When you have pain, there's nothing you want more than relief, right now. For many that means reaching for a bottle of pills from the medicine cabinet. You may be surprised to learn there are other, safer home remedies you can use to get pain relief instead. In many cases, natural pain remedies can offer the same… Continue reading 12 Home Remedies For Pain
Wednesday I discussed how nuts can help weight loss. Now there’s an added benefit- it can help with chronic pain as well. Arthritis is often caused by joint inflammation, leading to restricted motion and chronic pain. Nuts could help to reduce those issues due to their ability to lower some markers of inflammation. Nuts, including… Continue reading Nuts Can Help Ease Pain
Can a TENS unit give pain relief? The short answer-hundreds of studies have been done on TENS, but most have been small or weren't well designed. For this reason, some experts say TENS can give short-term relief. Long-term relief hasn't been proved, so more research is needed to know if TENS can help many kinds… Continue reading What is a TENS Unit, And Does It Work?
Last week we talked about trigger point pain. Those annoying knots in our muscles that are incredibly tender to the touch. Have you ever watched anyone contort themselves in different ways, trying to stretch out that one irritating spot? It’s a dance most of us know all too well. But what do we do when… Continue reading Trigger Point Treatments
Most of us who suffer from back pain have periods that are worse than others. Many times sleep, exercise, eating healthy, topicals, medications, and physical therapy help. But too often, they stop working and these conservative measures don’t relieve the agony- especially if the problem is back pain caused by irritated spinal nerves. Sometimes, if you’re… Continue reading When Do Epidural Injections Help Chronic Pain?