Is a modern lifestyle giving you aches and pains? 5 expert tips for healthier pain management

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September 24, 2019
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A recent nationwide survey by the American Society of Anesthesiologists found that Millennials’ heavy use of technology and fitness is causing many to suffer from aches and pains such as eye strain, neck aches, hand or finger pain, wrist or arm pain, migraines and sports injuries.

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.

3 Pain Therapies People Love, But No One Knows Exists

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February 22, 2017
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Pain can come from many sources including diabetic neuropathy, shingles, migraines, pelvic pain, and back pain. Pain management employs different kinds of therapies including many lesser known ones that some people love but others don’t know about including spinal cord stimulation, workplace...

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.

Opioid Epidemic: How This Impacts Individuals With Chronic Pain

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December 12, 2016
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Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue with drug overdose deaths as the leading cause of injury death in the United States. With prescription opioids being an effective form of pain management, it is important to understand the potential benefits and risks of drugs including OxyCotin...

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?

Sciatica Chronic Pain Treatments

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May 19, 2017
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Sciatica is pain and numbness traveling along the largest nerve from the lower back to the hips, buttocks, and leg(s). Often, the pain can be severe and debilitating, and resolve itself with self care in a few weeks. If significant leg, bowel or bladder weakness persists, the patient might be a...

Treating Both Chronic Pain and Depression

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April 13, 2017
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Chronic pain can have impacts beyond physical symptoms. It may also cause depressive symptoms that can lead to isolation, drug dependency, and immobility. These symptoms can affect mood, behavior, thoughts, and overall quality of life. Because depression can intensify pain, it is important that...

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.

Pain Scale for Your Leg

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May 22, 2017
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Finding the correct pain scale can be difficult. There are many versions from many different sources – most of which have not been created by both patients and physicians. Here is a pain scale designed with feedback from over 500 patients and physicians specifically for individuals suffering from...