Magnesium for Migraines

The International Headache Society (IHS) defines a migraine as a headache disorder with recurrent attacks (at least five) that last from 4 to 72 hours, are associated with nausea and/or sensitivity to light and sound, and also have at least two of four other characteristics including: pain that is of moderate or severe intensity; throbbing… Read more »

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Omega 3s

If you have an inflammatory type of arthritis, like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you’ve probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids. They help reduce inflammation throughout the body, and studies have shown benefits for pain relief, heart health, brain function and diabetes. There are two major types of omega-3 fatty acids in our diets. One type is… Read more »

Magnesium Deficiency and Joint Pain

Joint pain due to arthritis can stop you in your tracks, making you avoid your favorite activities and instead wanting to curl up in bed all day.  There are many factors that can contribute to joint pain, but research has found that magnesium deficiency is one of them. Magnesium is an important mineral that plays… Read more »

Short Term Back Pain = Long Term Problems

We’ve all suffered from occasional back pain.  Perhaps a day of yard work or heavy lifting has left you wincing in pain.   However, a recent study published in The Journal of Pain suggests that the short-term back pain you feel now could be a precursor to long-term pain and disability. The study followed roughly 500 people… Read more »

Eat These Foods Pain Fighting Foods

More than 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.  Many of those take prescription medications that can be addictive and sometimes come with unpleasant side effects.  More often than not, the medications are merely masking the pain, rather than eliminating the true cause of pain.  But you can alleviate pain naturally.  Certain foods can ease… Read more »

Pain Management – Naturally

When your joints are stiff and the pain is severe, you might think your arthritis has gotten the better of you.  You may feel that you are a slave to painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications.  While, it is not advisable to ignore your doctor’s orders, there are some natural solutions you can try as well.  Be… Read more »

Four Exercises to Help with Joint Pain

If you’re avoiding exercise due to joint pain, you’re actually doing more harm than good. Regular exercise can actually help ease joint pain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Studies have found that people who exercise regularly have improved daily function, decreased depression and fatigue, reduced pain, and improved sleep. A… Read more »

Five Surprising Facts About Pain

Acute pain is your body’s way of waving a red flag for immediate attention, often because of an injury. Chronic pain, on the other hand, is pain that lasts for weeks, months, or years, and it affects more than 76.2 million Americans — more than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined. But how much do you… Read more »

Certain Conditions Increase Knee Pain

Every step you take puts pressure on your knees and joints, so it makes sense that as you get older, that wear and tear takes a toll and you notice more pain.  However, certain conditions can increase your knee pain and being aware may help you avoid some of the discomfort. Osteoarthritis – Knee pain… Read more »

Your Chronic Pain Is Impacting Your Sleep

A recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) found that pain is a significant factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they’re actually getting.  The numbers are startling with an average 42-minute sleep debt for those with chronic pain and 14 minutes for those who’ve… Read more »