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Man leaning on balcony understands smoking worsens chronic pain

How Smoking Worsens Chronic Pain

Dealing with chronic pain is a vast and complex facet of life. Chronic pain is not only physically limiting, but mentally and emotionally difficult as well. Patients who are constantly in pain may experience increased frustration, anxiety, depression, and immobility. And smoking worsens this chronic pain. Sometimes, it may seem like there is no hope.…
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Light exercise like speed walking can help with fibromyalgia symptoms

Exercise and Fibromyalgia

Did you know that fibromyalgia affects 10 million people each year in the U.S. alone? For patients who suffer from being a part of this statistic, chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and tender joints are all too familiar. With persistent stress on the muscles and soft tissue, any form of exercise can be downright…
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Stretching exercises for lower back pain

Stretching Exercises For Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain may be associated with getting older, but age is not always a deciding factor. Back pain shows no bias and can affect people who are active and healthy. The only thing that matters to those who have chronic lower back pain is finding a way to reduce the discomfort. Stretching helps alleviate…
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Chronic pain from stress

How Does Stress Affect Chronic Pain?

The American Psychological Association notes that one-third of Americans are living with extreme stress. While stress from work deadlines, family demands, and personal pressure can often take a toll on our mental wellbeing. Also, heavy amounts of stress can also take a physical toll on our bodies. If you have been experiencing chronic pain from stress, then it…
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Doctor's desk warning signs of a stroke

The 5 Warning Signs of a Stroke

According to the Stroke Center, 795,000 people suffer from a stroke each year. Of that number, 140,000 are fatal and 600,000 are first attacks. These numbers are staggering and are one of the many reasons it is important to be well educated on the warning signs of a stroke. For more information on strokes and…
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Man bench pressing at gym

Why Are You Experiencing Elbow Pain After Benching?

After a long, hard, workout, you expect to be sore in certain places. If your muscles don’t ache, you may not have been working out hard enough. But there are some places where pain comes unexpectedly. This leads many to question whether you should be feeling pain there at all. One common complaint of gymgoers…
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Woman using inhaler for best asthma treatment

What is the Best Treatment for Asthma?

Asthma is a condition causing shortness of breath and difficulty maintaining regular breathing. While it is typically diagnosed in children at a young age, the signs and symptoms can show themselves at any time. If you are a new asthma sufferer, it is often difficult to understand how to best manage this disease. What is…
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Trigger point injections on patient's leg

What are Trigger Point Injections?

At some point in our lives, we may experience pain in our joints and muscles. Most of the time, this inflammation heals with rest and time. However, some people experience pain consistently and more painfully. For some, it’s even a daily occurrence. In these cases, more serious measures must be taken to alleviate the pain.…
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Man at gym trying to exercise after an injury to his shoulder

How Long Should You Wait To Exercise After An Injury

Exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, and many people add running, biking, playing sports, or going to the gym as a part of their daily routine. Although this is a very beneficial thing to add to your routine, you can also injure yourself quite easily. Even the safest of athletes become injured. The question…
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