How to Understand Someone With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a condition that lasts for three months or more and continues after the injury or condition is treated. The experience of acute pain is the nervous system’s natural response to possible injury.

With chronic pain, however, pain signals continue abnormally. This can be both distressing and exhausting for chronic pain sufferers. In some cases of chronic pain, there was an injury, illness or infection that first caused the pain.

In other people, though, chronic pain appears and continues without a history of these events.To understand chronic pain sufferers, you should learn about chronic pain, be supportive and know what to say and what not to.

Each chronic pain sufferer’s experience is unique. It may be helpful if they talk about the condition and their daily battle with pain. The more you know about what the chronic pain sufferer is going through, the more you will be able to understand what it’s like for them.

  • Did they suffer from a sprained back, serious infection or is there an ongoing cause of pain such as arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, or some other form of nerve damage? Know when the pain started, and do some research or read stories about people with similar issues.
  • Sometimes doctors cannot find the source of the pain. It’s just present.
  • Don’t push a chronic pain sufferer to talk about things they don’t want to. For some people, bringing it up will just make them feel worse.
  • Common chronic pain complaints include headache, low back pain, arthritis pain, pain from damage to the peripheral nerves or the central nervous system or pain without any known source.
  • A person can have more than one co-existing chronic pain condition, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, endometriosis, sciatica, peripheral neuropathy, or inflammatory bowel disease, or depression.
  • Accept that words may be inadequate to describe how the sufferer is feeling. Recall a time when you experienced a lot of pain and imagine that pain being present twenty-four hours a day every day without relief for the rest of your life. It’s hard to find the words for that sort of pain
  • Do not assume the chronic pain sufferer is not experiencing pain if they say they are fine. Many sufferers attempt to hide the pain due to a lack of understanding in others.
  • When asked about their pain level, chronic pain sufferers may not give you their actual level of pain. Because their pain is chronic, they are used to a certain level of pain and may just accept that as normal or no pain. They may only give you a correct pain level when they have some form of acute pain, when the “normal” level of pain that they live with daily changes, when they experience pain that now feels differently (I.e., “shooting” instead of “aching”, ” burning” instead of throbbing”), or when they are asked directly about their current levels of both acute and chronic pain.

When you have the flu, you probably feel miserable for a few days or weeks but do the best you can to function. Chronic pain sufferers have probably been feeling awful for a long time. They may have adopted coping mechanisms that conceal the real level of pain they feel or they may not have the strength to function normally.

Chronic pain may cause secondary Depression (wouldn’t you get depressed and down if you were hurting constantly for months or years?). Depression may be due directly to chronic pain, and chronic pain may be directly due to depression.

  • Depression can cause some people to show less emotion, which can mask the pain because the sufferer ceases to make it known.Always be on the lookout for signs of depression, and do not confuse this with there being any less pain.
  • Depression may also cause people to show more emotion (crying and tearful, anxious, irritable, sad, lonely, hopelessness, fear of the future, easily agitated, angry, frustrated, hyper/over talkative due to medications/need to vent/lack of sleep). This, like their pain level, can vary day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute.
  • One of the worst things you can do is abandon someone with chronic pain. That just gives them one more reason to be depressed, feel lonely and not be very positive. Try to be there for them and show them support however you can.

With many diseases, a person will exhibit obvious signs of conditions, such as fever or broken bones. With chronic pain, however, there is no way to tell what a person’s ability to cope with movement is like at any given moment. You can’t always read it on their face or in their body language either.

  • The sufferer may not know, from day-to-day, how they are going to feel when they wake up. Each day has to be taken as it comes. This can be confusing for everyone but is very frustrating for the sufferer.
  • Being able to stand up for ten minutes doesn’t mean that the sufferer can stand up for twenty minutes, or an hour. Just because the person managed to stand up for thirty minutes yesterday doesn’t imply that they will be able to do the same today.
  • Movement is not the only limitation that chronic pain sufferers may experience. One’s ability to sit,walk, concentrate and be sociable can also be affected.
  • Be very understanding if the chronic pain sufferer says they have to sit down, lie down, stay in bed or take these pills right now. It probably means that they have no choice and can’t put it off just because they happen to be somewhere or are in the middle of doing something. Chronic pain does not wait for anyone.
  •  Grimacing, restlessness, irritability, mood swings, wringing of hands, moaning, sleep disturbance, teeth grinding, poor concentration, decreased activity and perhaps even writing down suicidal thoughts or language can indicate distress or pain. Be sensitive to what they are going through.

