Pain Management and Chronic Pain - Original Articles

What's Causing Your Unexplained Joint Inflammation?

What does it mean when your joints get puffy and sore? If you've had an injury or accident, you know what caused it. But what if it comes out of nowhere? Here, our list for what causes unexplained joint inflammation.

7 Tips for Coping With Fibromyalgia-Related Fatigue

Don't let fibromyalgia rob you of the pep of a productive morning. These seven tips will help you give you the start you deserve.

The Facts about the FDA's Painkiller Abuse Strategy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) to combat widespread prescription painkiller abuse. How will it impact patients who take prescription medications for chronic pain? Get the facts here.

Commonly Misdiagnosed Digestive Problems

Digestive problems tend to disguise themselves as other conditions, and as a result, it can be difficult to get an accurate diagnosis. But your health depends on it.

How to Handle Arthritis-Related Bone Spurs

Bone spurs are smooth overgrowths of normal bone that can occur anywhere on your body, although they're commonly found on the spine, hips, knees, shoulders, and neck.

TMJ: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, is a jaw disorder that at its most basic may cause minor pain and at its most involved may include myriad overlapping conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.

Could You Have Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column resulting from the simultaneous shrinking and drying out of the spinal discs and the swelling or growth of the spinal bones and ligaments. But it also may also have other causes.

Could the Alexander Technique Work for You?

Is it possible that your pain is caused by the way you walk and sit? If so, the Alexander Technique might be for you.

Don't Let Chronic Pain Result in Social Isolation

When it hurts to be active, it's hard to stay connected. Read on to break free from pain's captivity.

How to Manage Your Chronic Illness-Related Depression

Depression is one of the most common complications in people with chronic illness, occurring in up to one-third of chronically ill patients. Learn how to manage your symptoms with these tips.

The Pros and Cons of Fentanyl Patches

Patients with chronic pain have many choices and decisions to make when it comes to pain management. One of them includes Fentanyl Transdermic Patches. While they can provide strong, effective relief, they're not right for all conditions.

Lead an Active Lifestyle? Give Your Ankles Proper Support

If you're a regular weekend warrior, it's essential that you give your ankles proper support. Let us sift through the myths and give you all the facts.

Headaches During Exercise: Causes and Fixes

A lot of people think exercising is a headache, but for some people, it actually causes headaches. What causes exercise headaches and how can you stop them?

Is It Time to Take Biologics?

If your standard therapies haven't provided you with the relief you need, there's one more option that might relieve your chronic pain–biologics.

Could You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis?

For a disease that affects 2.4 million Americans, we don't hear enough about Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a painful and potentially debilitating disease. Could you be one of the millions? Find out here.

Caffeine and Headaches: Myths vs. Facts

Some people say caffeine gives them a headache. Others say it's the only thing that cures theirs. The truth about caffeine is somewhere in the middle. Here, we've sorted the myths from the facts about caffeine and headaches.

Are Homeopathic Pain Treatments Right for You?

Homeopathic medicine is gaining recognition as a natural, safe and effective treatment for pain, but what exactly is it and how does it work? Could homeopathic pain treatments be right for you?

4 Pain-Friendly Outdoor Activities

Now that the sun is making an appearance, don't let pain keep you indoors. Indulge in these easy, pain-friendly, outdoor activities to let you enjoy your day in the sun.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: What's the Difference?

Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are generally acknowledged to be two separate conditions, but some experts now believe they're actually part of the same underlying disorder.

Could Reflexology Remedy Your Symptoms?

Could the key to good health be all in your feet? According to patients and practitioners of reflexology, the remedy for many symptoms, illnesses and conditions is one touch away. Could reflexology help you?

Tune-In: The Healing Power of Music

The healing power of music has been well known for as long as men and women have played and enjoyed it. But does it really possess healing power for pain patients? Find out here.

Joint Resolution: Exercise and Arthritis

There are several ways to stay active without risking your joint health.

Osteoarthritis and Headaches: What's the Connection?

Did you know that joint wear and tear, also known as osteoarthritis, may be the cause of some head pain?

Does Spinal Manipulation Really Work?

Spinal manipulation has become a common treatment for many patients with chronic pain. In fact, as many as 60 percent of patients who see a traditional doctor for back pain will also see a chiropractor for spinal manipulation. But does it really work?

The Path to Perfect Posture

Good posture is the foundation for how the body moves, works and prospers. What exactly is good posture and how can you achieve it? Read on to become a posture perfectionist.

What is Hemochromatosis?

Also known as hereditary hemochromatosis, the body absorbs too much iron from foods you eat. The excess iron then gets stored in your organs, especially the liver, heart, and pancreas, which over time can damage them and lead to life-threatening illnesses.

5 Bad Habits that Cause Back Pain

More often than not, back pain is caused by repeated irritation spurred by poor practices. You can prevent and reverse damage to your back by cleaning up these five bad habits.

The Link between Chronic Pain and Obesity

Chronic pain and obesity are epidemics in the United States and new research is shedding some light on why. A new study that obesity and pain are also linked to each other as well as other conditions.

Health Concerns: How to Keep Family Updated

The Web offers many options for staying connected and keeping loved ones updated on your or your family member's health issues. These methods are fast, easy, and efficient, and you'll know your support network is right there with you as a part of your journey.

7 Ways to Live Well With Lupus

While lupus has no cure, there are steps you can take to minimize your symptoms and boost your quality of life.
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