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  • Causes of Pain Under Your Shoulder Blade

    Causes of Pain Under Your Shoulder Blade

    Having pain under or near your shoulder blade the triangular bone that forms the back of your shoulder may limit arm movements and interfere with daily activities. This pain can range from being sharp or burning, such as between the spine and shoulder blade, to tender or achy across the shoulder or upper back. Some possible causes of this pain are discussed below.
    1. Poor Posture - Prolonged sitting with poor posture may cause your spine to undergo structural changes that eventually cause pain underneath the shoulder blade. Hunching your back, tilting your head down, or sitting to one side while working behind a desk or reading from a cell phone, for example, can weaken your muscles and place pressure on spinal discs, muscles, and ligaments. This routine imbalance can contribute to upper back pain.

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  • How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?

    How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?

    CBD typically stays in your system for 2 to 5 days, but that range doesn’t apply to everyone. For some, CBD can stay in their system for weeks. How long it hangs around depends on several factors.
    What affects how long it stays in your system? There are a few variables to consider when thinking about how long CBD stays in your system.
    How Much You Use - As with most other substances, the higher the dose, the longer CBD will stay in your system.

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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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  • Benefits & Side Effects of Uses of CBD Oil

    Benefits & Side Effects of Uses of CBD Oil

    Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. Better known as CBD, it is one of over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa (1). Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and causes the sensation of getting “high” that’s often associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.

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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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  • 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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