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.
Idiopathic pain is long-term pain with no detectable cause. However, a variety of treatments may reduce this chronic pain to a manageable level.
PENS, or percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is a pain management technique that combines the benefits of acupuncture with electrotherapy.
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.
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.
These past few days, I have been experiencing pain in my left side. Although the pain is tolerable, I am still wondering what causes it. Before visiting my physician, I have done some research
Dropping caffeine can create some nasty side effects. Here is a firsthand account of my experience (complete with headaches and withdrawals!).
Are you trying to figure out why your body is aching when you don't have a fever? Here are some ailments that might be causing your condition.
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?
Need a quick migraine cure? Is your head killing you? Learn how to stop your migraine fast in this article.
How do you tell the difference between a migraine and another kind of headache, and what should you do about it? Find out here.
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.
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.
The answer to 3 simple questions and their implementations will improve your walking style for better looks, more confidence and no more back pain.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
This article discusses what migraines are, the science behind how they occur, as well as what triggers them.
If your joints pop and crack with each step you take, there is nothing to worry about unless you are experiencing pain.
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.
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.
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.
Pain in the heel, especially when standing after sleep, can be eased by stretching the calf muscles, achilles and plantar fascia.
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.