If you have migraine disease, you probably know most of your triggers, but don’t overlook low blood sugar as a powerful migraine instigator. Here’s what you need to know about the link between hypoglycemia and migraine.
If you’ve ever placed a bag of frozen peas on a twisted ankle, you’ve practiced a form of cryotherapy and have discovered how cold temperatures can ease your pain. Keep reading to discover how doctors use that concept to treat chronic joint pain.
Botox® has become a household word, and most understand its cosmetic uses. But if you don’t know Botox’s medical applications — you don’t know the half of it. Here’s how this powerful treatment relieves a range of health conditions.
Most think of a migraine attack as a really bad headache, but it's actually only one symptom of a complex disease. Here’s a closer look at the four possible migraine phases and the symptoms they trigger.
Before Botox® became a household name known for smoothing etched-in expression lines, it was an effective treatment for multiple medical conditions — and it still is. Here’s the medical side of Botox and how it can help you.
Thanks to sciatica, certain movements send shooting pain down into one side of your buttocks and even into your leg. If you want to move freely again, trigger point injections can certainly help. Here’s how.
When your joints hurt, the pain may stem from a number of culprits, including arthritis or fibromyalgia. But it’s often difficult to tell these two conditions apart. Here’s how to know which condition is affecting your joints.
If you’ve ever experienced a hangover after drinking too much alcohol the night before, you’ve had a glimpse of the aftermath of a migraine headache — kind of. Here’s how to recognize postdrome, the beginning of the end of your migraine attack.
Cancer demands all your focus on getting rid of it and getting through the treatments. Unfortunately, some of the side effects linger long after your battle, and chronic pain is one of them. Here’s how to handle it.
You turn your head to change lanes and tilt your head to send a text, but what does it mean when these movements occur involuntarily? It may point to a condition called torticollis, and Botox® may be the answer.
A work injury can change your life. What happens if you can no longer walk or use your hand? That’s where workers’ compensation comes in, and it all hinges on your disability consultation. Here’s what you need to know.
There are upwards of 150 kinds of headaches, and each calls for a different treatment. Some respond well to trigger point injections. Here’s a rundown of the headache types we can quell with a simple needle stick. Is your headache on the list?
If chronic pain keeps you at rest or in bed, you may end up in a vicious cycle of increasing inactivity and ongoing pain. But breaking the cycle is a walk in the park — literally. Here’s how stepping out can curb your pain.
All injuries are painful and stressful, but if they happen at work, you have the added anxiety about rules, procedures, and protocols. If you get hurt at your workplace in Iowa, here’s an overview of what you should do.
You may be familiar with the classic signs of fibromyalgia, such as aches, pain, fatigue, and brain fog, but there’s more to this chronic condition than meets the eye. Here are a few surprising facts about fibromyalgia you may not know.
If you get migraine attacks, you know the severe pain that puts your life on hold for hours or days at a time. But you may not know that you don’t have to let migraine control you. Here’s how to take your life back from the grip of migraine.
When you have chronic pain and nothing seems to help, a physiatrist may have the relief you need. These specialists draw from several medical disciplines — including psychology — to tackle your pain from all angles.
If you live with fibromyalgia, you also live with the burden of explaining your condition to people who just don’t understand. Here’s how to counter their misconceptions with the straight facts about fibromyalgia.
Call it a cramp, a spasm, or a charley horse, they’re all just different names for the same problem — a trigger point. Find out what triggers trigger points and what you can do to relieve the pain they cause.
After your workplace injury, you got the care you needed and jumped through all the legal hoops. Now the doctors say that nothing more can be done, which means there’s only one thing left to do — a disability consultation.
Food can make you feel full, happy, nostalgic, rewarded, and even amorous, but did you know it could knock you out of commission with a severe migraine headache? Here’s what you need to know about the relationship between food and migraines.
Life expectancy in the US rises every year. If you want to stay active into your golden years, take care of your spine now. Here are some common age-related spine problems that may cramp your style — and your back — as you age.
Pain is your body’s way of telling you something’s wrong, but the place that hurts isn’t always the problem. For instance, if your arm hurts, your neck might be the culprit. Find out how pain in one place indicates trouble somewhere else.
Your joints have served you well for years, and suddenly they’re rebelling. If a lifetime of wear-and-tear has taken its toll on your body’s hinges, here are a few ways to ease the pain and move a little more freely.
Your back hurts every day. It could be a herniated disc or osteoarthritis — or it could simply be that your desk, computer, and chair are all wrong. Learn how redoing your office can fix your back pain.
A day of yard work or a night of dancing can have your muscles screaming the next morning. But when does muscle pain cross the line and become a serious medical concern? Learn how to spot and stop myofascial pain triggers.
The chronic pain of fibromyalgia shadows you wherever you go, whatever you do. It’s ever-present and most unwelcome. Will it ever stop, or will you live with it forever? Read more to find out your fibromyalgia fate.
Whether you injured your knee in a car accident, playing sports, or falling, or you have no idea why your knee hurts, your priority is getting rid of the pain. Here are three ways to get relief so you can get to the business of healing.
From minor cuts and bruises to severed limbs and life-threatening illnesses, workplace injuries can disrupt your life and your career. How do you determine your degree of disability, whether you can go back to work, and how you’ll be compensated?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 to 40 percent of adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain may limit an individual’s ability to walk or move, which interferes with daily activities.
Chronic pain is the worst.
It’s always there, running in the background of your life. It slowly drains your energy, wallet, and sanity. You go from professional to professional, seeking help, with mixed results.
Opioids are by far one of the most effective methods for treating chronic pain, regardless of whether it is moderate to severe. Unfortunately, however, opioids are extremely addictive and they can also lead to long term health problems if they are ...
Chronic back pain can be debilitating for many individuals. Having chronic back pain can put a halt on many activities you enjoy doing every day. Managing your pain in your daily life is a constant struggle, but there are a number of ways in which ...
Migraines can be a painful and debilitating illness for people who suffer from them. Currently, there is no long-term cure for migraines but there are a multitude of options to choose from to alleviate immediate or impending symptoms. In this article, ...
If you have been paying attention to diet trends within the last few years, you may have already heard of, or even tried, Intermittent Fasting. Intermittent Fasting is a relatively new concept that took on some popularity back in 2012. Some health ...
There are a number of prominent benefits of doing an activity such as walking. Walking is free and extremely easy. Although walking may not seem like a good form of exercise it has several health benefits both physically and emotionally. Here we will ...
Recently, you may have heard of people using mindfulness inlife to help them get through the day. The concept and practice of mindfulness has been growing rapidly in many different health circles. What is it about mindfulness that is making it a rising ...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has become an increasingly popular term over the years. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is used to help people who may be suffering from psychological disorders. CBT does this by helping people change the way they think ...
Spasticity is defined as uncontrollable continuous contractions in muscles. Spasticity affects more than twelves million people around the globe. Many of the people affected by spasticity suffer from cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. Treating ...
Nowadays there are so many apps and programs that people can download that will help them reach and stay healthy. Depending on what your health goals are, there is most likely a piece of technology that can help you get there. Different health devices ...