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6 Strange Signs of Fibromyalgia

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As if living with fibromyalgia isn’t bad enough, this chronic pain syndrome (or disease) has all sorts of unusual signs and symptoms. If you aren’t familiar with fibromyalgia, it’s a rather mysterious condition, because it affects your whole body with all sorts of painful...

Ask The Experts: Finger Numbness

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Q: My fingers sometimes go numb. Do I need to be concerned by finger numbness?Finger numbness is most often caused by a minor misalignment in the neck, arm or hand. We've all slept in a funny position and woken up with a body part...

Narcan: What Is It and How Did it Revive Demi Lovato?

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When news broke that Demi Lovato overdosed on heroin, people were in shock. The singer had been sober for six years. It was only when she released her song ‘Sober’ in June that we were aware that she had relapsed. Thankfully, Demi Lovato is...

Constipation and Narcotics: How to Get a Move On

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If you're taking a narcotic for your pain, chances are good you're dealing with an unpleasant side effect: constipation. As a topic, constipation doesn't exactly make for good dinner conversation. But knowing what to eat and drink can make a dramatic difference for the more...

5 Common Foods That Can Reduce Pain

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Some people are naturalists – they prefer looking to foods and herbs that can help to prevent and treat ailments rather than depending on medicine and expensive therapies.In the west, we lost sight of many natural and traditional therapies, and instead made way treatments...

Summer and Chronic Pain: Beat the Heat

If you suffer from chronic pain and you’ve noticed days where it seems better or worse without an obvious explanation, weather could be the culprit. Many chronic conditions actually worsen due to hot, humid weather. With summer in full swing, we’ve got helpful tips...

Ancient Pain Remedies That Are Still Used Today

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Medical treatment has changed a lot since the days of using alcohol as a cure-all, but it may surprise you to find out there are many ancient medicinal practices that we still use today. Peruse this list and you might find some ideas that...

Overcoming Stereotypes as a Medical Marijuana User

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The legalization of marijuana on a state level is encouraging for patients who use medical marijuana to ease symptoms from debilitating, chronic conditions. Despite the fact that medical cannabis helps patients escape a life sentence of pain, the medicinal use of marijuana is still...

Getting Back to You: Coping with PTSD

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There’s nothing in life that’s as unfair as a veteran who fought for his or her country to return home with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.PTSD can take on many forms, and ranges in severity, but any type or level is something that...

Do You Have Cold Hands All the Time? It Could Be Raynaud’s Syndrome

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A rare vascular condition that affects the functioning of blood vessels is known as Raynaud’s Syndrome. People suffering from this condition experience vasospasm, which is a sudden constriction of blood vessels. This is also known as a Raynaud’s attack. It results in little to...

Top 10 Essential Oils for Chronic Pain

Top 10 Essential Oils for Chronic Pain
There’s been a lot of talk lately about essential oils. You can find them everywhere from luxury oil specialty shops to your local health food stores. Do you wonder what all the fuss is about? Review our 10 picks for chronic pain and see...

Tips for Tracking Symptoms and Flares

Tracking Symptoms and Flares
If you’re living with a chronic illness or condition like rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia or degenerative disc disease (DDD), you have good days and bad days. If you’ve been working towards reclaiming a healthy, active, pain-free lifestyle, you may enjoy weeks with minimal pain.On the...

7 Dental Care Tips for Better Oral Health

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Did you know that your oral health can impact your overall health? It’s about more than just having a nice smile – your dental care impacts your entire well being. Take good care of your pearly whites with these tips. 1. Brush For Two Minutes Brush...

The Pain Drain Debate: Does IV Therapy Work for Pain?

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In recent years, IV therapy has gained popularity as the new fix for all types of health issues from hangovers to chronic illnesses. It’s not just being offered as a traditional medical treatment either, because now there are spa-like facilities run by doctors and...