Bikram Yoga, or hot yoga is something I have been doing on and off for quite a long time. Actually I started before my chronic back pain began. Before I get into a discussion of whether or not Bikram Yoga has had a curative effect on my back pain, I will spend a couple of sentences describing this particular type of Yoga for the benefit of those who may not have come across it before.
People are always asking what are the best alternative treatments for their pain conditions. Given the vast number of modalities available under the “alternative” label, it is no wonder people feel overwhelmed when trying to choose the best one for them.
Heartburn, also referred to as pyrosis or acid indigestion, is a burning discomfort in the chest area just behind the breastbone. The pain usually occurs after eating and can last from a couple of minutes up to a number of hours.
Question: My doctor recently diagnosed me with "trigger finger." He says all I can really do is rest it and massage it. There has to be something better to treat this. It's really getting in the way of my daily life.
Dr. John E. Sarno MD is a Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, and attending physician at the Howard A. Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Medical Center.
Over half the American population is said to suffer some form of chronic pain. This pain interferes with their quality of life by affecting sleep, emotional states and ability to work.
Where does pain come from?
Everyone has had the unpleasant experience of a stubbed toe, the hot sting of a pulled muscle, or the throbbing pain of a migraine. Pain is no fun, and one thing I am sure you’re not thinking when you get hurt is, “I wonder where this pain is coming from?”
Recently, I asked my facebook fans to share their favorite folk remedies. These homegrown tips are not intended to take the place of your physician's advice, nor does my printing them imply effectiveness. So don't email me if you wind up smelling like lasagna or a speed stick!
Using your computer improperly and having an unbalanced desk set-up can lead to chronic musculoskeletal complaints such as wrist pain, neck and shoulder tension, and even low back pain.
A specific fibromyalgia diet for each person with fibromyalgia does not exist. However, a common denominator for all fibromyalgia cases is inflammation. Diet that decreases inflammation in the body is the key. The challenge is that foods behave differently for all people. What is inflammatory for one person may be anti-inflammatory for another.