Know that chronic pain is real. You might think that chronic pain sufferers go to doctors because they seek attention, enjoy it or are hypochondriacs. What they are actually doing is looking for something to improve the quality of their life, and often they are looking for the cause of their pain if it is not known. No one wants to feel the way they do but they don’t have a choice

Recognize what you can’t know. Pain is a difficult thing to describe to another person. It is felt personally and is based in both psychological and physical parts of us. Even if you are very empathetic, never assume that you know exactly how it feels for that person. Sure, you know how it feels for you but each of us is different, and it’s impossible to get inside a person’s skin and feel their pain.

Practice empathy. Being empathetic means you attempt to understand another person’s feelings, perspectives and behavior by seeing the world through their eyes. You use this understanding to guide what you do for and say to that person. People with chronic pain are different than you in some ways but are also very much like you, so focus on what you have in common and try to understand the differences.

  • Being sick does not mean that the sufferer is no longer a human being. Though chronic pain sufferers spend the majority of their day in considerable pain, they still want the same things that healthy people want. They too want to enjoy work, family, friends and leisure activities.
  • The chronic pain sufferer may feel as if they are stuck inside a body in which they have little or no control. Pain puts everything you used to enjoy out of reach and can contribute to feelings of helplessness, sadness and depression.
  • Try to remember how lucky you are to be physically able to do all of the things that you can do. Then imagine if you couldn’t.

Respect that the person in pain is trying their best. They may attempt to cope, sound happy and look normal as often as they can. They live their lives to the best of their ability. Keep in mind that when the chronic pain sufferer says they are in pain – they are!

One of the best things that you can do for a chronic pain sufferer is to listen to them. To be a good listener, pay attention and try to understand what is going on inside of that person so that you can grasp how they are feeling and what they really need.

  • Make it clear that you want to hear what they have to say. Many people with chronic pain feel that others won’t believe them or will ridicule them for being weak.
  • Try to decode what they’re hiding or minimizing through body language and tone of voice.
  • Allow yourself to be vulnerable. Sharing means you both give something. To create a strong empathetic bond and really make your exchange matter, you will need to reveal your true feelings, beliefs and experiences as well.
  • Read how to be a good listener for more details check out this <BOOK>.

If you find yourself being impatient and wanting the sufferer to “just get on with it”, you risk laying a guilt trip on the person who is suffering from pain and undermining their determination to cope. They probably want to comply with your requests to do things but don’t have the strength or coping capacity as a result of the pain.

  • Don’t be put off if the chronic pain sufferer seems touchy. They have been going through a lot. Chronic pain wreaks havoc on the body and the mind. These people do their best to cope with how exhausting and exasperating the pain is but can’t always be ok. Try to accept them as they are.
  • A chronic pain sufferer may need to cancel a previous commitment at the last minute. If this happens, please do not take it personally.

The chronic pain sufferer depends a great deal on people who are not sick to support them at home or visit them when they’re too sick to go out. Sometimes they need help with bathing, dressing, personal cares, etc. They may need help getting to the doctor. You can be their link to the “normality” of life and help them keep in touch with the parts of life that they miss and desperately want to undertake again.

  • Many people offer to help but really aren’t there when asked to be. If you offer to help, make sure you follow through. The person with chronic pain that you care about is depending on you.

If you are living with a chronic pain sufferer or supporting such a person on a regular basis, you need to maintain balance in your own life. If you don’t take care of your own needs, health and work-life balance, being around the chronic pain sufferer can really bring you down. Avoid suffering from carer burn-out by getting other people to help and taking time out. Care for this person as much as you’re able but remember to also care for yourself.

Although the person with chronic pain has changed, they think the same. Remember who they are and the things they did before the pain became so bad. They are still the intelligent mind that made a good living at a job they may have loved and had no choice but to give up. Be kind, thoughtful and don’t patronize them.

