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How to Sleep with Back Pain

How to Sleep with Back Pain

Back pain leads to poor sleep, which leads to poor mental and physical conditions. This impacts your daily life.

Surprisingly, most back pain is not caused by severe medical conditions such as cancer or arthritis. Most back pain is from bad posture, poor sleep positions, or other lifestyle habits. In this guide, we’re going to break down a few best practices, tips, and products you can use for back pain treatment and improved sleep. 

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Joint Pain Causes, Remedies & Treatments for Relief

Joint Pain Causes, Remedies & Treatments for Relief

According to the findings of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), around 15 million people report experiencing severe joint pain related to arthritis, with half of these adults reporting persistent pain. According to a separate 2016 study by Joint Pain Epidemiology, symptomatic osteoarthritis affects from 10% to 15% of the global population, with over 27 million people in the US and 8.5 million in the UK. Furthermore, data from the European Health Interview Surveys showed that the knee, hand, and hip as the most affected regions in the human body. In this article, we'll break down the causes of acute and chronic joint pain as well as the most recommended joint pain treatments.

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What is Hyponatremia and How do I Treat it?

What is Hyponatremia and How do I Treat it?

Hyponatremia, low blood sodium level, is a relatively common condition. Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disturbance to impact patients in clinical settings. Most often, Hyponatremia is due to the inability of the body to excrete excess water. This excess water accumulates in the blood, dilutes the sodium level, and leads to low blood sodium levels.

In this article, Dr. Barry Gorlitsky explains this condition, its causes and effects, and methods for treating it.

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Six Kinesiology Tape Benefits (Explained by a Chiropractor)

Six Kinesiology Tape Benefits (Explained by a Chiropractor)

You may have noticed it on the arms and legs of your favorite professional and collegiate athletes. You may see it on people working out at your local gym or on runners competing in a 5k race. Even though it became a worldwide sensation in the 2008 Summer Olympics, thanks to the United States women's volleyball team, Kinesiology tape has been around since the 1970s. All thanks to the Japanese chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase. 

Kinesiology tape is commonly used but remains a mystery by many. We see athletes use it all the time, but never quite understand what for. These six benefits offer insight and answer common questions such as "how does kinesiology tape work," "what is kinesiology tape good for," and "can you reuse kinesiology tape."

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Masking the Pain of Pregnancy with Kinesiology Tape

Masking the Pain of Pregnancy with Kinesiology Tape

When it comes to pregnancy and pain management, care providers often prescribe various treatments, including heat or ice, pain relief medications, maternity support belts, massage, and rest – with varying degrees of success. However, when those treatments don't work, many women turn to Kinesiology tape to enhance stability and aid support. In this article, we break down how kinesiology tape can help relief pain during pregnancy, and how to use it.

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The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Fibromyalgia

The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Fibromyalgia

Despite its prevalence, there are a lot of misconceptions about fibromyalgia. Because much of the condition is medically unexplained, some people don’t even believe the condition is real. Even those who think it exists, even those living with it and healthcare professionals, may still find it hard to understand. This guide will help clear up those misunderstandings by walking you through the basics, like what fibromyalgia is, how it is diagnosed, and how it’s treated.  

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