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foods that fight migraines Bakersfield, CA

Did you know that these  5 foods you might have in your pantry right now can help stop intense migraine pain? Try to include these items into your next weeks meal-plan or you pantry in general. Having these items on hand and knowing their benefits could help you rely more on natural remedies than pain-killers to fight migraine pain when it arrives. Stop migraines pain in its tracks!

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stay healthy and pain free Bakersfield, CA

Nationally, pain is the leading cause of disability and the main reason most Americans access the healthcare system. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 1 in 3 of us are experiencing pain that lasts longer than 24 hours at any given time. While the source of our pain can sometimes be acute and need immediate medical intervention, others can be managed without the need for surgery. How important is pain relief, and what are some non-surgical alternatives for pain management?

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Around 53 million Americans are suffering from symptoms of arthritis. Watch this quick video to learn more!

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Looking for ways to reduce or delay osteoarthritis? These tips might be just what you need to get started.

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caffeine and migraines

According to the National Headache Foundation, about 30 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches annually, and this debilitating condition can typically last anywhere from 4 hours to three days. With symptoms like throbbing, pulsating pain, and sensitivity to light, sounds, and sometimes smells and movement, avoiding triggers for the condition is paramount to those that experience it. Caffeine and migraines have long been a subject of study, and it turns out that caffeine may (and may NOT) be as bad as you thought.

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Do you suffer from migraines? A variety of foods and drinks have been shown to trigger migraines. Watch this video or keep reading to learn about some of the most common migraine triggers.

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best foods for pain relief

Do you know which are the best foods for pain relief? Check out this video or continue reading to find out!

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reduce stress

I’m sure that you’re familiar with the tightening sensation in your shoulder muscles when you’re stressed. The same physical effect can occur in the muscles in your neck as well. This tightness occurs when your body goes into fight or flight mode, but this defense mechanism doesn’t have to be the result of physical stress. Emotional stress can trigger this reaction, causing muscles to tighten, and contributing to neck pain.

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sciatic nerve pain relief

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, extending from the lower back, through the hips and buttocks, and down each leg. Occasionally the roots can become irritated, which then causes sciatica. This irritation can be caused by a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back (lumbar spinal stenosis), a herniated disc, an overgrowth of bone on the spine (bone spur), a breakdown of the cushiony discs between the vertebrae (degenerative disc disease), or a slipped disc (spondylolisthesis).

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Lower back stretches

Lower back stretches provide much-needed relief for people with back pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 8 out of 10 people will be affected by back pain at some point in their lives. The following are potential problem muscles for the lower back and accompanying stretches to increase flexibility and reduce pain.

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headache pain relief

Headache pain can be a real, well… headache. And sometimes, finding headache pain relief can be just as torturous. Headaches are not only a nuisance, they can also be downright debilitating. Headache pain is marked by the obvious aches along the head, but some other symptoms can be light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, and sound sensitivity.

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cracking your neck

If you’re suffering from neck pain, you’re not alone. Doctors estimate that as many as 7 out of 10 adults will be troubled by it at some point in their lives. While some simple causes are “sleeping funny”, or turning your head too quickly and giving yourself “whiplash,” there are plenty of activities we do that can cause neck pain. How does the neck support the body, and what mistakes can cause neck pain?

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pain awareness

September is National Pain Awareness month. Education, awareness and action along with information about the latest advances in pain treatment can help bring chronic pain relief to the more than 100 million Americans who experience pain in their day-to-day lives.

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There are two types of inflammation; acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is a short-lived healthy immune system response and can present itself in many ways such as joint inflammation due to injury or as a response to illness such as bronchitis or a sore throat. This is the body using inflammation as part of the healing process. Chronic inflammation is persistent. It can also be present as joint inflammation like rheumatoid arthritis or in chronic disease such as heart disease, cancer and autoimmune diseases. This is when inflammation becomes a serious problem.

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As the second most common type of pain, knee pain is experienced by millions of Americans. The simple act of stretching can be helpful in various ways. One stretch is particularly powerful.

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Scientists have long believed that music is a powerful way to impact the way our brains process information. In recent years, the evidence has shown that a soothing melody can actually deliver pain relief.

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Have you been diagnosed with sciatica; or do you feel pain radiating through your lower extremities, from your buttocks and hips to legs and feet? Let’s look at the causes of sciatic nerve pain and ways to curb the symptoms.

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Do you think you might have a pinched nerve? Learn about the nature of this condition, common symptoms, and diagnosis.

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The Multidisciplinary Approach For Chronic Low Back Pain Bakersfield, CA

Most doctors and researchers now agree that lower back pain relief is best effectuated through a biopsychosocial approach – a recovery plan that combines physical efforts with mental and interactive strategies. This tripartite model is the basis of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation (MBR).

According to Steve Kamper, PhD, of the University of South Australia’s Body in Mind (BiM) project, MBR is a care framework for chronic pain; it includes various therapeutic elements “that target different factors associated with the chronic pain presentation, [as] delivered by practitioners from different clinical backgrounds.”

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