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What Are the Differences Between Fibromyalgia and Lupus?

Fibromyalgia and lupus have many similar symptoms and are both chronic health conditions. However, though many symptoms are similar, these are definitely two different conditions with different prognosis and treatment options. With that in mind, we’ll take a close look at both conditions so you can see how they differ. Then we will introduce you [...]

2018-04-23T21:14:27+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on What Are the Differences Between Fibromyalgia and Lupus?

Sciatica and Your Spine – In Search of Lasting Relief

Sciatica can be a debilitating condition that prevents you from doing seemingly simple daily tasks like walking the dog or driving your car to work.  An estimated 43% of the population will experience the pain of sciatica at some point in their lives.  Sciatica is a condition that is very closely tied to lower back [...]

2018-02-26T13:35:10+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Back Pain|Comments Off on Sciatica and Your Spine – In Search of Lasting Relief

8 Quick Ways to Fight Dizziness at Home  

If you suffer from dizziness on a regular basis, you are far from alone. Vertigo, in particular, is extremely common, especially as a person ages. While you want to get an examination to make sure the dizziness isn’t being caused by something serious, for general dizziness there are a number of things you may be [...]

2017-12-12T10:28:32+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on 8 Quick Ways to Fight Dizziness at Home  

11 Types of Headaches and One Natural and Easy Solution

There are many kinds of headaches, and it is important to find out which one you are suffering from in order to get the proper help. However, there is natural help available for almost all headache types. We will discuss what this is later in the article. First, let’s examine what kind of headaches there [...]

2017-11-29T05:39:08+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on 11 Types of Headaches and One Natural and Easy Solution

Fibromyalgia and Friendships Don’t Have to Be Mutually Exclusive

One struggle that many fibromyalgia patients face (on top of dealing with symptoms) is the strain that the debilitating condition places on relationships. It can be difficult to maintain friendships that predated your condition. Some people are just not understanding of those with chronic illness. So does that mean you are doomed to loneliness? Absolutely [...]

2017-11-29T05:46:48+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on Fibromyalgia and Friendships Don’t Have to Be Mutually Exclusive

How to Travel Without the Lower Back Pain

Summer is here, and that means many families will be traveling while the kids are off from school. Unfortunately, back pain can make it difficult to enjoy a family vacation, so here are a few tips to help you take your vacation while leaving your lower back pain behind. Handle Luggage Properly – First of [...]

2017-07-13T15:14:54+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Back Pain, Low Back Pain / Sciatica|Comments Off on How to Travel Without the Lower Back Pain

Could Your Vertigo Be Related to Lyme Disease?

Vertigo is usually spoken of as a symptom rather than a condition all its own. Of course, the most common form of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, which is basically a fancy way of saying vertigo without a known cause. It is generally assumed the condition happens due to a problem with the fluid [...]

2017-12-13T16:58:54+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on Could Your Vertigo Be Related to Lyme Disease?

3 Types of Headaches and Shortcuts for Finding Relief

Headaches are so common that it is estimated nearly half of people will experience one form or another over the course of a year. What are three of the most common headache types and what are some quick fixes? Let’s consider each individually along with a natural way to find relief from all three. #1 [...]

2017-06-10T06:42:41+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on 3 Types of Headaches and Shortcuts for Finding Relief

Evidence that Light Physical Activity Can Help Fibromyalgia Pain

Researchers have recently looked into how the body processes pain as a person ages, thanks to the rise in cases of fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions. However, this study involved healthy patients for the purpose of determining how the body’s internal system for coping with pain changes as one ages. What did they find, [...]

2017-03-24T01:06:03+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on Evidence that Light Physical Activity Can Help Fibromyalgia Pain

Chronic Back Pain Prevention – Tips for Reducing the Risk

Since the great majority of people will experience back pain at one point or another, many view it as something inevitable that cannot be avoided. However, by taking some preventative actions, it may be possible to reduce back pain or at least stop it from becoming chronic. If you agree with the famous saying that [...]

2017-03-02T19:20:49+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Back Pain|Comments Off on Chronic Back Pain Prevention – Tips for Reducing the Risk