If you’re like many people living with chronic pain, you feel worse when the cold weather sets in. While there’s not as much scientific evidence as you’d think that connects weather changes and chronic pain, some studies have shown slight associations between pain and temperature, humidity, wind speed and barometric pressure. Most evidence is linked to weather’s effects on those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.
Sometimes back pain arises from injury. At other times, it results from the accrued impact of continuing habits. Through prevention of habits causing back pain, you can facilitate recovery from a chronic condition.
Relax. With all the concerns and worries of modern life, that can be a challenging direction to follow. However, stress can have a major impact on the body, contributing to headaches and the excessive muscular tightness that is often a precursor to pain. In this sense, combating stress is a pain-relief treatment.
The neck is one area of the body that is most susceptible to a physical manifestation of stress. More broadly, the region that includes the head, neck, and shoulders is particularly vulnerable to stress-related pain.
More than 1 in 5 American adults have received an arthritis diagnosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with Osteoarthritis being by far the most common form. While most people generally expect the “wear and tear” inflammatory joint condition to be one that affects those over age 65, a full 14% are diagnosed as early as 25 years old. What are the causes of early onset osteoarthritis, and does a diagnosis mean doom?
How do you know if what you’re experiencing is migraine pain?
Dr. Timothy Dembowski, the founder of Atlanta Medical Clinic, begins by drawing a parallel with back pain: Someone might feel a low-back twinge after a Saturday filled with yard work – or suffer a couple of days of agony for no apparent reason.
Unless chronic neck pain is caused by an injury, the chances are that it is caused by poor posture. Because of the neck’s placement on the body, neck strain can come from the curvature of the spine below, and/or the tilt of the head above. Poor posture not only causes neck pain, but it can also lead to joint degeneration in the spine.
Annually, millions of people are affected by an incredibly painful and sometimes debilitating set of neurological symptoms known as sciatica. Considered lower-back-pain’s ugly step-sister, sciatica typically appears after damage, injury, or trauma to the lower spine. It results in radiating pain, numbness, tingling, burning, or weakness through the buttocks and hip and into either leg.
It can be easy to take the advice “If it hurts, don’t do it” to the wrong extreme, especially when it comes to nursing tender joints. Many people think that the best tip for healing is rest followed by more rest, but as it turns out, keeping the body in motion and pacing your improvement with proper form are actually excellent knee pain treatments. Have your nagging knees settled you into the sofa? The following exercises for knee pain relief can help you ease into action.
The knees and hips are the largest joints in the body, supporting the body’s weight and working together to provide the mobility we typically take for granted. Unfortunately, these joints tend to experience a lot of wear and tear, and resulting issues like pain and inflammation can lead to joint instability and inactivity, and result in nearly 10 million doctor visits by women for knee pain annually.