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Fibromyalgia: Helped by Proper Neck Alignment

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a real medical condition which causes widespread pain throughout the body. The body has a heightened response to pressure, too. If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you may also have memory issues, have trouble sleeping, and feel so tired you are unable to perform your normal activities. Fibromyalgia is put in [...]

2018-02-19T22:21:50+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on Fibromyalgia: Helped by Proper Neck Alignment

The 8 Best Exercises for Coping with Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is a lower back problem that causes a wide range of symptoms. The sciatic nerve begins in the lower spine and runs down both legs. As a result, the pain, numbness, or burning sensation is often felt in one hip as well as in the buttock and leg on the same side. When in [...]

2017-12-19T10:23:21+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Back Pain|Comments Off on The 8 Best Exercises for Coping with Sciatica Pain

The Negative Impact of Vertigo and How to Find Relief Naturally

Vertigo is the sensation that you or the things around you are spinning. It should not be confused with a fear of heights, a implied by a popular movie from years ago. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common form of vertigo and is what we will be referring to in this article. [...]

2017-11-29T05:38:36+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on The Negative Impact of Vertigo and How to Find Relief Naturally

Ice Cream Headaches: How they Happen

Whether you call it brain freeze or an ice cream headache, it is no fun to experience. Here you are, enjoying a nice cold treat on a hot day, and the pain hits you out of nowhere. Have you ever wondered why this phenomenon happens and what it tells us about the human body? Let’s [...]

2017-08-17T06:34:21+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Ice Cream Headaches: How they Happen

Does Weather Affect Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

Fibromyalgia flare-ups can be caused by all sorts of external factors. What are some of the most common causes of increased symptom severity? Does the weather really have an effect on fibromyalgia? Is there any way to find natural relief from your symptoms so as to reduce the frequency of flare-ups? Read on to learn [...]

2017-07-17T12:23:21+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on Does Weather Affect Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

Why Are Opioids Still the Most Used Back Pain Treatment?

Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments in the world. In fact, an NPR poll revealed that over half of people had to cope with back pain at some time in the last 12 months. The most shocking part of the survey was that nearly 40% of patients who went to the [...]

2017-07-13T10:42:55+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Back Pain, Low Back Pain / Sciatica|Comments Off on Why Are Opioids Still the Most Used Back Pain Treatment?

The Dizziness Connected to Parkinson’s, Linked to Cerebral Blood Flow

Dizziness is a common symptom of many conditions. Perhaps your doctor was able to identify the underlying cause of your dizziness. If so, you’re actually in the minority. Most cases of dizziness resolve without the cause being uncovered. This leaves a patient wondering if the symptom will return. In other cases, the underlying cause of [...]

2017-05-19T20:16:13+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Parkinsons Disease|Comments Off on The Dizziness Connected to Parkinson’s, Linked to Cerebral Blood Flow

Why Red Wine Triggers Headaches for Some People

Have you ever wondered why you often experience a headache following a glass of red wine? It can be confusing for some who have read about all of the health benefits a glass of red wine can have. Interestingly, about 1 in 3 people who drink wine occasionally suffer from headaches as a result according [...]

2017-06-10T07:14:37+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Why Red Wine Triggers Headaches for Some People

Fibromyalgia Research – Looking for Relief from the Pain

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that also presents with indicators such as insomnia, anxiety and depression, fatigue, and other draining symptoms. As a result, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is conducting a great deal of research regarding Fibromyalgia. Of course, research has more recently indicated that fibromyalgia is [...]

2017-03-17T17:59:25+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on Fibromyalgia Research – Looking for Relief from the Pain

Back Pain Caused by a Herniated Disc

What is a herniated disc and why is it responsible for back pain? There are discs located between each of the vertebrae of the back. These discs are gel-like substances that do not allow the bones to rub against each other. However, if these discs move out of place, nerve irritation and inflammation can be [...]

2017-02-24T23:32:22+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Back Pain|Comments Off on Back Pain Caused by a Herniated Disc