Many parents ask if their children are the only Autistic children that seem to have a higher or lower pain thresholds than the “normal” person. The answer is no they are not. Many children with Autism experience reduced or heightened pain sensitivity. It is actually widely reported to be a common feature of children with Autism. Sensory abnormalities in Autism are well known; they are even part of the diagnostic criteria for the condition. But few investigators have looked into how people with Autism experience pain. The ones who have base their conclusions of reduced and heightened pain in children with Autism on anecdotal observations and questionable measures of pain reported by parents. My son is among the Autistic children that are affected by this.
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Is it possible to heal one's pain with cold water? Apparently, it's possible to relieve post-operative pain through swimming in cold water.
Fabio Nachman, a gastroenterologist from Argentina, talks about the most common gastrointestinal problems, explains what is the gastric pain and in which cases endoscopy is needed.
Are you an NSAID Abuser? You might be according to a new study that found that nearly one out of every five NSAID users exceed the recommended daily limit. Here's what you need to know to avoid the health consequences of NSAID abuse.
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Foot pain is no fun. If walking hurts, especially first thing in the morning, you may be dealing with plantar fasciitis. While there are many suggestions for how to ease plantar fasciitis pain -- such as steroids, the cure remains a mystery for this type of foot pain. However, these natural remedies for plantar fasciitis work safely and effectively anytime a flare up may occur.
You have likely heard the buzz about turmeric. This cousin of ginger, common in Indian cooking may be the most effective nutritional supplement you can add to your diet. Keep reading for my recipe for a delicious turmeric latte that you will want to drink every day.
In my years working as a rehabilitation therapist, the standard treatment for acute musculoskeletal injuries was RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Without fail, we recommended this protocol to reduce inflammation and pain. Inflammation, we were taught, increases pain and delays healing. But a new school of thought may be turning the RICE protocol on its head.
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions. The disorder affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3-6% of the world population, according to the National Fibromyalgia Association. So, here are some Natural approaches to heal fibromyalgia chronic pain.
Sometimes it's amazing how much you benefit from little things like essential oil bath salts. Taking a nice soak in a hot bath is one of these things. Soaking in hot water is more powerful than one might think.
Researchers say that there is an association between a fiber rich diet and a decreased risk of knee osteoarthritis.
Here are natural painkiller alternatives to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Nsaid painkillers)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs also known as Nsaid painkillers, are making headlines lately, but not for the right reasons. The BBC is reporting on a recent study that revealed that, heart attack risk is higher for people taking high doses of common Nsaid painkillers. But, if taking Nsaid painkillers might damage your heart what are the natural painkiller alternatives to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs?
OTC pain relievers at some point will come with side effects, but natural home remedies for pain usually have no side effects.
Researchers say present jellyfish sting recommendations may worsen stings. They have found vinegar and heat along with Sting No More Spray and Cream works best to treat jellyfish stings.
A recent study has shown craniosacral therapy to be effective in improving pain intensity, functional disability, and health-related quality of life. It is a non-invasive approach that uses gentle manual palpation techniques to release fascial restrictions between the cranium and the sacrum.
Researchers say there is a great deal of promise in light therapy for the treatment of chronic pain.
New York has added a new category that lets more patients avail of the addicting controversial drug.
Can Using Earplugs Make You Not Need Painkillers? Here's Why Sleep Is So Important and How You Can Improve Yours
Can a $3 pair of earplugs save you thousands of dollars in insurance and pharmaceutical costs by making you not need painkillers? Here's the deal with sleep and how to improve yours.
Recent news reveals shocking information that about 33 percent of Americans who've been prescribed and taken painkillers end up addicted. Here's what you can do to fight and prevent addiction if you're currently taking painkillers.
Over 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and treating that pain costs over $635 billion annually in the U.S. alone. Answers to the centuries-old question, “Why must we feel pain?” are finally available. Kristi Hughes writes.
Are you feeling more aches and pains and getting sore faster in the winter? Doctors say that colder temperatures can worsen conditions associated with chronic pain. Here are a few things you can do to help alleviate these winter nags.
Tai Chi is a low-impact mind-body exercise with many health benefits, including the relief of chronic neck pain and improved quality of life.
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Are you struggling with fibromyalgia and wondering if St. John’s wort can help you?
If you're pregnant, you should stop taking Aspirin, Advil, and related pain relievers. New studies show it could be harming your baby's health.
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