  • Punishing an ill person for not following through with something will make them feel worse and show them that you really don’t understand. Those experiencing chronic pain already deal with more than most could ever comprehend. Try to understand why they couldn’t follow through.
  •  Just because someone cannot do certain activities very often or has cancelled before does not mean that you shouldn’t ask them to join you or should hide that you have plans from them. There may be some days when that activity is manageable, and chronic pain is isolating enough! Please understand and keep asking.
  •  Instead of suggesting how sufferers can fix their pain, consider being empathetic and giving them a gentle hug to let them know you’re there to support them. They already hear and see endless doctors who tell them how to fix or help their chronic pain.
    • Sometimes just laying your hand on the shoulder of someone can help give them comfort. Remember to be gentle. Use a soft touch, something to help them connect.


We all heard the term eat your green’s and that meant eat your veggie’s like broccolli,green beans,spiniach but when one say’s you should eat your brown’s what are they referring to??


Most of the ones you see in the grocery store are a shade of brown. With the exception of those white button mushrooms…

And it turns out mushrooms are in some ways mightier than a lot of other vegetables.

Especially when it comes to cancer.

Mushrooms have been used for centuries in Asia to prevent and treat cancer.

In Japan, they’ve even turned extracts of the Turkey Tail mushroom into a patented cancer drug called PSP.

Studies have shown that mushrooms not only slash your risk of getting cancer, they can actually stop cancer growth in its tracks. Even reverse it.

This is how it works. Mushrooms have proteins called lectins. They bind to cancer cells and label them for destruction by your immune system.

Mushrooms also have natural compounds that activate your body’s killer cells. These activated killer cells act like security guards. Going around your body and finding cancer cells and tumors. And when they find them, they slow tumor growth and trigger the death of malignant cells.

One study in Tokyo injected guinea pigs with cancer cells. Then they fed some of them mushrooms. The results were staggering. 90% of the guinea pigs that ate mushrooms showed complete recovery.

No cancer at ALL.

But does it work for PEOPLE, you may be wondering…

Another study of 2,000 women who ate one-third of an ounce of mushrooms a day had a 64% reduction in breast cancer.

Think about it. One third of an ounce is not a lot of mushrooms. Five button mushrooms add up to 3 ounces.

That’s some serious cancer-fighting power.

The health benefits of these little wonders don’t end there. Mushrooms have also been proven to lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, boost circulation, prevent Alzheimer’s and work as anti-inflammatories.

AND they come packed with lots of vitamin B and D – both of which are common vitamin deficiencies in Americans.

So it’s a good idea to include mushrooms in your daily menu. Throw them in an omelet for breakfast. Grill up a Portobello and serve it with your steak. Sauté it with chicken or pork.

The thing is, you want your mushrooms cooked. Not raw.
Because the cell walls of mushrooms are so tough, they’re hard to digest raw. So you don’t get all the cancer-fighting nutrients.

Also, be sure to store mushrooms in their original packaging in the fridge. When you’re ready to cook them, wipe them clean with damp paper towel rather than running water over them. Mushrooms can act like sponges and become too watery when you hose them down.

One rule of thumb is that the more vibrant the food – deep red apples, beautiful blue berries, orange peppers – the more likely it is to be healthy.

Eating a whole rainbow during the week is a great way to add some pop to your plate and healthy nutrients to your diet. DON’T FORGET TO EAT YOUR BROWN’S!!

In pain? Drink more water……..Does this work??

Thanks to Jeff Reagon for this article


This is some of the coolest/weirdest back pain advice I’ve ever read.

Did you know 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their life.

And I’m sure you’re aware of the common “remedies” for back pain:

• Pain killers
• Anti-inflammatories
• Stretches
• Exercise
• Surgery
• Rest

All of the above, except for the stretching and exercise, just treats the symptom of back pain. They don’t treat the actual root cause.

What if the root cause was something much simpler than you ever imagined? Well, it could be.

So, I’m going to refer back to the water “guru” Dr. Batmanghelidj for help on the subject…

He says: “The spinal joints – intervertebral joints and their disc structures – are dependent on different hydraulic properties of water stored in the disc core and in the end plate cartilage covering the flat surfaces of the spinal vertebrae.

Water isn’t just a lubricant for the contact surfaces, it is held in the disc core to support the compression weight of the upper body.

Fully 75 percent of the weight of the upper body is supported by the water volume stored in the disc core. 25 percent is supported by the fibrous materials around the disc.

