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Chronic Pain & Inflammation

How Does a Person Get Fibromyalgia? A Doctor Explains

Imagine being so tired that you can’t function. You can’t work your day job or do household chores without needing to go back to bed after an hour or two. Now imagine that in addition to this extreme fatigue, you feel a deep, aching pain throughout your body in your bones, joints, and tissues. This…

Why is Inflammation Bad? Here’s What it Does to Your Body

If you fall and scrape your knee, the inflammatory response is activated immediately. White blood cells and fluid rush to your wound, protecting nearby tissue and fighting off infection. You may experience pain, swelling, heat, or tingling as your body heals itself. If you catch a virus, inflammation will cause fluid to build up throughout…

What Qualifies as Chronic Pain? Will It Ever Go Away?

In the United States, one in five people suffers from chronic pain, which means we all know someone struggling with chronic pain complaints. This pain might be in a specific region, as in migraines or chronic low back pain, or throughout the body.  What is pain? It’s essentially an unpleasant experience – whether that’s sensory…

Step-By-Step Guide to Treating Chronic Inflammation

Chances are you experience inflammation quite frequently in your everyday life – a twisted ankle, a sunburn, puffy eyes from a cold, insect bites. Inflammation occurs when something damages the cells in your body, causing it to release chemicals that make your immune system leap into action and defend against viruses, bacteria, and toxins. In…

Why am I Sore? Have You Ever Heard About Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a term used to describe widespread muscle pain and tenderness, which is often accompanied by fatigue, memory problems, and mood swings. Sound familiar? It’s a chronic health condition that is often triggered by something stressful. This could include an injury, an infection, an incident that cause emotional or psychological stress. It can come…