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Eating to Ease Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia is a disease characterized by pain, exhaustion, and sensitive areas distributed throughout the body. Statistics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show that 5 million adults, primarily women, suffer from the disorder. Detecting it is not easy since it shares symptoms with many other health maladies, so it often goes undiagnosed.

Treating it is also a complex proposition, so anyone who believes they may be suffering from fibromyalgia should connect with a practice that has a strong track record caring for patients with the condition.

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Nonsurgical Treatments for Hip Joint Pain

The hip is the joint that connects the leg to the pelvis. When any type of damage occurs to the joint, such as trauma or osteoarthritis, pain can arise in the hip and surrounding area. Joint injections are a simple and safe outpatient procedure often recommended for patients suffering from this type of pain, to improve both comfort and diagnosis.

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Traveling Tips For Chronic Pain Illnesses

Are you planning a trip? Here is advice on how to prepare and conduct travel so that you can limit neck and back pain on your journey.

· Preparing for travel with chronic pain

· While on your trip

· Living pain-free

Traveling can be stressful and physically taxing for anyone, but that’s especially the case for those suffering with chronic pain. You will probably have to stand in line at various points. Whether you drive or fly, sitting for an extended period intensifies the pressure on your lumbar spine. You aren’t able to control your environment, without access to assistive devices and medical appointments.

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5 Effective Solutions For Your Sciatic Pain

Sciatica is pain in the buttocks and legs arising from impingement of the sciatic nerve in the lumbar spine. The sciatic nerve runs all the way to the feet and is usually accompanied by back pain at the site of compression.

Sciatic nerve pain is a type of radiculopathy. It “can be intolerable,” according to Dartmouth College physical therapist Birgit Ruppert. “Some people liken it to the nerve pain you experience if you have a toothache.”

When searching for sciatica treatment, Phoenix residents can benefit from several safe and effective approaches.

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Have Knee Pain Walking The Stairs? Here’s What It Could Mean

If you’re going to the 38th floor of a high-rise, no one is going to expect you to take the stairs. But if you choose the elevator to get to the second floor as a pain management tactic, it could be an early indicator of osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study from the University of Leeds.

Taking a closer look at this study can help us to better understand the knee pain Phoenix residents experience.

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5 Ways to Get More Exercise at Your Office

Healthy living starts with standing up.

You certainly wouldn’t know that from the way Americans operate. We sit on our commutes. We sit at our jobs. We sit in front of our home entertainment systems.

These behaviors must change, though, if we want to lead heart-healthy lives. Earlier this year, researchers published a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrating that sitting extensively increases the likelihood of life-threatening illnesses – even for those who work out regularly.

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Ask the Right Questions to Get the Most out of Your Doctor’s Visit

We all want to be able to go to a medical clinic and immediately know how our health issues can be confronted. However, there is a reason why there is so much schooling to get a medical degree: assessing symptoms and diagnosing health conditions is complex.

Doctors determine symptoms in a number of different ways: two of the most important ones are observation (such as looking at your skin or in your ears) and tests (such as blood samples, imaging, etc.). However, there is a third critical way that physicians assess our health that is often overlooked by the patient: communication.

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How Chiropractic Can Help You After a Car Accident

After a car accident, you may feel a sense of shock or distress.

Dealing with logistics like insurance and car repairs may even cause you to put off seeking medical treatment, especially if the accident didn’t cause obvious injuries.

Like any trauma, a car accident causes your adrenaline levels to spike. This hormone prepares your body for action in high-stress situations and has a numbing effect on pain. After the threat is gone, you may begin to feel soreness and discomfort that you hadn’t felt immediately after the accident.

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5 Surprising Facts About Back Pain

Why is sitting so bad for your back? Is back pain genetic? Researchers are always learning more about the science of spinal health. Read on for some facts that will help you better understand—and ultimately cure—your back pain.

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