabolizing of fats, protein and carbohydrates to produce .. (Pain Management)

Headache Pain - When Men Get Headaches

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 John McIntosh (June 18, 2007)  You may have heard that migraine occurs almost three times more often in women than in men. In this country, about 18 percent of women and about 6 percent of men suffer from these life-altering headaches. “There is a hormonal relationship between women and migraine, ” says Stephen Silberstein, M. D. , past president of the American Headache Society, professor of neurology at . (Pain Management)

Osteoarthritis - New Ways to Treat Osteoarthritis

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 Jean Maguire (June 17, 2007)  Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common type of arthritis, is a chronic condition that afflicts some 21 million Americans. It is characterized by the disintegration of cartilage, the part of the joint that cushions the ends of the bones. This breakdown causes stiffness, pain and loss of movement. Eventually the cartilage can wear away entirely, causing bone to rub on bone. OA generally .. (Pain Management)

Home Remedies for Headaches

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 Kristi Patrice Carter (June 14, 2007)  Many people suffer with headaches—all types of headaches. Most people have tried every medicine known to man to help alleviate the painful problem. Sometimes the medicine works and sometimes it doesn’t. The bad thing about using medicine to rid yourself of headaches is that your body can get accustomed to the medications, which leads to the medicines not working as well as they .. (Pain Management)




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