Chronic pain sufferers frequently deal with anxiety and depression. I have found a better quality of life, and even pain relief, through therapeutic writing and meditational prayer.
Since migraines are so complex, keeping a daily journal can really help to narrow down migraine triggers so that your doctor can assist with the best course of treatment.
Back pain and spasms can be treated at home with spinal adjustment devices. In this article, I review several spinal alignment devices for relief of back pain.
How do you tell the difference between a migraine and another kind of headache, and what should you do about it? Find out here.
The medical term for the collarbone is the clavicle. Pain in the clavicle can be due to a variety of causes, some of which are more serious than others.
Repetitive movements and poor posture can lead to pain and injuries. Learn about products and methods to improve the ergonomics of your workspace.
These gift ideas for people living with chronic pain can help bring comfort and relief from the aches and strains associated with some illnesses and injuries.
In only 3 minutes a day, Movement Notation helps you cure all posture and strain related neck & shoulder pains, even headaches!
Pain in the heel, especially when standing after sleep, can be eased by stretching the calf muscles, achilles and plantar fascia.
My experience with computer workstation ergonomics started when my occupational therapy practice shifted to clients with arm complaints. I realized the majority were desk workers. Ergonomics was always an issue.
Most people with arthritis will use some type of heat treatment at home on a regular basis to relieve arthritis pain. It can be as common and simple as a daily hot shower or bath, or a heating pad. There are other inexpensive options for home use as well.
Problems with your TMJ can be painful and long-lasting. Find out what causes it, symptoms, and treatments that may help ease the pain. If you think you have TMD, go see a professional for proper treatment for the best success.
The author reviews several topical anti-inflammatory products, including Penetrex, Voltaren, Biofreeze, and Sombra. Learn how these products are different, and which might be best for you.
Your neck and shoulder pain may be the result of tension—or it may be caused by a serious disk problem. You need effective and safe measures to help relieve the pain.
This article discusses what migraines are, the science behind how they occur, as well as what triggers them.
If you have aching knees, no doubt you're looking for ways to alleviate the pain. Learn useful tips for dealing with knee osteoarthritis, including a surprising fact about shoes.
The AccuRelief Mini TENS System is an affordable, effective, and discreet way to manage pain. It works well for upper and lower back pain, shoulder pain, joint pain, and even menstrual pain.
There are many issues you may experience with your nose. One common problem is the inside of the nostril hurting. So, why does the inside of your nose hurt and what can you do about it?
Migraine headache pain relief is possible with right combination of medication, devices, and physical practice.
Learn how to re-align and strengthen your ankles and knees with these simple exercises and videos to ease the pain, improve balance and strength, and to avoid injury.
Gastric Sleeve is a surgical procedure for those with morbid obesity. This article describes the process from pre-op through post-op. I want to provide facts, as well as my perspective as a patient.
What is xiphoid process pain? This condition refers to pain experienced in the xiphoid process area, which is located in the lower part of the sternum.
Neuropathic pain is chronic pain that is due to injury or disease of the somatosensory nervous system.
I will explain the importance of the piriformis muscle, common places of trigger points / fascial adhesions found within the muscle, and effective ways to treat an overactive piriformis muscle.
Ice is an inexpensive yet very effective treatment for pain, inflammation, and swelling. Most clients do not appreciate the importance of cold treatments.
With a shoulder injury or shoulder condition, you should prioritize pain management and gentle movements. Doing too much too soon can work against you. Use of ice and passive exercises explained.
For my muscular pain, I've used dozens of massage tools on my trigger points. I review my three favorite electric massage gadgets that I've found to be focused enough for myofascial release.
A headache, known by the medical term cephalalgia, is pain located in the head or neck area, but not all headaches are created equal. There are several different types of headaches, but this article will focus on tension-type headaches and the effects of stress.
This my experience with ocular migraines. I realize now that I had had them for at least a year before I saw a doctor for the problem. I still have them, although not as often, and it's okay.
