Migraines and Headaches on the Pain Scale

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May 22, 2017
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A headache is pain that can occur on one or both sides of the head, and is isolated (axial) or radiating from one part to another. Headaches may be distinguished into different categories, each having their own causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Types of Exercise That Can Reduce Chronic Back Pain

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March 17, 2018
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People with chronic back pain can benefit from various forms of exercise that increase flexibility, strength and endurance.

Heat Therapy Right for Your Pain?

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June 08, 2017
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Heat helps relax muscles, soothe stiff joints, and complement medications for pain relief. Heat can be applied in a dry or wet form which include: hot wraps, pads, packs or towels, showers, baths, or wax therapy.

Anticonvulsant Medication for Chronic Pain

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May 19, 2017
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Anticonvulsants are a prescription medicine that calm brain hyperactivity, prevent or reduce seizures, and can reduce persistent pain. By helping reduce or control abnormal increases in brain electrical activity, anticonvulsants relieve pain by interfering with damaged (neuropathy) or overly...

Use this App to Help Care for Someone with Chronic Pain

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March 17, 2018
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Did you know that well over one hundred million people suffer from chronic pain in the United States alone?

When to Use Cold Therapy for Your Pain

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March 17, 2018
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Ice therapy can reduce inflammation, decrease tissue damage and slow nerve impulses that reduce pain. Ice treatment is most effective shortly after an injury occurs, and comes in a variety of forms including: homemade packs (frozen vegetables), reusable gel packs, instant chemical packs, or ice...

Physical Therapy for Pain Relief

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March 17, 2018
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Physical therapy can help restore movement and function for pain patients disabled by injury or disease. Therapy should be tailored to a patient’s condition and pain level. Physical therapy treatments may include a combination of stretching, strengthening, and aerobic conditioning.