In this editorial, pain researchers give their thoughts and opinions on the fact that people with chronic pain often have pain in more than one area. Suggestions for future research to understand this phenomenon are also offered. Most people go to the doctor with more than one symptom at a time. Perhaps this is because they wait until the problem gets worse and presents with more than one symptom. Or perhaps, as in the case of pain, it's just more likely that pain occurs in more than one place at a time. There are many theories about why most pain is multiple. Scientists are trying to find specific links to explain this problem. Researchers are also looking for risk factors that could be modified or prevented. Some risk factors might include occupational activity. For example, a work-related task involving the whole body can produce back, neck, arm, and knee pain. Some diseases such as osteoarthritis can cause joint pain throughout the body. Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression ...
Practically everyone experiences low back pain at some point in life. Some experience it more frequently than others. If you struggle with frequent episodes of low back pain, here are some tips to help you prevent it.
1. Think BEFORE You Lift : By thinking about how to lift properly, you can prevent 90 percent of the causes for a sudden, sharp pain in the back. Place your feet shoulder width apart, bend the knees and tighten up your abdominal wall; all of this is done before you lift.
2. Provide a Good Base of Support : Think as if you are a chair; one leg is pretty wobbly. Two legs are better than one, especially with the feet widely placed for extra support. Place a hand down on a counter top for even more support and now you are a three-legged chair. And both legs and arms in contact with something solid will give your spine the most stable base of support possible.
I have migraines that cause my face to go numb, both my legs to go weak and get pins and needles and burning sensations. I can have altered sensation in both my feet and legs at the same time, this usually only lasts for short periods of time but happens on and off with twitching in the numb areas. Sometimes this can make it difficult to walk. I can also get a tingling tongue. I also sometimes get stabbing eye pain. I never feel sick or light sensitive but I have stabbing like pains in my head, like an electrical bolt. I have had repeat brain MRI on a T3 machine which have been normal. I never usually get severe headache just more weird sensations in my head.
Can migraine cause both legs to go numb at the same time? Or both arms at the same time? I was told migraine is only one sided? I have had spinal MRI and this is normal too.
Thank you for any info. Cheers, Eleanor.
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