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4 Ways To Treat Radiating Pain in Your Leg

If you experience a sharp, regular or recurring pain shooting or radiating down your leg — known as radiculopathy — you may suffer from a damaged nerve or a herniated disk in your spine.

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What to know about subtalar joint pain

The subtalar joint is a complex joint in the foot. It is vital for walking, and helps people balance on uneven or rough ground. Damage to the subtalar joint may impact a person’s mobility or affect their gait when walking. It may also cause pain.

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4 Headache Locations and What They Mean

If you experience a sharp, regular or recurring pain shooting or radiating down your leg — known as radiculopathy — you may suffer from a damaged nerve or a herniated disk in your spine.

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Aquatic exercise cuts pain, disability from chronic low back pain

Therapeutic aquatic exercise leads to greater pain alleviation in patients with chronic low back pain compared with physical therapy, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in JAMA Network Open.

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What to know about reversing osteoporosis

A person with osteoporosis has weakened bones that are more likely to break. Although the condition is not reversible, people can prevent further bone loss and rebuild bones with medication, a nutrient-dense diet, and weight bearing exercise.

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Why Does My Hip Hurt After Running?

Hip pain often occurs with running. While some level of soreness is normal after exercising, pain can also mean that you have injured yourself. Hip pain can be caused by injury to your muscles, bone, tendons, or other structures in your hip.

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What You Can Do About Stiff Achy Knees (at Any Age)

The most common cause of knee pain can hit you in your 30s as easily as it can in your 60s and 70s. Osteoarthritis, or “wear-and-tear arthritis,” is the most common cause of knee pain – and the most common form of arthritis.

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Managing pain after knee, shoulder surgeries without opioids

A pain management regimen without opioids offered the same pain relief as common prescription opioids, according to two recent studies of common sports surgeries.

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Not all low back pain is the same

Hip pain is a common symptom that can be described as aching, sharp, or burning and can range in intensity from mild to severe. There are many possible causes of hip pain, including serious ones, like a fracture or joint infection, and ones that are less so (though still potentially debilitating), like arthritis or bursitis.

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6 Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Whether it’s chronic, acute or episodic, low back pain is a common problem among adults, causing more disability around the world than any other condition.

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Managing ankylosing spondylitis pain

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of autoimmune disease. This means that the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body. In the case of AS, the immune system attacks the joints, which leads to pain and other symptoms. It also may cause joint damage.

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Causes of Hip Pain and Treatment Options

Hip pain is a common symptom that can be described as aching, sharp, or burning and can range in intensity from mild to severe. There are many possible causes of hip pain, including serious ones, like a fracture or joint infection, and ones that are less so (though still potentially debilitating), like arthritis or bursitis.

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An Overview of Shoulder Blade Pain

Shoulder blade pain can be confusing because the causes aren’t always obvious. This symptom can be a sign of something serious like a heart attack or lung cancer, or something as simple as sleeping wrong or poor posture at work.

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What to know about surgery for migraine

Currently, there is no strong evidence to suggest that surgery works reliably as a treatment option for migraine across a large population. Research supports its use for occipital migraine, but this is a different condition.

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Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow is a form of tendonitis that causes pain and inflammation in the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow. The pain centers on the bony bump on the inside of your elbow and may radiate into the forearm.

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Topical pain-killers more effective, safer than opioids for knee osteoarthritis pain

Topical medication for pain relief is safer and more effective than opioids in treating knee osteoarthritis pain, according to a meta-analysis by Unity Health Toronto researchers.

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Does Physical Therapy Treat Migraine?

Migraine is a neurological condition marked by intense, often debilitating headaches. It can also be accompanied by symptoms like nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, and numbness or tingling. There are various treatments for migraine, and physical therapy may be helpful in treating migraine for some people.

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Your FAQs answered: Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

A lumbar epidural steroid injection is a treatment to relieve pain in your lower back or legs caused by inflammation of the nerves in your spine.

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Back pain: Why exercise can provide relief and how to do it safely

But while you might think you should rest your back if it hurts, being active can actually help relieve your pain and protect you from getting back pain again in the future. This is because our spines are designed to move, bend and lift.

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Can a massage help with ankylosing spondylitis?

A therapeutic massage can provide relaxation, pain relief, and increased blood flow for a person with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, not everyone will benefit from a massage, and people with AS must be careful to select a qualified, experienced professional to perform the treatment.

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Sitting at your desk doesn't have to be a pain in the neck

Working at a desk is a common cause of back and neck pain, often because you accommodate your workstation rather than the other way around.

