How Does the Brain Control Pain?

How Does the Brain Control Pain?

Pain is one of the few common experiences we can all relate to. Everyone has experienced pain at one time or another in their lives. No one enjoys being in pain, but it is a necessary part of helping keep us alive. To gain a deeper understanding of pain we will look at the various parts of the...

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How to Stretch Your Hips if You Have a Desk Job

How to Stretch Your Hips if You Have a Desk Job

Most people work around eight hours a day while sitting at a desk. This can put a lot of long-term stress throughout multiple regions of the body and can also create tight muscles through the hip musculature. Three of these muscle groups that get very restricted and tight after sitting for long...

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What is a Trigger Point?

Hint: It has nothing to do with a gun. A trigger point usually consists of a small band of muscle which feels knotty. It is sometimes painful when touched, but the pain is often referred to another area of the body. A trigger point in the shoulder, for example, might cause a headache. What causes...

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