What if you get headaches? The right piece of music can make you feel euphoric in just moments. Much of this effect is due to an increase of various neurotransmitters such as dopamine.
Migraines steal these days. The rest of the world keeps going and you are left in a dark room trying to go somewhere deep in your mind where it doesn't hurt, until it leaves. For me, it's been more than 30 years of this, so naturally, I've had to find ways to cope.
While more scientific evidence is necessary to solidly confirm efficacy of many complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for RA, there are CAM modalities with preliminary data suggesting its benefits as adjunctive therapies in RA management.
The pain experience can not only change our view of the world around us, but it also contorts the way we see ourselves. Alterations to our own personal view of who we are and what we look like can mean that we see ourselves as different from the person we used to be.
By 2030, one out of every three Americans will suffer from arthritis.If you have arthritis pain, the good news is that you can become self-empowered to manage your own arthritis pain.
In today's video we're going to tap on pain. We all are affected by physical pain in different ways. Whether it's a daily neck ache from hunching over a laptop, PMS cramps, or chronic pain from an injury, tapping can help you release it.
Although a variety of foods are always important, there are certain vitamins and nutrients that specifically help prevent inflammation and ease the symptoms of arthritis.
We generally think of arthritis as something that afflicts the elderly, but in fact, most people begin to see wear and tear of their joints in early adulthood.
Granting New York physicians, PAs and NPs the authority to certify appropriate patients with debilitating conditions to use marijuana medicinally is the right thing to do. Here's why I, as a resident physician, think so.
Did you know that the way you sit has a lot to do with the way you breathe? Over the years, I have spent a great deal of time teaching my students abo...
1,735 days and counting. That's how long our son, a sensitive, loving and talented 15-year-old boy, has been in the grips of debilitating, life-altering and totally consuming, neurological pain.
DSM-5 represents a wholesale, imperial medicalization of normality. So many new and untested diagnoses; so many reduced thresholds for the old ones. Pretty soon everyone will have a diagnosis and many will have a whole bunch of them.
Prolonged sitting, like at a computer, puts a kind of chokehold on the disc, cutting off the blood supply it needs. This combination of pressure and the concurrent decrease in blood and the nutrients it carries to the discs increases the back's risk of injury.
Now on the other side of the decision, here are the three things I think are important to understand as you decide whether to have knee replacement surgery.
Let's just call it like it is. Women take pain, panic, worry, anger, hurt and fear without missing a beat and all the while, wearing a smile.
Most patients who develop low back pain have a vague memory that stretching is helpful for the low back and try to fix the problem by doing stretches that target that area, but sometimes, stretching can exasperate the injury and cause even more pain.
Over the past year, I've been getting involved with several animal rescue groups in the Los Angeles area where I live. Their Facebook pages are compelling and the dramatic rescue videos they post often go viral - with good reason.
Don't be discouraged if it takes time to access release through breathing; it will happen eventually, and it is an invaluable tool for de-stressing. Making these connections between breath and body heightens sensitivity and prompts us to take better care of ourselves.
We can use emotional and physical triggers to lead us onto a path of discovery. The unwinding and healing of the trauma trail has many steps. Each step taken is an act of power, which also builds self-respect.
Chronic pain is hard to explain and even harder for people to understand. They assume your new medicine will make you better. They assume you'll be fine once the medicine kicks in. But the reality is that most of my moments, even the most joyous ones, are quietly humming with pain.