Pain Management and Chronic Pain - Original Articles

How to Establish the Cause of Functional Pain

Experiencing functional pain? If so, look to the muscle for establishing the cause.

7 Steps for Strengthening Your Back

While back pain and injury is prevalent among Americans, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk.

How to Cope with Allergy-Related Migraines

Dietary modification, environmental modifications, and allergy medications can all help in preventing the onset of allergy-related migraines.

Should You Use a Knee Brace?

Companies that make knee braces claim that their products work well. However, scientific studies have not completely agreed.

How Strengthening Your Hips Will Prevent Back Pain

When some one has pain on one side of the lower back, it's not uncommon to find either gluteus medius is weak causing the lower back muscle to strain.

5 Rare Pain Disorders

Suffering from a rare pain disorder not only affects your physical health, but also your mental health.

Bioelectric Therapy for Pain

Bioelectric therapy is a safe, drug-free treatment option for people in pain.

At-Home Exercises for Pain Management

There is evidence that exercise may be one of the best things you can do to manage chronic pain.

8 Pain Pill Mistakes

Misuse of pain pills can result in a wide variety of health issues, including death.

Common Painkillers Might Make You Hard of Hearing

A new study in men hints that popping over-the-counter painkillers regularly can also lead to hearing loss, especially in younger men.

Fibromyalgia and Allergies: Are They Related?

Perhaps you're tired all of the time and your body aches, but your doctor can't find anything specifically wrong with you. If this sounds all too familiar, it's possible that you have a chronic condition called fibromyalgia.

Medical Pot May Help Fibromyalgia Pain

Research shows that marijuana may relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Is a Meniscal Tear Causing Your Knee Pain?

Physical therapist Mitchell Yass examines the true causes of knee pain.

4 Ways Yoga Relieves Lower Back Pain

Yoga helps people with chronic lower back pain ease their pain more than conventional treatment alone, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

TENS: Does It Work?

TENS therapy is a method of pain relief that might be the answer for you.

How to Remedy Trigger Finger

It seems that trigger finger is not the most common of injuries that people experience, but when it occurs, it is a real nuisance. It affects your ability to grab objects and can be very painful.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be an effective way to treat chronic pain.

Marijuana for Pain Relief

Recent study confirms pain relief benefits of marijuana.

The Importance of an Ergonomic Workstation

You can reduce your risk for stress injuries on the job by setting up an ergonomic workstation.

How to Decide if Surgery Can Solve Your Low Back Pain

While there are many back surgery success stories, surgeons advise that the decision for surgery should not be rushed.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Think Muscle Not Nerve

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most misdiagnosed syndromes.

5 Surprising Headache Triggers

Perfumes, weather, and even your up-do can cause that dreaded headache.

How to Control Cancer Pain

Pain management is an integral part of cancer treatment, so it's important to tell your doctor if you're in pain or if your discomfort changes.

9 Diet Commandments for Pain Patients

Many of the foods that you eat may be making your pain worse. Knowing what foods to avoid and what other dietary changes you can make to eliminate your pain could be the key to changing the quality of your life.

Managing Side Effects of Narcotic Painkillers

While narcotic painkillers may bring you temporary relief from pain, they may bring you some other challenges due to their side effects.

How to Properly Treat Tennis Elbow

When an individual gets pain at the elbow, frequently the diagnosis is tennis elbow. This condition is considered to be the result of irritation of the tendons from the muscles that extend the wrist and fingers found on the top of the forearm.

The Truth About Biofeedback for Pain

Biofeedback, a non-invasive form of treatment, has been shown to effectively help a variety of disorders from headaches to high blood pressure.

Understanding How a Muscle in Pain Works

Understanding how muscle works can help to understand how muscle can affect pain.

Can Acupuncture Ease Back Pain?

In a study last year by the National Institutes of Health, acupuncture helped ease chronic lower back pain in a majority of participants.

Texting Can Be a Pain in the Neck and Shoulders

Too much text messaging may increase the risk of neck or shoulder pain, a recent study shows.