Sitting at a desk, hunched over a keyboard for eight hours probably isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time, but did you know it could also be bad for your health? Those 40 hours spent sitting in the same position each week can have a debilitating effect on your back, neck and joints, which can lead to chronic pain over time
Shoes are a fashion choice for many women. High heels, sandals, wedges and flats, there’s a shoe for every outfit and every personality. But if you suffer from chronic back pain, your shoes could be part of the problem.
Vitamins come from many sources. From the calcium in your milk, to the rays of sun hitting your face as your walk your dog, vitamins help your body stay healthy and ward off disease. By working from the inside out, vitamins help to strengthen your immune system.
Obesity is linked to dozens of health risks. From high blood pressure, to diabetes, to sleep troubles, being extremely overweight can affect your quality of life from morning till night. Obesity can also take a toll on your chronic pain.
The word pain can mean different things to different people. For some, a simple hangnail can cause tremendous pain. Others can sprain an ankle and go a day or two before deciding to see a doctor. Chronic pain, however, is a serious and debilitating condition that affects millions of people.
Most of us will be in a car accident at some point in our lives. According to the national safety council, there are about 10 million accidents each year. The severity of these crashes range from parking lot fender-benders, to multi-car pileups.
Migraines are more than an occasional nuisance for some. Those suffering from chronic migraines know all too well the nausea, sensitivity, and unbearable pain that comes along with frequent attacks. Luckily, there are treatments available to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.
Of the millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain, approximately 65% report having sleep disorders.1 Many people think the term insomnia refers to the inability to fall asleep.
Botox is a household name, thanks to it’s popularity among men and women who want to look younger. The injection reduces wrinkles on the face by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles in the face. The muscles can’t contract and they’re forced to relax and soften.
Treatment for back pain is an expensive problem, and millions of Americans suffer from either chronic or acute lower back pain.
When you have a backache, the thought of utilizing those muscles can seem painful and unnecessary. But in reality, exercise is one of the best ways to get rid of back pain and keep it from coming back. Some physical therapists even start an exercise regimen the day after a patient has back surgery.
When chronic pain strikes in your back and joints, your first instinct may be to lie down and not move until the pain passes. More and more studies are finding however, exercise may be some of the best medicine when it comes to treating back and joint pain.
Living with chronic pain isn’t easy. Working a full time job when you suffer from chronic pain is even harder. Pain can stop you from performing to the best of your ability and in some cases, put your career in jeopardy.
What if you could lessen your chronic pain, simply by relaxing? It might sound to good to be true, but that’s the process behind biofeedback. Biofeedback uses electrical sensors to give you information (feedback) about your body (bio).
Diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans, more than 8 percent of the population. It’s a serious disease and if not controlled it can lead to heart problems, hypertension and skin disorders, among many other complications. Diabetes can also be painful.
Chronic pain affects everyone differently. Whether back pain, joint pain, or migraine headaches, no two people have the same symptoms or the same scale of discomfort. Chronic pain affects about 15 percent of the population and many sufferers have yet to find long-term relief.
Acupuncture is sometimes used as a last resort for people suffering from chronic pain, depression or illness. Other people visit their acupuncturist a few times a year for a “tune up.” They feel fine, but want to keep their body aligned and their energy balanced.
What do Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant have in common? Yes, they’re all professional athletes, but they’ve also received Platelet Rich Plasma injections (PRP) for chronic pain.