Category Archive for: ‘Pain Relief’

Alternatives for Back Pain Relief

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS If you have never suffered from lingeringlow back pain, you’re lucky or, more likely, young. Up to 80 percent of us will experience low back pain at some point. And for most, there won’t be an identifiable cause. In the past 10 years, the most popular nonsurgical medical treatment for “chronic, nonspecific” low back pain has been injection …

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The Boy With a Thorn in His Joints

  By SUSANNAH MEADOWS When my son, Shepherd, was 3 years old, he and his twin brother, Beau, took soccer lessons for the first time. They were so excited that they slept in their uniforms — a purple T-shirt with a yellow star kicking the ball with one of its points — the night before their first practice. But when …

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Breathing Pure Oxygen Effective in Treating Cluster Headaches, Study Finds

December 15, 2009www.voanews.comVidushi Sinha Cluster headaches are described by sufferers as being more excruciating than childbirth or a gunshot wound. But a measure of relief may be in sight for these intensely painful headaches, which are also known as “suicide” headaches. A new study shows that breathing pure oxygen can considerably lessen the agony. For Petru Russo, the headaches can …

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Use Hypnoanalgesic Techniques with Pain Patients

August 19, 2009Naturalnews.comSteve G. Jones, M.Ed. Hypnosis has long been studied for its usefulness in easing pain, also known as hypnoanalgesia. Modern studies on hypnosis date back to the late 1700`s and they involve both psychological and physiological mechanisms. The founder of hypnosis was Friederich Anton Mesmer and hypnosis was known as mesmerism. Since then, many studies have been performed …

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Pot-Friendly California: Amsterdam In America?

August 13, 2009By RICHARD GONZALESNPR.org More than a dozen years ago, California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana for people with serious illnesses. Many used it to relieve pain or other symptoms — and that’s still true. But medical marijuana has now become a thriving business in California that serves a lot more than just sick people. In …

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Injection Therapy for Back Pain Relief

March 12, 2009By Louis Neipris, M.D., Staff Writer, myOptumHealthThe Kansas CW Your meds take the edge off your back pain, but it’s not enough. Your pain keeps you from your physical therapy appointments. Now your doctor has offered you injection therapy. You have heard that injections may help, but you still have questions. What is injection therapy? Injection therapy for …

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Combat Muscle Pain, Improve Workouts with Myofascial Release: Q & A with Fitness Pro Doug Jackson

July 9, 2009By Kim TobinExaminer.com Self myofascial release techniques (SMRT), although not new, are becoming more popular among athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. Doug Jackson, M.Ed.,CSCS, South Florida personal trainer and owner of PersonalFitnessAdvantage.com, took some time to discuss these techniques. He explained what they are and how they’re being used to improve the quality of muscle tissue, increase performance …

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A Little Massage Can Mean A Lot

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008Just What the Doctor Ordered: A MassageBy Sanjay Gupta, M.D. I’m not a big fan of massages. As a neurosurgeon, I’ve never been completely convinced that the science behind them is all that sound. Yet there’s no denying that they’re popular — particularly among baby boomers and others who try to get active and stay fit with …

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