Research on Strength and Endurance Training for Fibromyalgia

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It seems a month doesn’t go by when yet another scientific study is published proving the benefits of exercise for fibromyalgia patients. The most recent study from Finland (Valkeinen H, Alen M, Hakkinen A, Hannonen P, Kukkonen-Hariula K, Hakkinen K. Effects of concurrent strength and endurance training on phsyical fitness and symptoms in postmenopausal women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Phys […]

Fibromyalgia and Vitamins C and E?

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Fibromyalgia is a complex disease that requires a comprehensive approach. Often, the spine is neglected and chiropractic care is, therefore, underutilized. This seems surprising since so many patients have spinal pain and chiropractic care is one of the most proven treatments for this condition. Chiropractic care of the fibromyalgia patient may also incorporate a structured exercise program utilizing […]

Five Stretches to Help Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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  Carpal tunnel syndrome is a debilitating disorder affecting the nerves that pass through the wrist and into the hand. In addition, compression can also occur in the neck region, making some patients’ problems more complex. At its essence, carpal tunnel syndrome is a disease of nerves but other tissues can also be affected. For example, […]

Fibromyalgia and a New Direction

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  The fibromyalgia sufferer, over time, gets used to the pain. Being in chronic pain over many years has an effect on the brain and nerve pathways that transmit how we feel. In layman’s terminology, we get used to feeling pain. Pain becomes our new normal. It becomes normal to wake up and have pain, even […]

Results of a Clinical Trial of Two Treatments

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  Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which starts at the neck and runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed or squeezed at the wrist. In some cases, there may also be compression at the spine. The median nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers (but […]

Is Fibromyalgia-Type Pain Caused by Disk Herniations?

Many different disorders, such as fibromyalgia, whiplash, or irritable bowel syndrome have the common symptom of muscle hyperalgesia-more sensitive to painful pressures and stimulations. Obviously, more sensitive patients may find it more difficult to stress their bodies with stretching or physical exercise. If you are more sensitive to pain, you may be more likely to […]

Fibromyalgia: What Is It And How Do Different Doctors Deal With It?

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At least 2% of the United States population or six million people, mostly women, have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. This is a chronic (long-term) disease, which is characterized by widespread pain of at least three months duration, and includes the legs or arms, and the spine. There have to be at least 11 tender spots at […]

Chronic Headaches and the Pill Industry

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The advertisements are everywhere, at the supermarket, gas station, billboards, or TV, compelling us to ingest another pill for an ill. Nowhere is this more prominent than in the pain pill industry. We are told that simple pain relievers really do the trick to make that nasty headache go away. But have you ever thought about how […]

Fibromyalgia: Does Massage Help?

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When looking at treating fibromyalgia, there is a range of natural alternatives to choose from. Most fibromyalgia patients use a variety of complementary and alternative approaches including vitamins/herbs, chiropractic, and massage. These are used in a complementary manner to pharmaceutical care, and for many patients, instead of drug treatments. These more natural approaches carry fewer risks of […]

Neck and Arm Pain – The Herniated Disk?

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  Patients who present with neck pain along with arm numbness, pain, and/or weakness, often ask, “…what’s causing this pain down my arm?” The condition is often caused from a bulging or herniated disk pinching a nerve in the neck. The cause of this complaint can include both trauma as well as non-traumatic events. In […]