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Mayo Clinic Minute: 'Tis the season for cluster headaches

A cluster headache is a rare headache disorder that differs from a typical migraine or headache. Less than 1% of the population have cluster headaches, but for those people, it's an intense experience because the headaches come on fast and hit hard.

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New state-of-the-art device stimulates spine to relieve back pain

Typical treatments like massage, physical therapy, steroid injections and surgery didn't work, so turned to an app-based platform called Intellis Spinal Cord Stimulation System. This involved getting a spinal cord stimulator implanted. Think of it as a pacemaker for the spine.

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Exercises to Relieve Sacroiliac Joint Pain

There are several options available for treating SI joint pain, from physical therapy to surgery. Many people also find relief, whether temporary or permanent, in a low-tech way—with gentle, targeted body movement.

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Just the Facts, Please: Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, more commonly known as SI joint pain, can happen when one or both joints become inflamed in the area where the bottom of your back bone meets your pelvis. This means you may feel pain that goes all the way from your hips to your thighs, and in more severe cases, numbness or tingling.

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The Best Workouts To Do If You Have Back Pain

Having a bad back can range from aggravating to debilitating. But unless you’re laid up with an acute injury, back issues shouldn’t inhibit your daily activity. In fact, regular movement, stretches and strengthening can help you both recover from and prevent further injury. It’s just a matter of learning which types of exercise are best suited to targeting issues around the spine.

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Headaches and COVID-19 Long-Haulers: What to Know

Skull-pounding headaches can continue for weeks or even months after you test positive for COVID-19, with around-the-clock pain separated only by periods of agonizing and extreme spikes.

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Best Tools For Managing Chronic Pain

In 2019, more than 20% of U.S. adults experienced pain almost daily for three consecutive months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)[1]. From heating pads to hypnotherapy, here are several tools and treatments that may help.

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The Six Best Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia Pain Relief

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that causes pain all over the body. This is accompanied by fatigue and sleep, memory and mood problems. Despite the fact that the fibromyalgia diagnosis has been accepted in conventional medicine for two decades, there is little agreement about what it is or what causes it.

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6 Ways to Manage Muscle Pain from Exercise

No pain, no gain? This is not true for people with fibromyalgia. And especially not true for those with chronic fatigue. For many, exercise to pain and increased fatigue may actually be damaging to your body.

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Study: The Fibromyalgia-Blood Sugar Connection

Fibromyalgia is a mysterious illness characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Scientists suspect it amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way the brain processes pain — what the CDC calls abnormal pain processing.

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Home Treatment of Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia and More

One of the worst emotions pain patients can feel is helplessness. In the face of severe pain, when the medications don’t work, don’t do enough or cause intolerable side effects, patients can feel helpless to ease their suffering.

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Genetics and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a pain syndrome that can manifest very differently for different people. Chronic pain, joint stiffness, muscle tightness, brain fog, sleep challenges and depression are just a few of the common concerns for people dealing with FM.

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Fibromyalgia Symptoms: The Trauma Connection

How many people have heard this, or a similarly disempowering conclusion from their doctors? For most people with fibromyalgia (FM), it takes a substantial amount of time to receive the proper pain-related diagnosis.

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Acupuncture Treatment of Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia symptoms include fatigue, poor sleep, aching pain, stiffness in muscles, tendons and ligaments, and heightened sensitivity to pressure pain at no less than eleven of eighteen points on the body.

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Misdiagnosis Common in Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain along with fatigue, problems with sleep and memory and brain fog. People diagnosed with fibromyalgia also often suffer from anxiety, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine and tension headaches, painful bladder disorder and TMJ (jaw pain).

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Your Guide to a Bone Healthy Diet

Diet and exercise play critical roles in building and maintaining good bone health for people at every life stage–from infancy through adulthood. The food that you eat can affect your bones. Learning about the foods that are rich in calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients that are important for your bone health and overall health will help you make healthier food choices every day.

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25 Ways to Prevent Falls

Remove all loose wires, cords and throw rugs.
Keep floors free of clutter.

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PREVENTING FRACTURES AND FALLS

Broken bones of the spine are common in people with osteoporosis and often go unnoticed until more serious problems occur. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of spine fractures and take steps to prevent these fractures from happening in the first place in our publication Protecting Your Fragile Spine.

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Keeping Your Balance

Balance is very important for people with osteoporosis. Your eyes, ears, muscles and joints all play an important role in maintaining your balance and preventing broken bones. Medical conditions and medicines can also affect balance and your risk of falling. Let’s take a look at these and see how you might be able to reduce your chances of falling.

