How Do Common Pain Relievers Work in the Body?

Spring brings warm weather and outdoor adventures. A change in season can also bring new muscle and joint pain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often recommended as a short-term solution to relieve the pain. NSAIDs work on hormonel...
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Western Medicine: Combating Chronic Pain

If you are a person living with chronic pain, like me, you have probably been examined, evaluated, and diagnosed by a doctor that practices Western medicine referred to as conventional (traditional) or mainstream.
Celeste Cooper, RN

Possible Therapies to Help Chronic Pain

Credit: iStock If you experience chronic pain then you know how difficult it can be to face life knowing that from the moment you wake up, you will have a level of suffering that can make living life and enjoying life incredibly difficult. Here are s...

Arthritis: One Word for a Wide Array of Diseases

Arthritis, per the Arthritis Foundation, is an informal term for joint disease. Arthritis refers to degenerative musculoskeletal changes in joints. There are at least 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Exercise as a Prescription for Chronic Pain

Only 21 percent of Americans meet the recommended levels of physical activity for health according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lack of exercise can contribute to joint pain in both adults and children. Joint pain can then ...
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.