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Medical Xpress features the discovery of the link between depression and back pain through research conducted by Professor Marcus Melloh with the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMAR). The research concludes that depression and back pain cyclically strengthen each other. It also reveals that back and neck pain are precursors to depression. Melloh strongly suggested that these conditions be treated at their earliest stages through pain killers or relievers before the cycle begins to mutate them. → Read more

Last August 27, 2013, the Daily Mail UK’s website published an article that discussed the rising incidents of back and neck pain derived from work. The article took its data from a survey of 1,000 people between the ages of 25 to 65. Findings revealed that seven out of every ten respondees regularly experience lower back pains. → Read more

Obese and overweight individuals with early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA) are found to have very little to no chance of remission or recovery, based on a study of obese and overweight ERA cases presented at the 2013 Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). The study, whose results were discussed in Science Daily online, also showed that remission is still less likely to be achieved even if obese and overweight ERA subjects undergo their anti-TNF therapy, which should be 2.4 times more than what’s required for those of normal weight. → Read more

Last August 28, 2013, Time Magazine’s website published an online report that extolled the arthritis-relieving effects of the humble vegetable known as broccoli. Broccoli is rich in vitamins and nutrients, and is also loaded with sulfur compounds that can “filter out” carcinogens. Recent research has discovered that the same compounds could reduce the inflammation typical of osteoarthritis cases. → Read more

Nowadays, pain relief isn’t just about simply eliminating pain per se, but more about helping an individual cope with it by adopting a lifestyle change. This is exactly what integrative medicine is about, which, according to an article by Rick Nauert in, uses alternative treatments in tandem with traditional medical care. The study that was published in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine journal also says that integrative care can give a 30 percent pain reduction in those who feel prolonged, weakening pain. → Read more

There’s no greater inconvenience than being in pain. If that pain is persistent and severe, it can be very debilitating, especially on the knees. You may not be able to walk properly if you fail to find any reliable natural remedies for joint pain. → Read more

In a July 5, 2013 article published in the Arthritis Foundation website, experts are baffled as to why standard hip replacement surgery seems to have mixed results with patients who suffer from two distinct forms of arthritis. Based on the findings presented by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), people with rheumatic arthritis (RA) don’t get the same level of pain relief and improvements on motor function as those with osteoarthritis (OA) who underwent the surgery. This doesn’t mean that hip replacement is ineffective, however; it’s just that it may not always yield the best results. → Read more

Not everyone gets to grow old. When they do, however, they can have a difficult time because they lose some of their physical functions. Worse yet, they can also lose their mental faculties and ability to live independently. → Read more

Arthritis is a disease that does not discriminate based on age, race, gender, or profession. Whether you’re a professional athlete like Joe Montana or a teenager who’s still in high school, you could suffer from one of more than a hundred types of arthritis and the conditions related to it. For people afflicted with this disease, finding immediate back and neck pain relief is top priority.

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Arthritis is an ailment normally associated with adults, but parents of children like Campbell Pruden from Phoenix, AZ found out the hard way that even kids can suffer from the disease. The three-year-old was diagnosed with systemic juvenile idiopathic

arthritis back in November 2011, and has been given medications and intravenous immune suppressant solutions since then. Despite the woes, she has proven to be one tough fighter, going out on hikes with her parents and sticking to her special non-inflammation diet (no dairy and red meat).

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