Back Mice! A Weird Cause of Back Pain

Acupuncture for Back Pain

About a month ago, I started to get an achy back. At first it wasn’t a big deal; my back regularly tells me when I’ve spent too long on my feet or overdone it with weights. It usually calms down in a day and doesn’t demand any more attention than a light stretch or . . . → Read More: Back Mice! A Weird Cause of Back Pain

Five Things to Know About Back Pain

Like a lightning bolt out of the blue, back pain seems to strike at the most unlikely of times. It can be set off by some seemingly harmless activity like reaching for soap in the shower, trying to grab something from under the bed, or simply by putting on your shoes. When it happens, . . . → Read More: Five Things to Know About Back Pain

Does Acupuncture Work?

Chinese medicine for gastroparesis

Score one for acupuncture! In a newly published review of over two dozen studies on the effectiveness of acupuncture, researchers concluded that acupuncture worked better than usual pain treatments for chronic headaches, back pain, and arthritis.

This analysis of previous research involved almost 18,000 people who rated their pain on a scale of 1 . . . → Read More: Does Acupuncture Work?

Ten Things to Know About Butt Pain

That agony in your butt–it’s not just any pain; it can be sharp, electric, and stabbing, and it can be accompanied by numbness and tingling.  If you’ve ever experienced sciatic pain, you’re on first name terms with the kind of pain that starts in your butt and travels down the back or side of your leg. It . . . → Read More: Ten Things to Know About Butt Pain

Eight Ways to Ease That Pain in Your Neck

We’ve all heard the figurative term that something is a pain in the neck, but the reality of neck pain can cause sleepless nights, limited range of motion, and make your life miserable in general. There are a number of causes of neck pain, including trauma, turning and reaching at the same time, drafts, . . . → Read More: Eight Ways to Ease That Pain in Your Neck