The principle in the design of all joints is for water to act as a lubricating agent, as well as bear the force produced by weight or tension produced by muscle action.”

That’s a mouthful, I know…

Simply put: Water supports your spine.

If you don’t drink enough of it, your back will likely hurt. If you drink more of it, your back will be better supported and potentially relieve your pain.

It’s similar with neck pain,In the meantime, I’ll say it again: Drink more water!

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A Pennsylvania coal fire led to a breakthrough in joint pain

When I read this I knew I had to share it.    I talk about pain a lot Because I know what it can do to disrupt your life.

If you live with pain everyday you know how life can be Governed by pain and the way you go about dealing with your pain could have a positive or negative impact.

Having to say “no thanks” to any activity that will have you   Passing on a day of shopping because you wonder if you can be on your feet that long are you going to have to lay down.

Even struggling to get your groceries from the car to the kitchen.

Anyone who thinks joint and muscle pain ‘ especially as you get older’ isn’t a HUGE problem is living under a rock.

Now, there are many things you can do to ease the pain from creaky joints and throbbing muscles.

Some are very obvious. Some, not as much.

Commit to losing a few pounds, so the stress on your joints is eased. Or focus your diet on anti-inflammatory foods.

Whole books are written about this…

Massage. Acupuncture. Even exercise, which seems counter-intuitive but really does lessen pain…

Over time. And that’s the kicker.

If you’re dealing with pain – TODAY – something that promises pain relief “eventually” feels like too little, too late.

No matter what the science and the experts and the research says…  we want relieve now!!

A Pennsylvania coal fire led to a breakthrough in joint pain.

In 1964, a coal seam under this tiny Pennsylvania town caught fire. For years no one knew there was a problem, but today Centralia is a ghost town.

Even the roads fell apart, destroyed by a combination of 300-degree heat
and brutally cold winters.And for good reason.

The smoldering fires have been burning for decades — and flaring up with no warning.

Poison fumes belch out of the ground. Lakes and ponds boil. Homes crumble as their foundations crack from the relentless heat

And today, Centralia looks like…

Hell On Earth!

By now, you may be wondering what this modern-day ghost town has to do with your joint problems.Actually, the answer is simple.

Just like the coal fires under this tiny mining town, the fires of inflammation are constantly smoldering inside every cell in your body.

Just like those fires, the flames of inflammation can flare up without warning — leaving you unable to golf… garden… or even pick up your grandchildren.

And just like the invisible fires slowly destroyed Centralia’s buildings, bridges, and roads…

The Fires Of Inflammation Are Quietly Wreaking Havoc On Your Joints
Chances are you can’t see the damage — yet. But you can probably feel it.

Your bum shoulder may creak and pop. Your bad knee might feel like it’s full of hot gravel. A slight twist or  quick turn can send a red-hot bolt of pain through your back.

Those are just the early warning signs.Over time, runaway inflammation damages your tendons… ligaments… and cartilage. And when that happens, your body will fall apart, just like the crumbling buildings of Centralia.

Harvard Scientists Reveal Why Your Joints Still Hurt

If you suffer from stubborn joint problems, you’ve probably tried just about everything to get relief.

Maybe you cut out gluten and other inflammatory foods.
Maybe you tried supplements turmeric, fish oil, or glucosamine.
Maybe you used rub-on creams with DMSO, white willow bark, or emu oil.
But no matter what you do, nothing helps. You still suffer from stubborn pain and stiffness in your knees, back, or should?

Well, now a groundbreaking Harvard University study has found out why. You see, none of these remedies can fix the real culprit behind your miserable joint problems:The Hidden “Spark” That Ignites A Firestorm Of Inflammation

Every fire — from a tiny campfire to a raging inferno — begins with a spark. And the same is true of inflammation.

As it turns out, NF-kB is the “spark” that ignites the fires of inflammation.But until this groundbreaking Harvard study, no one knew it was a problem. In fact, most experts thought it was harmless.
And for good reason.

