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Chronic Pain Costs Americans $635 Billion

Chronic Pain Costs Americans $635 Billion

Chronic pain costs Americans up to $635 billion a year in additional health care coverage and lost productivity, according to a comprehensive new study. The economic burden of chronic pain in the U.S. now exceeds that of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Researchers at John Hopkins University analyzed data on over 20,000 adult patients in […]

Car Accident Injuries, Pain and Insurance

Car Accident  Injuries, Pain and Insurance

A life-threatening situation, such as a car accident or a very stressful situation, can lead to persistent pain. Severity of pain experience after an automobile accident may depend on your genes. Scientists from the University of North Carolina found that inherited genetic variations affected participants’ response to pain intensity, both immediately following the accident and […]

Better Options For Alleviating Back Pain

Better Options For Alleviating Back Pain

Back pain and disorders have a lot to do with walking upright.According to the New England Journal of Medicine, disc problems were thought to be neoplasms or tumors up until around 1934 and were usually only discovered as the cause of the weakness and paralysis suffered by the patient at autopsy. Thanks to modern neurosurgical knowledge […]

Common Symptoms of Sprains and Strains

Common Symptoms of Sprains and Strains

A sprain is an injury of joints that is caused by being stretched beyond their oversized capacity and possibly more. A muscular tear caused in the same manner is referred to as a strain. In cases where either ligament or muscle tissue is torn, immobilization and surgical repair may be necessary. Ligaments are tough, fibrous tissues […]

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

A common cause of shoulder pain is soreness of the tendon in the rotator cuff. The tendon is a cord that attaches a muscle to another body part. The rotator cuff is the part of the shoulder that helps the arm do a circular motion. Another common cause of shoulder pain is soreness of the […]

Understanding Heel Pain

Understanding Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common condition in adults that may cause significant discomfort and disability. A variety of soft tissue, osseous, and systemic disorders can cause heel pain. Narrowing the differential diagnosis begins with a history and physical examination of the lower extremity to pinpoint the anatomic origin of the heel pain.The most common cause […]

Pain During Pregnancy

Pain During Pregnancy

A woman’s body is incredibly adaptive, and at no time is this more obvious than during pregnancy. When a woman is pregnant, her posture changes, her centre of gravity shifts and her belly grows as the fetus develops. Some of the changes are meant to ease the physical strain of childbirth while others cause pain and […]

Mouth Ulcers are Painful

Mouth Ulcers are Painful

Mouth ulcers, though very common, are painful, annoying and sometimes embarrassing. These are red breaks in the lining of the mouth. The pain is caused when nerves just below the surface of the mouth’s lining are exposed. They often seem to start by themselves as a small bubble or blister, which then becomes an open […]

Hip Pain : Causes and Treatment

Hip Pain : Causes and Treatment

The hip joint is a major source of support for the body and, therefore, is  prone to injury and deterioration over time. There are also a number of injuries  and diseases that can cause hip pain and dysfunction. The hip is what is known as a ball-and-socket joint. The socket is part of  the pelvic […]

Back Pain Among Infants and Toddlers

Back Pain Among Infants and Toddlers

Not only the grown ups are plagued by the problem of back pain but babies can also be affected by it. The overall impacts are even more excruciating for babies with back pain. Unlike adults, your baby isn’t able to tell you about the problem and would continue to cry. You will have to be aware and vigilant […]