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    Recognizing Early Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Arthritis is a condition that causes joint inflammation in various areas of the body. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs in one or multiple joints in the body that have no relationship to one another. Rheumatoid arthritis affects similar joints on opposite sides of the body. A person with osteoarthritis will feel stiffness, pain, and discomfort at the later hours of the day, typically in the knees. Rheumatoid arthritis causes stiffness and pain in the hands and feet within the first hours of waking. Watch this video for more information.

    World of Wellness serves Fort Worth with a variety of medical services, including arthritis relief. We also provide treatment for back and neck pain, headache relief, anti-aging solutions, weight loss help, massage, natural healthcare, allergy management, and more. Visit our website or call (469) 454-2043 to schedule an appointment today.

    Answering Common Questions about Migraines

    Last updated 8 months ago

    A migraine is a type of severe headache. Typically, a migraine headache is very intense and causes throbbing pain in one or both sides of the head. For most people, the pain radiates from behind the temples, or behind one eye or ear. Migraines can cause nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Read on for answers to a few common questions about migraines. 

    Are there different types of migraines?
    There are many types of migraines. The most common forms are migraine with aura and migraine without aura. A migraine with aura, or classical migraine, causes sensory symptoms that occur 10 to 30 minutes before an attack. A person dealing with this might see flashing lights, blind spots, or zig-zag lines. They may also feel numbness or tingling in their face or hands, have a disturbed sense of taste, smell, or touch, and feel mentally fuzzy. A migraine without aura does not cause any of the mentioned sensory symptoms.  

    What causes migraines?
    Researchers have not found the exact cause of migraines. Many think that it is due to abnormal changes in levels of substances that the brain naturally produces. When these substance levels increase, they can cause inflammation. The inflammation can then cause vessels in the brain to swell, press on nearby nerves, and cause pain. Researchers have also linked genes to migraines. People who get migraines might have abnormal genes that control the functions of brain cells. Migraines can be triggered by several things, including lack of sleep, skipped meals, bright lights, strong odors, stress, and weather changes.

    When should I seek help for headaches?
    Sometimes, what may seem like a simple headache can actually lead to a more serious problem. Seek out a medical professional if you’re experiencing several headaches per month, have headaches that disrupt your life, or experience vomiting or sensory problems.

    If you are experiencing severe headaches or migraines, visit World of Wellness. We serve Fort Worth with a variety of services, such as headache relief, chiropractic care, aging solutions, weight loss, arthritis relief, and more. Visit our website or call (469) 454-2043 to schedule an appointment.  

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    The Difference Between Acute and Chronic Back Pain

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Acute pain comes on suddenly, lasts no longer than six weeks, and is the most common type of back pain. Chronic back pain, on the other hand, lingers a long time and can last longer than three months.

    There are different forms of treatment depending on whether you are experiencing acute or chronic back pain. For instances of acute pain, acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen can help alleviate discomfort. Because acute pain usually gets better on its own, it is best to remain as active as possible, which can help reduce stiffness. In cases of chronic back pain, there are a number of nonsurgical treatment options, such as hot and cold compresses, exercise, trigger point injections, and acupuncture, to name a few. Only severe cases of chronic back pain require surgery.

    To learn more about holistic treatment options for acute or chronic back pain, contact World of Wellness at (469) 454-2043. Our dedicated and caring staff specializes in natural wellness and prevention. With several convenient Fort Worth area facilities, we offer a variety of holistic treatment services, from weight loss to arthritis to joint pain. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

    World of Wellness Success Story!

    Last updated 8 months ago

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