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Trigger Point Injections: How Can They Help With Fibromyalgia

What Are Trigger Points? Trigger points are involuntary tight tender spots in a contracted muscle. This creates pain and dysfunction within the muscle. They are in parts of the muscle where there is decreased circulation, increased muscle contraction, spasm and increased nerve sensitivity causing a sharp pain or a constant ache. They also can cause […]

8 great tips to improve short-term memory

What is short-term memory? The seat of memory lies in a region of the brain known as the hippocampus, part of the diverse limbic system. This is the part of memory responsible for pieces of information we pick up throughout the day, many of them are used during the task at hand and then discarded. This is […]

Pain relieving benefits of Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)

Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) Native to southern Africa, gets its name from the tiny hooks that cover its fruit. Historically, devil’s claw has been used to treat pain, liver and kidney problems, fever, and malaria. It has also been used in ointments to heal sores, boils, and other skin problems around the world. Devil’s claw was introduced to […]

5 natural alternatives to painkillers

When you experience chronic pain, you may try just about any remedy that will lessen the debilitating physical pain. Multiple trips to the health store will fill your cupboards with bottles of supplements thinking that you will avoid more trips to your pain management doctor.  Did you know that more than 1 in 10 adults […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease that causes destruction of joints over time, making this a chronic condition. It often occurs within families with some studies suggesting a 60-70% genetic risk. The common signs and symptoms are pain and stiffness in the joints on both sides of the body, a loss of […]

11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It’s among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and it’s closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It’s often called ginger root or, […]

Why do I get lower back pain with PMS?

There could be multiple reasons for back pain, around the time of your period: 1. Not drinking enough water – this can affect the whole body system, and is especially important around your period. 2. Circulatory problems can cause aches and pains – key symptoms are cold hands and feet. 3. Posture could be a […]

What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?

SAN ANTONIO – Taking a closer look at both the marijuana and hemp plants and you will discover the huge difference between the two. As we begin to see more hemp products and farming in Texas following state laws being loosened to allow it, it’s important to understand those differences. While they are both in the […]

What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Spinal Cord Stimulation Spinal cord stimulation patients use an implanted device to send electrical signals to the spinal cord in order to provide pain relief. The stimulator is activated by the patient using a remote control that triggers the implanted device to send electrical signals to the spine. The internal stimulator consists of electrodes placed […]