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As many as 100 million Americans may suffer from some type of chronic pain. The treatment of pain that lasts for 3-6 months or more often involves several remedies and techniques. Proven treatments such as heat therapy and physical therapy exercises can be effective if an accurate diagnosis of a patient’s source of pain is…

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Persistent discomfort lasting 6-12 months or more, the general definition of chronic pain, may stem from an injury or stress placed on various bones, muscles, and joints. Family connections may also play a role. A relationship between chronic pain and members within the same family has been established by previous research. A study cited by…

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Chronic back pain is often highly subjective and difficult to diagnosis, especially if there’s not a clear cause. Even when back pain is due to a herniated disc or fractured vertebra, two people with the same condition may report very different symptoms. For this reason, the management of chronic back pain needs to be highly…

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Most people will get a headache every once in a while. However, if you get a headache more days than not, you might have a chronic headache condition. Having a headache this often can make you dysfunctional. With treatment and long-term management, you may be able to resolve the problem. The definition of chronic headache…

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After your specific spinal injury is initially diagnosed and treated, you may still experience some degree of discomfort. If there is no pressing medical need for surgery, or even after you’ve had surgery, you may be referred to a pain management specialist for further assessment that includes a personalized treatment plan and a combination of…

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Chronic arm pain can interfere with almost all of the activities that you need to do throughout the day, from shampooing your hair and getting dressed in the morning to writing and keyboarding at work and driving home in the evening. There are several different causes of chronic arm pain. Most types of persistent arm…

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What’s commonly referred to as shoulder pain, responsible for nearly 20 percent of all musculoskeletal complaints, is actually caused by issues with a series of joints and supporting muscles and tendons. Whether the initial injury was from repeated over-exertion and strain or the result of conditions like arthritis affecting the acromioclavicular (AC) joint, an Orange…

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Many of the 100 million or so Americans who suffer from some type of chronic pain fail to experience meaningful relief from traditional treatments alone. Pain management efforts sometimes require the exploration of what some people consider alternative solutions, with one such option being meditation. Changing How the Brain Processes Pain Case studies on meditation…

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More than a billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain, defined as pain lasting six months or more. Approximately one in 50 children 18 and under are among those who experience chronic pain. A recent study suggests there may be a link between pain experienced during childhood and chronic pain experienced later in life. Common…

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Overuse of muscles is the main cause of most leg pain, although soft tissue damage and injuries to joints and bones can also be contributing factors. When pain from a chronic condition (defined as pain lasting 5 to 6 months or more) is felt in the legs, it’s often linked to a source that originates…

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