Suffering with chronic pain can lead to many psychological and emotional effects. This article is written from my own personal experience.
Resting hand hplints, worn while sleeping, are very effective for relief from arthritis pain and stiffness in the hands.
Do you think work stress is the cause of your migraine? If you work in a place with a lot of fluorescent lighting, the lights could be the blame for your headaches, not just your workload.
Anyone can suddenly experience inner thigh pain. It lasts anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. Pain varies in intensity and character. It may be felt as a stabbing pain over the affected area
Pain is hard to deal with, even in the best of times. But during a move? Nigh impossible, right? Wrong. Here's how to make your move easier, even while you deal with chronic pain.
Life can throw us a curve ball sometimes. It’s up to us whether we want to let it keep going or hit it out of the park. Learn about my experience with this disease and how I've been able to manage it.
We cannot escape arthritis. However, contrar to what many people think, there are many self management strategies to get relief from arthritis pain and stiffness. Use of heat strategies, gloves and splints, exercises, and joint protection strategies are very effective.
Millions of people live with chronic pain due to arthritis every day. This article discusses some of the most common and effective medications used for arthritic pain relief.
Need a quick migraine cure? Is your head killing you? Learn how to stop your migraine fast in this article.
Portable TENS units use electronic pulses to relax muscles and reduce pain. This is my experience using an electronic pulse massager to manage my back pain.
Fully illustrated, body-friendly design of the Floor Desk, plus videos to get rid of RSI (repetitive strain injury) from daily computer use.
Between 10% and 55% of the world's population suffer chronic pain, and many of these people still work and study. Learn how you can manage your pain levels at work and school.
Chronic lower back and neck pain can be quite debilitating, impacting your ability to do daily activities and work duties. Facet injections are a good option for pain that is unresponsive to therapy.
Dropping caffeine can create some nasty side effects. Here is a firsthand account of my experience (complete with headaches and withdrawals!).
TENS Units are a great pill-free way of managing menstrual pain. In this review, I compare Livia - "The Off Switch for Menstrual Pain" and the AccuRelief Mini TENS System.
Learn about the causes and types of lower back pain, and about what treatments and tips you can follow to reduce your pain and find some relief.
PENS, or percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is a pain management technique that combines the benefits of acupuncture with electrotherapy.
A reasonable alternative to spinal surgery for disc disease is epidural injections. These injections are administered in an attempt to delay the need for surgery.
Explore videos of the many exercises and massage methods that can relieve the pain and suffering associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Idiopathic pain is long-term pain with no detectable cause. However, a variety of treatments may reduce this chronic pain to a manageable level.
Back and neck pain may in part be caused by your driving habits. Simple adjustments to the seat in your car as well as your posture can help. Also: learn how to use gravity iversion to ease the pain.
Most people are not good at describing pain. I hope to help you learn the language to talk about your pain and symptoms with your doctor or other medical provider.
My top 3 exercises to strengthen the neck and upper back muscles, to reduce discomfort from desk work, and other activities that require sustained downward gaze and forward use of the arms.
Chronic calf pain can keep you from enjoying the sport of running. Find out what causes this type of pain and how you can treat it at home. This article is based on my personal experience.
Temporal arteritis (TA) is a potentially deadly disorder. Hopefully, my mother's experience with it may answer questions you have about TA.
Massage is a natural way to ease many health concerns. Stress, poor body alignment, overwork, and injury can all be mitigated through different types of massage on various points of the body.
Learn how to manage chronic pain, with tips for your mind and your body. Actively seek to reduce your pain and stress, increase happiness and enjoy life!
Research is currently divided; the link between chronic pain and vitamin D is not yet proven. However, chronic pain sufferers who are deficient in vitamin D may benefit from supplements.
You've been working at the computer. You go to move the mouse, and your hand starts to twitch and cramp. You wonder if these might be symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Or, at least, that's a thought that pops in your mind. You just wonder why...