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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This Disease Is More Common in Women Than Breast Cancer

Nearly 10 million people in the United States suffer from this condition—but no one is talking about it.

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24 Secrets Pain Doctors Won’t Tell You

Learn what pain doctors are really thinking when you visit them, and how you can better manage your symptoms.

This Little-Known Condition Could Be Triggering Your Sciatica

Not sure what's causing your back pain? You could have Tarlov cysts, a condition doctors sometimes miss.

6 Surprising Jaw Pain Causes to Watch Out For

If you wake up with a locked jaw or feel pain when you chew or yawn, read on to understand...

Got Back Pain? 5 Exercises That Can Make It Better

Don’t let an aching back hurt your healthy lifestyle. Stay active by choosing the right workout for your back pain....

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15 Everyday Habits That May Hurt Your Spine

Doctors reveal the everyday habits, from using your smartphone to carrying a heavy handbag, that may hurt your spine and...

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She Had No Idea She Had Fibromyalgia—Here’s How She Finally Got Diagnosed

Julianne Davis felt achy and too tired to move—and as weeks turned into months, the feeling didn't go away. Her...

6 Exercises That Help Prevent Knee Pain When Running

The key to preventing knee pain may be in your form. Here are six key posture-pointers and exercises to keep...

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...

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Natural Pain Relief: 7 Ways to Manage Chronic Pain Without Drugs

For natural pain relief, consider these eight non-pharmacological ways to manage pain, from acupuncture to yoga.

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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...

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...

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5 Neck Exercises Experts Recommend to Build Strength

Strengthening the muscles of your neck could help prevent injuries and alleviate neck pain. Try these neck exercises for...

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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...

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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

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

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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Can Trigger Point Injections Treat Your Pain?

Trigger points aren't just a pain in the neck. Learn more about why they form and how trigger point injections...