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Magnesium for Managing Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Living with chronic neuropathic pain can be challenging. Neuropathic pain refers to the pain associated with the body’s nervous system not functioning the way that it should. The way the nervous system responds to stimuli in people with chronic neuropathic pain is quite different from the way the nervous system functions in someone without neuropathic pain. For those who live…
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Chronic Arthritic Pain and Nightshade Foods

Arthritis is a term used to describe a variety of different joint pain and joint degeneration. Symptoms of arthritis can include swelling and inflammation, joint stiffness, pain that becomes worse with time and a decrease in the body’s range of motion. Arthritis can cause simple daily activities to be excruciating. Oftentimes those who suffer from arthritis can find basic tasks…
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The Intervertebral Disc Explained

If you are one of the many who have suffered with chronic back pain, leg pain and numbness or weakness of the arms or legs, you many also have been told that the discs in your spine are to blame. When patients are first diagnosed with an intervertebral disc problem, (usually through diagnostic imaging) a common first reaction is one…
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Disuse Syndrome and Chronic Pain

  Often times we are told about the benefits of physical activity. We are told how physical activity can lead to stronger muscles, weight loss and improved quality of life. We are encouraged to exercise and get our bodies moving in order to maintain proper health. Anyone dealing with chronic pain has been told by their health care providers the…
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Could Smoking Cigarettes be Making Your Pain Worse?

Living with chronic pain day to day can be extremely stressful. Aside from the physical pain and the physical limitations associated with chronic pain, people are often affected financially, emotionally and mentally by their chronic pain. This can in turn, have an impact on family life, relationships and the work environment. It is no wonder why living with chronic pain…
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A Guide to Chronic Pain and Exercise

What is pain? The first step in managing you pain is understanding exactly what pain is. Pain is the body’s way of alerting you of danger.Pain, as defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain is an unpleasant experience that involves both sensory and emotional factors. Pain is associated with potential or actual damage to body tissue. That…
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