A sharp, shooting pain moves across your back and down into your leg. Or you feel a consistent, dull ache that causes the sensation of numbness to move through your thigh and into your calf. This is not a normal backache.
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Headaches are something that everyone deals with throughout the course of their life, but not everyone endures a migraine headache. Migraines affect 37 million people in the United States, 70% of whom are women. This is not just a tension headache or a sinus headache that goes away with over-the-counter medication.
There is a big difference between the unwelcome pain that comes from an old sports injury or picking up a heavy box, in comparison to a condition involving the nerves. The bones, muscles, and nerves in your back are a complex system that support your entire body, and it’s always possible that they may become compromised and lead to a condition called lumbar radiculopathy.
It’s fairly well known that large amounts of stress can cause a variety of health problems. Stress can affect your weight, sleep, eating habits, and ability to concentrate. Another lesser known risk of stress is that it can bring about intense physical pain, known as myofascial pain syndrome.
Technology has greatly increased the scope of our world. We can connect with friends and family regardless of location, watch movies on our phone, and store thousands of books on one small device. Unfortunately, overuse of technology also can be hard on your friendships, your social life, and your body.
Spinal stenosis is a condition that usually develops in people age 50+, and it can literally be a real pain in the neck and back.
“My hand is asleep” is a common enough thing, but when you start to get that pins-and-needles feeling regularly or during routine activities, it could be a sign of nerve damage.
Lumbago is a general term referring to back pain. It may be just another word, but when you’re suffering from back pain, it’s anything but trivial.
Migraines. If you have them, just the mention of the word can fill you with a sense of dread. They can be hard to diagnose, and at times hard to treat.