Neuropathic pain can develop following a physical nerve injury, or medical illnesses such as diabetes or shingles. Neuropathic pain can develop and often lingers after the original injury heals because nerve cell dysfunction—not the original injury—is the cause. As pain signals are repeated over long periods of time, the spinal
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If you’re suffering from the syndrome known as chronic fatigue, treatment can vary—no surprise, considering that the condition itself is so mysterious. Before we get into the best ways to manage and treat chronic fatigue syndrome, consider the genesis of how we define it.
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“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.
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
There is a greater than 70 percent chance that you will have lower back pain in your lifetime, so it’s smart to be prepared and to know what action to take if and when it occurs.
The two most common causes of pain in the lower back include osteoarthritis (OA) and
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
You may not be able to totally eliminate knee pain, but you have plenty of weapons to reduce the discomfort enough to carry on normal daily activities.
“Today, a variety of effective interventions are available for persistent knee problems, and many of these can greatly improve pain, mobility, and quality of
When I first started writing about health issues, I would casually mention how some people find their sleep disturbed by pain, but I didn’t really think much about it, or what the effects can be. Today I find myself in that category due to a lifelong problem that used to
The term arthritis is used to describe a variety of rheumatic diseases that result in inflammation of the joints. While stiffness, limited range of motion, and swelling all are common symptoms of arthritis, the hallmark feature of most arthritides is pain in the joints. In some people this pain can
Study Finds Dementia Declined by 24 percent
As the population ages, the expectation is that dementia will increase. Dementia can take many forms, from the most commonly known Alzheimer’s disease, to the lesser known forms of vascular and Lewy body dementias. Regardless of type, the burden of dementia is formidable on