Nothing is more enervating than chronic pain. It ails you day and night, affecting not only your physical but also mental health. Experiencing never-ending pain makes your life hard, if not unbearable, which is why stacking piles of painkillers on the shelves of your medicine cabinet is normal. Over-the-counter medications, indeed, can help you ease […]
If you have a hard time walking, experience some discomfort when standing, or feel tingling anywhere along your legs or arms, the chances are that you’re suffering from spinal stenosis. It is a condition when your spinal canal is not wide enough for the cord to rest, which puts pressure on the latter. This abnormal […]
Over the last years, there have been a lot of discussions on fibromyalgia. With a countless number of clinical studies and recent medical advances, those discussions have evolved from questioning the existence of this disease to exploring the most effective ways of its treatment. Nowadays, all doctors say that fibromyalgia pain is real and leaves […]
The joints control shoulders, knees, and other parts of the body. In order to function properly, they have to be protected by a rubbery substance known as cartilage, which prevents the bones from rubbing against one another when the body is in motion. For a number of reasons, cartilage can gradually wear down, resulting in […]
Scleroderma is a chronic rheumatic disease and a connective tissue disorder. The term comes from a combination of two Greek words: “sclera” which means “hard”, and “derma” – “skin”. Indeed, the hardened outer tissue is the most common and visible symptom of the disease, though, in many patients, the damage is more than skin-deep.
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative pathologies that affects millions of people all over the globe. It is second only to Alzheimer’s and leaves 60,000 Americans (and counting) with the scary diagnoses each year, not to mention undetected cases. The actual number of those, who have to live with Parkinson’s tremors, slow […]
In the U.S., the number of people who struggle against multiple sclerosis (MS) increases year by year with hundreds of Americans being diagnosed with that potentially disabling disease weekly. In most cases, they find themselves sinking into the depth of despair because there is still no way of curing MS. All those tons of pills […]
For more than a century, Alzheimer’s disease has been one of the most mind-boggling medical mysteries. The scientists still haven’t figured out the underlying cause of the condition. Nor do they know how to cure or prevent it. All that is left to do is to treat the symptoms which only mildly increases the quality […]