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Protecting Your Fragile Spine During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Learn about what you need to know to prevent spine fractures, tips on how to manage safe movement and exercise at home to avoid crowded areas that cause a higher risk for contracting COVID-19.

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Safe Movement & Exercise Videos

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Exercise to Stay Healthy

The following exercises promote good posture, strength, movement, flexibility and balance in healthy people as well as those with osteoporosis. If you’ve recently broken a bone or if you have very low bone density, discuss these exercises with your physical therapist or healthcare provider before trying them and remember to avoid all activities that require bending forward from the waist or too much twisting of the spine.

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Exercise/Safe Movement

There are two types of osteoporosis exercises that are important for building and maintaining bone density: weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises.

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Bone Healthy Recipes

Diet and exercise play critical roles in building and maintaining good bone health for people at every life stage – from infancy through adulthood. To help you work bone healthy ingredients into your meals, we partnered with some of America’s best chefs to create osteoporosis food recipes that are good for your bones.

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The calcium calculator

Calcium is essential for building and maintaining healthy bones at all ages. Find out whether you are getting enough of this important mineral in your daily diet by using this simple calculator.

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Calcium and Vitamin D

Calcium and vitamin D are essential to building strong, dense bones when you’re young and to keeping them strong and healthy as you age. The information included here will help you learn all about calcium and vitamin D – the two most important nutrients for bone health.

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Calcium and Vitamin D Supplement Safety Fact Sheet

Calcium absorption is as high as 60% in infants and young children, who need substantial amounts to build bone. Absorption decreases to 15-20% in adulthood and continues to decrease as people age. This is why recommended intakes are higher for older individuals.

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Who Gets Osteoporosis: Factors That Put You At Risk

Certain people are more likely to develop osteoporosis than others. While you have no control over some risk factors for osteoporosis, there are others you can change. By making healthier choices you can help reduce your risk of osteoporosis as well as the broken bones it can cause. In this article, we will discuss the many risk factors for osteoporosis and broken bones. It’s important to discuss your risk factors with your healthcare provider. Together, you can develop a plan to protect your bones.

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Bone Basics

Some people think of bones as hard and lifeless, but they are actually living, growing tissue. Your bones are made up of three major components that make them flexible and strong.

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What is Osteoporosis and What Causes It?

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps.

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Facts about Bone Health in Children and Adolescents

Prevention begins in childhood It is important to promote bone health at all ages.

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Exercises to strengthen lower back

Doing exercises to strengthen the lower back can help alleviate and prevent lower back pain. It can also strengthen the core, leg, and arm muscles.

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What are the differences between bone pain and muscle pain?

It can be difficult to differentiate between bone and muscle pain, because they affect similar parts of the body. The pain may also be similar in intensity. However, in general, bone pain feels sharper, deeper, and more debilitating than muscle pain.

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5 unusual headaches: Signs to watch for and what to do

Headaches come in lots of varieties, and some are easily recognizable. Some headaches, however, aren’t as well-known.

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Radiofrequency Ablation Offers Cancer Patients Pain Relief Within Three Days

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) can non-invasively provide pain relief in as little as three days – and last for more than a year – to patients whose cancer has spread to their bones.

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7 Ways to Help Ease SI Joint Pain

Stretching may help alleviate SI joint pain by loosening tight muscles that put extra stress on these joints. Tight muscles around your back, hips, buttocks, thigh, and core can all potentially contribute to SI joint discomfort.

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What’s the Best Sleeping Position With Sciatica?

Getting a good night’s sleep with sciatica can be difficult. Lying in certain positions can put pressure on your irritated nerve and cause a flare-up of symptoms. However, some positions are less likely to cause pain.

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Are You at Risk for Developing Bone Disease?

The National Osteoporosis Foundation Joins Organizations Worldwide to Raise Awareness about Osteoporosis and the Risk of Fractures on World Osteoporosis Day, October 20th.

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Bone Health Basics: Get the Facts

When you think about staying healthy, you probably consider lifestyle changes to prevent conditions like cancer and heart disease. Keeping your bones healthy to prevent osteoporosis may not be at the top of your wellness list. But it should.

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It`s cold outside! Do your joints hurt?

Stiffness, aches and pains are often associated with changes in weather, especially the falling temperatures of winter. Understanding why certain people react to weather changes and others do not is unclear, but there are several steps you can take to be more comfortable and reduce your risk when the weather turns cold.

