Category: Chronic Pain

Cervical Osteoarthritis: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

  Cervical Osteoarthritis is a term referring to the degeneration of bones, joints, and discs of the neck over time. Aging is one major cause of osteoarthritis as the bones slowly break down and become stiff due to the degeneration process. Pain in the neck area is a very common symptom of this condition and

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Piriformis Syndrome: Symptoms Causes and Treatment

  Piriformis Syndrome is a rare neuromuscular condition in which the sciatic nerve gets compressed by the piriformis muscle. It has a flat pyramidal structure and is located in the rump region of the body. This muscle is responsible for rotation and abduction of the hip and also helps in maintaining the balance of the

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Tips for Living with Chronic Pain

1. Meditation for Relaxation Meditation or deep breathing is a very effective relaxation technique and can ease your mind as well as your body after a long tiresome day. All you need to do is sit in a comfortable position, take deep breaths, and not let distracting thoughts come in your way. Try to breathe

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Risks of Prolonged Sitting

    Sitting is a position that barely uses energy when contrasted with standing and running, and has been linked to a number of health concerns. A number of health abnormalities caused by sitting for prolonged periods of time are obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer, and even anxiety and depression. Our jobs

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Its Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Introduction Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition wherein there is numbness, tingling, pain in fingers, especially, thumb, index, and middle fingers. It is also called as Median Nerve Compression. Let’s understand what exactly carpal tunnel syndrome is.  It is the condition characterized by numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hands.  The root cause of the

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ARE YOU CONSUMING TOO MUCH CALCIUM TABLETS? YOU NEED TO READ THIS

Calcium. What is the first thing that pops up in your mind after you hear, or read this word? Strong bones, and healthy teeth, right? Indeed, a body needs sufficient amount of calcium to give enough strength to a body. Also, sufficient calcium content in teeth makes them healthy, and strong. You must have seen

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NON SURGICAL TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN

When back pain lasts for three months or longer it is referred to as ‘Chronic Back Pain’. The pain may not be constant and can come and go. There could be a number of reasons for chronic back pain from injury to age-related deterioration. At times you may not be able to pinpoint the exact

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TIPS TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE WHILE LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN

Chronic pain is recognised as a major public health problem, producing a significant economic and social burden. Moreover, this condition not only affects the patient but it also affects his or her family and social circle. Several studies have analysed the effect of chronic pain on patient’s lives, highlighting the strong correlation between this condition

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APPLYING HEAT VS. COLD FOR PAIN RELIEF: UNDERSTANDING WHEN TO USE EACH

When injured, we sometimes rush for ice-cubes and at other times use a hot water bottle. Both give us relief from pain. These are common ways to treat injuries that we use in our day to day life but it is important to understand when to use which method. Let’s understand heat & cold therapy

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