Tag: pain management

Pain Relief Medications

Pain tends to follow arthritis patients. Today it’s your knee; tomorrow it might be your back. No worries, says the drugstore, we can help fix what ails you with an easy, over-the-counter pain-relief pill.
Unfortunately, what seems to be helping in one area can possibly do serious harm in

There’s More than One Way to Ease Arthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered by many women to be a normal part of aging, and many women feel its effects, such as creaky knees, sore hips, and throbbing fingers, after age 50. Unfortunately, you cannot stop OA once it begins, but you can take measures to slow its progression and

Stop Hurting: Explore Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can diminish your quality of life and limit your ability to perform daily activities, whether it’s a result of surgery, a compressed disc, arthritis, or some other cause.
Unfortunately, too many women aren’t getting the help they need to manage their pain. According to a report issued earlier this

Pets: A Potent Natural Remedy

There’s little doubt about it—pets can be good for what ails you. A recent review of 69 studies along with a number of individual scientific papers have turned up a passel of perks associated with owning or interacting with cats, dogs or even fish. They include:

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The Finer Points of Acupuncture

For more than 2,000 years, acupuncture has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat all kinds of physical and mental ailments. As its popularity continues to grow in the West, seniors are finding that this simple therapy may be the best solution to long-term aches and pains.

“Acupuncture often works

Ask the Doctors: Post-Traumatic Arthritis

Q. What is the difference between post-traumatic arthritis and regular arthritis?
A. The most common cause of osteoarthritis (OA) is the wearing out of joint surface cartilage over time. But, sometimes injuries from sports, a vehicle accident, a fall or any other physical injury can accelerate the wearing out process and

Strike a Pose for Pain Relief

The evidence of yoga’s power over arthritis continues to grow. Recent research in the Journal of Rheumatology (July 2015) suggests yoga may help sedentary individuals living with arthritis to safely increase physical activity and improve their overall quality of life.
This finding reiterates a mantra Judi Bar, E-RYT, yoga program

Snake Oil or Serious Medicine?

As long as pain and disease exist, there will be questionable products and services that falsely promise to cure our perennial maladies once and for all. Sure, the snake oil salesman’s pitch seems a bit suspicious, but it’s hard not to be wooed by the prospect of giving pain the

Conquer Low Back Pain with a Mind-Body Program

Loss of independence and mobility is one of the most dreaded consequences of aging. Thus, preserving physical function in older age is critical to maintaining independence.
Millions affected
Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million adults in the United States and in many cases impacts their ability to function. Among adults age 65

Driving After Hip Surgery

Q. I’m planning on having hip surgery soon. How long do I have to wait after surgery before I’m able to drive?
A. Each year, more than 300,000 patients undergo hip replacement surgery in the U.S. Those who have the procedure typically have much less pain than before surgery, and are

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