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What are the Best Treatments for a Bruised or Painful Tailbone?

The tailbone, or coccyx, is the bone at the very bottom of the spine. A bruised tailbone can be very painful, but various treatments can help relieve the pain.

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Neck Pain as a Migraine Symptom

Neck pain is common in migraine. It is estimated that 42% of individuals with episodic migraine experience neck pain as a migraine symptom. Furthermore, 67% of those with recurrent migraines also have neck pain that isn’t necessarily associated with the timing of their migraines.

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What Can Cause Nerve Pain in The Foot?

Nerve pain may result from a pinched nerve or a chronic condition, such as diabetes. Any foot pain can have a significant impact on daily life, and untreated nerve pain may keep a person from enjoying or accomplishing their regular activities.

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Osteoporosis Is Underdiagnosed and Undertreated In Older Men

A new study reveals that many older men who experience a fracture are still underdiagnosed with and undertreated for osteoporosis. Details of the study was presented at ACR Convergence, the American College Rheumatology's annual meeting.

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Epidural for Pain Relief After Surgery

If you are scheduled for an upcoming surgical procedure, have chronic (long-term) pain, or are giving birth in the future, you may be interested in learning about options for pain management.

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13 Ways to Manage Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is complex, and it can take a person some time to find the best pain relief methods that work for them. There are many options to try, such as hot and cold therapy, yoga, or drug treatments.

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10 Massages and Stretches for a Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder syndrome occurs when the mobility of your shoulder joint is restricted to the degree that it feels frozen in place. The limited range of motion of your shoulder joint makes it difficult or painful to perform certain movements. To regain mobility, you must create an effective treatment plan involving stretching and massage.

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How Is a Rotator Cuff Tear Diagnosed?

A doctor or physiotherapist can use one of more than 25 functional tests during a physical exam to diagnosis a torn rotator cuff. Some of these tests directly indicate a rotator cuff injury and others rule out similar injuries like nerve impingement or torn labrum.

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How do you relieve neck spasms?

A neck spasm occurs when the muscles in a person’s neck contract involuntarily. Neck spasms can be very painful and may cause headaches or dizziness. Fortunately, a person can usually treat a neck spasm with exercise and home remedies.

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Neck pain: What does it mean?

Neck pain: What does it mean? · Sprains and strains Strains and sprains to the muscles or ligaments in the neck may occur after physical activity. · A pinched nerve.

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Causes And Treatment Of Upper Back And Neck Pain

Pain in the neck and upper back can be temporary. For example, a person may have a sore neck after sleeping in an unnatural position. However, for some people, pain in this area is chronic.

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Finding hope in ‘wild west’ of novel pain management approaches

While poor regulation and unsafe products are prevalent, novel pain management strategies such as stem cells and electrical stimulation nevertheless provide hope for patients, according to a presenter at the 2020 Congress of Clinical Rheumatology-East.

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6 cervical pillow options

The neck makes up a small portion of the spinal column. Healthcare professionals refer to this section as the cervical spine. A specialist cervical pillow adds a layer of extra support for the neck while a person sleeps or lies down.

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The importance of stretching throughout your workday

With some gyms closed and a number of people working from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for many people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects.

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UC Ergonomics Expert Says Work Smarter At Home

When working at home, it's good to have a break, possibly every 30 minutes, to stay healthy and minimize injury to your back, shoulders and arms.

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Best Stretches For Lower Back Flexibility And Pain Relief

Lower back problems are very common. They can cause a constant dull ache or a sudden sharp pain. Lower back pain has a variety of possible causes, which range from poor posture to underlying medical conditions. However, certain stretches may help by relieving pain and improving flexibility.

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Avoiding Pain And Addiction After Sports-injury Surgery

A mix of non-addictive medicines may be safer and equally successful in managing pain after shoulder or knee surgery, a study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit indicates. Concerned about the opioid abuse epidemic, doctors there tested a different regimen for pain relief. They treated post-surgical pain with a combination of non-opioid medications, including anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants and nerve pain relievers.

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Stem Cell Osteoarthritis Studies Advance

A Canadian doctor is recruiting patients for a "first of its kind" stem cell research project for osteoarthritis. The Phase II study could further advance the use of regenerative medicine in treating osteoarthritis, a joint disease for which treatment options are currently limited to pain medication, steroid injections or joint replacement surgery.

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New Pet/MRI Approach Pinpoints Chronic Pain Location, Alters Management

A new molecular imaging approach utilizing 18F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can precisely identify the location of pain generators in chronic pain sufferers, often precipitating a new management plan for patients.

