Tattoo pain varies depending on sex, pain threshold, and age. However, in general, the most painful areas are those with little fat, like ribs.
Make yourself approachable to discuss accommodations and recognize that not all chronic illnesses are visible.
A New York study showed non-native English speakers got fewer pain assessments and medications after C-sections. Black and Hispanic moms were affected too.
There’s been a global uptick in back pain since coronavirus stay-at-home orders were brought in, according to a survey of 25,000 people across the world from digital therapeutics company Kaia Health. People reported more back pain due to watching more TV, playing more online games, and working from their couches […]
The best ways to get rid of a headache include drinking more water, eating balanced meals, trying relaxation techniques like deep breathing, and taking medication like Tylenol. Headaches can be caused by many factors – including stress, poor diet, and underlying medical conditions – and figuring out what’s triggering your […]
You can know if your chest pains are serious by assessing your symptoms and medical history. If you feel severe chest pain and also exhibit risk factors for heart disease – like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes – it may indicate a serious heart condition like a heart […]
Angina is chest pain that occurs when there is a decrease in blood flow and oxygen to the heart. Angina may indicate a blockage in the arteries leading to the heart, and if left untreated, it can lead to coronary artery disease or a heart attack. Here’s how to know […]
Peripheral artery disease is when plaque builds up in the arteries leading away from the heart. Peripheral artery disease mainly occurs in the arteries leading to extremities, such as the legs, narrowing those arteries and impairing blood flow. It’s important to recognise peripheral artery disease early to treat it properly […]
Back pain that persists and doesn’t get better may indicate something more serious. Numbness, tingling, and weakness in your lower body are all signs of an injury that is more serious than common back pain. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. Back pain affects most of us at some point […]
Back pain is quite common and it isn’t always caused by injuries. Sitting in the same position for a long period of time, leaning over your phone and devices often, and wearing really flat shoes can cause you to experience back pain. People who are pregnant or who are sleeping […]
Chest pain could be caused by a variety of medical conditions. Chest pain can be a symptom of a heart attack or a gallbladder issue. GERD or an irritated nerve could also be causing your chest pain. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories . Any kind of pain is unpleasant […]
Stubbing your toe hurts so much because you’re slamming a tiny surface with a force equal to 2-3 times your bodyweight. Then a bundle of nerve endings called nociceptors fire a danger signal to your brain. Although it’s not pleasant, this pain might have helped your ancestors step carefully and […]
The government’s leading food and drug authority recently approved a potent new opioid called Dsuvia that dissolves under the tongue and can be taken without an IV. Several experts strongly opposed the approval, which came amidst an epidemic of opioid overdose deaths and addiction. The CMO of the company behind […]
Lower back pain can be uncomfortable and difficult to manage, and some common coping strategies and issues could actually be making your lower back pain worse. Here are some things that could potentially be making your lower back pain more difficult to manage. 1. You sit for long periods of […]
Similar areas of the brain are activated when you burn your hand on the stove and when you bite into a cookie. Here’s why. Following is a transcript of the video. Caroline Aghajanian: “Oh my god… I think I’m going to die.” Why do we do this? Joe Avella: “It […]
Sometimes we wake up groggy even though we’ve gone to bed on time and had a solid eight hours of sleep. Experts say it could be down to your sleeping position. Sleeping on your back is supposedly the best position, but ultimately, comfort is key. There’s no longer any doubt […]
The US is seeing the highest drug overdose death rates ever recorded in history. Opioid painkillers are the heart of the problem. People are overdosing on prescription drugs from doctors and illegal drugs purchased on the black market. The path to death can start innocently, with a benign prescription for […]