Normally, NF-kB is a “good guy.”It helps regulate your immune system. It fights off infections. It even “programs” your cells for faster healing.
But excess free radicals… toxins in your home or car… even tasty foods like hamburgers and French fries can send your levels of this “good guy” chemical through the roof.

that’s bad news. Because when NF-kB gets too high, it goes from “Dr. Jekyll” to “Mr. Hyde” — and sparks a firestorm of inflammation!
Here’s How It Works…

Excess NF-kB forces your body to pump out inflammatory triggers like COX-2 prostaglandins, and cytokines.As these chemicals spread from cell to cell, the fires of inflammation start to smolder. And before long, they’re raging out of control.

The result: Your bum knee stiffens up… your bad back goes out yet again… and your old elbow injury flares up in agony.And just like a raging wildfire, this firestorm of inflammation can take on a life of its own.

You see, inflammation “tricks” your body into thinking it’s under attack.
In response, your levels of NF-kB shoot up even higher. And that’s like pouring gasoline on a raging inferno.

Because more NF-kB means more COX-2… more prostaglandins… more cytokines… and more inflammation, pain and stiffness!And before you know it, you’re on dangerous downward spiral — where your joint pain, stiffness and inflammation just keep getting worse and worse.

But Here’s The Good News…

The same Harvard study made another shocking discovery:
When you lower NF-kB levels, you can snuff out the fires of inflammation at the source! When that happens, your levels of COX-2 and other pain-triggering chemicals plummet. Pain, swelling, and stiffness dissipates and your normal range of motion returns.

This breakthrough was so impressive the Harvard scientists who discovered it were awarded a U.S. patent.Top scientists around the world are hard at work, creating cutting-edge treatments to stop NF-kB cold.
But There’s Just One Problem…

These treatments are years away from hitting the market. And when they do, they won’t come cheap.(For example, a single research dose of one promising NF-kB inhibitor costs $1,000. That’s right — $1,000!)But don’t worry.

You don’t have to wait years to get relief. And you don’t have to spend a small fortune, either.You see, there’s a safe and natural way to fight NF-Kappa-B and finally make your joint problems a thing of the past.

The Toothache Remedy That Soothes Your Stiff, Achy Joints
So what is this amazing natural joint remedy? It’s cloves. That’s right, cloves!Or more specifically, clove oil. For years, dentists have used this natural oil to relieve pain from fillings, root canals, and even tooth extractions.

But new research shows it can also be a powerful weapon in the battle against joint pain, too. In fact, this natural extract fights pain and stiffness in three different ways! First, it.

Targets NF-Kb At The Cellular Level
The secret to clove oil’s amazing ability to relieve tooth pain is a powerful compound called eugenol. Studies show eugenol is a powerful antiseptic… antioxidant… and pain reliever. But that’s not all. It’s also one of the most potent NF-kB fighters around! In a recent study, scientists looked at eugenol’s ability to fight NF-kB inside cells.

In an oral study, what they found amazed them: Incredibly, eugenol inhibited more than 80% of NF-kB.Those kinds of results are almost unheard of, especially for a natural remedy and they could be great news for anyone suffering from stubborn joint pain.

You see, without the “spark” of NF-kB, the fires of inflammation don’t flare up as much. That can mean less pain… less stiffness… and better range of motion. that’s not all. You see, clove oil also…Lowers COX-2,Prostaglandins, And Cytokines, Too!

Clove oil’s ability to fight NF-kB is a powerful weapon in the battle against inflammation.But it’s just the tip of the iceberg. You see, eugenol attacks other inflammatory triggers, too. For instance, eugenol stops your body from pumping out prostaglandins. One study found it can cut them in half!

Eugenol also lowers COX-2 up to 60% making it as much as 4 times more effective than other natural remedies.As you can see, clove oil delivers a powerful “one-two punch” to your stubborn pain and inflammation.

First, it snuffs out NF-kB at the source — inside your cells. So it helps quell the fires of inflammation long before they rage out of control.
Plus it “cleans up” excess COX-2, prostaglandins, and cytokines — so you get even more relief!But this amazing natural remedy also reduces pain to…Almost No Discomfort.

But what’s really amazing is clove oil’s ability to fight stubborn pain.

You see, studies show eugenol — the active ingredient in clove oil — works as a natural pain-reliever. In one study, scientists compared clove oil to a common topical pain treatment.One group got the clove oil. Another got the pain gel. And a third group got a placebo.5 minutes after applying the cream, the volunteers were stuck with a sharp needle. And the results were impressive.

