Massage Away Pain

September 18, 2015

A study of back pain patients demonstrated that massage helped reduce pain and improve function more rapidly than usual medical care in people with chronic low-back pain.  According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low-back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability […]

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Holistic Diabetic Neuropathy Treatments

September 11, 2015

About 60-70% of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy, which is nerve damage.  What are the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and best holistic treatments?  Salonpas sat down with Dr. Robert Pomahac, a board certified chiropractic physician and certified wellness practitioner at MaxHealth and Dave Endres, licensed physical therapist and co-founder of the SPEAR […]

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Labor Day Celebration

September 4, 2015

Today as we celebrate Labor Day, which is a Federal holiday that celebrates American workers and their social and economic achievements, let’s take some time to appreciate our great country.  While many of us will rush out to the stores to catch the Labor Day sales, it’s also a great time to reflect and appreciate […]

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Pain Proverbs Provide Poignant Pragmatism

August 28, 2015

The Salonpas® brand is all about alleviating physical pain with the world’s best topical analgesic treatments.   It sometimes helps to read  quotations about physical pain by famous people through the centuries to get another perspective.  Please find some “painfully provocative” quotations which examine both physical and emotional pain: “The great evil is physical pain.” – […]

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Pain Management Tips for “Desk Jockeys”

August 24, 2015

Are you a “desk jockey” who spends far too much time at your desk?  What toll does excessive sitting and computer work take on the body?  What can desk jockeys do as preventative measures and how can they reverse existing pain problems such as neck and back tension? Salonpas® interviewed doctors and wellness experts on […]

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Top Ways to Reduce Body Weight and Back Pain

August 14, 2015

Episodes of musculoskeletal pain, and specifically, back pain, are prevalent among the nearly one-third of Americans classified as obese according to the American Obesity Association.  What are some practical tips and guidelines for overweight people to use exercise, diet and weight loss to reduce their back pain? Why does excess body weight result in physical […]

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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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