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Dos and doníts for low back pain
by Charles Friedman, DO
Dos and doníts for low back pain
If you suffer from lower back pain, be careful that you donít further injure yourself when taking on your outdoor activities

As the weather begins to warm and flowers bloom, it becomes clear that summer is just around the corner. If youíre one who loves to enjoy the great outdoors, then this is just the season for you. However, if you suffer from lower back pain, be careful that you donít further injure yourself when taking on your outdoor activities. From gardening to playing sports, many seasonal activities may wind-up being a pain in your lower back. But with a few exercises to strengthen those muscles, youíll be able to spring right back into your outdoor fun - pain free.
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia are REAL!
by Jill Pitcher, DO
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia are REAL! They are steadily becoming a recognized disorder after having historically been down played or ignored.

Chronic fatigue and its painful counterpart fibromyalgia are real disorders that cause physiologic changes in the body that can be effectively helped by an integrated approach to treatment. They are steadily becoming a recognized disorder after having historically been down played or ignored by many doctors. The difficulty in gaining this recognition is the result of an inability to objectively identify a reproducible cause of all the varied symptoms associated with it.
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Muscular Pain ...Education, Prevention & Healing
by E. Franklin Livingstone, MD, MRM
Muscular Pain ...Education, Prevention & Healing This is an acute process that can go on for prolonged periods because many daily (acute) aggravating factors cause perpetuation. If you are not aware, you may have many minor aggravations over the course of a single day

Healthiness, whether in the whole individual or in specific organ systems (muscle is an organ system) depends upon a balance between healing processes and cellular deteriorative processes. When healing processes cannot keep up with deteriorative processes, then the balance shifts to a state of sub-optimal health in the involved muscles.
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Understanding ...
your pain can help you treat it

by E. Franklin Livingstone, MD, MRM
Understanding Pain Myofascial pain (MFP) is a very common problem that may affect each of us to some degree at certain times. How it starts, and why it can continue indefinitely is not understood. However, a comprehensive rehabilitation program seems to be the key for success in treating this often-misunderstood condition.

MFP is a Latin-derived term that stands for pain that comes from muscles. More specifically, from muscles and the connective tissues associated with muscle (myo = muscle, fascial = connective or fibrous tissue). Connective tissue is the glue that holds our individual cells and tissues together.
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Fibromyalgia
by C. Robert Meloni
The only thing unusual about this case is the fact that the patient is male

Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a widespread disorder. Its symptoms wax and wane; it almost defies description; and so far it has no laboratory or radiological identifiers. In other words, even after many tests, your doctor does not usually discover a definitive answer. Moreover, early on, the patient may ask: ďIs it all in my head?Ē
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