Pain Management

Whether it happens every day or not, pain can make it hard to get through the day. Learn about how to manage pain.

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Should You Try a Back Brace for Lower Back Pain?

Lifestyle changes often help alleviate lower back pain, but can a back brace stop the discomfort and aches? Here's what the experts say.

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8 Causes of Knee Pain When Squatting

There are a lot of reasons you may feel knee pain while squatting. Here are some likely culprits, plus...


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6 Reasons You Might Have Latissimus Dorsi Pain

Find out why this wide muscle, located in your back, may ache. Here's how to recognize the symptoms of...


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3 Best Stretches for Sciatica Pain Relief

Sciatica can be brought on by several causes. Ease the shooting pain and get active with these simple yet...


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Everything You Need to Know About Supplements for Joint Pain

Supplements are widely used to manage joint pain, but the science on their effectiveness is limited. Here's what to know...

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Can Toe Separators Really Help Foot Pain?

Toe spacers stretch and separate your toes, promising to give relief from toe and foot pain. Here's a look...


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Should You Use Ice or Heat for Back Pain? What Experts Say

Should you use ice or heat for lower back pain? Our experts weigh in, including the best ways to...


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Can Constipation Really Cause Lower Back Pain?

Constipation can cause back pain, and if you already have low back pain, constipation can make it...


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What to Know About Radicular Pain, a Common Type of Back Pain

Radicular pain, a nerve issue of the spine, is surprisingly common. Good news: This type of pain usually can...


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How Ketamine May Help Pain

First it was a battlefield anesthetic, then a party drug with a hallucinogenic reputation. Now research is looking at ketamine...


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16 Ways to Get Rid of Lower Back Pain for Good

Got low back pain? Try these expert-approved treatments, from NSAIDs to physical therapy, to get rid of your...


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What Causes Thumb Pain? 7 Reasons Your Thumb May Hurt

If you have thumb pain it can make everyday tasks difficult. Here are some causes and symptoms of thumb pain,...


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What Causes Lower Back and Hip Pain?

Lower back and hip pain can occur together due to various causes, from arthritis to pinched...

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What to Do When Walking Causes Lower Back Pain

There are many reasons you may have lower back pain while walking, including these seven conditions.  Here's how to...


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My Severe Back Pain Turned Out to Be Due to a Hip Misalignment

A woman's year-long struggle with severe back pain led to an unexpected diagnosis—a hip misalignment.


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Why You Can Get Lower Back Pain When Running

Simple tweaks to how, where, and when you run can make a big difference in preventing and treating lower...


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A Guide to Back Pain Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Whether it's a slight twinge or major agony, back pain is a common and frustrating problem. Here's how to...


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How to Get Rid of Sciatica Pain: Solutions from Back Experts

Sciatica is a pain in the butt—and legs, and even your feet. Here's what causes the nerve-related condition, plus how...


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6 Things That Can Cause Pain Between Your Shoulder Blades

Here's why you may feel pain between your shoulder blades—and how to find relief from the discomfort.


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This Is Your Funny Bone—and Why Hitting It Hurts So Much

Hitting your funny bone is no laughing matter. Here's why it's called a funny bone, why hurts so bad—and when...


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I Healed My Debilitating Back Pain by Tapping Into My Emotions

Here's how a woman with a herniated disc used mind-body exercises, like yoga and journaling, to deal with emotions...

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How Pain Management Specialists Can Help You Treat Chronic Pain

Here's what causes chronic pain and how pain specialists use medications and treatments to help manage symptoms.


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5 Stretches for Upper Back Pain

Do these simple expert-approved stretches for upper back pain to help alleviate pent-up tension and increase mobility.


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8 Causes of Calf Pain

Calf pain can come from a range of different causes. Here's what to know so you can prevent it, spot...


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What Causes Lower Back Pain in Women?

Low back pain strikes both genders equally, but there are causes that specifically affect women, ranging from pregnancy to...


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I Needed Surgery for My Sciatica—but I Found Natural Pain Relief Instead

After a horseback riding accident, Charlene Bazarian was supposed to get spinal fusion surgery to relieve her sciatica pain....


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These Are the 8 Best Mattress Toppers for Back Pain

Get back support, relief, and better sleep with these mattress toppers for back pain, from memory foam to gel-infused...