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Are There Stages of Multiple Sclerosis?

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Multiple sclerosis is a long-term (chronic disease) of the brain and spinal cord that usually starts in the early adult years and lasts for a lifetime. Unlike cancer or Alzheimer’s disease that have predictable progression and stages, MS has types of disease. These types describe how MS may progress. However, … Read More
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Can Pain Cause High Blood Pressure?

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It is well known that a short period of pain – called acute pain – can raise your blood pressure. Several studies show that people with long-term pain – called chronic pain – may develop long-term high blood pressure called hypertension. In more ways than one, pain can cause high … Read More

Lockjaw vs. Locked Jaw: Common Causes of Jaw Pain

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Medical dictionaries describe lockjaw as a tightness or spasm of the jaw muscles due to a bacterial infection from Clostridium tetani, commonly called tetanus. [1] Tetanus has become very rare in the United States with only about 30 reported cases per year. Almost everyone who gets tetanus today has not … Read More
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What to Do for a Back Spasm

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Almost everyone gets back pain at some point. People may say they have a backache or back spasm, or that they threw their back out. These are all descriptions of acute low back pain, back pain that starts suddenly. A muscle spasm is another word for a muscle cramp. It … Read More
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Picking Scabs: Why We Do It and How to Stop

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Ever enjoyed popping a pimple? How about poking a blister? It can feel gratifying to watch the grossness ooze out, right? Many people are guilty of picking scabs and some people even eat them afterwards. In fact, our desire to pick our scabs could say something important about our mental … Read More

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