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Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

Conditions of bone and joint causes of lower back pain Bone and joint conditions: Bone and joint conditions that lead to low back pain include those existing from birth (congenital), those that result from wear and tear (degenerative) or injury, and those that are due to inflammation of the joints (arthritis). Congenital bone conditions: Congenital […]

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Source: MedicineNet Knee pain facts Knee pain is a common problem with many causes, from acute injuries to complications of medical conditions. Knee pain can be localized to a specific area of the knee or be diffuse throughout the knee. Knee pain is often accompanied by physical restriction. A thorough physical examination will usually establish […]

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Safe exercises for a herniated disk

Safe exercises for a herniated disk

Gentle exercises, stretches, and activities can all help relieve the pain of a herniated disk. Exercises can also strengthen and improve flexibility in the spine, neck, and back. A herniated disk, or a slipped or ruptured disk, occurs when some of the soft jelly in the center of the disk slips out past the tough […]

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Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Sickle Cell Disease

Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Sickle Cell Disease

Recent advances in gene therapy may eventually lead to a cure for sickle cell disease. Latest Chronic Pain News The disease is caused by a single mutation in one gene and mainly occurs in people of African descent. About 100,000 people in the United States have the disease, which causes agonizing pain, strokes and early […]

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Aspirin vs. Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Aspirin vs. Tylenol (acetaminophen)

What drugs interact with aspirin and Tylenol? Aspirin Aspirin is associated with several suspected or probable interactions that affect the action of other drugs. The following examples are the most common of the suspected interactions. NSAIDs may increase the blood levels of lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid) by reducing the excretion of lithium by the kidneys. Increased […]

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

What is the treatment for fibromyalgia? There are both medication and non-medication treatments for fibromyalgia. Medication treatments frequently help manage the pain and sleeplessness from which fibromyalgia patients suffer. However, the non-medication treatments are really the basis of treatment for fibromyalgia. The non-medication treatments for fibromyalgia include education, exercise, and stress reduction. Sleep disorders may […]

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Expert Panel Says Two Back Pain Procedures May Be Useless

Expert Panel Says Two Back Pain Procedures May Be Useless

Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Injecting cement into broken vertebrae to stabilize an osteoporosis-related spinal fracture does little to reduce pain and disability, a new report says. Two surgeries are used for these types of fractures: vertebroplasty, in which medical grade cement is injected into broken vertebrae to fuse […]

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What is the trapezius muscle?

What is the trapezius muscle?

The trapezius is one of the upper back muscles. It is a large triangular muscle that runs from the occipital bone in the skull to the thoracic spine in the back. It extends to the width of the shoulders. The muscle separates into three sections: the superior, middle, and inferior. Each segment of the muscle […]

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What causes bladder pain?

What causes bladder pain?

Bladder problems can cause pain in the middle of the lower abdomen, including while urinating. There are several different causes of bladder pain, including infections and inflammatory disorders. The bladder sits in the center of the pelvis. If a person feels pain in the lower right or left abdomen, it is less likely to relate […]

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4 Exercises for a Better Back

4 Exercises for a Better Back

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — To strengthen your back — the most commonly injured part of the body — it’s important to condition both the muscles in it and the ones that support it, notably the abs. Here are four moves to boost back fitness: […]