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What can cause lower back pain?

What can cause lower back pain?

Lower back pain is very common. It usually develops due to overuse or a minor injury, but sometimes there may be no obvious cause. Lower back pain can also be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, around 80% of adults will have lower back […]

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What can cause lower back and testicle pain?

What can cause lower back and testicle pain?

Many people experience lower back pain from time to time. However, lower back pain that occurs along with testicle pain is less common and can indicate an underlying condition that requires medical treatment.In this article, we discuss some possible causes of lower back and testicle pain. We also cover when to see a doctor. Lumbar […]

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Exercises for easing and preventing upper back pain

Exercises for easing and preventing upper back pain

Upper back pain and tension are common complaints, particularly when people feel stressed or spend a lot of time hunched over desks or computers. Exercises that stretch the neck, shoulders, and upper back can help relieve pain and loosen tight muscles. Muscles tension in the shoulders can also lead to neck stiffness and headaches, so […]

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Many Patients Don’t Need Opioids After Surgery

Many Patients Don’t Need Opioids After Surgery

Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The opioid epidemic has been fueled in part by the overprescribing of painkillers. But a new study finds that up to half of patients may not actually need the addictive pills following a surgery. The finding could be a game-changer for post-op care, said […]

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FDA to Hold First Public Meeting on CBD

FDA to Hold First Public Meeting on CBD

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A public meeting on CBD products will be held Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with the goal of gathering information on products that contain CBD. Latest Chronic Pain News It’s the FDA’s first public meeting on CBD and the first step toward regulating it, NBC […]

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What to know about popping joints

What to know about popping joints

Popping joints are common. Some researchers used to think the popping sound was an air bubble between collapsing bones, while others believed the sound came from the recoil of muscle ligaments. Doctors call popping joints crepitus. Many people dislike the sound of popping or cracking joints, even though healthy joints can make noises. One 2017 […]

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What to know about muscle atrophy

What to know about muscle atrophy

The term muscle atrophy refers to the loss of muscle tissue. Atrophied muscles appear smaller than normal. Lack of physical activity due to an injury or illness, poor nutrition, genetics, and certain medical conditions can all contribute to muscle atrophy. Muscle atrophy can occur after long periods of inactivity. If a muscle does not get […]

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What to know about premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

What to know about premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, refers to the physical and psychological symptoms that females experience in the week or two leading up to their menstrual period. Headaches, bloating, cramps, and mood swings are among the most common PMS symptoms. For some, these symptoms are a minor inconvenience. For others, the symptoms can be so severe that […]

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What types of massage are there?

What types of massage are there?

There are many different types of massage. Some aim to relieve muscle problems and injuries, such as sports and deep tissue massages, while others aim to promote relaxation, such as reflexology. These types of massage are popular in sports and occupational health. Swedish massage is a more common form of massage that is suitable for […]