Common Causes of Neck and Back Pain According to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, these are some of the more common causes of neck and back pain. For many patients, there are multiple causes. Trauma due to an accident … Continue reading
According to a recent article in Medical News Today, rheumatoid arthritis is a possible contributor to spinal pain and pain in the joints and hips. Rheumatoid arthritis contributes to pain, in part, because it inflames the joints. Symptoms of rheumatoid … Continue reading
According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the federal agency that tracks workplace safety, back pain is the second leading cause of workplace injury after hand injuries. Back injury can include spinal cord damage, pinched nerves, disc damage, fractures, … Continue reading
As the hot weather and long hours of summer approach, it’s a good idea to think about how the heat and summer affect chronic pain. Here are a few things to think about: High humidity may affect joint pain such … Continue reading
The key benefits of a massage.
1. Helps the circulation and flow of blood. Blood flow provides nutrients to tissues and muscles.
2. Improves flexibility which help manage the pain of tight muscles. Flexible muscles can even help patients sleep better.
3. Increases endorphin levels. Elevated endorphins help improve your mood so you can live wit your pain. Continue reading
According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain affects more people than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. The AAPM site reported the following numbers of sufferers for various diseases and medical disorders Chronic Pain. 100 million Americans. … Continue reading
Causes As you age, the discs break down (degenerate). The break down occurs through a loss of fluid in the discs which narrows the space between the vertebrae and makes them less flexible. There can also be cracks/tears in the … Continue reading
What Causes Back Pain at Work? Back injuries are a leading reason why many workers need to stop working and try to get worker’s compensation benefits. Some industries and professions are especially prone to back injuries such as construction and … Continue reading
Several items to consider buying if you have chronic pain There are some items people with back should consider buying that help reduce the daily aches and pains of chronic pain. An ergonomic desk chair. Sitting in one spot for … Continue reading
Practical Suggestions for Reducing Pain Here are some tips for managing your pain. As always, the best advice is to review your pain issues with a respected and trusted pain management doctor. Quit smoking. Tobacco is not only bad for … Continue reading