Tag: musculoskeletal pain
A recent small study (Musculoskeletal Care, Nov. 6, 2018) is the first to investigate individual perceptions of how Pilates impacts daily life in people with chronic musculoskeletal discomfort due to conditions like arthritis and nonspecific low back pain. “Standard treatment for these conditions aims to relieve the symptoms so they
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,
It can be difficult to exercise when you are in chronic pain. But studies show that a key piece of advice for how to help migraines and other headaches is to keep up with a manageable exercise plan.
Q: I recently found out a friend was diagnosed with bipolar disorder? She said she has periods of hypomania, along with depressive episodes. What’s the difference between mania and hypomania?
A: Someone with bipolar disorder has abnormal shifts in mood, energy and activity levels. They are often described as episodes of
Diabetes Takes a Financial Toll
If your ongoing good health is not incentive enough to follow your doctor’s advice on how to avoid progressing from prediabetes to full-blown diabetes, your bank account might be. A study that appeared Feb. 13, 2017 in Population Health Management revealed that participation in lifestyle modifications,
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
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
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