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The Migraine headache is unilateral pain
(affecting one half of the head) and pulsating in
nature, lasting from 4 to 72 hours; symptoms
include nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to
light, increased sensitivity to sound; the symptoms
are generally aggravated by routine activity.
Cluster headaches occur periodically,
with active periods interrupted by spontaneous
A Tension headache is the most common
type of primary headache. The pain can radiate
from the neck, back, eyes, or other muscle groups
in the body.
Fibromyalgia is characterized by
chronic widespread pain and allodynia, a
heightened and painful response to pressure.
Fibromyalgia symptoms are not restricted to
pain, leading to the use of the alternative term
fibromyalgia syndrome for the condition. Other
symptoms include debilitating fatigue, sleep
disturbance, and joint stiffness. Some patients
may also report difficulty with swallowing,
bowel and bladder abnormalities, numbness
and tingling, and cognitive dysfunction.
Herniated Disc
A Herniated Disc is a tear in the
outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc
that allows the soft, central portion to bulge
out. This tear in the disc ring may result in the
release of inflammatory chemical mediators
which may directly cause severe pain.
Knee Pain
Knee pain is a common complaint that
affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the
result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or
torn cartilage. Medical conditions including
arthritis, gout and infections also can cause knee
Neck Pain
Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused
by numerous other spinal problems. Neck pain may arise due
to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, or
pinching of the nerves emanating from the cervical vertebrae.
Joint disruption in the neck creates pain, as does joint
disruption in the upper back.
The head is supported by the lower neck and upper
back, and it is these areas that commonly cause neck pain.
The top three joints in the neck allow for most movement of
your neck and head. The lower joints in the neck and those of
the upper back create a supportive structure for your head to
sit on. If this support system is affected adversely, then the
muscles in the area will tighten, leading to neck pain.
Osteoarthritis, sometimes called
degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis,
is the most common form of arthritis.
Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage in your
joints wears down over time. While it can
affect any joint in your body, the disorder
most commonly affects joints in your hands,
hips, knees, and neck.
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis can cause
pain, swelling and deformity. As the tissue
that lines your joints (synovial membrane)
becomes inflamed and thickened, fluid
builds up and joints erode and degrade.
Sciatica refers to pain that
radiates along the path of the sciatic
nerve and its branches from your back
down your buttock and leg. The sciatic
nerve is the longest nerve in your
body. It runs from your spinal cord to
your buttock and hip area and down
the back of each leg.
Shoulder Pain
A common cause of shoulder pain is
soreness of the tendon (a cord that attaches a
muscle to a bone) of the rotator cuff (the part of
the shoulder that helps circular motion). Another
common cause is soreness of the subacromial
bursa (a sac of fluid under the highest part of the
shoulder). You might experience soreness after
activities such as painting, lifting or playing a
sport, which require you to lift your arms.
Tennis Elbow
Tennis Elbow is a condition
where the outer art of the elbow
becomes sore and tender. It is commonly
associated with playing tennis and other
racquet sports, though the injury can
happen to almost anybody.
Wrist Pain
Many types of Wrist pain
are caused by sudden injuries that
result in sprains or fractures. But wrist
pain also can be caused by more longterm problems such as repetitive
stress, arthritis and carpal tunnel
Back Pain
Back Pain can often be divided into
neck pain, upper back pain, lower back pain or
tailbone pain. It may have a sudden onset or can
be a chronic pain; it can be constant or
intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to
other areas. It may be a dull ache, or a sharp or
piercing or burning sensation. The pain may
radiate into the arm and hand, into the upper
back, or into the low back, and might radiate
into the leg or foot, and may include symptoms
other than pain, such as weakness, numbness or
Joint Pain
Joint pain is discomfort that arises
from any joint - the point where two or
more bones meet. Joint pain is sometimes
called arthritis or arthralgia. Joint pain can
be mild, causing some soreness each time
you move your joint. Or joint pain can be
severe, making it impossible to use your
joint. Joint pain is rarely an emergency. Most
cases of mild joint pain can be successfully
managed at home.