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Tag Archives:pain relief

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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neck injuries

People often suffer from neck injuries following vehicular collisions. Whiplash associated disorders (WAD), disc herniation, and stenosis are all potential ways that your spine could be damaged in an accident.

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stretch for sciatica

Back pain is among the leading causes of disability in the United States. Low back pain is particularly on the rise—over 80 percent of Americans will experience a stint of low back pain at some point, according to a 2009 University of North Carolina study.

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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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sleeping with sciatica

Catching your Zzz’s can be a difficult endeavor if you’re suffering from symptoms of sciatica, which can be experienced as prickling, burning, numbness, tingling, sharp, stabbing pain, or a throbbing ache when sitting, standing, walking, sneezing, coughing, or resting. A 2010 report published by Clinical Rheumatology estimates that 40% of people suffer from sciatica, depending on how the condition is defined.

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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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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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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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yoga for arthritis pain

The daily pain of many arthritis conditions can cause sufferers to give up favorite pastimes to ease their achy joints. Unfortunately, instead of providing relief, the decrease in activity actually perpetuates a cycle of pain, stiffness and joint dysfunction.

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migraine trigger

More than 37 million Americans suffer from the headache condition known as migraine annually according to the National Headache Foundation, and if you’re one of that unlucky population, you know you’d do anything to avoid the hours to days of debilitating pain, nausea, and light and sound sensitivity attributed to an episode.

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neck and shoulder pain

Neck and shoulder pain can be caused by a number of things, some of which are out of your control. The most common cause of neck and shoulder pain is trauma. Whether it be from a car accident, a sports injury, lifting something heavy, or simply having poor posture, neck and shoulder pain are sure to follow. Other, more unavoidable, sources could be: degenerative arthritis, degenerative disc disease, or heart attack.

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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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prevent sciatic nerve pain

I’m sure we all know someone that has had to endure sciatic nerve pain at one point or another. In fact, WebMD cites that 4 out of every 10 people will suffer from sciatica. Prevent sciatic nerve pain or find pain relief with these tips.

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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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When To Seek Treatment for Low Back Pain Bakersfield, CA

Low back pain is a common complaint. In fact, the Mayo Clinic has reported that lower back pain relief is one of the top three reasons that people see a doctor in America. Low back pain treatment varies depending on the underlying cause. Your chiropractor can help you determine the cause and help you avoid more invasive and risky procedures with the use of chiropractic treatment.

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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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cracking your neck

Many people pop or crack their neck to relieve pressure. Unfortunately, cracking your neck is not a good idea. Why is neck-cracking dangerous, and what can you do instead?

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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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Acute pain is easy to understand. Chronic pain is more complex and affects each of us differently. However, recent research shows that a multi-faceted approach is most effective for long-lasting relief.

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The organic, gluten-free, wheat-free, and dairy-free segments are all on the rise worldwide. Let’s look at that development and other food trends for 2016. Then we will discuss the connection between food choices and pain alleviation.

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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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Many people suffer from osteoarthritis, but it is not always well understood. Let’s look at some of the most prevalent myths surrounding the disease.

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Most of us will experience foot pain during our lives. Sometimes it results from a serious disease, such as diabetes or arthritis.

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5 Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care Bakersfield, CA

Interest and use of chiropractic is large and growing in the United States. Beyond pain relief, how are people benefiting from these treatments? One patient explains her perspective.

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Spinal Manipulation for Pain Relief of Headaches Bakersfield, CA

If you are one of the many Americans suffering from headaches, chiropractic care could help.

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High Fashion Might be Causing High Pain Bakersfield, CA

The Cannes Film Festival organizers drew ire at this year’s event when several women were reportedly turned away from premieres for not wearing high heels. Women were understandably upset at the idea that they would be forced to wear shoes that they know are bad for their health. As many as one in three women experience permanent damage from the footwear – such as arthritis, metatarsalgia, and even chronic neck pain.

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The Benefits of Pilates for Runners Bakersfield, CA

It’s natural to assume that the more you run, the more attuned you get to the movements of your body and the more your body achieves optimal fitness. Actually, while running is excellent for cardiovascular health, it often throws parts of your body into asymmetric relationships.

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Injured in a Car Accident? Seek an Immediate Medical Evaluation Bakersfield, CA

It’s not always easy to think clearly when you get into a car accident. A natural response is to want everything to get back to normal, but injuries often occur that aren’t immediately apparent.

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Fewer Pins and Needles: Neuropathic Pain Relief Bakersfield, CA

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is incredibly prevalent in the United States, with more than 20 million people suffering from the condition. The experience of the disease differs from patient to patient: symptoms can accrue gradually or strike suddenly and intensely. This disease can arise at any point in life but is most likely to occur in old age. Peripheral neuropathy is also expensive to the American taxpayer, with Medicare spending more than $3.5 billion to treat it each year

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How to Beat Runner's Knee Bakersfield, CA

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, which most people know as patellar knee-tracking syndrome or runner’s knee, is something that any active person can experience. The basic issue is that the patella (cap) is unable to smoothly move along the trochlea, its vertical track.

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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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