Lower back pain is very common, with roughly 80 percent of adults experiencing it in their lifetime. Lower back pain is also complex, with many different possible causes. One often unsuspected cause can be your feet. Lower back pain can significantly impact the quality of one’s life. In fact, it is a very common cause of disability and missed days of work. While most lower back pain is acute, some also experience chronic lower back pain. The fact that treatment for lower back pain is limited is another problem. The Link Between the Feet and Back Problems There are certain conditions of the feet that have been linked to back pain. These mechanical problems can affect the way people walk or stand, for example, which places additional stress on the lower back and causes pain as a result. One example of a mechanical issue would be collapsed foot arches (also…

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Vertigo is actually a symptom as opposed to a condition itself. It is an unpleasant physical sensation that is often described as feeling like you are spinning, tilting and off balance. In addition to this unpleasant sensation, it can also cause a number of additional symptoms, including sweating, nausea, headaches, dizziness and vomiting to name just a few. Many people experience a loss of balance, which makes it difficult to stand or walk. Symptoms can be very severe in many…

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There are many causes of shoulder pain. Some shoulder pain subsides within two weeks, but that is not always the case. If you have been experiencing shoulder pain for longer than two weeks, it is important to visit your doctor. Shoulder pain can occur because of a number of different conditions, from bursitis to rotator cuff injuries to frozen shoulder and thoracic outlet syndrome. In other cases, shoulder pain isn’t actually caused by the shoulder joint, but rather the neck.…

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There are many different types of chronic headaches with their own sets of symptoms, but they all have a similar effect: they significantly impact one’s quality of life, as is the case with any chronic pain. Chronic pain doesn’t exist by itself, many other conditions co-exist alongside chronic pain, such as depression. It also has great social and financial implications. In an effort to relieve pain associated with chronic headaches, many people turn to pain medication, which, in some cases,…

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