Finding Pain Relief from Fibromyalgia

August 5, 2015

While it has no cure, fibromyalgia is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain and fatigue that can interfere with a person’s ability to carry on with daily activities.  Making matters worse, there are some people who believe that fibromyalgia is a made-up illness.  Sorting fact from fiction and, we sought out […]

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Top Ways to Reduce Pain and Get ZZZZ’s

July 31, 2015

The 2015 Sleep in America Poll, conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, found that 21 percent of Americans experience chronic pain and 36 percent have had acute pain in the past week. Those combine to a majority of the nation’s adult population, 57 percent, leaving only 43 percent who report being pain-free. The Sleep Foundation reports that […]

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FDA Strengthens Warnings for NSAIDs – What’s a Person in Pain to Do?

July 27, 2015

Many people take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to relieve their muscle and joint pain. These medications may be particularly effective in conditions in which pain results primarily from inflammation, such as arthritis or athletic injury. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided more safety guidance concerning these over the counter drugs.  General examples […]

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Treating Pain for Active Professionals

July 20, 2015

Not every employee has a desk job.  Hairdressers, barbers, physical therapists, construction workers, teachers, lumber workers, athletes, teachers, dancers, textile workers and health care workers are just a few examples of professions which require a lot of walking, standing, lifting and bending.  Back pain, arthritis and bursitis are some of the medical issues that these […]

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Biofeedback’s Role in Reducing Pain

July 13, 2015

Does biofeedback therapy reduce pain? Salonpas sat down with Dr. Nancy Just, a psychologist who specializes in pain management to learn more about biofeedback’s role in reducing chronic pain. Dr. Just holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Temple University.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and holds a Diplomate […]

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Kicking Opioid Addiction

June 29, 2015

Chronic pain is a growing public health issue with economic, social and medical costs.  As the percentage of the U.S. population utilizing opioid analgesics for pain control grows, so does the rate of abuse, misuse and overdose of these drugs.  Examples of opiates include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, heroin, oxycodone and heroin. The Substance Abuse and […]

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Say OM and Chant Away Chronic Pain with Meditation

June 22, 2015

Is it possible to treat chronic pain with meditation; replacing the need for narcotics? What is involved with an effective meditation process that can reduce or eliminate pain?   Meditation is a mind and body practice used for increasing calmness, focus, relaxation and overall well-being. Meditation involves slow, regular breathing and sitting quietly for at least […]

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Mature Adults Exercise to Manage Chronic Pain

June 15, 2015

Even if you have never exercised regularly before the age of fifty, it is not too late to start.  Regular physical activity improves one’s overall mood, reduces joint pain and lowers blood pressure as well as the risk of developing osteoporosis, heart disease and diabetes. Exercise can be an effective treatment for many chronic conditions. […]

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Depression and Physical Pain

June 8, 2015

Lower back pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, joint pain, headaches, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are the most common physical ailments associated with people who are depressed.  Depression can make chronic pain worse. Back pain sufferers are in greater pain when suffering from depression and headaches and stomach problems are common with […]

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