How We Understand Pain

Pain has a complex character and is best understood by considering biological, psychological and social factors. In this article we briefly consider the theories that have developed to help understand the process of pain. Our interpretation of pain seems to…

The Nature of Pain

In the first of three articles on pain the nature of pain is seen to be complex and, in many respects, poorly understood. Wouldn’t it be great if we couldn’t feel pain? Well, no it wouldn’t. Our ability to perceive…

Get Rid of Back Pain

Do you have lower back pain? Then you probably hear people say, ‘If you strengthen your abdominal muscles, then your lower back problems will subside.’ This is partially true, but you have to strengthen your gluteal muscles, (buttocks) too. This…

Back Aches II

Moaning’s Law Just let the subject of lower back ache come up in a group and what started out a tidy conversation develops into a free-for-all, with men and women, old and young, fighting to share their woes.

Back Aches I

It is very possible that at least 50% of backaches are mentally induced, the wages of the sin of nervous tension. The spinal column houses the spinal cord, a main pipeline of the nervous system. Nerves continually on edge constantly…

Dealing With Post-Cycling Neck Pain

Families throughout America have come to enjoy bicycling. It’s an excellent form of exercise, as well as a way of living a greener lifestyle, reducing dependency on fossil fuels and reducing your carbon footprint. If cycling is becoming a part…

Using Anti-inflammatory Medication Against Pain

Everyone is familiar with painkillers, doctors recommend them when we’re sick and we use them to treat backaches, but unfortunately painkillers aren’t always as effective as we’d like, because they only treat the symptom and not the underlying problem.

If you Start Taking the New Pain Relief Medication

Not only do adverse medication reactions occur frequently, they sometimes are also life-threatening. When will the symptoms first develop when you begin taking a new medication? You would be very surprised to know just how frequently adverse medication reactions do…

Manage Chronic Pain. 2

For begining see post “Manage Chronic Pain. 1” So what are some steps you can take? Educate yourself. Find out everything you can regarding the kind of pain that you are afflicted with and what can be done about it.…

Manage Chronic Pain. 1

Pain – A sensation or feeling caused by an injury or a physical issue, such as disease or joint dysfunction. Pain is a multi-faceted, subjective ailment, with emphasis on the word “subjective.” Most of us are somewhat familiar with pain…