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Chronic pain

When to Worry About Back Pain

When should my back pain worry me is probably best answered by taking into consideration the circumstances prevailing at the time the pain first manifests itself. Most back pain, perhaps as much as 95% of all back pain, is benign and is not reflecting any serious underlying disease. However, some back pain is an early manifestation of significant disease. Doctor’s call these circumstances “Red Alerts” and you too need to be aware of them. All red alert back pain needs further investigation like blood tests, x-rays, MRI and CT scans..

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Symptoms of STDs

Symptoms of STDs will of course depend on what specific infection is involved -- chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes virus or whatever. That said there are however some general symptoms that are common to most types of STD and they are:

What Causes Numbness in Fingers

What causes numbness in fingers will depend on where the nerve supply to your fingers is being impinged upon. In general terms this can either be in the neck, the so-called cervical spine, at the elbow or in the wrist.

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Why Am I Always Tired

Why am I always tired ? To answer the question - it might be useful to first of all look at your sleeping habits, sleep duration and quality. Very often it is here where the problem lies. If no clues are to be found in exploring these then systemic causes for chronic tiredness will have to be considered.

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Constant fatigue and tiredness can cause long term health problems. Speak to one of our Doctors today and get the help you need

Gardasil Anti-cancer Vaccine Is It Safe

Gardasil is an anti human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine introduced in 2010 as a vaccine against cervical cancer. The majority of cervical cancers are caused by the changes brought about by HPV infections of the cervix. Hence, vaccinating against this virus would seem to make perfectly good sense from a Public Health perspective.

New Hope for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Low-Dose Naltrexone May Provide Relief for Fibromyalgia Patients

When it comes to the treatment of that strange condition fibromyalgia, doctors do not have great choices. Heretofore the usual treatments of this most debilitating condition were the standard non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, which incidentally do not work. After that there was the antidepressants and after that the anti-seizure drugs like Lyrica. Usually patients end up on a little of each depending on response.

Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain

There is now compelling evidence that Medical Marijuana has a real role to play in the management of chronic pain. So why are we not allowed to prescribe it? Or why is it not available for dispensing from your local pharmacy? Because what this prohibition on cannabis is doing is driving it underground. People in chronic pain are being made to feel like criminals for growing their own pot or otherwise procuring marijuana illegally.

Here is just one study attesting to the benefits of marijuana

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Prevalence:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis is the second commonest form of arthritis to afflict human kind, the commonest being osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid typically affects the small joints of your hands and feet, while osteo tends to affect the larger joints like your hips or knees.
  • Rheumatoid is four times commoner in women than it is in men.

Sinus Headache

Sinus Headache

Sinus headache is a unique type of headache suffered by those with chronic or acute sinusitis.

What are the symptoms of sinus headache?

Here are some of the salient features of sinus headache:

Headache

Headache

In the majority of cases headache is not a symptom of serious illness although people who suffer frequent headache may worry about an underlying brain tumour or a pending stroke. These in reality are rare and the majority of headaches are benign.