Pain is a highly individual complex experience involving biochemical and neurological reactions. Your experience of pain from, say, stubbing your toe will be entirely different from that of your spouse or colleague – even if the same amount of force is exerted. What shapes an individual’s pain sensitivity or tolerance is a complex product of […]
Pain is the most common reason why Americans visit their doctors. It’s also a leading cause of disability (including the leading cause of long-term disability).[i] Costs relating to pain — including health care costs, lost income due to decreased function, and more — are estimated to reach up to $635 billion annually in the United […]
For thousands of years it’s been thought that the rhythmic experience of throbbing pain was linked to artery pulsations, a theory first introduced by Aristotle. Now new research suggests Aristotle may have been wrong about throbbing pain, and it may have a different link entirely
Chronic pain can obviously interfere with your sleep, but does the opposite also hold true? Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham are planning to find out.
Arthritis joint pain and stiffness can drive you to any number of questionable pain pills, potions and therapies looking for relief. Experimenting to find what works is reasonable… and can lead to real progress. But some mistakes can sabotage your efforts to get real joint pain relief. Below you’ll find the five most common […]
It’s easy to take your joints for granted, that is, unless they cause you pain.
15 Healing Benefits of This Natural Wonder Belladonna is a perennial plant that’s sometimes known as Deadly Nightshade because its foliage and berries contain tropane alkaloids, which can be toxic and may lead to hallucinations when taken incorrectly. However, at the proper doses the alkaloids in belladonna also impact the nervous system in beneficial ways […]
If there was something you could use that would absorb pain like a sponge, preventing the pain signal from ever reaching your brain, what would you feel? You guessed it… no pain! Take someone who was paralyzed from the waist down were pinched on the leg, they would feel no pain. Why not? Because […]
And the Best 5-Step Muscle Cramp Treatment Muscle cramps typically come on without warning, often at night or just after exercise, and when they do, the pain can be excruciating. While generally harmless, if you get muscle cramps on a regular basis they’ll feel anything but.