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Posted 17 Jun, 2017

5 Tips to Cope with Chronic Pain by Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

According to the Institute of Medicine, a whopping 100 million Americans—that’s one in three—suffer from some sort of chronic pain. And if you’re one of them, chances are at least one doctor has told you, “It’s all in your head.” The trick is that chronic pain wears many disguises. Sometimes chronic pain is psychosomat...
Posted 16 Jun, 2017

Botox injection for treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome

Johns Hopkins researchers have found that patients with a painful and debilitating nerve compression disorder called thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), which studies suggest may occur in up to 8 percent of the population, reported a significant reduction in short-term pain after receiving a single, low-dose injection of B...
Posted 13 Jun, 2017

‘Cool’ new knee procedure eases arthritis pain without surgery

A new, non-invasive knee procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option. The treatment, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is called “cooled radio frequency ablation” and is a less drastic option for people with moderate to...

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Posted 30 Sep, 2017

Chronic fatigue therapy ‘could help teenagers’, study says

A training programme tested on children with mild or moderate chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can reduce fatigue and increase attendance at school, a small study from the University of Bristol suggests. The Lightning Process, a type of brain therapy, was used alongside specialist medical care.But ME charities said they...
Posted 25 Sep, 2017

Pain cutting your workout short? Try these low-impact exercises

From old tennis injuries to rheumatoid arthritis, if joint pain is affecting your exercise routine, it’s time to adapt. We all have our favourite types of exercise, but sometimes our bodies don’t want to play ball. If you need something a little kinder of the joints, try one of these low-impact activities. Aqua jogging...