Pain

Here's How Helping Your Brain Can Actually Help Your Gut

Do you get a lot of stomach upsets?<p>It's widely recognised that emotions can directly affect stomach function. As early as 1915, influential …

Fibromyalgia

Ditch These 3 Common Foot Problems

When you have foot problems, the simple act of walking can become an ordeal. And foot pain is a common annoyance, especially for people on their feet …

Consumer Reports

Beyond Relaxation- Top Benefits of Consistent Massage | Times Square Chronicles

Beyond Relaxation- Top Benefits of Consistent Massage<p>There are several reasons to get a massage but many people may find it challenging to set aside …

Wellness

Lumbar Spine Problems in Elite Athletes

Odds Elite Athletes Can Return From Low Back Problems<p>Part of being an elite athlete is managing injury. When I meet with young athletes facing injury …

Exercise

Acupuncture is effective for relieving period pain

<i>Acupuncture can significantly reduce period pain, according to new study.</i><p>The findings of a new study have shown that the intensity and duration of …

Medicine

Fetlock Injuries in Racehorses

The fetlock is a high-impact area. When a horse runs at full speed, the bones in this area are placed under enormous strain and it’s common for …

Horses

NHS prescription cuts 'to hit low income families'

<b>NHS plans to scrap prescriptions for common health problems have been criticised for hitting poorer families.</b><p>Prescriptions for conditions including diarrhoea, thrush, acne and acute pain are among those up for review.<p>NHS England said 18 treatments - such as homeopathy and some types of pain relief …

Health Care

How Health Insurers Are Fighting Opioid Addiction - NerdWallet

The number of prescriptions written for opioids, a class of strong painkillers, has risen dramatically in the past few years. It has fueled a …

Health Care

The Best Exercise For Back Pain You’ve Never Heard Of

Exploring Steel Mace 360 Swings<p>The steel mace is a great implement for building grip strength and working the muscles of the arms, shoulders and …

Back Pain

This Woman Is Showing What It’s Really Like to Have Endometriosis

​About 5 million American women suffer from it.<p>Endometriosis has been in the news lately thanks to celebrities like Lena Dunham and Padma Lakshmi who have been candid about suffering from the painful disorder. Endometriosis happens when tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside of …

Women's Health

Yoga rivals P.T. for chronic low back pain - Futurity

A new study on yoga for low back pain is one of few to look at the benefits of yoga among low-income, racially diverse adults.

Back Pain

A new study suggests it’s possible to get people off opioids and improve their pain

The study found that when some patients are tapered off opioids, their pain levels improve.<p>The policy response to the opioid epidemic is frequently framed as a conflict: If you pull back the opioid painkillers that led to the epidemic, you are going to harm the pain patients who use these opioids …

Chronic Pain

Woman trapped in a wheelchair after a freak accident is now running after amazing 'miracle' recovery

Lisa Kenny was devastated when she was left in a wheelchair after a freak accident at work.<p>But now, the 27-year-old has ditched her walking aids and …

Chronic Pain

Tinnitus - Causes, Prevention & Relief

After hours of loud music at band rehearsal, you may experience a ringing in your ear or a buzzing noise. This auditory experience is tinnitus, and …

Fibromyalgia

Is Your Neck Pain Related to Your Jaw Joint?

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and the Cervical Spine<p>If you have a lot of neck pain and can’t figure out why—rather than continually trying to …

Fibromyalgia

Meet the artist painting the reality of living with endometriosis

By , Lifestyle editor<p>Endometriosis isn’t something we often talk about, and its effects are rarely shown off in a public way.<p>Extreme periods, intense …

Sesamoiditis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

<i>Ballet dancers may develop sesamoiditis.</i><p>Sesamoid bones are unique because they are the only bones in the body that are not connected to other bones …

Medicine

Dentist warns how stress and anxiety could be ruining your teeth

A Newcastle dentist has revealed he sees stress-related problems 'every day' after actress Demi Moore blamed anxiety for losing two of her teeth

Fibromyalgia

The 10 most popular prescription drugs in the US

Dozens of prescription drugs — from Advil to the EpiPen — have become household names.<p>But some are more prevalent than others.<p>GoodRx, a startup that lists drug prices and sells prescription drugs at discounted rates, compiles a list of the 10 most popular prescription drugs in the US. The company …

Wikimedia

Orthopedists tap innovative procedures to treat patients | Miami Herald

Mark Blaszczyk was remodeling his deck on a recent day in Wheatfield. A few months ago, that didn't look like it would be possible.<p>His right ankle …

Indiana

India musician plays guitar during brain surgery

BBC Hindi<p><b>An Indian musician played the guitar on the operating table to help doctors treat involuntary muscle spasms in his fingers.</b><p>Abhishek Prasad was asked to play every time doctors "burnt" a circuit in his brain to treat what is commonly known as "musician's dystonia".<p>The condition causes …

India

Methadone, opioid prescriptions rise dramatically for Quebec seniors

Lack of alternative pain relief treatments covered by RAMQ, overworked doctors cited as possible reasons<p>Prescriptions for methadone, an opioid …

Chronic Pain

The last six months of my mother's life

As Victoria prepares for laws on assisted dying, a surgeon says the wishes of patients are ignored

Medicine

I Might Have a Hernia. Can I Still Run a Marathon?

Your story fits with an inguinal hernia. This is a relatively common problem that occurs more often in men than women. There is a weak spot in the abdominal wall tissues where the muscle and fascia come together leaving a small gap for the sperm cord (vas deferens) to pass through and connect the …

Health

Inflammation, joint pain and arthritis: everything you need to know

Get to know the facts about inflammation, joint pain and arthritis, and find out how to manage any discomfort.<p>A pristine joint where two or more bones meet, says an arthritis expert, is a wonderfully designed structure.<p>“It’s virtually frictionless. Bones are lined with smooth, firm, rubbery …

Osteoarthritis

Why FasciaBlasters May Be the Cure to Everything from Cellulite to Wrinkles

“You have a bit of what I call hail-damage cellulite,” says Ashley Black, self-described Fasciology guru and best-selling author of <i>The Cellulite Myth: It’s Not Fat, It’s Fascia</i>, as she peers at my thighs. I swallow nervously. “Don’t worry, we can get rid of it,” she assures me. Despite her …

Back Pain

What to do if you break your leg in the middle of nowhere

Know how to improvise, but try to be prepared.<p>So you’re out in the wilderness, enjoying the fresh air and leaving civilization far behind, when suddenly your friend slips and—crack! Maybe he falls onto his outstretched hand, or she lands on her leg. Either way, you have a bad feeling a bone might …

Hiking

The Best and Safest Ways to Ease Pain

Whether it’s a nagging backache or a pounding ­migraine, the search for relief can be frustrating.<p>In a nationally representative Consumer Reports …

Health

Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist

Hundreds of years ago, people from all over the world dealt with suppressed gout, status lymphaticus, intestinal autointoxication, and ovariomania. …

Fibromyalgia

Opioid addiction rates far exceed growth of medically assisted treatment, report finds

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> Now: A new study by one of the nation’s biggest health insurance companies provides a startling look at the toll that prescription …

Health Care