Pain Management and Chronic Pain - Symptoms

Leola M. Hays

Leola, 78, lives in Montgomery, AL. She has suffered from arthritis for decades, but didn t give up on finding ways to cope with and manage this painful condition. Read on to see how she continues to overcome against the pain in her joints.

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Learn how over-the-counter or custom orthotics (such as shoe inserts or braces) may give your feet the support they need.

What You Need to Know About Chronic Pain Syndrome

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The Multiple Challenges Of Multiple Sclerosis

As chronic diseases go, multiple sclerosis is one of the most difficult to predict, understand, and treat. Rarely are two cases alike, but therapies can help prevent relapses and worsening of many symptoms.

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While the logistics of air travel can be a pain in the neck, for some, flying can literally be a pain in the head.

How to Treat 5 Different Types of Migraines

Understanding what you're experiencing can help you find the appropriate treatment.

Back Stiffness: 7 Ways to Loosen Up

Do you often wake up with an aching back? Use these techniques to limber up.

How to Overcome Lupus Fog

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Are you familiar with this supplement, which may provide relief from osteoarthritis symptoms?

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How is a hip replaced? What are symptoms after? What's the recovery time? Get straightforward answers to these and other questions.

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The symptoms of lupus are similar to other diseases, and no two cases are alike making it difficult to diagnose.

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