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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 […]

Stretching and Yoga Effectively Treat Chronic Lower Back Pain

Stretching and Yoga Effectively Treat Chronic Lower Back Pain

Chronic low back pain is a common problem lacking highly effective treatment options. Small trials suggest that yoga may have benefits for this condition. The trial was designed to determine whether yoga is more effective than conventional stretching exercises or a self-care book for primary care patients with chronic low back pain. Chronic lower back […]

Inactive Lifestyle and Prolonged Sitting Doubles The Risk of Blood Clots Among Women

Inactive Lifestyle and Prolonged Sitting Doubles The Risk of Blood Clots Among Women

Women who sit for long periods of time on a regular basis have a two- to threefold increased risk of developing a potentially deadly blood clot in their lungs, a new study finds. The researchers said their study is the first to prove that an inactive lifestyle increases the risk of developing a pulmonary embolism, […]

Two Minutes Excercise Ease Out Neck And Shoulder pain in Office and Workplace

Two Minutes Excercise Ease Out Neck And Shoulder pain in Office and Workplace

A new study presented at the World Congress of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Denver found that office workers doing two minutes of exercise a day reported lower levels of neck and shoulder pain after 10 weeks. The study by Danish researchers involved 198 office workers who had frequent neck and shoulder […]

Massage Combined With Streching Excercises Effectively Reduce Low Back Pain

Low-back pain (LBP) is one of the most common and costly musculoskeletal problems in modern society. Seventy to 85% of the population will experience low back pain at some time in their lives. Proponents of massage therapy claim it can minimize pain and disability, and speed return to normal function. Massage in this review is […]

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 […]

None of The Chronic Pain Treatments is Adequate

None of The Chronic Pain Treatments is Adequate

Imagine you are an employer and only half of your employees show up for work each day and then they are only 30 percent effective. Now a review of chronic pain treatments shows that despite the many options available, only about half of treated patients respond, and their pain reduction averages only about 30 percent. […]

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 […]

Healthy Tips For Keeping Hip and Knee Joints Pain Free

Healthy Tips For Keeping Hip and Knee Joints Pain Free

Research says that healthy joints not only could save your hips, knees and back from painful arthritis, it could save your life. It is the knee or hip osteoarthritis – the common joint destroyer that dogs one in four of us by middle age – can raise your risk for an early death by 55 percent, boosting your […]

Lifestyle and Low Back Pain

Lifestyle and Low Back Pain

More working days are lost to low back pain than to any other medical condition and it affects about 60% ­of adults in their lifetime.Low back pain occurs in the back below the waist and can be sudden and sharp, or persistent and dull. It may radiate down to the buttocks and then down the […]