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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 […]

Massage Therapy Effective in Reducing Pain

Massage Therapy Effective in Reducing Pain

Recent results from the 15th annual consumer survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) show consumers have a growing awareness of the health benefits of massage. In fact, 90 percent of individuals perceive massage as effective in reducing pain and an increasing number of people consult doctors and health professionals about massage therapy. […]

Babies Recognize Pain Even Before They Are Born

Babies Recognize Pain Even Before They Are Born

A recently concluded research study established that the babies begin to recognise pain even  before they are born. Babies learn to tell the difference between pain and touch from around the 35th to 37th week of pregnancy, according to this research findings. The findings were published in the journal Current Biology. Researchers measured the brain waves of […]

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 […]

Overuse of Pain Relievers Could Be Hazardous

Overuse of Pain Relievers Could Be Hazardous

Aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are good at fighting fevers and relieving pain from arthritis, injuries and other causes. But many people who take the drugs are putting themselves at risk by taking too much or taking them too long or too often. In a 2005 study, one in four […]

Sports Bras Must be Part of PE Kit To Protect Girls From Breast Pain

Sports Bras Must be Part of PE Kit To Protect Girls From Breast Pain

Girls should be required to buy a sports bra as part of their school PE kits to prevent breast pain, scientists said. Dr Joanna Scurr, an expert in breast movement at the University of Portsmouth, said that young girls risk ‘long-term sag’ by wearing normal bras during games lessons. She is spearheading a campaign to […]

Former NFL Players Misuse Painkillers

Former NFL Players Misuse Painkillers

Retired NFL players use painkillers at a much higher rate than the rest of us, according to new research conducted by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers say the brutal collisions and bone-jarring injuries associated with football often cause long-term pain, which contributes to continued use and abuse of […]

9 Healthy Tips For Reducing Menstrual Pain

9 Healthy Tips For Reducing Menstrual Pain

As a woman, your body undergoes many physical, mental, physiological and emotional changes in a lifetime. While womanhood is full of many joys and triumphs, it also comes with certain physical discomforts, one of them being the menstrual cycle. Fortunately, menstrual cramps can be handled very effectively and safely by taking some easy precautions. One […]

Treatment With Pregabalin Significantly Improved Sleep and Pain in Fibromyalgia

Treatment With Pregabalin Significantly Improved Sleep and Pain in Fibromyalgia

Treatment with pregabalin significantly improved sleep and pain in patients with fibromyalgia, according to research presented at the 63rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, in Honolulu (S27.003). According to the researchers the improvement in total sleep time was comparable to that seen with standard, FDA-approved sleep-promoting agents such as zolpidem [Ambien, Sanofi-aventis] or […]

Jatropha Seeds Offer Pain Relief Similar to Aspirin

Jatropha Seeds Offer Pain Relief Similar to Aspirin

Jatropha curcas, also known as Barbados nut and purging nut, is a semi-evergreen shrub native to Central America and Mexico, and is cultivated in subtropical and tropical areas of the world. Its pain-relieving qualities are in sharp contrast to one of its other uses—its seeds contain an oil that can be made into a high-quality […]