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Managing Symptoms of Sciatica

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Sciatica (sciatic neuritis) is the term used for radiating pain that originates in the sciatic nerve. It’s the result of a pinched nerve. At this time, there is no instant fix for sciatica. Which means healing from sciatica, is really managing the symptoms. Sometimes, in medical terminology, “managing” carries a negative connotation, unlike “cure.” But sound management, [...]

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Understanding the Perks of Heat Therapy for Arthritis

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Although “heat therapy” is fairly new in arthritis treatment options, the concept behind it isn’t. Scientists and doctors have long known that direct heat provides support for arthritis pain. Heat (or thermo) therapy works by applying heat to a specific body part. Internally, heat expands blood vessels, causing them to absorb more oxygen and nutrients. These larger blood [...]

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Better Posture for Less Back Pain

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Stand up straight. Don’t slouch. No doubt you’ve heard this before. Your mother, your grandmother and a host of others have probably said this or something similar your whole life. Not only does having good posture make you look taller, leaner, and more confident it’s actually good for your health.  Working on standing up straight, [...]

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Tips for combating Arthritis flare ups during the winter months

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Mmmm… winter. White snow, warm fireplaces, a slower pace of life. What’s not to love? So why then do millions of snowbirds head south for the winter? The usual reasons, of course: cold weather, icy roads, little sunlight and… arthritis. The fact is, 50% of American adults over 65 have been diagnosed with arthritis. And while researchers still [...]

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Understanding Sciatica Pain

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The first time sciatica hits is unforgettable. In severe cases, sufferers have described the pain as “unbearable,” and “like bolts of lightning shooting down the back, legs, and feet.” So what exactly is sciatica? According to the Cleveland Clinic, sciatica (sciatic neuritis) is a symptom of a pinched nerve. Or, put another way, a pinched [...]

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Is Your Diet Making Your Arthritis Pain Worse?

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You are what you eat. This old adage holds more weight than ever as new research is released on just how what we eat effects our bodies. We all know the general rules for eating well, fruits and veggies, whole grain, low fat. Those tips are all good for general overall health but many health [...]

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Stretching for Back Pain Support

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As you know from last week’s Simple Support for Back Pain Care, millions of Americans are suffering from chronic back pain. While there are plenty of products to support back pain, there are also a variety of quick daily routine adjustments you can make to ease your pain. Exercise, particularly an appropriate stretching and strengthening routine, can [...]

Simple Support for Back Pain Care

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While many family caregivers may feel as though the weight of the world rests on their shoulders, oddly enough pain and tension seems to find its way right to their back. Did you know that one half of all working American’s admit to have back pain symptoms each year? In fact, The American Chiropractic Association [...]