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  • Does Sciatica Cause Knee Pain?

    Does Sciatica Cause Knee Pain?

    Knee pain that cannot be traced back to a physical injury may be caused by a problem in your lower back. The muscles around your knees are powered by nerves that originate in your lower spine. Irritation or compression of these nerves at their spinal origin causes symptoms, commonly known as sciatica, which may include knee pain and/or weakness. Read on to learn about how knee pain may feel in the sciatica as well as common examples of lower back and other conditions that mimic sciatica pain in the knee.

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  • Improving Your Life While Dealing with Fatigue

    Improving Your Life While Dealing with Fatigue

    You don’t need to “run a marathon” or do anything strenuous to feel super fatigued. Even after a good night’s sleep, you can wake up feeling very tired and heavy, like you were run over by a truck. It can force you to cancel or reschedule your plans and stay in bed all day. It’s frustrating at times when the people around you don’t understand what fatigue feels like. Or even worse, when they think they understand and try to relate to you and say: “I know, I feel like that sometimes, too,” or “Just sit down for a little bit, you’ll be fine,” or “Did you sleep last night?” And when you explain to them, they still don’t get it.

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  • Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain

    Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain

    What is mindfulness meditation and how can it help to relieve chronic pain? Emotions, thoughts, and perspectives can all have an impact on the way we experience pain. Non-pharmacological interventions such as mindfulness are becoming more widely researched and are viable alternatives or adjunctive therapies for individuals living with chronic pain. Mindfulness-based approaches have been found to positively impact individuals with various pain conditions in terms of decreasing pain, improving quality of life, functioning, and pain acceptance.

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  • Understanding the Causes of Tailbone Pain

    Understanding the Causes of Tailbone Pain

    Coccydynia, commonly called tailbone pain refers to persistent pain at the very bottom of your spine. You may develop this pain after direct trauma or spontaneously without a specific inciting factor. The pain typically lasts for weeks to months and can become debilitating. This blog outlines all you need to know about your tailbone (coccyx), including the specific causes, symptoms, and treatments for tailbone pain.

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  • Risk Factor of Starting Opioid Pain Med

    Risk Factor of Starting Opioid Pain Med

    If you’ve seen the regular stream of stories in the media about the “opioid epidemic,” the thought of starting an opioid pain medication might make you a little uneasy. But if you are scheduled for elective surgery, dental work, or experience an acute injury, your doctor is likely to prescribe one – an estimated 1 out of every 5 patients with non-cancer pain are prescribed opioids by their doctors. So how can you make sure you don’t turn into a bad statistic?

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  • The Physiology of Pain

    The Physiology of Pain

    Pain is one of a series of sensory systems in the human body, including the visual system (sight), the auditory system (hearing), the olfactory system (smell), the gustatory system (taste), and the somatosensory system (touch). While many consider pain to be a part of the somatosensory system/touch system, actually pain has its own dedicated pathways in the body and spinal cord, as well as its own unique areas in the brain. This makes sense when you think of what the purpose of the pain system is.

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  • 4 Beginning Yoga Poses for Those with Scoliosis

    4 Beginning Yoga Poses for Those with Scoliosis

    Engaging in a routine yoga program targeted to treat scoliosis may help reduce the severity, correct your spinal posture, and/or improve balance. To help you kickstart a yoga routine, here are 4 easy yoga poses that you can try at home with a yoga mat or a thick towel. It is important to start slow and easy, and as with any exercise, always check with your doctor or therapist first.
    1. Mountain Pose - This is a great pose for beginning your yoga practice. It helps with balance and core strength, and it is a pose that requires you to stand tall and steady, like a mountain.

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  • Ergonomic Tips for a Home Office

    Ergonomic Tips for a Home Office

    Set Yourself Up for Success - Although you may be able to get your work done at a cramped desk, in poor light, or while you peer at a far-away computer screen, none of these things is great for your body. When you hold yourself in awkward positions, you may get problems with your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves. If you already have a condition like arthritis or diabetes, you may be at higher odds of that happening.

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  • Pain Vs. Suffering & How to Ease the Suffering

    Pain Vs. Suffering & How to Ease the Suffering

    Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional. Let’s take a closer look at this old adage. One of the things that makes pain different when compared to other sensory systems, such as vision, hearing, and touch, is that pain is often directly associated with suffering. While you can get annoyed with a bright light, or irritated with an annoying sound, pain is unique in that prolonged experience with pain in most cases results in at least some degree of distress or suffering. Suffering by its nature encapsulates negative affective or emotional phenomena. A brief look at synonyms for suffering is telling: distress, anguish, hardship, torment, and adversity.

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  • 11 Ways to Indulge Your Spine

    11 Ways to Indulge Your Spine

    A strong and supple spine can help make your activities of daily life more comfortable and less painful. Take time to treat your spine to several of these 11 indulgences and make your favorite ones a part of your everyday routine:
    1. Make Exercise A Lifestyle - Exercise is essential when it comes to maintaining a healthy spine and it can also aid in the rehabilitation of an injured spine.

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