Aches & Pains


A Pain in the Psoas

Recently, I started feeling excruciating hip and back pain, numbness in my leg and trouble standing straight, walking or sleeping. An osteopath diagnosed tension in the psoas muscle. Here's what I learned about "psoas syndrome" and what to do when it starts to hurt.


Living With Arthritis

All at once, I had symptomatic arthritis. It hurt. It made me tired. I didn't want to take pills for the rest of my life. This is how I learned to live with it and be okay about it.


How I Treat a Strained Back

For those of us who do hard physical labor, whether it's for a living or just fixing up your home, back pain is inevitable. It's just part of the deal. I've found some things to make it heal faster.


My Experience With Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

TMD (Temporomandibular joint disorder) is a problem that takes place in the jaw region. TMD sufferers experience a lot of pain and discomfort, such as headaches, difficulty chewing, or a stiff feeling in their jaw. The severity of TMD varies, and different ways can be used to reduce the pain, such as exercises and possibly surgery.