What Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) refers to chronic pain in a limb following an injury to it. Arms, hands, legs, and feet are most affected by this disorder, and it is believed to be caused by injury to one of two nervous systems. The systems in question are the peripheral and central nervous systems. The central nervous system directly controls the body’s brain and spine. The peripheral system sends “messages” to the rest of the body from the central nervous system. Both systems can be adversely affected by disease in addition to mechanical injury.

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Treatment for Cystitis Pain

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Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder caused by the Escherichia coli bacteria. The infection specifically affects the walls of the bladder. Cystitis often occurs when a microbe free urethra and bladder became infected by the bacteria; the infected areas then become irritated or inflamed. People of all ages and sex can be affected by this lower urinary tract infection, although studies have shown that cystitis is more common in women than men. Pregnant women, young women, elderly women and women undergoing post-menopausal period are all at high risk of infection.

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Effectiveness of Workplace Based Interventions to Reduce Musculoskeletal Pain-Related Sickness

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Musculoskeletal pain is related to injuries of the muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, and spinal disc. Some types of work contribute or increase this type of injury. Tasks that lead to this condition are routine lifting of heavy objects, performing repetitive tasks, exposure to constant vibration in using machinery, and working with the neck in a chronic flexion position.

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Assessing Suicide Risk in People with Chronic Pain

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Suicide is the dark side of medical care. It’s a risk that always shadows patients who are dealing with overwhelming issues associated with illness or the effects of a traumatic injury. Patients who suffer from chronic pain know it as a pain that is a continual feature of daily life; it presents a constant drag on one’s emotional and physical well-being. The relentless nature of chronic pain is what can drive some patients to consider suicide, and that is why it’s critical for healthcare professionals to know the danger signs in patients who suffer from ongoing pain.

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Causes and Management of Heartburn Pain

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Sometimes people suffer with heartburn problems because they do not know what causes their problems nor what they can do to manage them properly. Because heartburn can be traced back to the gastroesophageal disease, people can start taking steps to correcting it by addressing these issues.

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Is Swimming Good for Back Pain?

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Back pain can debilitate you from reaching your fullest potential and riddle your life with aches and pains along the way. Although millions of individuals suffer from chronic back pain on a day-to-day basis, there are concrete tools and tactics that can be used to eliminate this. Swimming provides an aerobic workout that strengthens the ligaments and connective tissue within the Lumbar area of the lower back. In conjunction with this, the stability muscles (abdominals, hip flexors, Erector Spinae, etc.) become stronger as the person continues to swim.

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Pros and Cons of Using a Back Brace for Lower Back Pain

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In treating lower back pain, there are alternatives to things like medication and therapy. It all depends on the severity of the pain. If the pain is mild, one can resort to the use of a back brace for the management of chronic lower back pain. The following is a list of back brace pros and cons, and guidelines for it’s phases of pain management.

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Laproscopic Surgery for Pelvic Pain Associated with Endometriosis

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A majority of young women is affected by the symptoms of endometriosis in their reproductive years. Studies claims that more than 60 percent of women require medical treatment for pelvic pain caused due to endometriosis. In fact, more than a million women in the world are affected by such problem and seek for medical attention every year.

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Reducing Muscle Pain After Exercise

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It is common to have muscle pains after exercise when pre exercise warm-ups aren’t thorough. A lot of people wrongly assume that DOMS is a part and parcel of stringent training routines but it is not. The simplest tip to reduce post exercise pain is to take a hot bath and allow the sore muscles to relax and heal in the warm water. However, there are other ways to relieve muscle pain when hot tubs aren’t available.

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Treating Kidney Stone Pain

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Kidney stones are incredibly painful as anyone who has had them can attest. Nobody really knows exactly why they form, but thankfully there are treatments that help rid the body of the stones and the pain associated with them.

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