Pain

Expert Tips To Keep Ears In Good Health

Dr Roger Henderson | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Roger Henderson

The number one cause of earache is earwax build up, which affects over one third of ear pain sufferers. Ear wax is important for ear health as it helps to protect the lining of the ears. After it is produced, it slowly makes its way to the opening of the ear where it either falls out or is removed when you wash.

Bulls**t About Posture Causes Pain And Suffering

Cheryl Lee | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Lee

Anyway you look at it, beliefs about stabilising the core in order to get strong, protect the spine and have a good posture are rampant among friends, in communities, in society and in the media. Why on earth wouldn't you follow advice that appears to be endorsed by everyone, everywhere?

It's Not All In Our Head: Physical Symptoms Of Depression

Naomi Barrow | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Depression may impact other parts of our bodies, too - including our blood glucose levels, bone density, menstrual cycle, sex drive, and sleep. Additionally, any medication we take for depression can also have physical side effects.

How To Stop Period Pain: 9 Alternative Types Of Relief

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When your period hits, the pain varies from a niggling ache to full-on agony in your lower abdomen. Throw menstrual migraines and pre-menstrual cramps...

What Growing Up With A Disabled Parent Taught Me About Disability

Anna Gaunt | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Gaunt

I believe that identifying with the term 'disabled' is a personal choice. But it is important to recognise that there is no right way to be disabled. The disabled community is diverse, as are the lives of those within it.

Living With Chronic Pain Isn't Just About Living With Pain

Elizabeth Sirrell | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sirrell

Families can become frustrated. Sometimes they can't understand why the pain can't be cured with some extra strong headache pills. Sometimes they can't cope with seeing them in pain. Sometimes they might not believe that the pain can be so controlling. And sometimes they want a more 'reliable' relative. Sometimes they too just drift away.

A Fit Mind

Kamontip Evans | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Pick up a women's or men's magazine and the dominant features will be appearance, nutrition, fitness, work, sex and romance. We want to be strong, fit, healthy and attractive and enjoy our work and love life. We want them and expect them to go right, but we can be in for disappointments when they don't go according to plan. We need a Plan B: a fit mind to back us up.

Falling In Love With Mum - Dementia and Dying

Lisa Ives | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

My mother died nearly six years ago, I haven't been able to write about it until now.

Perpetual Sadness

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

In a world filled with wilful ignorance, unfettered greed and social injustice, it is difficult to believe that anyone could be immune from sadness. Y...

One Car Aka Wanker!

Sophie Farrow | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Parents
Sophie Farrow

I think just sometimes we have to laugh at certain situations. Obviously not laughing at your child because that is just damn right cruel but when they don't have a clue what is happening and it gets you through the day with a giggle then, why not?

Bikes, Bondage And Batman

Jonathan Lea | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Lea

You sometimes even cycled somewhere just for pleasure (remember that word 'pleasure', it's important). You'd enjoy the sheer pleasure of cycling through the countryside - unhindered, free, at one with nature...the wind in your hair, the smell of manure in your nostrils...well, you get the idea. But not anymore.

Working With Arthritis - Make Your Voice Heard

Liam O’Toole | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liam O’Toole

As we edge closer to the end of year, the afternoons are getting darker and we're probably all feeling a bit run down and looking forward to a Christmas break. Your thoughts might not have yet turned to the New Year, but how are you feeling about 2017?

Chronic Pain Christmas

Melinda Messenger | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melinda Messenger

I suffered with a ruptured disc a year ago which caused the most crippling back pain. It felt like I'd been cut in half and the pain even caused me to lose consciousness and pass blood. On the day the disc ruptured, an ambulance was called and I was literally screaming all the way to the hospital until they could give me medication to knock me out.

Finding Joy Through Pain

Genelle Aldred | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Genelle Aldred

Being happy is a transient state, a feeling, I have never met anyone who is happy all the time. Joy on the other hand is more of an emotion it contains happiness but goes deeper. Joyful people are those going through a rough time but not going under.

Arthritis Attacks What it Means to Live

Liam O’Toole | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Liam O’Toole

This year, we want even more people like Nora to share their everyday experience of living with arthritis. With everyone's support, we can continue to invest in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis today, and in the future.

Virtual Reality And Healthcare

Chris Lloyd | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Lloyd

This is just a small insight into the vast collection of Virtual Reality uses for improving our healthcare system and practices. Remaining at the forefront of technology has proved vital in medical research facilities all over the world, and has already helped with much needed scientific breakthroughs.

A Nation in Pain

Liam O’Toole | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Liam O’Toole

Chronic pain is also often invisible, and as such it can be difficult for people to explain to their loved ones or health care professionals, putting up a barrier to getting the right support and treatments.

Life Lessons Disability Taught Me No.1 - Addiction

Mik Scarlet | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK
Mik Scarlet

OK, this isn't an in-depth account of how to beat all addiction, but it a brief exploration of how I have made sure I am not a slave to it's effects. I cannot avoid addiction entirely as my pain will remain with me for all my life, but I hope my experiences as a disabled person can help others.

The Science Of Pain

Jen Barton | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

"Everything hurts," the Renaissance legend Michelangelo once declared. Let's be honest: we've all felt that way at one time or another. Physical pain,...

Awkward

Naomi Hefter | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I walked home feeling light as a feather but filled with mixed emotions. My advice if you want this done, is to go in open minded, emotionally detached and ready for anything, Kind of like a one night stand I guess.

Why Couldn't Painkillers Help Prince's (Or Anyones) Long Term Pain?

Jamie Wareham | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Wareham

Let us be clear from the offset, we don't yet know the circumstances of his death. What we do know is he had a pain problem and that he's also been given antidotes to counteract high doses of pain medication.

Endometriosis: A Fate as Bad as Cancer?

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

I must admit I was taken aback when my patient made this statement. It was over 15 years ago, but I remember it clearly. Initially I thought this was quite an extreme reaction but over the years, it has influenced my attitude and management of women suffering from endometriosis.

It's a Right Pain

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Compassion is key when we consider pain, bringing kindness and understanding towards ourselves when experiencing pain can make a difference. Studies show time and time again the variance in pain experience when mindfulness and compassion are introduced.

Pain - A Personal Perspective

Mik Scarlet | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I know many people who live with pain similar to mine, and many others whose pain manifests itself totally differently. However pain touches them, it needs treating to allow them to live anything near a normal life.

Most Sleepwalkers Don't Feel Pain During Their Nighttime Expeditions

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most sleepwalkers don't feel any pain during their nighttime wanders, according to science. And we're pretty freaked out about it. A small study f...