Category: Pain management

Benefits of Yoga

Helping people manage chronic pain and maintain mobility may be among the best-studied benefits of yoga.. For instance, a 2017 Cochrane review of 12 clinical trials on yoga for chronic low-back pain found that practicing it led...

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Mind Over Back Pain

Aching back? You may want to add stress reduction in your therapy. A study of 342 people with chronic low back pain found that about 44 percent of those who underwent eight weeks of mindfulness-based stress reduction with yoga...

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Pain (Gain Control)

Some pain-a stubbed toe or muscle strain-comes and goes quickly. But many older adults have chronic pain: pain that bothers them most days of the week for 3 months or more. It’s more common as we age but doesn’t have...

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Hand Injuries

The increased use of computers and ever-shrinking mobile devices are causing people’s hands to take a beating. The wear and tear caused by repeatedly tapping, flicking, and clicking can be worse in older users, who may...

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Relieve Your Backache

Recent studies show bed rest usually doesn’t relieve acute (short-term) back pain, so try to stay somewhat active. To relax muscle spasms, use heat therapy: Place a warm, moist towel on the painful area and apply a new...

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Working Out Your Back Pain

Exercise is an effective-though underused-way to treat your aching back. Try these measures to ease discomfort. If you’ve just been hit by back pain, it’s good to try and be active as soon as possible. If you remain...

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Dealing With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a part of daily life for many individuals. In fact, it’s estimated that 56 million Americans-or 28 percent of the adult population-experience chronic pain. Fortunately, there’s much that doctors and...

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Stretch Away Heel Pain

Achy heels? Try this easy four-step stretch from the University of California, Berkeley, Wellness Letter to help relieve pain caused by plantar fasciitis. That’s an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick, fibrous...

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