Relief at Last! The Prevention® Guide to Natural Pain Relief

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-03-13
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
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Chronic pain is something that no one should have to suffer from, yet 50 million Americans do. But new research can help put an end to that. Relief at Lastis a comprehensive guide that exposes the root causes of more than 60 common conditionsfrom tendinitis to heartburn to fibromyalgiaand helps readers find immediate relief from pain, in addition to everyday strategies to permanently alleviate ailments of the joints, muscles, and other achy body parts. So that readers don't need to wade through the staggering amount of contradictory information about what's safe and what's effective, Relief at Lastpresents the latest doctor-reviewed research to provide an overview of where and why pain begins, and then put that knowledge to use in determining the best way to say goodbye to it foreverusing proven combinations of conventional and complementary therapies. Pain is different for every individual. With the knowledge provided in Relief at Lastand an easy-to-use pain diary to track success, readers will equip themselves with all the tools needed to manage flare ups and find a customized solution to reduce their pain over the long term.

Author Biography

Sar Harrar, is a freelance writer specializing in health, medicine, and science. She has written for national magazines including O-Oprah Magazine, Reader's Digest, Women's Health, Fitness, and many more. Sari is a former health news editor for Prevention magazine and was a newspaper reporter for more than a decade. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. v
Therapies for Pain-Free Living
You Don't Have to Hurtp. 3
Food and Supplementsp. 19
Exercise and Movement Therapiesp. 29
Touch Therapiesp. 38
Mind-Body Therapiesp. 46
Using Pain Medications and Medical Treatments Wiselyp. 60
Pain-Relief Prescriptions
Head Painp. 79
Migrainesp. 81
Tension headachesp. 92
Sinus headachesp. 104
Face, Mouth, and Respiratory System Painp. 111
Sinusitis and sinus infectionp. 112
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)p. 120
Dental pain and tooth sensitivityp. 131
Burning mouth syndromep. 138
Back, Neck, and Shoulder Painp. 146
Strains and sprains
Disk-related pain
Fractured vertebrae
Slipped vertebrae
Spinal stenosis
Scoliosis and kyphosis
Knee, Leg, and Foot Painp. 173
Peripheral vascular disease and peripheral artery diseasep. 174
Achilles tendinitis and other ankle painp. 180
Plantar fasciitisp. 186
Goutp. 192
Bunions and cornsp. 198
Hammertoep. 203
Flat feet and fallen archesp. 204
Morton's neuromap. 208
Arthritis and Joint Painp. 213
Osteoarthritisp. 214
Cystsp. 225
Lupusp. 229
Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritisp. 235
Adult Still's diseasep. 245
Ankylosing spondylitisp. 250
Sports and Overuse Injuriesp. 255
Bursitis and tendinitisp. 256
Carpal tunnel syndromep. 262
Stress fractures and metatarsal injuriesp. 269
Rotator cuff injuries and impingement syndromep. 274
Myofascial painp. 279
Patellofemoral pain syndromep. 284
Pelvic Painp. 289
Menstrual crampsp. 290
Fibroidsp. 299
Endometriosisp. 306
Vulvodyniap. 314
Pelvic inflammatory diseasep. 320
Insterstitial cystitis/ Painful bladder syndromep. 324
Chronic prostatitis/Chronic pelvic pain in menp. 333
Digestive and Gastrointestinal Painp. 343
Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)p. 344
Gallstonesp. 356
Ulcersp. 364
Irritable bowel syndromep. 372
Diverticulitisp. 382
Kidney stonesp. 392
Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitisp. 400
Nerve Painp. 416
Diabetic neuropathy Shingles Lyme disease
Trigeminal neuralgia and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
Raynaud's phenomenon
Cancer Painp. 432
Bone, nerve, organ, or muscle pain
Mystery and Bodywide Painp. 454
Chronic fatigue syndromep. 455
Fibromyalgiap. 465
Mystery pain and functional somatic syndromesp. 479
Tools for Pain-Free Living
Pain Diary and Pain Scalesp. 490
Exercise Routinesp. 496
Finding Resourcesp. 508
Endnotesp. 521
Indexp. 571
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