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  • Stem Cell Therapy For Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Stem Cell Therapy For Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that mainly affects the joints. Stem cell therapy is a relatively new area of research that is showing promise in treating autoimmune conditions such as this. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the immune system mistakenly attacks the tissue that lines the joints, which can cause pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness.

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  • Lower Leg Pain: Causes and Treatments

    Lower Leg Pain: Causes and Treatments

    The lower parts of your legs take the brunt of your day-to-day life. You shouldn’t have to be in pain, though. Medical treatments can help if your doctor says you have a condition like leg cramps, blood clots, or issues with the nerves. But you can do things at home that help, too.

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  • When Do Epidural Steroid Injections Work for Back Pain?

    When Do Epidural Steroid Injections Work for Back Pain?

    For most people suffering from back pain, surgery is scheduled only after all other options have been exhausted. One non-surgical approach to pain relief is epidural steroid injections. They are only intended for temporary pain relief, but steroid injections coupled with therapeutic exercise may allow patients to postpone or even avoid surgery altogether. Epidural steroid injections are most often used to treat low back and leg pain associated with sciatica, which is pain caused by a pinched nerve in the low back that radiates down the leg.

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  • Can Stem Cell Therapy Repair Damaged Knees?

    Can Stem Cell Therapy Repair Damaged Knees?

    Overview - Throughout the United States, stem cell therapy is being touted as a miracle cure for everything from wrinkles to spinal repair. Though very few of these applications have any scientific backing, stem cell therapy for knees has been the subject of quite a few promising studies. Arthritis develops when the cartilage lining the joints starts to deteriorate, causing pain and limiting function. Osteoarthritis is incredibly common. Arthritis and similar conditions are a major cause of disability in the United States.

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  • Get Your Back Pain Diagnosis

    Get Your Back Pain Diagnosis

    When a friend with bad back pain asks me where to get help, I respond that personally, I would start with getting a diagnosis from a physiatrist who specializes in back pain. Here is why:
    I like the general orientation of physiatry, which is to provide enough pain management to enable patients to make progress with physical therapy and rehabilitation—which is often the best long-term solution. Practitioners in other specialties may also have this focus, but my impression is that physiatrists are most likely to have this focus.

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  • Tips to Alleviate Back Pain on Your Road Trip

    Tips to Alleviate Back Pain on Your Road Trip

    If you have back pain, riding in the car for an hour or more can be a real challenge. If you have a long trip coming up, consider the following advice and see if it helps you out.
    1. Get Comfortable Immediately - Take the time to make sure you're comfortable from the moment you set off on your trip. The smallest irritant at the beginning of your trip can turn into raging pain later. Don't have your wallet, cell phone, or anything else in your back pocket, as that may throw your spine out of alignment.

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  • Alternative Treatments for Long-Term Pain

    Alternative Treatments for Long-Term Pain

    Acupuncture - It may look uncomfortable, but this traditional Chinese practice doesn't hurt when it's done by a licensed pro. He puts thin needles just under the skin at certain points in your body. It may help ease long-term pain in your knees, lower back, and neck. You can also try it for headaches. Exactly how it does the job isn't clear. Just believing it works may be part of it.

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  • Treatment Options for Delaying Knee Surgery

    Treatment Options for Delaying Knee Surgery

    Treating Osteoarthritis Before Surgery - There’s no cure for osteoarthritis (OA) yet, but there are several treatment options and lifestyle changes that can relieve your symptoms. A combination of treatments and lifestyle changes can help:
    1.Alleviate symptoms 2.Improve the quality of life 3.A slow progression of the disease 4.Read on to learn about lifestyle changes and other treatments that can help relieve your OA symptoms.

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  • Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain

    Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain

    For most people suffering from back pain, surgery is scheduled only after all other options have been exhausted. One non-surgical approach to pain relief is epidural steroid injections. They are only intended for temporary pain relief, but steroid injections coupled with therapeutic exercise may allow patients to postpone or even avoid surgery altogether. Epidural steroid injections are most often used to treat low back and leg pain associated with sciatica, which is pain caused by a pinched nerve in the low back that radiates down the leg.

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  • Relieving Pain With Acupuncture

    Relieving Pain With Acupuncture

    The ancient art of acupuncture has been used in Asia for centuries to treat many conditions and relieve pain. It's now being used in the United States and other Western countries to ease everything from low back pain to nerve pain (such as painful shingles rashes), to headaches, fibromyalgia, and menstrual cramps — and more. Traditional Chinese acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine needles into the skin at specific "acupoints." This may relieve pain by releasing endorphins, the body's natural pain-killing chemicals, and by affecting the part of the brain that governs serotonin, a brain chemical involved with mood.

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