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Is There Pain Relief for My Shingles?

Shingles can affect everyone differently, but pain is a common symptom among all sufferers. For some, it’s mild and frustrating; for others, it’s excruciating and debilitating. Here’s how to manage shingles pain.
Sep 1st, 2023

What Increases My Risk of Developing Sciatica?

Do you ever have tingling in your leg for no reason or a sudden shock of pain in your hip? It could be sciatica, a compressed nerve situation. Keep reading to find out if any of the common risk factors apply to you.
Jul 1st, 2023

How to Prevent Low Back Pain with Exercise

Millions of Americans struggle with persistent back pain, which is often linked to fitness activity and other physical habits. That means you can avoid it by strengthening your back through exercise.
Jun 2nd, 2023

4 Lifestyle Changes That Can Relieve Arthritis Pain

Injury and infection can cause achy joints, but at least they’re curable. When arthritis is the culprit, the treatment is trickier. But take heart — these simple tips can stop arthritis pain and help you move freely again.
May 1st, 2023

The Link Between Shingles and Stroke

Researchers have long suspected a connection between shingles and heart problems, and now there’s evidence. Here’s how the painful shingles virus affects your heart health and may lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Mar 2nd, 2023

Does a Herniated Disc Resolve on Its Own?

When a disc in your spine herniates, slips, or ruptures, the pain can be debilitating. Should you wait for it to heal itself or seek medical treatment? Here’s what our expert says.
Feb 2nd, 2023

Understanding the Stages of Migraines

There’s a reason they’re called migraine attacks — they blitz your body and your life with debilitating symptoms. The more you understand about migraine behavior, the more control you’ll have over the attacks. Here’s what you need to know.
Jan 2nd, 2023

Is Working from Home a Pain in Your Neck?

Even if you love conducting business in your jammies, it could cause serious pain — especially in your neck. Here’s how working from home can hurt your neck and how you can prevent the pain.
Dec 1st, 2022

My Joints Ache All the Time

If your joints ache all the time, you may wonder why and what you can do about it. Keep reading to learn the answers.
Nov 1st, 2022

How Your Diet Can Play a Role in Preventing Sciatica

Falling on your tailbone can lead to a painful case of sciatica, as can arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and other conditions. But your diet may also play a role in the onset and relief of sciatica — here’s how.
Oct 6th, 2022

How Therapeutic Ultrasound Treatment Works

Lacerations get stitches and broken bones get casts, but when you injure your muscles, ligaments, and tendons, they get the healing power of ultrasound therapy. Here’s how it works.
Aug 1st, 2022

5 Common Signs of Shingles

Shingles’ painful rash is unmistakable, but that’s not the only symptom you’ll have to deal with if you get this viral condition. Keep reading to find out what else is in store and how to get relief.
Jun 1st, 2022

Can Stress Cause Physical Pain?

Do you have headaches, an achy back, or a sore neck you can’t explain? Toxic relationships or a demanding career may be to blame. Find out how emotional and mental stress can lead to physical pain.
May 1st, 2022

5 Effective Treatments for Joint Pain

You know your joints are in trouble when you struggle to open a jar, grip a pen, or get in and out of your car, but what can be done? Keep reading to learn about how to relieve the pain and improve your function.
Apr 1st, 2022

Back Pain: Is It a Muscle Strain or a Disease?

Back pain is both common and complex. It can stem from a wide variety of causes, which makes diagnosis tricky. Here’s how to narrow down the culprits that point to either a muscle strain or a more serious condition.
Mar 1st, 2022

Is Physical Therapy Painful?

The old adage, “no pain, no gain,” may work for bodybuilders, but does it hold true for physical therapy, too? Find out how PT works and what it should feel like so you know exactly what to expect.
Feb 1st, 2022

5 Common Causes of Neck Pain

Are you unable to look over your shoulder to change lanes or bend your neck to send a text because your neck hurts with the slightest movement? Find out what may be causing your neck pain and what you can do about it.
Jan 1st, 2022

Can Osteoporosis Cause Joint Pain?

Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, but does it cause joint pain, too? Find out what to expect from this progressive disease and what you can do to protect your joints and bones.
Dec 1st, 2021

Lifestyle Changes to Help Prevent Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which nerves that come out of the spinal column get pinched. While this painful condition can be treated, the best option is to keep from getting it in the first place. Read on to learn how.
Nov 7th, 2021

What’s Causing Your Migraines?

If you suffer from migraines, you’re aware of the debilitating symptoms, but why do you get them and what sets them off? Keep reading to learn the difference between causes and triggers, and which ones are responsible for your splitting headache.
Oct 1st, 2021

Are You at Risk for Shingles?

