What is Sacroiliac Joint Pain and How Can it Be Treated?

What is Sacroiliac Joint Pain and How Can it Be Treated?

(ĐTĐ) – Pain in the lower back/legs is thought to be caused by a dysfunction in the sacroiliac, or SI, joint. Leg pain can be very difficult and could feel like sciatica or pain from a herniation of a lumbar disc.   Your sacroiliac joint is next to the bottom of the spine- just below your lumbar spine and above the coccyx, or tailbone. It connects your sacrum, which is the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine, with…

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The Pain of Shingles

The Pain of Shingles

(ĐTĐ) – You might think that as an adult you’re safe from the chicken pox, but there’s a grown-up version of everything. Shingles is a viral infection of the nerves that is caused by the same virus as the chicken pox; people who had that itchy illness as a child sometimes get shingles later in life as the virus reactivates.   Shingles isn’t life-threatening, but it is extremely uncomfortable, causing an itchy and painful rash, among other symptoms. As the…

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Chronic Leg Pain; Unlocking the Gait

Chronic Leg Pain; Unlocking the Gait

(ĐTĐ) – People who suffer from chronic leg pain are only too aware of how much this problem can interfere with daily activities. Chronic leg pain is the term used to describe a variety of problems that cause an individual discomfort in their legs, and there are a number of different reasons as to why this can happen.   Different causes require different treatments, and the following article shall examine some of the more common forms of chronic leg pain….

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Sleeping and Neck Pain

Sleeping and Neck Pain

(ĐTĐ) – Many times when you’re in pain, you just want to go to sleep. But for a lot of people, sleep may be causing their pain – one common source of neck pain is poor sleeping posture.   You probably don’t think of sleep as active enough to strain your neck, but if you are sleeping at an awkward angle for long periods of time, which tends to happen over the eight hours you’re (supposed to be) sleeping every…

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Shoot the shooting pain of fibromyalgia

Shoot the shooting pain of fibromyalgia

(ĐTĐ) – The aggravating pain in the back, head or muscle can be fibromyalgia. People who have gone through this excruciating pain know the horrible experience that they had to undergo every day. The thought of remembering that state sends shiver down their spine. We do not want you to have Goosebumps again! The time has come to shoot the agonizing feeling with the best treatment available.   Let us throw some light on this ailment If you are experiencing…

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The journey from pain relief to addiction

The journey from pain relief to addiction

(ĐTĐ) – New research reveals that Australians are consuming more prescription drugs than ever before. Among the most dangerous and addictive families of drugs are opioids, strong pain killers used for people with injuries and drug dependencies. Increasingly the drugs seem to be being abused, as Shevonne Hunt writes.   Simon Millington did not have a history of drug abuse when he was first prescribed pain killers. He was 18 when he was in a terrible car accident and was…

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What Triggers Fibromyalgia?

What Triggers Fibromyalgia?

(ĐTĐ) – Before we can talk about the triggers for fibromyalgia, you must first know what exactly it is. Fibromyalgia is actually the second most common musculoskeletal condition, surpassed only by osteoarthritis. However, it is quite often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. The characteristics of fibromyalgia include widespread joint and muscle pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. Due to these symptoms, it can ultimately lead to depression/anxiety and even social isolation.   Who is More Likely to Get Fibromyalgia? You may not realize…

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What is Massage Therapy?

What is Massage Therapy?

(ĐTĐ) – Think back to the last time you bumped your elbow walking through a doorway. After shouting “Ow!” what was the first thing you did? Likely, you instinctively rubbed the sore area to ease the pain. This is the idea behind massage therapy – relieving pain and promoting wellness through touch.   Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue in the body. Patients seek massage therapy for a wide variety reasons, including pain management, depression, anxiety, and rehabilitation…

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Relieving Headaches Naturally with Pressure Points

Relieving Headaches Naturally with Pressure Points

(ĐTĐ) – The definition of a headache is pain that is arising from the upper neck or head. This pain comes from the tissues and other structures surrounding the brain because the brain actually has no nerves that the sensation of pain can come from.   In other words, no pain fibers. The pain results when the muscles that surround the skull, eyes, ears, and sinuses, and the meninges covering the spinal cord, brain veins, nerves, and arteries become irritated…

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Cartilage Injuries in the Knee

Cartilage Injuries in the Knee

(ĐTĐ) – Cartilage is the smooth, rubbery tissue that cushions the bones in the knee where they meet at the joint, minimizing friction so the knee moves easily and absorbing shock to prevent injury. When this tissue is worn away or otherwise damaged, it can cause pain and injury to the knee.   To clarify, articular cartilage is the kind which wraps around the end of the bones and facilitates ease of movement, and the menisci are pads between the…

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