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Finding Relief from Vacation Pain

Vacation time is here with many people taking active vacations that involve kayaking, biking, swimming, hiking, etc.  It is not uncommon for vacationers to over-exert themselves and experience vacation related pain.  What are some tips and techniques to ensure a pain-free vacation? Just the process of traveling to a vacation spot can be painful with long bouts of sitting in an… Read More
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Five Water Exercises to Alleviate Chronic Pain

  By Oklahoma Pain Management It’s simple: exercise is good for you. It can increase a person’s outlook on life and improve health problems. Although exercise is important, especially for chronic pain management, it can be challenging because of the impact it can place on your body. A great, low impact, exercise for chronic pain sufferers is… Read More
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Role of Gluten-Free Diet with Autoimmune Diseases

[caption id="attachment_1771" align="alignright" width="200"] John Doll, Gluten Free Daily[/caption] ‘To eat gluten or not to eat gluten’ is the topic du jour.  For people with autoimmune disease, what are the benefits of following a gluten free diet?  Salonpas spoke with doctors and wellness professionals about gluten free living for people with autoimmune issues.  "Eating gluten-free without guidance is dangerous," says John… Read More
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The Martial Arts of Wellness

Salonpas® sat down with Kung Fu Master, Sifu Matthew, who invented the Martial Arts of Wellness to learn about his unconventional approach to healing which involves moving electromagnetic fields.  He claims to be able to shift energy and the forces of elements for rapid healing. Matthew spent over forty years training in the Martial Arts and became hyper alert to the… Read More
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Owww…my Feet Hurt!

Do your feet hurt? We don’t think about our feet until they are in pain.  What are the primary causes of foot pain?  What can a sufferer do to get relief?  What is the best footwear to wear to combat foot pain? [caption id="attachment_1754" align="alignleft" width="240"] Dr. Donald Beck[/caption] Donald W. Beck, D.P.M., fellow of the American Board… Read More
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Thank a Veteran Today

Today is the Fourth of July and we are celebrating Independence Day. But what makes this day special?  Fireworks may capture our attention, but it is important to remember why this day is so extraordinary. What gives the Fourth of July its significance is that our Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1776 declaring that thirteen American… Read More
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What to Expect After an Epidural Steroid Injection

By Oklahoma Pain Management If you have chronic pain, relief seems like a pipe dream that may never happen. Activities of daily living can be painful, leaving you feeling distraught and frustrated. One way to relieve that pain is with the use of epidural steroid injections, or ESI, which are commonly used to treat pain caused by… Read More
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Neck & Shoulder Pain

What is the most common cause of neck and shoulder pain?  Does mental stress play a role?  What’s the best way to treat neck and shoulder pain?  Does physical therapy play a role?  Salonpas spoke with doctors, physical therapist and other wellness professionals about treating neck and shoulder pain. Neck and shoulder pain can be classified in many different ways.  The… Read More
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Common Causes of Hip Pain in Women

Does your hip ache? As with other types of chronic pain, women tend to experience it more than men. But because hip pain can have a number of different causes, determining the correct one is the key to getting the best treatment. [caption id="attachment_1742" align="alignleft" width="200"] Dr. Derek Ochai[/caption] “In my practice, I do see more women than… Read More
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Pets and Pain Reduction

Can a pet be part of your pain management plan?  Research has shown that pain is directly related to levels of stress and anxiety. “Anything, like a loving pet, that helps to increase joy, love, satisfaction and reduce stress and anxiety can have a direct, beneficial effect on pain,” says Dr. Patricia A. Farrell, a licensed psychologist, psychologist consultant to WebMD, educator, and a… Read More
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