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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Science Has Figured out How to Treat Pain Without Addictive Pain Meds—Here’s How

These two mind-body therapies may be just as good at reducing serious pain as prescription pain meds.


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30 Everyday Movements You’re Making That Are Wrecking Your Joints

How you sit, stand, and sleep can really be a drag on your joints. With a few easy adjustments, you...


Why Holding Hands With Your Partner Can Help Get Rid of Your Headache, According to Science

Pain relief that doesn't come with unpleasant side effects may be just a touch away.


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Epsom Salts Are Trendy, But Do They Actually Work?

Spoiler alert: Don't expect miracles from an Epsom salt bath.


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13 Critical Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Pain Meds

Taking prescription pain meds, especially a controlled substance like opioids, is serious business, and it's essential you ask these questions...


The Nasty and Dangerous Reality of Shingles

One in three adults over 50 will develop this painful condition.


Can a Modern Paleo Diet Beat Chronic Pain? It Worked for This Doctor

If you look at Terry Wahls, MD, a passionate athlete, you wouldn't know she has multiple sclerosis, a progressive, autoimmune...


Can Your Bum Knee Really Predict the Weather?

Your grandfather might have sworn otherwise, but the changing weather forecast may not be to blame for stiff, achy joints.

Heat or Ice? The Best Ways You Should Handle 8 Common Pains

Heating pads and ice packs come in handy for pain relief, but how do you know which is better? Is...


Whoa: This Mini Workout Cuts Neck Pain By 50 Percent

Cure neck pain caused by sitting at a computer all day with five simple exercises.


The Alexander Technique: Can It Heal Your Back Pain?

Use the Alexander Technique to improve your posture, fight pain, and feel better all over.


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Is Your Cell Phone Giving You “Text Neck”?

Texting, Facebooking, and Snapchatting can be a real pain in the neck—literally. See how "text neck" can hurt you, and...


3 Incredible Breakthroughs for Back Pain Relief

These recent medical discoveries should help to offer back pain relief to sufferers everywhere.


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The Secret Link Between Posture and Pain Relief

Posture isn’t just about how you look. It also has a powerful effect on how you feel — and on


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The Care and Feeding of Your Knees

“Knee pain is one of the top complaints in my clinic,” says John R. Tongue, MD, vice president of the


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How to Keep Your Hands Pain-Free at Work

No matter what your job is, chances are good that you have to use a computer to do at least

6 Symptoms Not to Ignore

How can you tell the difference between a problem that will go away on its own and one that should


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Chili Plasters for Aching Muscles

Ingredients 1 cup (200 g) orange Scotch Bonnet chili peppers 4 tbsp mustard powder 1 cup (200 g) coconut oil,


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3 Foods to Fight Knee Pain

Millions of people have stiff, painful knees thanks to osteoarthritis. Remedies range from keeping active and dropping excess weight to


Beat Nighttime Pain

Pain not only interferes with your ability to get a good night’s sleep, it actually disrupts the sleep you do...


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Managing Neck Pain

Fix that pain in your neck with these easy tips.

Chronic Back Pain Breakthroughs

If you've ever suffered back pain, you're not alone; about eight in ten Americans will experience it at some point...


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How to Manage Muscle Pain

Once you're feeling the pain, apply a cold compress for the first day or two, use an Ace bandage if...


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Best Sleeping Positions for Your Back

Also See: Lower Back Pain If you’re waking up sore and achy every morning and your mattress is new, you