Both the clove oil group and the conventional treatment group reported almost no discomfort. But the placebo group felt every bit of pain!Clove oil’s pain-relieving benefits aren’t just skin deep. In fact, there’s evidence it actually “shuts off” your ability to feel certain types of pain. That’s because it disrupts a key pain pathway most natural remedies can’t touch.

And that can make a big difference in your stubborn pain and stiffness.
As you can see, clove oil is a powerful weapon against your joint problems. It snuffs out NF-kB at the cellular level — before it can trigger a firestorm of inflammation.

It zaps COX-2, prostaglandins, and cytokines. It can even help reduce stubborn pain by an astonishing 90%! In fact, clove oil may be one of the most effective joint pain remedies. keep posted to learn more….


Radio frequence discal probe


Radio frequency Discal Procedures

Nucleoplasty is a type of Radiofrequency Discal Procedure that involves inserting a very thin needle into the disc but instead of using a heating wire (as was previously done in a technique known as Intradiscal Electrothermoplasty, or IDET), a special radiofrequency probe is inserted through the needle into the disc. This probe generates a highly focused plasma field with enough energy to break up the molecular bonds of the gel in the nucleus, essentially vaporizing some of the nucleus.

The result is that 10-20% of the nucleus is removed which decompresses the disc and reduces the pressure both on the disc and the surrounding nerve roots. This technique may be beneficial for sciatica type of pain than the IDET, since nucleoplasty can actually reduce the disc bulge, which is pressing on a nerve root. The high-energy plasma field is actually generated at relatively low temperatures, so danger to surrounding tissues is minimized.

Another procedure called Intradiscal Biacuplasty (IDB) is an advanced type of radiofrequency ablation that also treats discs from the inside. It is currently the technique with the most interest—and recent support—in the research literature, but there is nevertheless concern about intradiscal procedures. Some research has shown that needle puncture of the disc can enhance and hasten disc degeneration however, the risk-benefit for these procedure is still unclear.

These new techniques are exciting. They offer the possibility of treating low back pain and sciatica with much less trauma and risk than surgery, but it’s important to remember that these are still unproven technologies. I’ll keep you posted on how research on these techniques develops, but it’s great that we have some new tools to help people with this often debilitating problem.

Spinal Pumps are called intrathecal  spinal pumps and can be used to deliver a continuous flow of pain relieving medication. Intrathecal refers to the fluid containing space that surrounds the spinal cord. The benefit of administering pain relieving medication through a spinal pump is that medications taken orally are diffused throughout the entire body. A spinal pump delivers pain-relieving medication precisely where it is needed.

(Ziconotide is a non-opiod medication that is now being used in spinal pumps and can be effective for treating a wide variety of chronic pain conditions, including sciatica. It is not an addictive medication.) This treatment is considered after standard conservative treatments have been ineffective or have caused intolerable side effects.

The pump is surgically implanted beneath the skin of the patient’s abdomen. A catheter is run to the level of the spine from where pain is transmitted. Medication is pumped directly into the spinal fluid allowing for a much more potent effect on the spinal cord. This drastically cuts down on the amount of medication needed and provides better pain relief with fewer side effects.

The pump is refilled every 1-3 months by inserting a needle through the skin and into a diaphragm on the surface of the pump. Several different medications can be administered this way. Since the system is beneath the skin, the risk of infection is minimized and the patient can be fully mobile and active.

Spinal Stimulators emit electrical pulses on the surface of the spinal cord to reduce pain. The stimulators are similar to pumps in that they are surgically implanted beneath the skin but differ in that electrical signals, rather than medication, are used to ease pain.

Electrical signals are passed through the tip of the catheter at the precise location near the involved segment of the spinal cord. The result is a tingling sensation, which eases pain. Current theory is that the electrical current input alters the spine’s processing of the pain so that the patient’s pain is reduced.

The patient is able to control the stimulator by holding a magnetic pulsing device over the skin on top of the implanted generator disk. The stimulator appears to be effective for patients with back and leg pain that spinal surgery did not relieve. There is data that shows that these patients will do better with the placement of a stimulator than they will with repeat surgery.

