Pain & The Human Body

Pain affects 8 out of 10 people worldwide 1 Most people will experience some form of body pain in their lifetime. Click on the conditions below to learn more about these common types of pain.

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Sprain & Strain Treatment

Treating a sprain or strain Treatment depends on the joint involved and the severity of the injury. 1 The immediate goals of therapy are to decrease pain and swelling and to protect the area from further injury. 2 Mild injuries…

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Back Pain

Most people will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime and it is one of the commonest reasons for visits to the family doctor. 1,2 The pain can range from moderate to severe and debilitating but most episodes will…

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Back Pain Treatment

Back pain The aim of treatment is to relieve pain, improve function and reduce time away from work. 1 Most episodes of back pain will get better on their own with little intervention. 1 Generally: 2 30 – 60 %…

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Back Pain Red Flags

When to seek immediate medical attention If your back pain is related to significant trauma for your age 1 Fall from a height Car accident in a young patient Minor fall in a patient with osteoporosis (thinning of the bones)…

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Gout

What is gout? Gout is a common form of arthritis that is caused when uric acid crystals are deposited in a joint, causing inflammation and intense pain. 1,2 Gout can affect any joint, but it most commonly affects the large…

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Gout treatment

The goal of gout treatment is to decrease pain, inflammation and disability quickly and safely. 1 Untreated raised uric acid levels and recurrent gout over several years may cause erosion of the bone and can eventually result in joint damage…

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Headache Red Flags

Some headaches can be a sign of a serious underlying condition 1 Seek urgent medical assistance if you have a headache and any of the below symptoms: 1 History of trauma Stiff neck Fever Rash Vomiting (especially if you do…

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