Different Types Of Pain You Should Not Ignore

Different Types Of Pain You Should Not Ignore

Pain is a signal that may indicate that something is wrong with your body. It is not something that you should always just try to ignore. There are certain types of pain that you should certainly be alarmed of. Here are some of them. Sharp Pain Between Shoulder Blades If you feel a sudden pain […]

Using Your Mind To Fight Pain

Using Your Mind To Fight Pain

Pain is considered as a normal reaction to certain stimuli. Although it doesn’t feel great, pain helps protect people from further danger such as when you feel pain when you touch a hot surface and then you immediately remove it. Pain also helps alert us about our bodies from something that may be ailing it. […]

Preventive Remedies For Back Pain

Preventive Remedies For Back Pain

Back pain can be quite a challenge for people to live with. It can easily prevent one from being able to do whatever he or she likes. It can limit one from doing certain tasks other normal people can do, which can become quite frustrating over time. But while back pain can affect people in […]

Unique Ways to Manage Chronic Pain

Unique Ways to Manage Chronic Pain

Suffering from chronic pain can be quite an experience. People may need to learn and manage the pain they more effectively. There are various drugs that some may use to treat chronic pain. But there are also more unique, alternative ways to manage the pain without resorting to conventional medicine. Here are just some of them.AcupunctureThis ancient Chinese medicine practice has been known to help provide pain relief to a lot of people who suffer from chronic pain. Acupuncture nevertheless has i…

Alternative Chronic Pain Treatments

Alternative Chronic Pain Treatments

Chronic pain is a condition with symptoms that may be quite difficult to live with. There are certain treatments available that may help reduce the pain symptoms. Aside from the primary treatments now being used for chronic pain, there are also other alternative options that many people use. Here are some of them.AcupunctureThis is a practice developed from ancient Chinese medicine that makes use of very thin needles inserted on certain areas of the skin that is said to affect the body’s energy …

Back Pain Myths

Back Pain Myths

According to statistics, 8 out of 10 people suffer from back pain. Because it is so common, a lot of myths have been attached to it. Below are a few back pain myths facts behind them.Myth: Sitting up straight prevents back painFact: Though slouching is bad for your back, sting up too straight and too still for too long puts a strain on the back. If you sit a lot, try leaning back in your chair with your feet on the floor and a slight curve in your back; or even better, try standing for part of t…

Leg Pain: A Cause for Concern?

Leg Pain: A Cause for Concern?

Aging usually means creaky bones and aching joints. Pain in the legs often means rheumatism and/or arthritis. However, Sheldon G. Sheps, M.D. of the Mayo Clinic, says new and persistent leg pain calls for a visit to your doctor’s office, especially if it occurs after prolonged sitting or standing. Why you should be concernedPain after prolonged sitting or standing may indicate a possible accumulation of fluid in the veins or venous congestion.Venous congestion occurs when the valves in the legs …

Why It’s Important to Keep a Pain Diary

Why It’s Important to Keep a Pain Diary

When it comes to medical conditions, the more your doctor knows, the easier it is for him to make a diagnosis. Your doctor has to determine the cause/s of your pain to be able to create treatment plan.One way for you to be able to give you’re a doctor a detailed data of your ailment is to create a pain diary. What to record in your pain diaryTo properly record your “pain data,” doctors recommend doing the following:Rate your pain on a scale at different times of the day. Specify whether your pai…

Making a Good Decision About Back Surgery

Making a Good Decision About Back Surgery

Surgery is a very risky procedure, and the decision to go under the knife to treat a back ailment should not be rushed. There are three things that need to be done: 1. the exact cause of the pain should be identified; 2. you should determine how much help the surgery will be; and 3. your decision to undergo surgery should be validated by a second opinion. Find the cause of painDr. Jeff Goldstein, medical director of the Spine Service at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases says, “…

What is Bursitis?

What is Bursitis?

Jason is so good in tennis that he can play an aggressive behind-the-baseline game a la Rafael Nadal. Recently, he felt a sharp pain in his hip. He ignored it at first and continued playing. But the pain progressed until it became unbearable. The pain was so agonizing that he went to consult with his doctor, who said had hip bursitis.What is bursitis?Bursitis is the painful irritation or inflammation of the bursa, a soft, fluid-filled sac that cushions and covers the movement between the tendons…