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Posted: Jun 27, 2013
Have you ever wondered if having one type of pain problem makes you more likely to hurt in other locations? For example, does having sore knees mean you are more prone to hurt somewhere else in the body like, say, in the neck? A recent study done in Germany and published in the... Read More
Posted: Jun 10, 2013
It has been well understood for quite some time now that the continuous or chronic experience of pain is often associated with significant mood changes. In particular, the incidence of depression accompanying chronic pain has been widely considered to be quite high. What we are... Read More
Posted: Jun 03, 2013
The pain experience can not only change our view of the world around us, but it also contorts the way we see ourselves. Alterations to our own personal view of who we are and what we look like can mean that we see ourselves as different from the person we used to be. These self-... Read More
Posted: May 20, 2013
By Dr. Peter Abaci Well, it’s spring which means the sun is out, the days are longer, and we all should be getting out more to exercise, walk, bike, and just goof off. This is a good time to loosen up those joints and tight muscles and start moving. Spring also offers us... Read More
Posted: May 13, 2013
Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain syndrome associated with muscle tenderness and increased sensitivity to pain. Understanding the mechanisms of what causes fibromyalgia has been difficult to come by, and as a result, doctors have struggled to find successful treatments for... Read More
Posted: Feb 01, 2013
Ten years ago, I had an opportunity to observe up close the high-profile life of NFL athletes. A friend of mine had the good fortune of being on the receiving end of a travel package to spend a weekend with the Oakland Raiders during a road trip to play their cross-state rivals... Read More
Posted: Jan 31, 2013
Our modern lifestyle has triggered a large number of pain problems related to the fact that we move so little. Twenty years ago few people had personal computers at home, and most probably didn’t own cell phones. Today, however, many jobs require almost continuous work at... Read More
Posted: Jan 03, 2013
Arthritis Arthritis is the nation’s most common chronic health problem and is the leading cause of disability among those over age fifteen. Technically speaking, the word arthritis means “inflammation of a joint,” but while some forms of the disease cause a lot of inflammation... Read More


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