myalgia in the leg

What is Myalgia: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Muscle pain is common, and can originate in any muscle of the body. The medical term for muscle pain is myalgia. Myalgia can be described as muscle pains, aches, and pain associated with ligaments, tendons, and the soft tissues that connect bones, organs, and muscles.  Causes of Myalgia Myalgia can typically be localized to one area of the body, or …

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herniated and bulging discs

What’s the Difference Between Herniated and Bulging Discs?

Discs are the cushions between the vertebrae in the spine. They are made up of cartilage – soft cartilage on the inside with an outer layer of tough cartilage. The 23 vertebral discs in the back have three main roles: to act as a shock absorber, to allow for spinal mobility, and to act as ligaments that hold the vertebrae …

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nutrition and osteoporosis

Nutrition and Osteoporosis: How Your Diet Can Protect Your Health

Like the rest of your body, your bones need nutrients to thrive. Having a healthy diet is crucial to maintaining your overall health, as well as the well-being of your bones and preventing conditions like osteoporosis. An important way of maintaining proper bone health and preventing bone diseases like osteoporosis is by focusing on proper nutrition. Diets rich in nutrients …

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relieve neck pain

What are the Best Ways to Relieve Chronic Pain

Neck pain is a result of weakened muscles due to poor posture. The CDC reports that nearly 20% of people have experienced neck pain in the last three months,  which is no surprise since we constantly gaze into our computers and look down at smartphones.  Everyday life can be hard on the muscles in your neck. Muscles get tired from …

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NSAIDs to manage pain

Using NSAIDs to Relieve Chronic Pain

Inflammation contributes to neck and back conditions, so reducing inflammation can be key in managing your pain. Although it can amplify pain, inflammation is the body’s self-defense mechanism after sustaining an injury or irritation. Instead of restoring to opioids or strong pain medications, many physicians will recommend taking NSAIDs to relieve aches and pains.  What are NSAIDs? Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs …

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staying active to manage chronic pain at home

Ways for Managing and Maintaining Your Chronic Pain at Home

Pain affects every aspect of your life, and when living with chronic pain, normal, daily activities are a challenge. From the amount of sleep you get to the thoughts you have, pain has the power to affect your quality of life negatively.    Your day-to-day activities are crucial in managing your pain and maintaining a healthier life. Positive changes to …

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