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Ovarian Cancer and Back Pain

The Link Between Ovarian Cancer and Back Pain

Ovarian cancer is not as common as other cancers, accounting for just 3% of female cancers in the United States (for comparison, that number is 12% for breast cancer). However, an ovarian cancer diagnosis...
pain journal

How To Write an Effective Pain Journal

Sometimes, the events of the day can be just a little too much. This is especially true for people with chronic pain. This is where pain journaling comes in.A pain journal is a place...
chlorella

Chlorella For Fibromyalgia: Can It Improve Symptoms?

Fibromyalgia is a painful and serious condition that causes pain throughout the whole body. Fibromyalgia is also associated with sleep issues, constant fatigue, and mental issues that make everyday life challenging.This condition has no...

Coping With Sciatica in the Workplace

Sciatica can be a literal pain in the butt—especially when you find yourself sitting for long periods, like at work or school. This nerve pain can actually be debilitating if you choose not to...
Avoid Back Pain on Long Road Trips

5 Tips To Help You Stop Car Back Pain

Whether you commute long hours or just like to drive around for fun, long hours in the car can hurt your back. While some people may have public transportation or biking options, for others...
Interventional Pain Management for Lower Back Pain

Interventional Pain Management For Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain, a.k.a lumbar pain, is one of the most common pain conditions that you may experience. Because it's invisible, lower back pain may be difficult to diagnose and treat. Whether you're suffering...
yoga for back pain

Yoga For Back Pain: Top 5 Poses To Try

Back pain is more common than you may think. Researchers estimate that more than 80% of the United States population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Yoga for back...
Apple cider vinegar for back pain

The Natural Healing Powers Of Apple Cider Vinegar For Back Pain

Nearly 80% of adults experience some kind of back pain in their lifetime. Whether it's because of stress, age, diet, or exercise, there are a variety of reasons why our backs might be giving...
Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease: The 21-Year-Old With A 90-Year-Old Spine

At the age of 21, I was diagnosed with multiple spine and pelvis disorders which flipped my life upside down. Health professionals label me as the "21-year-old with a 90-year-old spine". The main cause...
Sprains and Strains

Treating Sprains and Strains: Are You Doing It Wrong?

Chances are that you've had sprains and strains in some part of your body during your lifetime. If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky. These “simple” injuries are very painful! While most people use the words...
5 things not to say to someone with chronic pain

5 Things Not to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

In 2013, I was involved in a car accident that changed my life. Although the damage to my car was surprisingly minor, that 10 seconds would change my life forever. Prior to the accident, I...
facts about gout

13 Facts About Gout: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Experiencing extreme pain and burning in your joints may lead you to believe that you have arthritis. But what you may have specifically is a condition called gout. It is one of the more...

Here’s What It’s Like Living With Coccydynia

About a year ago, I began to notice pain around my coccyx while sitting down. At 52, I'm no stranger to back pain. I've suffered from it for years - including in my lower...
how to deal with pregnancy pain

7 Common Pains During Pregnancy and How to Deal with Them

Pregnancy can be an exciting and joyful time - except for the discomfort, weird body changes, aches and pains. Learning how to deal with pains during pregnancy is essential to your health and to...
how to manage back and neck pain as an athlete

Here’s 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...
work-related shoulder pain

8 Simple Ways to Relieve 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...
poor posture and pain

Poor Posture and Pain: What You Need to Know

Esther Gokhale says there's a good chance that how you sit, stand, walk, and sleep may be hurting you more than you think.
sciatica stretches for back pain relief

5 Sciatica Stretches for Back Pain Relief

Finding relief from your sciatica pain can feel like a lot of trial and error. The symptoms of pain, including numbness and tingling, can make it a challenge to both your work life and...
NSAIDs and back pain

Why Taking NSAIDs for Back Pain Isn’t a Long-Term Solution

A journey with chronic back pain is usually accompanied by anti inflammatory medications like NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs). While they do provide temporary pain and inflammation relief, if you’ve been taking NSAIDs for back...
acupuncture for back pain

Quick Guide to Acupuncture for Back Pain

If you have chronic back pain, it is likely that you have tried at least half a dozen techniques and treatments to help and relieve your pain. It is not uncommon that, after having...
truth about managing back pain

10 Simple Truths About Managing Back Pain

If you’ve ever experienced back pain, you know that it can be debilitating even if it’s occasional or short-term. What’s scary about back pain - particularly acute low back pain - is when your...

What is Sciatica?

Have you been experiencing pain in your back, hip or outer side of the leg lately? This pain, may be accompanied by tingling and numbness in hands and feet. It also might indicate an...
cortisone injections for back pain

Debunking the Myth: Cortisone Injections for Back Pain

If you’re suffering from back pain and looking for non-surgical relief, cortisone injections may be just what the doctor ordered. This type of injection can also help other areas of pain such as leg pain or joint...
myofascial trigger points

Ask the Expert: Can Massages End Myofascial Trigger Point Pain?

Many of the pains we experience throughout the day are likely associated with our lifestyles and a result of bad habits. From lower back pain to shoulder pain to arthritis to headaches, our daily pains often prove to be a hindrance and...