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  • How You Can Help Your Loved One With Chronic Pain

    How You Can Help Your Loved One With Chronic Pain

    Loved ones of someone struggling with chronic pain can often feel helpless. This post explains what you can do to help a loved one get better. Chronic pain conditions do not only affect the individual who suffers from them, they have a knock-on effect on family and friends who watch their loved one struggle. Often it can be worrying and frustrating for loved ones who want to help but perhaps aren’t sure how to go about it and may feel helpless.

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  • The Importance of Self-Care with Chronic Pain Conditions

    The Importance of Self-Care with Chronic Pain Conditions

    When it comes to living with a chronic pain condition, self-care becomes even more vital. Let’s take a look at what self-care is, why it’s vital and how you can implement it. Self-care is so important for everyone; ensuring that you are prioritizing yourself and taking good care of yourself is vital, but it becomes even more important when you live with extra challenges like chronic pain conditions. This study shows that supporting patient self-care is recognized as a crucial factor in chronic illness care.

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  • Is My Back Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve or Degenerated Disc?

    Is My Back Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve or Degenerated Disc?

    When back pain is caused by a spinal disc problem, the source of the pain is either from a nerve being irritated by a protruding disc, or from the disc itself. Differentiating between the two can cause confusion, as doctors may use a variety of terms to describe the problem, such as a slipped disc, protruding disc, pinched nerve, and/or degenerated disc.

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  • Stem Cell Therapy In Discogenic Back Pain

    Stem Cell Therapy In Discogenic Back Pain

    Chronic low back pain affects 68% of adults older than the age 60 worldwide. Stem cell therapy has shown beneficial results as an alternative to conventional regimens in the management of degenerative disc disease (DDD). The objective of stem cell therapy is to restore the disc’s cellularity and minimization of the inflammatory response.

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  • 6 Signs of Spinal Stenosis

    6 Signs of Spinal Stenosis

    Does your back, arm, or leg pain seem to come and go, depending on what you're doing at the moment? This sign may indicate spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis happens when the bony openings for your spinal nerves (foramen) and/or the spinal cord (central canal) become narrow. This narrowing may compress your spinal cord and/or spinal nerves and can develop at various points along your spine. Spinal stenosis is a condition that's more likely to occur in people over 60 years of age and tends to worsen as the years add up.

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  • Why Does My Lower Back and Hip Hurt?

    Why Does My Lower Back and Hip Hurt?

    Your lower back and hip are codependent structures. A problem in one of these structures can cause dysfunction and pain in the other. If you have chronic lower back pain, the movements in your hip may be reduced and the muscles surrounding your hip joint can become tense and painful. If there’s an abnormality in your hip function, the mechanics of your lower back may be altered, causing pain in both regions. The lower back and hip share many groups of muscles. When a specific muscle is affected, it may lead to compensatory movements, fatigue, and pain in the other surrounding muscles.

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  • What Causes Sharp Lower Back Pain?

    What Causes Sharp Lower Back Pain?

    Severe pain in your lower back typically occurs due to a problem in your spine or hip but may also originate from your internal organs. This blog provides a guide to the accompanying symptoms and potential causes of acute, severe lower back pain.
    Range of Symptoms That May Accompany Sharp Pain in the Lower Back - Acute pain in your lower back may be limited to one or both sides. You may also feel that the pain originates from a particular spot on the left or right side of your lower back. Sharp lower back pain typically includes one or more of the following symptoms and characteristics...

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  • Finding Pain Relief Through Visualization & Guided Imagery

    Finding Pain Relief Through Visualization & Guided Imagery

    Guided imagery and visualization practices are one of the most powerful ways to find relief from persistent pain. Imagine you are a ballet dancer. You are lean, toned, strong, and graceful. Your daily life consists of hours of technique training, pointe classes, stretching and conditioning, rehearsals, and performances. You are a member of the corps de ballet and you want to be promoted to a principal dancer. As the day of the performance draws closer, you spend half an hour visualizing yourself dancing the elegant movements required of your career each morning.

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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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