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Mature Adults Exercise to Manage Chronic Pain

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. Studies show that people with arthritis, heart disease, or… Read More
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Depression and Physical Pain

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 people who are depressed or anxious. Many people don’t… Read More
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Does Gender Play a Role with Pain?

Any mother will tell you that if men went through the pain of childbirth, the human race would be extinct today. But do men and women really handle pain differently? Salonpas sat down with Dr. John Stavrakos, a physical medicine and rehab physician (physiatrist) on the medical staff at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital for his educated, front-line perspective on the differences and similarities… Read More
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Hip Pain Ain’t Hip: Top Ways to Find Pain Relief

Many people suffer from hip pain. What are the causes of hip pain and what can hip pain sufferers do to find pain relief? When a patient visits their doctor complaining of hip pain, the physician must review the patient’s age, activity level and build to appropriately diagnosis the cause. “The first thing to do is to make sure the hip pain is actually… Read More
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Tips for Weight Loss during Menopause

Up until their mid-to-late 30s, most women cannot blame their hormones for unexplained weight gain. Once perimenopause and menopause enters the picture, however, hormones including progesterone and estrogen can wreak havoc on a woman’s physique and self-esteem. Formerly taut stomachs become muffin tops spilling over onto formerly well-fitting jeans. Even many women who maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular workouts, who never had a… Read More
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Bodyweight Training Gains Momentum

The American College of Sports Medicine predicts that bodyweight training will be this year’s hottest workout. What is bodyweight training? Wikipedia defines it as “strength training exercises that do not require free weights; as the individual’s own weight provides the resistance for the movement.” Because bodyweight training does not require weights, this can be an ideal workout for people who are… Read More
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Best Trigger Point Exercises for Neck Pain

By Oklahoma Pain Management Neck pain can be an incredibly painful and debilitating injury – and it can be very difficult to treat. Pain might be associated with a pulled muscle or series of muscles, or a pinched nerve. Neck pain also often happens as a result of irritation in the facet joints of the lower cervical vertebrae; this irritation… Read More
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Best Work-Outs for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Chronic pain affects about 50 million Americans according to the American Pain Foundation.  Chronic pain includes osteoarthritis, back pain, migraines, nerve damage, fibromyalgia, shingles, and more. If you suffer from pain, there is a temptation to skip exercising.  Regular exercise can help reduce pain and improve a pain-sufferer’s quality of life. What activities do doctors and physical therapists recommend that can… Read More
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Reducing Arthritic Pain

Over 50 million Americans have some form of arthritic disease with 1.5 million adults diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. How can arthritis sufferers, including rheumatoid arthritis patients, reduce their pain and live healthier lives? The Mayo Clinic defines arthritis as “inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness.” Common types of arthritis… Read More
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Becoming Lean and Pain Free with Pilates

Joseph Pilates, the late creator and inventor of the Pilates method, says that the “Pilates method of body conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit. It develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.” The principles of Pilates are consistent with an exercise program that promotes back health. In particular, learning awareness… Read More
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