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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...
yoga for back pain

Stretch, Strengthen & Soothe: Yoga for Back Pain

Living with back pain can often leave us feeling hopeless. Pain research experts estimate that more than 80% of the United States population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives....

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...
back pain

5 Signs Your Back Pain Might be a Bigger Problem

Back pain is a horrible thing. There’s just no other way to describe it. Since the physical movements you do on a daily basis require a healthy, cooperative back, when one small thing is...
chronic back pain

Back to the Basics: A Guide to Preventing Back Pain

An everything-you-need-to-know guide to preventing back pain. It's easy to take your back for granted, until it hurts. That's when it dawns on you, once again, just how essential your spine is for everything you...
September Pain Awareness Month

Finding That ‘One Thing’ Chronic Pain Sufferers Know to be True

Throughout the month of September, chronic pain sufferers can rest easier knowing their stories are being heard. In 2001, the American Chronic Pain Association along with Partners for Understanding Pain and more than 80...

Coping with Sciatica in the Workplace

Try these simple methods for easing sciatica woes that come up during the workday. Have you been challenged with the agony of coping with sciatica, or a pinched nerve that causes pain to radiate from...
arthritis pain relief

Cycling To Help With Arthritis

Doctors recommend cycling as an exercise treatment beneficial for patients with arthritis, and it may help with arthritis pain relief.Arthritis can hit anybody without warning regardless of age. It is very a very painful condition...
Simple Exercises for Those with Chronic Back Pain

4 Simple Exercises for Chronic Back Pain

Proper Crunches Many people think that to strengthen their back, they only need to work their back muscles. But actually your back and your abdominal muscles work together to keep you upright and well-supported –...