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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A slipped disc refers to an intervertebral disc of the spine that has lost its normal shape and/or consistency. The altered shape occurs when the disc’s soft inner material (nucleus pulposus) bulges or leaks out of its external fibrous covering (annulus fibrosus). Several medical terms, such as herniated, ruptured, torn, bulged, or protruding disc may be used interchangeably with a slipped disc.
The underlying theory behind PRP or platelet-rich plasma therapy treatments is derived from the body naturally healing itself. The body’s first line of defense when injured is to send platelets to the tissue or target area. Platelets promote healing which is exactly what PRP therapy injections can do.
How Is It Diagnosed? A fibromyalgia diagnosis is a journey; it takes time and medical professionals will go through a process of tests, eliminating other causes for the pain, and monitoring symptoms. Fibromyalgia symptoms often mirror that of other disorders, so it takes time to rule out alternative causes. Often a doctor will refer patients to a specialist who will ensure that the right diagnosis is given.
Yoga can help strengthen and stabilize your core muscles, increase flexibility in your hip and spine, and reduce lower back pain and sciatica. While yoga can be complex and difficult to perform, here are 4 easy and effective yoga stretches that you can do at home using a yoga mat or a thick towel: 1. Knees-To-Chest Pose - The knees-to-chest pose4 helps stretch out the muscles in your lower back and your piriformis, a pear-shaped muscle located deep in the buttock.
Regenerative treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy are rising in popularity. They are not only helping people who are suffering from hair loss but are also providing relief to individuals who are living with constant joint pain. An extremely common condition, joint pain can be debilitating for both men and women.
It’s scary being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. But with smart and careful management, Fibromyalgia need not hold you back in life.
What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes widespread pain, along with fatigue and a variety of other symptoms. It is sometimes called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). It’s a condition that is not well understood but is being researched more all the time; more answers are coming to the forefront and with them, a better understanding of how to help fibromyalgia patients.
Tennis balls act like foam rollers and can be useful in relieving lower back pain. Massaging the lower back with tennis balls can help loosen soft tissues, release tension, relieve entrapped nerves, and improve flexibility. This blog explains the healing benefits of using tennis balls for self-massage and provides 3 unique and effective ways in which you can use tennis balls to relieve lower back and/or leg pain. As an alternative, if you require more firm pressure, a lacrosse ball can be used in the same fashion.
A new revolutionary development in pain treatment is showing incredible promise for superseding traditional remedies such as surgery and steroid injections. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses your own blood platelets to alleviate pain in soft tissue injuries involving your joints, including tendonitis, rotator cuff tears, or even Achilles tendon ruptures. PRP injections are also effective at reducing pain caused by osteoarthritis of the spine.
Stress causes pain, and pain causes stress: this cycle is tough to break but it is possible to do so. This blog explains how. Stress and chronic pain are far more intertwined than you might think; one can cause the other and you can become stuck in this cycle which is increasingly hard to get out of, but it is possible to break free!
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