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  • Written by Anonymous on Dec 01, 2015

    Referred pain is characterized as pain that originates in one place but is felt in another area of the body. For example, if you suffer from migraine headaches that cause neck pain, your neck pain would be classified as referred pain. While this is a clinical example, environmental stressors and physical activities such as inhaling toxic fumes, frequent heavy lifting, or being in tense, aggravating situations may also cause referred pain.

  • Written by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2015

    Cartilage is located in between bones. It’s there so the bones don’t rub together, which allows people to move around flexibly and comfortably! It acts as a cushion for our bones so if we accidentally hit our bodies against something or be physically active, we won’t damage anything. When a person has osteoarthritis, the cartilage is worn down and their bones may begin to rub together, often causing immense pain. Unfortunately, having osteoarthritis doesn’t mean you’re in the clear for other conditions. In fact, people develop secondary osteoarthritis when their current condition causes a new one. Here are three things osteoarthritis patients should look out for, as osteoarthritis puts them at an increased risk of getting these conditions.

  • Written by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2015

    Spinal discs live between each vertebra in the spine. They allow people to move their backs fluidly and flexibly, but sometimes they can be the source of back pain. Herniated discs are often referred to as “slipped” discs because the jelly-like center can get out. This puts pressure on spinal nerves and sends painful signals to the brain. 

  • Written by Anonymous on Nov 13, 2015

    You may wonder if cracking your back can cause arthritis. Rest assured, there's no evidence that cracking your back can cause arthritis, but it may make pain worse. 

  • Written by Anonymous on Nov 04, 2015

    It's important to understand what type of headache you may be experiencing so that the most beneficial treatment can be applied. 

  • Written by Anonymous on Oct 29, 2015
  • Written by Anonymous on Oct 22, 2015

    Halloween is a busy time for many adults, even the ones without children! Unless you plan on staying in this Halloween, there are certain risks about this night that could trigger a pain flare-up. Those suffering from chronic pain conditions have certainly lived with their pain for some time, and many patients may have picked up on little things that make their pain worse. However, when caught up in the fun of Halloween night, it’s easy to get distracted.

  • Written by Anonymous on Oct 16, 2015

    Females, specific age groups, and some ethnic groups suffer from chronic pain conditions more than others. This article addresses possible causes and provides information about treatments at The Pain Center of Arizona. 

  • Written by Anonymous on Oct 06, 2015

    According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is the most common reason for people to miss work. Additionally, it’s the second most common reason for individuals to visit a doctor’s office. Because back pain often varies in severity and pain, it may be difficult for individuals to determine whether or not they need immediate medical attention or prolonged treatment for their discomfort. 

  • Written by Anonymous on Oct 02, 2015

    The back is a common area to experience arthritis, and an even more common cause of low back pain. There are several types of arthritis that may affect the back, and many of them affect different areas or structures.