This approach is growing in use for chronic neck and back pain problems that have failed to respond to simpler treatments. New devices, such as the Neuro high frequency stimulator, are now available. These new devices may expand the utility and success of implanted stimulators for back pain. IF YOU WANT TO TRY A STIMUATOR TO RELEIVE YOUR PAIN TRY THIS  → TEN’S UNIT←


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The exciting new technology we will cover here refers to easing back pain and sciatica that is caused by disc problems. In the United States it is estimated that about 7 million low back pain cases are related to disc problems. It is important to note that these new technologies are unproven, so it is imperative to use a healthy dose of caution. However, given that the treatment for disc problems are invasive surgeries, I felt it worthwhile to take a look at these new treatments because they are much less invasive, and they look quite promising.

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of lost work time, second only to the common cold. It affects 65-85% of the population of the United States at some point in their lives. The most common cause is a sprain, strain or spasm usually brought on by poor lifting technique, improper posture, bad back habits, or an unhealthy ergonomic environment. Another common cause is disc problems, brought on by injury, wear and tear or old age.

Other causes include a narrowing of the spinal or nerve canals, arthritic or degenerative changes in the small joints of the back, osteoporotic fractures, and sometimes even infections or tumors.Until now treatment options have been limited. Physical therapy can help to ease the painful muscles which struggle to cope with the spine problem, and PT can also help to prevent abnormal stresses on the spine.

Epidural steroid injections can reduce the inflammation in the general area and are often helpful, but the pain tends to recur if the underlying problem is severe. For acute problems the only remaining treatments have been to surgically remove part of the disc, or to surgically fuse the vertebrae to remove pressure on the disc.

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Try this for some relieve from joint compression

I personally use this→KWAN-LOONG-oil← great aromatic oil, this is what the professional’s use when you go to a Massage Therapist. This oil is way better then Bio-freeze or Tiger balm with out a doubt and it’s way cheaper. Makes a great stocking stuffer this should be in every home.

 KWAN-LOONG-OIL really does help relieve minor neck+back pain right away it soaks into the skin and last for hours, when you try →KWAN-LOONG-OIL← you will be wondering where has this been all these years.




Foods that help fight inflammation

Some foods that help fight inflammation are considered anti-inflammatory foods- kind of like super foods that help reduce level’s of inflammation. you should aim for a healthy diet and only eat foods that target reducing inflammation.

If you are looking for a eating plan that closely follows the tenets of anti-inflammatory food consider a Mediterranean diet which is high in fruits -like strawberries+blueberries+cherries+oranges, vegetables-like tomatoes+green leafy veggies+spinach+kale and collards, nuts-like almonds+walnuts, whole grains, Fatty fish-like salmon+mackeral+tuna+sardines, healthy oils-like coconut+olive oil.  If you want the best →almond’s+Walnut’s←



We’re talking about lower back pain in America and how it will most likely impact you or someone you know. According to the “NINDS”  National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Lower Back pain is the most frequent cause of disability on the job and we collectively spend more than $50 billion on treatments for this type of back pain annually.

There are some preventable exercise’s you can do on a daily base’s to stay on top of the pain, some type’s of pain can be treated without medication or surgery’s . If  you are suffering from a neurological problem that is the most hardest of all to find and treat. but with that being said you either use it or lose it. You must try everything available before considering surgery, most important of all is to keep moving your body try to stay somewhat active.

we are designed to move it’s important to practice some easy back exercise’s to help strengthen the back. we become stiff when we do nothing you need to keep moving to help with blood circulation and that help’s lubricate are joints and release’s toxin’s in the body.

back pain releiving stretches
learn and practice these stretches daily

The American Academy of Orthopedics Surgeon’s “AAOS” recommends spending 10-30 minutes a day if your in the early stage’s of pain, like when you first notice back pain don’t wait to long, have it checked out or talk to your doctor about it sooner than later.

Your doctor and physical therapist can suggest specific exercise’s for your current condition. The mayo clinic recommends repeating this lower back flexibility exercise five times daily then increase the number of rep’s.

Begin by lying on your back on a mat, bend your knee’s while keeping your feet flat on the mat. lift your pelvis in the air and try to hold that position for 5 seconds then relax back on the mat. Flatten your back as though you are trying to pull your naval down toward the floor then hold that pose for 5 second’s before relaxing back on the mat.

