Weight and Fibromyalgia – Is there a connection?

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  • On January 17, 2011
  • AZ Pain Centers, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, pain centers, pain treatment
A new study in The Journal of Pain reports there is close association between obesity and disability in fibromyalgia patients. Past research suggested that obesity is a common comorbidity and may be related to the severity of FM.  The purpose of this study, conducted by University of Utah researchers, was to evaluate the relationship between FM and […]
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The Roles of Age and Gender in Pain

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  • On December 30, 2010
  • chronic pain, pain management, pain treatment
It is now widely believed that pain affects men and women differently. While the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone certainly play a role in this phenomenon, psychology and culture, too, may account at least in part for differences in how men and women receive pain signals. For example, young children may learn to respond to […]
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How Common is Chronic Pain

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  • On December 2, 2010
  • arthritis, arthritis pain, az pain, AZ Pain Centers, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain treatment, low back pain, migraine headache, migraine headache treatment, pain treatment
Up to 56 Million American Adults experience chronic pain.  That is 28% of the adult population.  16 million have low back pain 48 million have arthritis—a disease associated with chronic pain 25 million have migraine pain 20 million have jaw and lower-facial pain 4 million have neuropathic pain Many people have lived with pain for […]
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Yoga Helps with Fibromyalgia Pain

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  • On November 29, 2010
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Yoga that includes gentle stretching exercises combined with meditation can lessen the symptoms of fibromyalgia, a U.S. study found. Twenty-five women diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome, took part in a 2-hour weekly yoga class for eight weeks. At the end of the study, the group reported improvements in both physical and psychological aspects […]
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Exercise Helps Ease Arthritis Pain and Stiffness

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  • On November 16, 2010
  • arthritis, arthritis pain, pain treatment
As you consider starting an arthritis exercise program, understand what’s within your limits and what level of exercise is likely to give you results. Exercise is crucial for people with arthritis. It increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and helps combat fatigue. Of course, when stiff and painful joints are already bogging you down, […]
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Sidelined by Low Back Pain????

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  • On November 5, 2010
  • az pain, AZ Pain Centers, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain treatment, low back pain, pain treatment
  Patents with subacute low back pain and/or a resulting disability that does not improve after three months are likely to become chronic low back pain sufferers, as are those with higher pain intensity or a higher kinesiophobia score, according to research published in the October issue of The Spine Journal. If you are like […]
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Does Age and Gender Play a Role in Pain?

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  • On October 31, 2010
  • AZ Pain Centers, chronic pain treatment, pain centers, pain management, pain treatment
It is now widely believed that pain affects men and women differently. While the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone certainly play a role in this phenomenon, psychology and culture, too, may account at least in part for differences in how men and women receive pain signals. For example, young children may learn to respond to […]
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Coping with Chronic Pain…What’s the secret?

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  • On October 21, 2010
  • arthritis, az pain, AZ Pain Centers, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain treatment, fibromyalgia, migraine headache, pain centers, pain clinics, pain treatment, sciatic pain
Chronic pain affects people of all ages, races, and occupations. Severe chronic pain is a devastating health problem that affects as many as one in ten Americans (more than 25 million people). Chronic pain disables more people than cancer or heart disease. It costs the U.S. economy more than $90 billion per year in medical […]
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Sciatica…What Really is Sciatic Pain?

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  • On October 17, 2010
  • az pain, AZ Pain Centers, bulging discs, chronic pain, chronic pain treatment, herniated discs, pain centers, pain management, pain treatment, sciatic pain
The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that originates in the low back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg. The vast majority of people who experience sciatica get better with time (usually a few weeks or […]
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Treating Cluster Headaches

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  • On October 13, 2010
  • az pain, AZ Pain Centers, cluster headaches, migraine headache, pain centers, pain clinics, pain management, pain treatment
Whether you suffer from sinus, stress or migraine headaches AZ Pain Centers can help. According to AZ Pain Centers there are over 150 different types or causes of headaches with the most common being migraines. Migraines skew 75-80% female while a very commonly searched headache known as cluster headache skews 60-70% male.   Cluster headaches […]
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