It can feel like a Catch-22: Everyone is telling you to need to exercise, but when you’re in pain, exercising may be the last thing you feel like doing. And unfortunately, the longer you avoid doing it, the harder it can be to get started. Muscles and tendons get weak, stiff, and sore when they aren’t being used, so there can be significant aches and pains when you decide to start moving again. But finding the right exercise program can be an essential tool for pain relief.
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A series of spinal nerves from your lower spine travel down your legs and terminate in your feet. When the nerve roots (part of the nerve as it exits the spine) of these spinal nerves are irritated or compressed, foot pain can occur. Foot pain can also occur if a nerve is compressed near your hip, knee, or in your foot. This blog provides a list of common causes of foot pain and helpful pointers to help you understand the origin of your foot pain.
Spinal pain can be debilitating. According to the American Chiropractic Association, it is estimated that 80% of people will experience back pain during their lifetime. The resulting stiffness from back pain can restrict one’s ability to move. Persistent pain may radiate to other parts of the body, including the chest, arms, and legs. As a result, walking properly and maintaining good posture can be difficult. For some patients, it may seem impossible to find a comfortable position since sitting, standing, and even sleeping may prove painful.
How Does Arthritis Affect People? Living with arthritis can be very difficult; as with any other chronic condition it affects people to different degrees and varies in severity. Depending on the type of arthritis you live with and how severe your symptoms are, you may be able to function with very little pain or problems with mobility, or your pain may be severe and impact daily functioning significantly.
Many people find that surgery provides effective relief from their painful sciatica symptoms. The type of surgery that is recommended can vary considerably and will depend on the underlying cause of sciatica. Having surgery for sciatica is typically elective, which means it is the patient's decision whether or not to have surgery.
Our Favorite Activities for Less Pain and Increased Wellness. If you're one of the millions of people who suffer from chronic pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Everyday activities that most people take for granted can be challenging when your body hurts. But there is good news: exercises to reduce chronic pain symptoms exist. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best to try out.
Fear of chronic pain is a natural reaction, but this emotion actually contributes to the pain cycle! Let’s figure out how to break the pain-fear cycle! Acute pain is a warning system for your body and mind, letting you know something is wrong. So, when you experience pain it’s natural to worry about it and protect the area that hurts. During acute pain when your body is injured, pain serves its protective purpose, helping the body to heal.
Sciatica is often treated with self-care techniques, such as over-the-counter medication, heat and ice therapy, and/or at-home stretches and exercises. While these treatments may help relieve your sciatica pain, sometimes the pain may recur or even progress over time. Read on to learn about the common factors that can affect your sciatica treatment plan and the importance of getting an accurate diagnosis for the cause of your sciatica.
It’s been long known among the medical community that among the most common causes of pain are trigger points, also known as myofascitis or myofascial pain syndrome. Unfortunately, it’s also the most ignored health issue that doesn’t get much attention. Even though physicians and expert chiropractors are aware of trigger points, in theory, very few of them know how to identify, locate, and treat them.
A look back through time to see the evolution of our understanding of pain. To understand current pain theories and perspectives, let’s take a look at where it all began. As with so many things in life, you can’t really understand where you are unless you know where you’ve been.
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