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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.
A basic idea in science says that for every action there's an equal and opposite reaction. If someone gets pushed, the usual reaction is to shove back. The same thing happens when we walk. The foot and the ground each exert a certain amount of force on each other. What if someone has hip pain from arthritis? The natural response is to change how fast and how hard the foot hits the ground. However, the force of the ground meeting the foot doesn't change. Where does the rest of that energy go? Interesting question! When it is necessary to change the way we walk, the body compensates by moving differently. The force goes to a different section of the body. Suddenly, the foot isn't striking the ground on the painful side of the body as hard as it is on the other. The force or action is shifted away from the hip to the pelvis and the knee. How do scientists know that? Advances in camera technology have made it possible to study how people walk. Specialized cameras can capture movement during...
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