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8 Myths About Your Back Busted

Misinformation about back problems abounds. How many times have you heard that exercise can hurt your back? Or that if you consult a spine surgeon about pain, you’re sure to wind up in surgery? If you have back pain, it’s important to get the facts straight from the experts.

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Is Your Neck Pain Preventing You From a Good Night's Sleep?

Too much time in front of a computer can lead to neck pain it can also could be preventing you from getting a good night's rest. Here's why.

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The best sleeping positions that experts recommend for back pain, acid reflux, and more

It's important to make sure you're sleeping in the right position that will help you get enough quality sleep each night.

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Back pain: four ways to fix bad lockdown posture by copying astronauts

At the Aerospace Medicine and Rehabilitation Laboratory at Northumbria University, our team of researchers look into ways of keeping the spine healthy in astronauts during space missions. But this research can also be used to help those of us on Earth keep our spines healthy when working from home.

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9 Exercises to Ease Shoulder Pain

Shoulder aches and weakness put a crimp in routine activities from playing sports and carrying toddlers to hauling groceries and swinging hammers. Below, experts in strength and body mechanics offer tips on shoulder exercises to help you live well, function better and ultimately become stronger and free of shoulder pain.

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Start low, go slow' still applies for pain management, especially for older patients

While it's generally not curable, it can be managed with a systematic approach that begins with a thorough, function-based pain assessment followed by recognition and treatment of contributing conditions.

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Smartphone Use Connected to More Severe Headaches

Smartphone use in patients with primary headache is connected to more medication use and less pain relief, new research shows.

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Medicare to cover acupuncture for chronic low back pain

As part of CMS' efforts to address the opioid crisis, the agency announced Jan. 21 that Medicare will cover acupuncture for people with chronic low back pain.

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What to know about neck tension

Neck tension refers to neck pain that develops when the muscles in the neck cannot relax, which can lead to soreness, muscle spasms, and headaches. It has numerous possible causes, ranging from joint problems to inflamed nerves.

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Researcher recommends exercise over painkillers for treating sciatica

When sciatica is more persistent, the best plan of attack is a targeted exercise and education program.

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New treatments for migraines show promise

While no cure for migraines exists, hope abounds thanks to major advances in research. "Ten new treatments for migraines have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the past six years.

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How to ease sacroiliac (SI) joint pain

People may experience sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, also known as sacroiliitis, as a sharp or shooting pain in the lower back and buttocks. SI joint pain may or may not radiate down the legs.

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First US study shows strong results for procedure to treat knee pain from OA

A new study published in Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology details the first study of its kind in the U.S. to examine the use of genicular artery embolization (GAE) for extended treatment of knee pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA).

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Just Hanging Out for Shoulder Health and Pain Relief

He found that in 90% of his patient population who were expected to have shoulder surgery, prescribing one movement as an alternative actually eliminated their pain altogether. And this movement is the brachial dead hang.

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6 supplements for healthy joints

Many people take supplements to support joint health. Some take them to relieve current joint pain, while others take them to prevent pain from developing.

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Treatment and Recovery Time for MCL Tears

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) on the inner side of the knee is most often torn when there is a force that strikes the outside of the knee. The MCL attempts to resist widening of the joint and tears if the force is too great. When this happens, you face a recovery time of weeks to months, depending on the grade of the MCL tear.

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Helpful or harmful? Weighing last resorts before knee surgery

You've tried nearly everything for your worn-out knee. But the remaining possibilities may include some risky options.

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Kneecap Dislocation

A dislocation of the kneecap occurs when the patella comes completely out of its groove on the end of the thigh bone (femur), and comes to rest on the outside of the knee joint. Kneecap dislocations usually occur as a significant injury the first time the injury occurs, but the kneecap may dislocate much more easily thereafter.

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Shoulder Separation Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

A shoulder separation sounds like an odd injury, but in reality, it refers to the stretching or tearing of ligaments where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the shoulder blade (scapula). This intersection is also called the acromioclavicular or AC joint.

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Internal Impingement Shoulder Injuries Overview

Internal impingement is a specific type of shoulder injury that is seen primarily in throwing athletes.

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Chondromalacia Patellae Symptoms and Treatment

Chondromalacia patellae is a term used to describe the damage or softening of the cartilage on the underside of the kneecap. It is similar to patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee) in which the pain is felt under and around the kneecap. This condition is common among young athletics but may also occur in older adults who have arthritis of the knee.