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Vaccine Protects Against Shingles Complications
The shingles vaccine offers significant protection against serious complications from this painful skin condition, suggest findings from a study published in the March 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study drew on 2007-2014 data from about two million Medicare beneficiaries. When it came to  preventing

Pain Management: Sorting Out Sciatica

Pain Management: Sorting Out Sciatica

“My sciatica is acting up.” This commonly uttered statement refers to pain that starts in the lower back and radiates down the leg. It’s mostly annoying, but it can be debilitating, making effective pain management an important pursuit.

Sciatica isn’t so much a diagnosis as it is a group of symptoms.

Degenerative Disc Pain? Here’s How to Manage It

Degenerative Disc Pain? Here’s How to Manage It

Your spine is subjected to immense wear and tear over your lifetime. Fortunately, it comes with its own inbuilt shock absorption system—one that’s designed to counter the forces placed on it by the motion involved in day-to-day life, as well as physical exercise and (often improper) body mechanics. This shock

Treatment is Available to Ease Your Chronic Pain

Persistent pain is a devastating condition that affects as many as 90 million Americans. Unlike short-term, acute pain—the kind that happens when you sprain an ankle—persistent pain may last for months, or even years. Whether the source of your suffering is arthritis, back pain, or nerve pain, it is important

The Importance of Getting a Shingles Vaccine

The older we become, the more likely we are to get shingles, a viral disease that causes a painful, blistering rash. Getting a shingles vaccine is associated with a 50 percent reduction in the risk of shingles, but only about four percent of adults over the age of 65 have

Ignore Lyme Disease Symptoms and You Could Risk Severe Complications

Ignore Lyme Disease Symptoms and You Could Risk Severe Complications

Lyme disease is an infection spread by blacklegged ticks and deer ticks. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that about 329,000 Americans contract the condition each year. While Lyme disease symptoms aren’t necessarily serious, ignoring them could compromise your health and cause serious complications.

To protect

Get Your Shingles Vaccine: It’s Just Common Sense

Get Your Shingles Vaccine: It’s Just Common Sense

Your doctor—and countless TV commercials—recommended a shingles vaccine. You didn’t get around to it, and now you’re feeling a slight itch or tingling sensation. No big deal. But a few days later, a rash of blisters filled with fluid appear and cover the front and back of your body, like

Is a Pinched Nerve Causing Your Pain?

Is a Pinched Nerve Causing Your Pain?

It can be difficult to cope with nerve pain like that caused by a pinched nerve, partly because of the nature of the pain and partly because common over-the-counter painkilling drugs aren’t very effective at treating it.

People who suffer from a pinched nerve or from other types of nerve pain

Sciatic Nerve Pain: How to Deal with Sciatica

Sciatic Nerve Pain: How to Deal with Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the biggest single nerve in the body, and has many sections that branch out through the lower spine area and down your legs. If any part of the sciatic nerve is squeezed or pinched, the result of this compression is searing pain in your lower back

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