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Cancer Treatment Pain – Side Effects From Chemo & Radiation

Many cancer patients experience pain during and after treatment, in one way or another. It may be temporary or long-lasting, mild or severe, or even affect the organs or bones. Luckily, cancer pain is very treatable. Understanding what is causing the pain is the first step in finding relief.  Pain may occur when a tumor…

Symptoms and Treatments For Bone & Joint Pain

Joints form connections between your bones to help you move. As you age, painful joints become increasingly more common. If your joints are damaged from injury or disease, it can cause a lot of pain and interfere with movement. Conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, and injuries can lead to painful joints. Although…

Sciatic Pain?

Sciatic pain radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches out from your lower back, through the hips and buttocks, and down each leg. Sciatica usually happens when a herniated disk on the spine compresses part of the nerve. When this occurs, inflammation, pain and sometimes numbness can result. Fortunately, most sciatic pain will…

Help Relieve Juvenile Diabetes Pain

Juvenile diabetes, which is known as Type 1 diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. The hormone, insulin, is needed to allow sugar to enter cells to produce energy. The onset of Type 1 diabetes has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. It usually appears in childhood or…

Customer, Tracey Lambert, Shares Her Love of Milkweed Balm

A few years ago, when Monarch Flyway started to delve into using milkweed oil as a natural remedy for pain, Tracey Lambert was approached by her friend at Ogallala Comfort, the sister company to Milkweed Balm, to try the product for her migraines. After much success, Lambert, 55, continues to use Milkweed Balm for her migraines as…

Debrah Gann: Can Focus On What She Enjoys Thanks To Milkweed Balm

With a Masters degree in Geology and an accomplished career in Environmental Science and Hydrogeology, Debrah Gann was enjoying life in Midland, Texas, alongside her husband of 45 years when a major health issue stopped her in her tracks. In December 2014, she was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 2A invasive ductal carcinoma triple positive.  Debrah…

Summer Heat, Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and You

Summer heat and humidity can be difficult to manage when you’re healthy. But when you suffer from chronic pain, it can be even more challenging. People with chronic pain conditions may have difficulty regulating their system when the weather heats up. Extreme temperatures may lead to an increase in inflammation and pain. Luckily, there are…

Radiation Rash?

While you're undergoing radiation treatment, you may notice that the affected skin can change in color or becomes sore and dry. Some patients may react more than others and develop a rash in the area being treated. Depending on the location of the radiation, symptoms can vary. Taking care of yourself during radiation treatment is an…

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