Research finds that you can eliminate many of the effects of chronic pain and side effects of medications with an anti-inflammatory diet, regular exercise and stress management.
When osteoarthritis makes your knee ache, day after day, you’re looking for relief. Acupuncture is one of the first lines of defense now recommended against chronic pain, especially in the knee.
There are several likely suspects that could be causing vaginal pain, including infections, cysts or other conditions. Find out more about reasons for vaginal discomfort and what you can do about it.
Pain can alert you to an injury or underlying problem. But how can you tell when your hand, wrist or elbow pain needs medical treatment? Ask yourself four questions.
If you need rehabilitation to heal from an injury, surgery or to address chronic pain, consider aquatic therapy. Experts say being weightless in the water can addresses the pain and tedium of working through these issues. Aquatic therapy speeds the healing process by reducing compression on irritable, swollen joints. In some cases, this can involve … Read More
The drugs that cause the highest number of overdose deaths in America aren’t street drugs. They are substances you are likely to have — or have had — in your medicine cabinet. They are prescription drugs — especially opioid pain medications like hydrocodone (Vicodin®) and oxycodone (Oxycontin® or Percocet®). Of course, these medications serve an … Read More
A recent advisory recommends opioid-free, non-addictive alternatives, like acupuncture, as a first step in relieving pain.
Try these quick, easy foot stretches to help ease foot pain from plantar fasciitis.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Pain specialist Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, explains what you can do to manage pain as you age.
If you suffer from chronic neck and back pain, or chronic lower back pain, there is a minimally invasive option that you may want to discuss with your doctor called Radiofrequency ablation (RFA). For some patients, RFA may reduce or eliminate pain for months at a time. The treatment uses an electrical current produced by … Read More