Fibromyalgia continues to baffle the medical community with complex symptoms, difficult diagnoses and unknown origins. The disease is characterized by widespread pain that often forces patients to seek help from chiropractors. One chiropractor believes there are several factors that can be changed in a person’s lifestyle to either reduce the likelihood of developing the disorder or reduce the symptoms once the disease is already present.
What Are “Manual Therapies” and How Are They Used? |
Manual therapies have been used to treat musculoskeletal disorders for thousands of years. Practitioners around the world—in countries with many different cultural influences and diverse medical traditions—have used their hands to manipulate various parts of the body to stimulate healing. “Manual” literally means “by hand.” Thus, manual therapies consist of healing techniques that use the hands. There are more than two dozen techniques used worldwide. Among the most commonly known are acupressure, chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy, reflexology, Rolfing and shiatsu.... Read More Read More
101 ways you never knew you could relieve pain
101 ways you never knew you could relieve pain Pain can be disrupting, and it can interfere with your ability to perform daily tasks. Pain is also one of the most common ailments, and it affects more people than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined Acute pain refers to pain that has a sudden onset, and the duration of the pain is limited, whereas chronic pain refers to types of pain that last longer. Long-term diseases often cause chronic pain, while the injury is usually the culprit behind the acute pain. Pain is often treated with painkillers, which helps to reduce painful sensations and sometimes also to reduce inflammation that occurs in the affected area. The most common types of painkillers include paracetamol, NSAIDs, and opioids, but all of these have been linked…
8 tips for buying shoes that are good to your feet
Buying the right shoes is an investment in foot health. But how do you find ones that fit properly and provide adequate support? Start with your own feet, and look at what's already in your closet. Stand barefoot on a piece of paper or cardboard, and...