Pain Relief Blog

Pain Relief Blog 2018-01-17T12:23:24+00:00

Evolutionary Biologists Puzzled Over Pain

Painful tissue damage and inflammation tell you that they are there and need care, but even Richard Dawkins can’t find the evolutionary advantage of agony over a more tolerable, subtle ache or other signal.  Without pain, [...]

What are trigger points?

The term “trigger point” comes with enough contention to make a doctor drop her stethoscope. It's said to be an area of sensitive connective tissue that radiates pain, and while myofascial tissue is prone to painful [...]

This is Your Brain on Pain

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is more than a frustration or a nuisance, it can truly impact every aspect of your life. It reduces your quality of life. Pain can be challenging to treat. Medications work [...]

How to Cope with Painful Episodes

If you experience Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, you know your pain levels fluctuate. Sometimes it's tolerable, and sometimes it takes over entirely. Some people can predict episodes based on their triggers, while for others the [...]

Benefits of Warm Baths

Many people suffer from musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. If you have been suffering from painful conditions, consider perhaps the oldest form of alternative therapy: soaking in warm water. Here [...]

Heat or Ice for Sore Muscles?

When treating muscle pain, should you opt for cold or hot therapy? This tends to confuse people who have had different results with different methods of pain relief. Some think it's better to go for [...]

7 Bad Back Habits to Avoid

Back pain may result from a recent or past injury. It can develop gradually over time from repetitive motion, or from lack thereof. While seeking out assistance in diagnosing and treating your back can help [...]

Service Dogs for Chronic Migraines

Dogs are truly amazing creatures. They can be trained to work with anyone and to identify all sorts of health-related problems. Due to their strong sense of smell, they can identify odors we humans can't. [...]

What Exactly Are Muscle Knots?

You probably know the feeling. You have a sore back, so you ask someone if they can work on it. As they blindly attempt to massage your back, their finger rolls over a lump that [...]

Do You Need to See a Pain Management Professional?

Suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome can become completely debilitating. 50 million Americans live with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, yet many do nothing about it. They have simply accepted it as part of their routine. [...]

Car Accident Injuries Can Have Long-Term Affects

Car accidents can cause a range of injuries, from whiplash to broken bones to brain trauma. In some cases, the injuries may not even be noticeable until days after the accident. However, whether immediately noticeable [...]