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Alternative Treatments for Pain That Actually Work

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Trying to finding alternative treatments for pain can bring you face-to-face with the ugly side of the internet. Online, you will find troves of people eager to share their success and horror stories in an attempt to convince you to try or avoid certain...

Video Games May Play an Important Role in Pain Treatment

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If you’re looking for an excuse to enjoy a little time on the couch playing video games, there’s good news for you. Recent studies have shown that video games (and virtual reality in particular) can assist in the pain treatment process. Not only that,...

Chronic Conditions: What Is Autoimmune Disease Rash?

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Across the world, people are discovering strange rashes that seem to have no cause. For the 23% of Americans who suffer from autoimmune diseases, these rashes could be a warning sign of something more serious.Autoimmune diseases make the body attack its own tissues and...

How to Feel Grateful During the Holidays with Chronic Pain

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With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching and the holiday season kicking off, it can be common to see people practicing gratitude. However, finding gratitude is easier said than done when you live with chronic pain. My first Thanksgiving after the car accident that caused my chronic pain...

How Does Medicare Cover Pain Relief?

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Pain is a common symptom of several conditions and diseases. Many types of pain conditions target seniors, such as arthritis and osteoporosis. For this reason, doctors who participate in Medicare generally know a good deal about treating chronic pain. Pain management takes several forms,...

When to Worry About Lower Back Pain

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More than 80 percent of Americans experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. For most of us, mild back discomfort is just a part of the aging process.However, for some people, red flags may indicate something more serious than everyday aches...

Does CBD Water Help Chronic Back Pain?

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Over the last few years, cannabidiol (CBD) has skyrocketed in popularity. As a result, new federal and state regulations have loosened restrictions, and CBD is more accessible than ever.Proponents of CBD have touted a huge range of health benefits. They say it can help...

Why Do My Gums Hurt?

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Gum pain may seem insignificant to some, but anyone who has suffered from the effects of gum pain knows that it’s no laughing matter. Gum pain and sensitivity are not just painful; they’re also your body’s warning signal to alert you to deeper issues...

Can Allergies Cause Joint Pain? The Surprising Science

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Allergies make life miserable. They devour box after box of tissues., they grate your eyes like sand, and they leave your throat feeling raw. The question is: Can allergies cause joint pain as well?Evidence suggests that both food and seasonal allergies can heighten the...

Real Relief: How to Reduce IBS Symptoms

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12% of US adults suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Unfortunately, IBS causes moderate to severe symptoms that can disrupt daily life. Other names for it include mucous colitis, irritable colon, and spastic colitis.IBS is a chronic condition. However, with the right medical advice...

Coffee and Chronic Pain: Does It Help or Hurt?

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If you're a one-cup-of-coffee in the morning person, a shot-of-espresso-in-the-afternoon kind of soul, or even a non-coffee drinker, you might be interested in the connection between coffee and chronic pain.Research has always been back and forth when it comes to the effects of coffee....