It takes understanding to deal.

Pain is a hardwired response to bodily danger. Like fear, it's a useful alert. But as pain continues can leave us disoriented and drained. Against these adversaries, understanding what's causing your pain and how to address underlying issues is crucially important.

What Causes Pain Behind the Knees?

There are several things that could be causing pain in the back of your knee. While many of these issues are not serious, others are and will require some more immediate attention. Knee pain is common as the knees are used regularly and during activities that are high impact or low impact with high duration. […]

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A Guide to Non-Pharmacological Pain Management

Right now in the United States there appears to be just one type of medication prescribed for pain management- an opiate. If you are reading this then chances are you have encountered the many pitfalls of opiates. Just in case we’ll list off a few issues with managing pain using an opiate. Opiates don’t last […]

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What are Nerve Endings?

Your nervous system is incredibly complex, with billions of extremely specialized nerve cells. Nerve cells receive input from the outside world, from the beauty of a sunset to the pain of a stubbed toe. Nerves also process information within the body and transmit signals to create action, causing you to lift your head and gaze […]

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What is Nerve Pain?

When we think of pain, injury and illness come to mind. But nerve pain is different. The causes, experiences, and treatment of nerve pain are distinct from the familiar pain resulting from skinned knees or headaches. Nerve pain can be confusing and can have serious negative impacts on your well-being and quality of life, especially […]

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20 Facts About Fatigue

Everyone knows what it is to be tired, but not everyone knows what chronic fatigue is like. Even those who feel consistently tired might not be experiencing chronic fatigue syndrome (more on that later). Most people suffer from sleep disorders at least temporarily, and some people have long-term issues with sleeping. Fortunately, there are many, […]

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21 Most Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

When they’re working as they should, no one gives their shoulders any thought. But when shoulder pain strikes, it’s hard to think about anything else. When it comes to shoulder pain, there are many different kinds. Shoulder pain can be as mild as some unpleasant stiffness, or can cause you to be almost immobilized with […]

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Is Fibromyalgia Real?

Constant, dull aching all over your body. Sleeping for long stretches and waking up exhausted. Stiffness and throbbing. Sadness or irritation that you can’t seem to shake. Grogginess, confusion, and forgetfulness. Taken individually, each of these life-impairing symptoms could have many causes. Taken altogether, these symptoms paint a single picture: fibromyalgia. Harvard Health reports that […]

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17 Common Headache Types (With Illustrations)

Headaches are a common type of pain that may come about for countless reasons.  You can more effectively relieve a headache if you know its origin. For many people, this is the greatest mystery surrounding their headache but tracking symptoms can often lead to clues that help you recognize when a headache is about to […]

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50 Amazing Pain Facts

Right now, scientists are scrambling to uncover new ways to approach the treatment of pain and in the process have uncovered some rather astounding facts about pain in people and in other animals. Female and male mice experience pain totally differently and it’s likely no coincidence that our species also reports different experiences based on […]

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30 Ways Pain Holds You Back (And What To Do About It)

We live in a culture of “grin and bear it.” If you’re experiencing any discomfort, the response we are told again and again is to push through. With phrases like “push past the pain” and “no pain no gain” we expect ourselves and people in pain to simply “get on with life.” What we don’t […]

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