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Inheriting the Risk of Sciatica Pain

Scientists have discovered a new risk factor for developing sciatic pain: your genes. Though scientists have suspected that genes play a role in sciatica, this study examines the impact of familial history on the risk of lumbar disc disease. The term lumbar disc disease refers to a set of spinal

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Drugs Ineffective for Sciatica Pain

The efficacy of drugs for sciatica treatment has been called into question in a recent  literature review. Although there are consistent guidelines for prescribing medication for low-back pain, “this is not the case for sciatica.” To address this lack of clear guidelines, researchers analyzed the results of current literature on

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5 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

The holiday season can be a stressful time of year. Extra stress can be particularly challenging for people with chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia and migraine, since stress can exacerbate pain. If you suffer from chronic, here are five tips to help you manage your stress and pain levels during the holidays: 1.

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Smoking Linked to Back Pain

Research suggests that smoking could increase your risk of back pain. In one study of 95,000 nurses, women who smoked were three times more likely to develop psoriatic arthritis. This inflammatory arthritis causes pain in  the low back and sacrum. Past smokers were 1.5 times more likely to develop psoriatic arthritis, and women

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Effective Treatment of Headache with Chiropractic

If you suffer from chronic headaches, you may be tired of constantly reaching for medications every time the pain begins. Chiropractic care is a safe, powerful alternative with a proven ability to reduce head pain.Headaches are associated with a broad range of causes. Cervicogenic headaches are headaches caused by disorders

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