Chronic pain is medically defined as pain that has lasted 6 months or longer. This constant or intermittent pain has often outlived its purpose, as it does not help the body to prevent injury. … Read more
Exercise is often recommended as a means of improving motor skills. Exercise has several effects upon muscles, connective tissue, and the nerves that stimulate the muscles. Many common myths have arisen surrounding exercise, some of which have a basis in reality, and some which are completely false. … Read more
Tension headaches, which were recently renamed tension type headaches by the International Headache Society, are the most common type of headaches. The pain can radiate from the neck, back, eyes, or other muscle groups in the body. … Read more
Pain is defined in medicine as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. Pain is the sensation that warns us that damage to our bodies is occurring. … Read more
It was five minutes to six and I was packing up to go home to dinner when a good client rang to say that a friend of hers was at her home and in excruciating pain and could I help. … Read more
Back pain is one of humanity’s most frequent complaints and does not usually reflect any underlying disease. However, anyone with back pain should first consult a Physician, as back pain can sometimes indicate significant and serious conditions which might not otherwise be diagnosed. … Read more
Migraine is a form of headache. It is a neurologic disease of vascular origin characterized by attacks of sharp pain involving (usually) one half of the skull and accompanied by nausea, vomiting, photophobia and occasionally visual (or rarely other) disturbances known as aura. … Read more
A headache is a condition of mild to severe pain in the head; sometimes upper back or neck pain may also be interpreted as a headache.
Headaches have a wide variety of causes, ranging from eyestrain to inflammation of the sinus cavities to life-threatening conditions such as encephalitis. … Read more
What is a myofascial trigger point?
A myofascial trigger point is a lump, knot or tight band in the muscle that is tender to touch. A latent trigger point will only hurt when pressed. … Read more