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Study Confirms that Yoga and Stretching Help with Back Pain

The New York Times reported the findings of a study at the Group Health Research Institute of Seattle. The findings confirmed that people with chronic back pain who took weekly 75-minute classes and also practiced yoga or stretching three times … 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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What is a Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection?

A fluoroscopic-guided hip injection is a medical procedure that uses ultrasound images to inject an inflammation-reducing steroid into the part of the hip that is causing chronic pain. Continue reading

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5 Mistakes people in chronic pain make

5 Things You May Not Be Doing Right to Cope with Pain Everyone with pain has a tough time dealing with their pain. Many people try to take short-cuts or fail to take the necessary steps to manage their pain. … Continue reading

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? It is a form of arthritis that affects the spine. What are the Symptoms? The symptoms include pain and stiffness from the neck down to the lower back and the buttocks. Patients may stoop because their … Continue reading

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Managing Chronic Pain

Options for Treating Chronic Pain It is estimated that currently nearly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is categorized by pain lasting longer than 6 months result of the presence or absence of injury that continues longer … Continue reading

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What is Fibromyalgia?

What is Fibromyalgia? Millions of Americans each year suffer from chronic pain, a serious medical condition that can persist for months or, in some cases, years! Chronic pain can cause serious disruptions for most  patients, including taking them away from … Continue reading

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Tips for a pain-free garden

Turning the clocks back and springing forward this weekend may find you itching to clean out your flowerbeds and get your fingers back into the earth. If you do, proceed with caution.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that more … Continue reading

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Making chronic pain treatment a priority

More than 116 million Americans lived with chronic pain last year. That’s according to an Institute of Medicine of The National Academies Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research, 2011. The report  is a … Continue reading

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Sleep your way to better health

Stacked schedules and the demands of techno-connection often leave us pushing our physical and mental limits, leaving sleep the lowest priority on our to-do lists. In fact, a 2011 Stanford University study found that excessive sleepiness is widespread among Americans. … Continue reading

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