You can also try lower back rotational stretches’ that should be done two-three time’s a day, 1 in the morning then 1 in the afternoon. this will help keep your back as flexible as possible so you don’t stiffen up. Drinking water is more important than anything. It is now recommended that we drink half of are body weight in ounce’s. we are mostly made of water so it’s  important to drink an adequate amount to maintain a hydrated body. If your thirsty your dehydrated.

Back rotation stretch=  first begin by laying down on your back, bend your knee’s and place your feet flat on the floor. Focus on keeping your shoulders touching the floor and then roll your knee’s to one side of your body, hold this pose for up to 10 seconds before returning to your starting position then repeat for the other side.

Sit on an armless chair or stool and cross your left leg over your right leg,Twist your torso stretching to the side.{you can brace your right elbow against the outside of your knee for support} Hold this position for 10 second’s and then repeat for the other side.

Practicing abdominal contractions can help restore strength to your lower back and help you return to the activities that you may be missing out on due to back pain. begin by lying on your back with your knee’s bent,{rest your arm’s on your side} then just start contracting your abs, you should feel your rib’s squeeze downward toward your back. Hold this for 5 seconds then relax your muscles and then repeat the exercise- up to 10 times, be sure not to hold your breath while you do these exercises. I have hand picked these exercises for you, this will get you going just remember to take it real easy until your body is loosened up to the movements.beginner workout’s←

According to NINDS exercise’s that strengthen back muscles may be the most effective way to combat lower back pain and a speedy recovery. You should get in to a routine and focus on exercises that help improve mobility and flexibility such as walking, swimming, stretching, Yoga.

Listen to your body as you exercise if you start feeling any pain stop right away and consult you doctors. Be sure to consult with your team of doctors before trying new techniques just to be safe that you are not going to further injure yourself.  Keep on moving  the mild discomfort that you may feel when you begin these strengthen exercises should fade away as your back becomes stronger.



neuropathic pain is hard to treat


neuropathic pain

Unfortunately, the cause of neuropathic pain cannot always be determined or reversed. In these cases treatment may allow nerves to heal gradually, easing the pain. When medical care for the pain is delayed, the pain can be more difficult to manage, requiring more aggressive treatment.

Pain usually occurs when the nerves relay a pain signal following an injury or damage somewhere in the body. Neuropathic pain—also called nerve pain—is different, resulting from damage to the nerves themselves.

Uncovering the cause of nerve damage is the first step in treating neuropathic pain. Factors that often cause or contribute to neuropathic pain include:

Cancer,Compression of a nerve or nerves,Diabetes,Excessive alcohol use,Exposure to medication-related or other toxins, Hormonal disorders, Immune system disorders,Infections,Vitamin deficiencie


If no cause of neuropathic pain is found—or if the cause cannot be eliminated or reversed—treatment emphasizes relief of symptoms and strategies to improve daily functioning. There is no single treatment to cure or prevent neuropathic pain.

Early treatment is important to treat the symptoms, however. Receiving care as soon as possible may help prevent or lessen problems that often accompany neuropathy, such as depression, sleeplessness, and diminished functioning.


Neuropathy takes many forms, and the treatments for neuropathic pain are varied as well. Following are three common causes and treatments for neuropathic pain: Multiple malfunctions, When peripheral nerves in more than one part of the body malfunction at the same time, the condition is called polyneuropathy. Diabetes is the most common etiology—or cause—of polyneuropathy.

Treating the underlying issue may stabilize the condition, reducing symptoms. This could involve better blood sugar control in people with diabetic neuropathy to reduce symptoms and prevent additional damage to the nerves. If a vitamin deficiency is causing the pain, changes in diet or supplementation will typically be recommended.

Nerve compression. Nerves can be compressed at any point, leading to pain. The pressure could be from a herniated disc, a trapped median nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome, or other causes. Decompression surgery releases the pressure on the nerve, relieving the pain.1 This treatment is typically effective when a small number of nerves are affected, but not when nerves over a wide area are compressed.

Injury to a nerve. The immediate area of injury as well as nearby areas can be affected when a nerve is injured due to a sudden impact. Neuropathic pain caused by an injury to a nerve may improve with time. Having the injury checked by a doctor is advised, however, to avoid the risk of further damage.