Tag: musculoskeletal pain

Newsbriefs: Pain Management

Gum Disease May Play a Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis
An oral bacterium linked to gum disease may also initiate rheumatoid arthritis-related autoimmunity, reported researchers at the 2018 Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in June. Porphyromonas gingivalis is the only human pathogen associated with the generation of citrullinated proteins, the researchers explained,

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

From the Editor: Alternative Approaches to Pain Relief

As we age, we often hear from parts of our bodies that have run on ‘automatic pilot’ forever—a knee hurts, our back aches, we wake up stiff and sore. Many of us immediately reach for the painkillers—but some of these medications have a greater risk of harmful side effects in

Hip Bursitis Can Cause Pain and Impede Mobility

Hip Bursitis Can Cause Pain and Impede Mobility

You may or may not be familiar with the term “bursae,” but these fluid-filled sacs perform an important function in your body. Situated between the bones and the tendons that make up a joint, bursae form a protective cushion that helps prevent friction as joints move. But like the bones

Managing Hip OA With a Hands-On Approach

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition for many over the age of 60. Yet, for some the condition is genetic, making it unavoidable.
Dawn Fuller of Cleveland, Ohio, understands how heredity plays a role in her joint health. With a brother who underwent two total hip replacements in his early 40s,

From the Editor: Easing Pain Without Drugs

As we age, we often hear from parts of our bodies that have run on “auto pilot” forever—a knee hurts, our back aches, we wake up stiff and sore. Many of us immediately reach for the painkillers, but some of these can cause harmful side effects in older adults—in fact,

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