fbpx
Home 2017 June

Monthly Archives: June 2017

How to: Stay Sun Safe this Summer

Staying Sun Safe
Staying Sun Safe this Summer It's easy to stay sun safe, from top to toe.Wrinkles. Age spots. Cancer. There’s a long list of ways that the sun can damage our skin. Not only that, some medications, including specific pain meds and antidepressants, can make you...

3 Tips to Avoid Anxiety this 4th of July

thofJuly
The 4th of July is a time for BBQs, spending time with family and friends and celebrating our country’s independence. However, for many people, such as combat veterans, people who have been personally impacted by gun violence, or people who suffer from severe anxiety,...

Seven Ways You Are (Unknowingly) Making Your Pain Worse

Man at computer with neck pain
Sometimes it's the little things we do or don't do that sabotage our best efforts to avoid pain.When you have pain, the hurt can seem to have a mind of its own. It may come and go at will. It takes a toll on...

Understanding 5 Common Types of Headaches

Woman with headache
Although no headaches are pleasant, they are not all created equal. There are several kinds of headaches, each with its own symptoms and treatment options, and correctly diagnosing yours can make the difference between living in pain or resuming a normal life. Knowing more...

Fireworks and PTSD

Fireworks
Fireworks can be stressful for military veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Not only that, they can be disturbing for your pets and other first responders, including police officers and firefighters. While Independence Day is certainly a time to celebrate the...

Is Your Job a Pain? How to Sit Properly and Reduce Back Pain at Work

how to sit at work
Give Your Lower Back Support At work, one of the biggest causes of back pain is not giving your lower back proper support. Ideally, you should have a chair at your desk that is adjustable and offers full support. However, if this isn't an option,...

Less Painful Days with More Restful Nights

sleeping woman peaceful
A sleep study shows the effectiveness of a longer night's rest to increase pain tolerance. A good night's rest might be a lot more beneficial than just beauty sleep. A study at the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit,...

Green Tea May Provide Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

Green Tea
Green tea is unfermented tea leaves and the average brewed cup contains up to 150 milligrams of polyphenols, a type of antioxidant. Like other antioxidants, polyphenols prevent molecules from oxidizing, a process that has the potential to produce free radicals.Since polyphenols fight free radicals, they...

Your Sleep Apnea Could Be Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

sleep apnea
Understanding sleep apnea Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is disrupted during sleep. These pauses in breathing last for at least 10 seconds and may continue for a minute or more. Patients can experience breathing disruptions over 30 times an hour, though they're not...

3 Sleeping Positions to Help Relieve Back Pain

Sleeping Positions to Help Relieve Back Pain
Back pain can derail a good nights sleep. Sleeping with back pain can make the night long and miserable. With a little bit of preparation, sleeping back pain can be relieved once and for all. How to prepare for a great night's sleep A great night's sleep...

The Link Between Pain and Depression

Pain and Depression
Pain and Depression: Stopping the Downward Spiral When you’re in pain it's hard to feel like much is right with the world. So it's hardly surprising that ongoing pain takes a toll on your mood, and can even lead to feelings of depression. While depression...

Virtual Reality for Pain Management

Virtual Reality for Pain Management
An ongoing study suggests that virtual reality for pain management may be effective treatment for pain sufferers, potentially combatting the opioid epidemic at the same time. Pioneered by Diane Gromala, PhD, a chronic pain sufferer for over 30 years, the study dives into how...

How Pet Therapy Can Help Fibromyalgia Symptoms

How Pet Therapy Can Help Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia is associated with chronic pain that doesn't usually have a simple cause. As a result, you may experience headaches, stiffness, muscle aches, and tenderness. Several studies show that animal companionship can help ease pain for these patients. In one instance, a Wheaten Terrier...

Managing Lower Back Pain as an Athlete

Managing Lower Back Pain As An Athlete
As an athlete, lower back pain can prevent you from enjoying and competing in the sports that you love. It doesn't have to. Follow these easy steps to get back out there without pain. Increase body awareness To prevent back pain, it's important to understand your...

Try Ginger Mint Lemonade – It’s Rich in Antioxidants!

Ginger Mint Lemonade
When the summer heat is too hot to handle, cool off with this ginger mint lemonade recipe. This Ginger Mint Lemonade recipe is packed full of flavor. More importantly, it contains antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and stop them from attacking the cells. Antioxidants play a...

Is There a Link Between Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia?

link between restless leg syndrome and fibromyaglia
Fibromyalgia is a chronic and painful disorder.  It results in widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas. Restless Leg Syndrome, or RLS, is characterized by unpleasant feelings in the legs. These feeling can include itching, "crawling" or pins and needle type sensations. RLS...

Medical Marijuana for Pain: Better to Toke or Take in a Pill?

Medical Marijuana
There's some solid research showing that marijuana can help ease nausea and vomiting, as well as various types of pain, including some types of chronic pain. But comparatively little science has been done on whether the way cannabis is ingested affects pain reduction. Is...

Tackling The Issue Of Medical Marijuana For Chronic Pain

Marijuana Leaves
Regardless of personal belief regarding the legality of medical marijuana, studies proving its effectiveness for chronic pain are interesting. Currently, 29 states and DC have adopted acceptance of Medical Marijuana into state law. This allows patients with pain issues to get approval from a...

Early Signs of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) is a form of chronic arthritis. Surprisingly, Arthritis is one of the more prevalent chronic illnesses in children. Over 300,000 children in the United States suffer from this condition, with girls being affected more frequently by a factor of three to...

Don’t Miss These Commonly Overlooked Treatments for Back Pain

commony overlooked treatments for bain pain
Let's look at some common and effective treatments for back pain: Use hot and cold therapy The process of alternating between heat and cold can really help relieve back pain. Heat therapy helps by stopping the pain messages sent to the brain and stimulating blood flow...

The Pain that Had Chuck Norris Feeling ‘Helpless’

Chuck Norris and wife with rheumatoid arthritis
It’s no secret that Chuck Norris is the toughest among tough guys. He’s a martial arts guru and actor, known for starring in the hit ‘90s TV show Walker, Texas Ranger and movies like Way of the Dragon alongside Bruce Lee.Jokes about Chuck Norris’...

Why Back Pain is So Hard to Diagnose

why is back pain is hard to diagnose
The Narrative Before your doctor orders specific tests, he or she will ask you a series of questions. These questions will help the doctor choose which test is right for you and might also help diagnose the problem.Your doctor might ask questions such as:Where...

How to Help Your Child Manage Chronic Pain at School

How To Help Your Child Manage Chronic Pain At School
It is heartbreaking to know that your child suffers from chronic pain. Every day is a challenge. Follow these steps to develop a strategy to help your child thrive in spite of chronic pain. Start Small Your child might not be able to handle a full...

Constipation: Everything You Need to Know

Fotolia  Subscription XXL
Constipation occurs when stools are difficult to pass. Some people are overly concerned with the frequency of their bowel movements because they have been taught that a healthy person has a bowel movement every day. This is not true. Most people pass stools anywhere...