What are a few alternative treatment options?

What are a few alternative treatment options?

  Heres a list: Acupuncture   Biofeedback   Chiropractic   Electrical Stimulation Therapies   Energy Healing   Exercise Programs / Yoga   Herbal Medicine   Homeopathy Injection  Therapies Interdisciplinary  Pain Clinics   Low Level Laser Therapy   Massage/Body Work   Medical Marijuana   Mind Body Medicine   Neurofeedback   Nutritional Medicine   Physical Therapy Physicians (Integrative/Holistic)   Psychotherapy   Spirituality   Support Groups

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What can cause headache pain?

What can cause headache pain?

  There are many different types of headaches. Tension headaches are the most common. They feel like a constant ache or pressure around the head, focused at the temples or back of the head and neck. Tension headaches usually do not cause nausea or vomiting. They may be caused by the contraction of the neck and scalp muscles.    Cluster headaches are recurring headaches that occur in groups or cycles. They are more common in men than women. Cluster headaches come on quickly and are characterized by severe, debilitating pain on one side of the head. They are often accompanied by a watery eye and nasal congestion, or a runny nose on the same side of the face.  Sinus headaches...

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What can cause foot pain?

What can cause foot pain?

  A story about Feet and the trouble they get into Your feet carry you from here to there every day. You may not think much about them until they hurt. And when they do, you want relief. Most people have simply accepted foot pain as a part of their lives, discomfort is usually a sign that something isn't right. The following will help you identify the problem. Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The Plantar Fascia is a ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your Plantar Fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and inflamed. The heel or the bottom of your foot hurts...

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What can cause back pain?

What can cause back pain?

Back pain comes in many forms from a dull ache to sharp shooting pain that takes your breath away. Everyone can have back pain of some sort from lifting, falling, twisting, etc. The motion of our lives can put a strain on our back when we least expect it. As we get older back pain is more common, poor physical fitness can accelerate it. Being overweight puts more strain on our backs; arthritis and cancer are additional causes of back pain. At work, if you lift, push, or pull while twisting your spine, you may get back pain. If you work at a desk all day and do not sit up straight, you may also get back pain.    Back...

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What can cause arthritis?

What can cause arthritis?

Over 52 million adults in the US suffer from arthritis pain. The word "arthritis" means joint inflammation and covers over 200 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue.There are over 200 types of arthritis - or musculoskeletal conditions - which are split into several main groups: Inflammatory Arthritis, Degenerative or Mechanical Arthritis, Soft Tissue, Musculoskeletal Pain, Back Pain, Connective Tissue Disease, Infectious Arthritis, Metabolic Arthritis, and Inflammatory Arthritis.    Degenerative or Mechanical Arthritis refers to a group of conditions primarily involving damage to the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones. This type of arthritis causes the cartilage to become thinner and rougher. This condition is commonly called Osteoarthritis.  ...

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What can cause nerve pain?

What can cause nerve pain?

  Neuropathic pain is from damage to your nerves, it can be caused by Diabetes, injuries, or side effects from drugs or chemotherapy. Damaged nerves can misfire, sending pain signals when there is no actual cause for the pain - this is known as Phantom Pain. What else can I do to help with my nerve pain? Home remedies can provide some additional pain relief.    Try sleeping with a schedule, Nerve pain can increase at night, disrupting sleep and making it more difficult to cope with your nerve pain. If you have Diabetes try to keep your blood sugar under control.  Exercising releases natural painkillers called Endorphins.  A warm bath might be the easiest and least expensive home treatment...

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What can cause neck pain?

What can cause neck pain?

  Neck pain (cervical pain) The cervical spine is a complex structure. It supports your head and is capable of moving your head in many directions: 90° of forward motion, 90° of backward motion, 180° side to side, and 120° of tilt to shoulder to shoulder. No other region of your spine has such freedom of movement. Neck or cervical pain can come from a number of disorders and diseases and can involve any of the tissues in the neck.    Common causes for neck pain are degenerative disc disease, neck strain, infections, neck injury, whiplash, a herniated disc, or a pinched nerve. Virus infection of the throat, lymph node swelling are also causes of neck pain. Neck pain can...

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What can cause knee pain?

What can cause knee pain?

Knee Pain FACTS Symptoms of knee injury can include pain, swelling, and stiffness. Injuries are the most common cause of knee problems. Acute injuries may be caused by a direct blow to the knee or from abnormal twisting, bending the knee, or falling on the knee. Pain, bruising or swelling may be severe and develop within minutes of the injury. Nerves or blood vessels may be pinched or damaged during the injury. The knee or lower leg may feel numb, weak, cold. Acute injuries include sprains, strains, or other injuries to the ligaments and tendons that connect and support the kneecap. Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Post-Traumatic Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis can be a cause of severe knee pain and disability. This autoimmune...

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What can cause shoulder pain?

What can cause shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can be a result of injury, tear, or disease of the shoulder joint. Injury can affect any of the ligaments, bursa, or tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, meniscus, and bone. The shoulder joint is vulnerable to impact damage due to its design for maximum range of motion.  Injuries to the shoulder can cause bursitis or tendonitis or result in a torn rotator cuff. Fracture of the bones of the shoulder from sports or work injuries can cause intense shoulder pain.  Shoulder pain originating in the joint usually worsens with activities or movement of your arm or shoulder.  Heart disease or gallbladder disease can cause shoulder pain, this is called referred pain....

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What can cause mensural (period) pain?

What can cause mensural (period) pain?

Many women have painful periods, period pains, or menstrual cramps, these are painful sensations felt in the lower abdomen that can occur both before and during a woman's menstrual period. Sometimes, the pain makes it hard to do normal household tasks, work, or school-related activities for a few days during each menstrual cycle. Menstrual cramps are also known as dysmenorrhea. About half of women experience menstrual cramps, 25% or more describe the pain as severe.  Painful menstrual periods include cramps, nausea, vomiting, sweating, dizziness, headaches, diarrhea, dull throbbing, cramping pain in the lower abdomen, pain in the lower back, and thighs,  loose stools, constipation, bloating in the belly area, or lightheadedness.   Home remedies include:  Heating pad on your lower...

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