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The Causes of Neck Pain

What are the Causes of Neck Pain? Acute neck pain Most acute neck pain lasts for a few weeks to a couple of months. Acute pain generally resolves/ends during that time frame. Heat, ice, stretching exercises, and mild pain medications … Continue reading

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Hot and Cold Therapies

Heat Therapy or Cold Therapy? There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to using heat therapy or cold therapy. Both can help with chronic pain. Some people use heat in one area and cold in another. For some … Continue reading

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Pain is More Common Than You Think. More notes from the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Here are some more interesting facts about pain and pain care in America – According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine: The medical costs of pain care  and the economic cost to lower work productivity were approximately $600 billion … Continue reading

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You’re Not Alone. Notes from the American Academy of Pain Medicine

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

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Exercise and Pain Management

Exercise and Pain It’s natural to think that when you have back or neck pain that exercise will only make your condition worse. That isn’t always true. The right types of exercise can actually help decrease your pain. Before starting … Continue reading

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Causes and Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

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

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Managing Back Pain at Work

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

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Information on Arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. Osteoarthritis causes cartilage — the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint — to break down. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that … Continue reading

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Several items to consider buying if you have chronic pain

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

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Neck Pain Management

Neck Pain Neck pain is common to everyone. Any activity that puts strain on the neck can cause pain. This includes seemingly simply tasks like working at the computer or sleeping. It can also be caused by an injury. Causes … Continue reading

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