Pain

First Aid for Pain

There’s more to first aid than covering up wounds or stopping bleeding. When treating an injury, relieving pain should also be a top priority. Prompt

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First Aid Kit

Fortunately, most minor injuries are simple to treat — so simple, in fact, that you can find all of the materials that you need in

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Pain and Stress

Have you ever noticed how aches and pains seem to fade when your adrenaline is really pumping? Or have you ever felt pain deep in

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Food and Pain

On the Internet and around the water cooler, you’re likely to hear stories claiming that eating a certain food or eliminating one kind of food

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Whiplash

About 1 million people suffer from whiplash injuries each year, usually after being involved in minor fender-benders. Yet for the numerous whiplash cases reported, it

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Back Pain and Smoking

A construction worker might blame his jackhammer for his sore back. An office worker might chalk up the ache to an uncomfortable chair. Fair enough.

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Lower back pain

Whether you spend your day moving furniture or sitting in an office chair, you’re probably no stranger to back pain. According to the Mayo Clinic,

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Back Surgery

Back surgery is a booming business. About 500,000 Americans undergo surgery each year for low back problems alone. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research

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Herniated Disk

Disks are your spine’s shock absorbers, flexible cushions that fit in between vertebrae. When you move your back, the disks absorb the pressure on your

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Neck Pain

The neck and the lower back lie at opposite ends of the spinal column, but they have much in common. They both support heavy loads,

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Fibromyalgia

For nearly 20 years, social worker Susan Mason suffered from mysterious and debilitating muscle pain throughout most of her body. Time and time again, doctors

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Sciatica

The lower back is a hub for many nerves, including sciatic nerves, the largest nerves in the body. Two sciatic nerves — each as big

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