Treating Somatoform Pain Disorder

Somatoform pain disorders are medical conditions (technically defined as a type of mental illness) in which someone experiences physical pain without any physical cause to explain it. So how do you treat a pain whose source doesn’t seem to exist? …

Muscle Pain and Weakness

Muscle pain and weakness can range from mildly unpleasant to sometimes debilitating. Unfortunately, neither instance is necessarily easy to explain. Sure, a person may experience muscle pain the day after an intense workout or weakness while fighting the flu, but …

Can Your Prevent Pleurisy?

Pleurisy is a painful condition in the chest and lungs caused by inflammation. There are two layers of thin tissue called the pleura, one encasing the exterior of the lungs and one lining the interior of the chest cavity. When …

Preventing Muscle Pain

Muscle pain may not sound like that big of a problem when somebody else is experiencing it, but it’s quite a different story when you are feeling muscle pain yourself. Like all pain, muscle pain may vary from slightly annoying …

The Symptoms of Somatoform Pain Disorder

For some people experiencing hard-to-diagnose pain, it’s not “all in their head” – but part of it is. Somatoform pain disorders occur when psychological factors manifest as physical pain; this means that although they are a feeling acute or chronic …