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Have your own personal masseuse with Ryker Roll

Last updated: 02/16/2020

What were you resolutions/goals for the New Year? Was eating better, drinking more water and working out one of them? I’ve been trying to make more conscious decisions and...

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Improving rheumatoid arthritis self-management – Your wearable can help

Last updated: 02/16/2020

Although exercise undoubtedly does a body good, it is important for people with rheumatoid arthritis to approach physical fitness with more consideration, says Vancouver Coastal...

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Upper Back Pain: What's Causing It And How To Treat It

Last updated: 02/16/2020

“Almost everything we do in our daily life bends us forwards,” says yoga therapist Carol Krucoff. Think about it: you lean forwards while at your computer, to make a smoothie,...

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Choices, Pain, Scarlet Letter

Last updated: 02/15/2020

It’s difficult being chronically ill or chronically in pain. On the one hand, because pills are given to you by your doctor and don’t necessarily carry the same stigma like...

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For pain sufferers, physical therapy offers treatment without opioids

Last updated: 02/15/2020

For pain sufferers, physical therapy offers treatment without opioids HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Physical Therapist Karen Hill helps patient Sandy Calhoun of Decaur perform a...

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Back pain: Explaining it from a neurosurgeon's perspective

Last updated: 02/15/2020

Over the years practicing neurosurgery, I have found that back pain can be a confusing and complicated topic. Many patients have been told they have "bulging discs" or...

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Modern Theories of Chronic Pain

Last updated: 02/15/2020

One of the more interesting recent advances in modern medicine is a new theory about chronic pain. This article discusses how this new theory, the Gate Control Theory of chronic...

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Chronic Pain Is All About Being Resilient | Sartell Injury Care

Last updated: 02/15/2020

Resilience is defined as the ability to weather adverse events and circumstances. When one has pain, resilience is the ability to cope with the pain and move forward in a...

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From Acupuncture to Cloves: Here are 7 natural pain killers to reduce aches

Last updated: 02/14/2020

Natural Pain Killers: Check out the list of herbs, essential oils and other natural therapies that can act as pain relievers. Over the counter aka OTC pain killers may relieve...

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Vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal women linked to disc degeneration and lower back pain

Last updated: 02/14/2020

Lumbar disc degeneration and resulting lower back pain become greater concerns with age and disproportionately affect women more than men, likely as a result of decreasing...

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