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6 Common Warning Signs of Fibromyalgia

common warning signs of fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain disorder that affects about 10 million people in the United States. It can be challenging for doctors to diagnose fibromyalgia, partly because symptoms often vary from person to person. Currently, there are no definitive tests to prove that a...

7 Common Mistakes in Pain Management

common mistakes in pain management
There are only so many ways your health care team can help you with your pain management. Much of your management strategy depends on how well you treat yourself. Let's look at 7 common mistakes in pain management to help you better understand how...

Here’s How to Manage Back and Neck Pain as an Athlete

how to manage back and neck pain as an athlete
Playing sports and pain tend to go hand in hand. For many who enjoy sporting activities - especially young athletes - missing time away from play can be disheartening. Whether you're a professional or just enjoy a casual scrimmage, it’s important to be aware...

CDC Report: Clear Link Between Kratom and Overdose Deaths

kratom and overdose deaths
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked kratom and overdose deaths. Kratom, an herbal supplement marketed for its opioid-like effects, is now connected to 152 deaths in 27 states across the United States from July 2016 to December...

How to Treat Pediatric Migraines: What Parents Should Know

how to treat pediatric migraines
When you think of migraines, you probably imagine an adult experiencing severe, crippling head pain from time to time. But migraines aren't a health problem that only affects adults. Children and teens can get them and they can be just as severe as they...

How to Beat Fibro Fog

how to beat fibro fog
If you have fibromyalgia, you likely struggle with memory and concentration problems. This struggle is also known as fibro fog. While doctors have long known that fibromyalgia often causes problems related to cognitive functioning, there wasn't much clinical evidence of this brain fog until...

The Pain that Lingers: How to Manage Phantom Limb Pain

Manage Phantom Limb Pain
The appendage may be gone, but the pain lives on. Phantom limb pain refers to painful and lasting sensations that radiate from a limb, extremity or other body part that is no longer connected to the body. In this guide, we'll look at what...

5 Steps to Setting Pain Management and Wellness Goals

setting pain management and wellness goals
You feel like you have the knowledge and tools to make your life living with chronic pain easier and more enjoyable. But do you inspire yourself to commit to integrating them into your everyday life? Setting pain management and wellness goals with a creative...

Look for These 5 Traits in a Good Pain Doctor

Traits in a Good Pain Doctor
Choosing the right pain doctor can be a challenging and tedious process. You should consider more than where they went to medical school. It's also about choosing someone with specialized training for chronic pain or acute pain. And it's about more than providing health...

8 Simple Ways to Relieve Work-Related Shoulder Pain

work-related shoulder pain
The modern workforce leaves many of us struggling with various forms of shoulder pain. Work-related shoulder pain is the most common type of shoulder injury. This is often due to risk factors such as lifting or carrying of heavy loads, continuously using technology at...

What You Need to Know About Lifestyle and Oral Health

Lifestyle and Oral Health
Your oral health has a significant impact on your overall health. Poor oral health is linked to a host of health problems ranging from endocarditis to cardiovascular disease. Proper brushing and flossing each day can help do far more than maintain your pearly whites. But...

The Future is Now: Innovations in Pain Management

innovations in pain management
Pain management is rapidly changing. There are two driving forces for this. First, the growing opioid crisis has encouraged a national dialogue. More health care professionals are looking for alternative therapies to opioids. Second, breakthrough technologies are creating innovations in pain management that we...

What to Learn From Chronic Pain Treatment Around the World

chronic pain treatment around the world
When you envision treating chronic pain, do you immediately think of pain medicines in a bottle? The conditioning to view pain medication as the first line of defense against chronic pain is unique to the United States. Other countries approach pain management quite differently,...

Here’s How to Treat Sciatica Symptoms

how to treat sciatica symptoms
Sciatica is a painful condition that causes the sciatic nerve to become inflamed, irritated or pinched. This nerve is the largest single nerve in humans. It affects the entire lower half of the body from your lower back to the bottom of your feet....

Managing ENT Pain Part III: Throat Pain and Headaches

throat pain and headaches
Aside from having a few too many glasses of wine the night before, more often than not the source of many headaches can be traced to problems in the ear, nose and throat. So far in our three-part series, we’ve examined different causes and...

How to Ease Your Stomach Woes and Get Ulcer Pain Relief

ulcer pain relief
People with ulcers know the struggle of living with chronic stomach pain. It's an uphill battle that can leave you feeling sick if you don’t eat and sick if you do. There’s also the nighttime discomfort that can wake you up and disrupt your...