The angry, red rash and oozing blisters caused by shingles are bad enough, but the lingering pain and potential complications make this a condition you’ll want to avoid at any cost. Find out if you’re at risk for shingles and how you can prevent it.
Sep 1st, 2021

You Don't Have to Live with Joint Pain

Millions of people suffer from joint pain, and many seem to accept it as an inevitable part of aging — but that doesn’t have to be the case. Read on to learn about treatments that can help you break free from the cycle of pain and inflammation.
Aug 4th, 2021

Restore Mobility with Physical Therapy

Are you still having trouble getting dressed even though your shoulder injury was months ago? Are your joints so stiff you can’t kneel down without contorting your body to avoid pain? You have a mobility problem. Here’s how physical therapy can help.
Jul 8th, 2021

Can You Completely Avoid Arthritis?

Middle age hits, and suddenly it seems like all of your friends have some form of arthritis. Is it an inevitable disease? Are you doomed to live with painful joints? Find out what the experts say about preventing arthritis.
Jun 24th, 2021

Why is Balance So Important?

Most people exercise to increase strength, endurance, and flexibility, but if you’re not working on improving your balance, you’re missing a key component of a healthy workout. Here’s why balance matters.
May 14th, 2021

The Link Between Screen Time and Headaches

Many people are sitting in front of their computers more, relying on electronic devices not only for work but for general human interaction. Does this describe you? And do you suffer from headaches? They could be linked. Read on to learn more.
Apr 12th, 2021

How to Get the Most Out of Bodyweight Exercises

Your good health relies on strong, lean muscle tissue, and that means working out. Fortunately, the best gym is open 24/7, free, and follows you wherever you go — your body. Here’s how to tap into your own weight for rehab, health, and strength.
Mar 9th, 2021

Can Spinal Stenosis Be Reversed?

If you have spinal stenosis — which is a narrowing of the spinal column — your treatment will depend on what’s causing it. Read on to learn what can cause this condition and the treatment options that are available.
Jan 13th, 2021

Help for Your Sciatica

Do you have radiating pain, numbness, or tingling in your lower back or lower extremities? You may have sciatica. This condition results when the sciatic nerve is impinged. Read on to learn what can cause sciatica and what can treat it.
Nov 8th, 2020

How You Can Avoid Spraining Your Ankle

Rolling your ankle can hurt like crazy and be a major inconvenience, but it can also lead to chronic problems throughout your body. It’s better to avoid ankle sprains altogether. Here are a few tips to keep your ankles strong and healthy.
Oct 1st, 2020

5 Things You Do Everyday That Are Hurting Your Back

From injuries to degenerative diseases, your back may be hurting for reasons that are out of your control. However, sometimes bad habits can be to blame. Read on to learn ways you may be contributing to your back pain.
Sep 9th, 2020

Can Physical Therapy Prevent Future Injuries?

You probably know that physical therapy can help you recover from an injury, but did you know that physical therapy can help you avoid getting hurt in the first place? Read on to learn more.
Aug 19th, 2020

Different Types of Headaches

A dull ache at the base of your skull, a sharp pain behind your eyes — where, when, and how you feel the pain can indicate the type of headache you may be having. Read on to learn how to identify different kinds of headaches.
Jul 22nd, 2020

The 5 Most Common Causes of Neck Pain

Given all the nerves, ligaments, bones, and muscles in your neck, and all the jobs it has to do everyday, it’s not surprising that it's a frequent place for pain. But when you know the most common causes, you can do your best to protect your neck.
Jun 23rd, 2020

Spinal Stenosis — Understanding the Warning Signs

If you could look inside your spine, you’d see a network of nerves traveling in and out of tiny openings in your vertebrae. If any of these openings narrow and compress your nerves, you have spinal stenosis. Read on to learn the signs.
May 27th, 2020

How Your Weight Affects Your Joints

You may know the common culprits that cause joint pain, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. But, did you know that simply being overweight can hurt your joints? Read on to learn what extra weight does and what you can do about it.
Apr 22nd, 2020

The Link Between Chickenpox and Shingles

If you think that itchy case of chickenpox you had as a kid means it’ll never come back to haunt you, think again. Chickenpox’s evil cousin, shingles, could pop up at any time. Read on to find out how they’re related.
Feb 7th, 2020

Is Back Pain Normal as You Age?

Age undoubtedly comes with physical challenges, and back pain tops the list. While back problems often come with older age, chronic back pain shouldn’t be tolerated. Here’s why.
Dec 1st, 2019

5 Ways to Prevent Tech Neck

Does your neck hurt after a long day spent staring at screens? If so, you may be suffering from tech neck. Use these tips to keep your neck pain-free.
Sep 1st, 2019

Learn to Recognize Shingles Symptoms Early

If you had chickenpox as a kid, you’re at risk of shingles as an adult. Learn about the early symptoms of the infection so you can start treatment as soon as possible.
Aug 19th, 2019

Top 3 Things to Know About Epidural Steroid Injection

If you need lasting relief from back pain and have tried other treatments without success, you do have other options. Epidural steroid injections could provide pain relief when other treatments have failed.
Jul 3rd, 2019

Low Back Pain

Low back pain can interfere with your everyday life, making even routine tasks difficult and painful.
Feb 7th, 2017
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