Month: June 2017

Office Workers – Use These Tips to Lessen Back Pain at Work

One of the employee groups facing the greatest threat of back pain is the office worker. A desk job may seem cushy to most who do manual labor, but sitting all day long and using technology frequently can lead to serious back issues over time. How can you minimize the risk of back pain if […]

5 Things to Try for Back Pain Before Medication

Despite changing guidelines, doctors still prescribe opioids for about 40% of patients who complain of back pain. If you want to try and get rid of your back ache without popping pills, here are 5 things you can try first. Upper Cervical Chiropractic – You may not think the top bones of your neck as […]

More Countries Begin to Offer Fibromyalgia Blood Test

Have you ever wondered why the process of diagnosing fibromyalgia is so painstaking? If you’ve longed for the day when a simple test could tell you if you had this condition or not with relative certainty, your wait may be nearly over. A company called EpicGenetics has developed a test that should be able to […]

Types of Vertigo and an Underlying Cause

Central vertigo is considered to be the far less common reason for vertigo to occur (most diagnosed cases are peripheral vertigo – related to problems in the ear). Central vertigo is nervous system related. What are some conditions that cause central vertigo? What is one underlying vertigo factor that has a natural solution? Read on […]

Is the Epley Maneuver the Ultimate Solution to Your Vertigo?

Vertigo is an extremely common condition, especially as a person ages. About 40% of people over the age of 40 will experience vertigo at some point. The most common vertigo diagnosis is BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). One way a doctor or physical therapist may be able to help provide relief is through the Epley […]

5 Practical Gifts for a Friend with Fibromyalgia

If you have a friend who is coping with fibromyalgia, you may be looking for a way to give a gift but make it practical. This is also an opportunity to say, “I may not completely understand, but I’m really trying.” Here are 5 ideas. A Pill Organizer – This may not be an exciting […]

What Does TMJ Mean and What Do Disorders of It Involve?

Many use the acronym TMJ to refer to a series of painful jaw conditions. However, it is important to note that the letters TMJ themselves do not refer to any particular disorder but to the joint between the jaw and the skull. What Is TMJ? TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. This is a unique joint […]

The Latest Research Results for Migraine Treatment

Migraine sufferers anxiously await the day when a pill will suddenly make the pain and other symptoms cease. Unfortunately, even the latest in medication doesn’t seem to promise those results. One new drug called galcanezumab was tested on chronic migraines sufferers. You might be surprised to learn what the pharmaceutical industry considers a successful study. […]

Pro Ball Players Get Headaches Too, Especially After a Concussion

Headaches are a common occurrence following a concussion. For some, a headache occurs immediately following the injury. Other experience headaches that are indicators of post-concussion syndrome. They can continue on for weeks or months after the initial injury. For NY Yankees outfielder Jacob Ellsbury, headaches that are still occurring following a May 24th concussion have […]

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