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  • Why Your Leg Pain Feels Worse When Lying

    Why Your Leg Pain Feels Worse When Lying

    One common complaint of sciatica sharp, shooting nerve pain in the leg is that pain can feel worse in some positions, such as when lying down to go to sleep. Sometimes sciatica may prevent you from falling asleep, or it could be so severe that you wake up in the middle of the night with throbbing pain. Sciatic nerve pain occurs when a nerve root in the lower spine or pelvis is pinched, irritated, or inflamed. A variety of conditions can cause this type of leg pain, from a herniated disc to a bone spur to a tense piriformis muscle. Continue reading below for information on how leg pain typically occurs while lying down and how to find relief.

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  • Experimental stem cell therapy trial for COVID-19

    Experimental stem cell therapy trial for COVID-19

    Researchers announce the first patient has been dosed in a trial testing remestemcel-L, a stem cell therapy, in severe COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Testing of an experimental COVID-19 stem cell therapy has begun in the US. The therapy has been developed to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients with moderate to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) who are on ventilators. A total of 300 are expected to be recruited into the randomized, placebo-controlled trial. The trial, in which patients will either receive the drug remestemcel-L or a placebo in addition to the recommended standard of care, is being conducted by the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and additional sites across the US. The first patient was treated at UMMC.

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  • Neck Pain Symptoms That Require Immediate Medical Attention

    Neck Pain Symptoms That Require Immediate Medical Attention

    Neck pain is not typically a cause for panic, as you can treat many symptoms with simple measures such as rest, stretching, ice/heat therapy, over-the-counter medications, and ergonomics. However, there are some instances of neck pain when you should seek medical attention immediately. Here are two:
    Stiff Neck with A Severe Headache or Fever - If your neck is stiff, and you also have a fever and/or an especially painful headache, you could have meningitis.
    Neck Pain with Persistent Arm/Hand Numbness or Weakness - Do you have neck pain that radiates to your shoulder, arm, or finger with a pins-and-needles, weakening or numbing sensation? These symptoms may suggest cervical radiculopathy.

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  • How to Reduce Your COVID-19 Risk During Work Commute

    How to Reduce Your COVID-19 Risk During Work Commute

    No matter which model of transportation you choose to use for your daily work commute, there are steps you can take to lower your COVID-19 risk. As businesses reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, they must find new ways to operate that will keep their employees safe. In response, the CDC has issued guidance for best practices when using transportation. They say solo commuting is the safest way to travel right now. They also offer advice for staying safe when you must use public transportation.
    All data and statistics are based on publicly available data at the time of publication. Some information may be out of date. Visit our coronavirus hub and follow our live updates page for the most recent information on the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • Your Anger Could Be Making Pain Worse

    Your Anger Could Be Making Pain Worse

    When you’re living with ongoing pain, there can be a lot of very good reasons for being upset, frustrated, and downright pissed off. Your pain may be the result of events that were outside of your control, or maybe even somebody else’s fault like slipping on a wet floor or getting rear-ended while stopped at a red light. And it’s easy to get frustrated with doctors, chiropractors, or physical therapists when their treatments or recommendations don’t help. If your pain prevents you from performing meaningful tasks like going to work, doing chores, or exercising,

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  • Can Cracking My Neck Cause Arthritis?

    Can Cracking My Neck Cause Arthritis?

    When you purposely bend or twist your neck, either out of nervous habit or for tension relief, you likely notice a cracking, popping, or snapping sound. You may be wondering, can cracking my neck cause arthritis?
    You’re Probably Safe - In most cases, neck cracking is completely harmless. The sound you hear is most likely due to tiny gas bubbles that form and pop in the fluid between your synovial joints. This process, as far as we know, causes no damage to your neck.

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  • Study Finds Virtual Reality Can Help Reduce Severe Pain

    Study Finds Virtual Reality Can Help Reduce Severe Pain

    Researchers gave patients VR devices to see if it could help make them more comfortable. Virtual reality (VR) is quickly transforming the healthcare industry, changing the way patients and doctors receive and give care. Some pregnant women are experimenting with VR headsets to ease the pains of childbirth. And in 2017, burn victims started using VR gaming to lessen the excruciating pain of having their bandages changed. Now new research from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center supports the growing belief that therapeutic VR can safely and effectively reduce severe pain in hospitalized patients.

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  • Less Sleep Means More Pain

    Less Sleep Means More Pain

    Difficulty sleeping is a common source of frustration that I often hear from patients. While pain often causes insomnia, studies suggest that the reverse may be true as well as not enough sleep can lead to more pain. In fact, some researchers now believe that a good night’s rest can serve as a powerful pain reliever.

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  • 5 Tips to Prevent Tech Neck Pain

    5 Tips to Prevent Tech Neck Pain

    Looking down at your phone, tablet, or laptop can cause ongoing neck pain. When you hold this tilted, head-forward posture for long periods of time, you may develop a repetitive stress injury or muscle strain. This ailment is commonly referred to as a tech neck (sometimes called text neck) and can be avoided by changing a few habits. Here are 5 simple steps you can take to prevent the pain:

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  • 3 Standing or Seated Herniated Disc Exercises

    3 Standing or Seated Herniated Disc Exercises

    Exercises that help ease lumbar herniated disc pain can be difficult to find especially if you’re looking for ones you don’t have to perform lying on the floor. If you find it more comfortable to stand up or sit in a chair while you exercise, here are 3 beginner-level exercises you can try. Check with your doctor for his or her recommendations first.
    Waiter’s Bow - The waiter’s bow is a standing exercise that strengthens the muscles in your buttocks, which makes things easier on your lower back. For support, you can do this exercise with your hands placed on a tall bed or stool in front of you.

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