5 common causes of lower back pain in men

Did you know that more than 80 percent of the population deals with lower back pain? Think about it: so much of what we do on a daily basis, whether it’s moving or sitting, involves the back. Humans are constantly twisting, sitting, reaching, and lifting. There’s no wonder so many people suffer from lower back pain! Now, does that mean a bad...

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The Best and Worst Foods for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

People with rheumatoid arthritis(RA) know all too well the inflammation and pain that come with the disease. Although there's no "RA diet" that treats the condition, some foods can lower inflammation in your body. And because they're good for you, these foods -- including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, and fish -- may help you feel better overall....

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The Benefits of a Massage

When in pain or plagued with a headache, most people turn to pain relievers like Aspirin or Ibuprofen. If those don’t help, the next step is usually to go see a doctor for a prescription pain killer, some of which can be become dangerously addicting. Likewise, when stressed out or having trouble sleeping, some people go to their doctor for...

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What’s the Best Way to Find Relief from Your Knee Arthritis Pain?

No one drug or therapy alone is effective — but a comprehensive approach can ease symptoms That achy pain, mild swelling and stiffness in your knee after not being active? That’s osteoarthritis. And it’s common, especially as we age. So it might also be a familiar routine to reach for that bottle of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®)...

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Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain. There are many types of arthritis, but most will start with similar symptoms. These symptoms can worsen over time, and while there are steps that you can take to prevent the progression of arthritis, you have to know that it's arthritis that is causing your pain. Keep an eye out for...

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Why Massages Really Do Keep You Healthy

We've all seen it on TV or in a movie. The scene is tense and the patient is doing poorly. The doctor calls out urgently. Retractor! Scalpel! Suction! Massage Table! Wait a minute .... Massage table? Did Dr. House ever scream for body oil? The good news is this: if you enjoy a massage, you just might be helping your heart and...

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23 Science-Backed Natural Home Remedies for Arthritis Pain Relief

Suffering from arthritis aches and pains? Try these foods, exercises, and home remedies that bring on pain relief naturally. Sip ginger tea Numerous studies have found that ginger can mimic NSAIDs, the front-line drugs for arthritis pain relief. It seems to work by curbing pain-causing chemicals that are part of the body’s inflammatory response—without the side effects common in medications....

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Ways to Relieve Back Pain

Sleep Better When you have back pain, sleeping can be hard. It can be a vicious cycle because when you don't get enough sleep, your back pain may feel worse. A poor sleep position can also aggravate back pain. Try lying on your side. Place a pillow between your knees to keep your spine in a neutral position and relieve...

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7 Tips to Ease Migraine Pain

Even if you avoid your triggers and practice healthy habits, you may still experience migraines. Here are some home remedies that might bring relief. You take prevention medication and steer clear of your known triggers — but still, you’re hit with a migraine. Sometimes you can’t avoid it. So, what can you to do relieve the pain? Once an attack...

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Tendinitis – Symptoms and Causes

Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon — the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone. The condition causes pain and tenderness just outside a joint. While tendinitis can occur in any of your tendons, it's most common around your shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and heels. Some common names for various tendinitis problems are: Tennis elbow Golfer's elbow...

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