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Process that helps a patient to gain voluntary control over pain
biofeedback
Massage therapy that relieves inflammation of a muscle and its fascia
myofascial release
Alternative Asian therapy used to localize and relieve pain
acupuncture
The condition commonly known as 'tennis elbow'
epicondylitis
Pain related to inflammation located in the base of the foot and heel
plantar fasciitis
Type of therapy used by practitioners of chiropractic medicine
manipulative
Device used for nerve stimulation
TENS unit
Severe pain at the base of the spine
sacrodynia
Originating from the ventral branches of the last 4 cervical spinal nerves
brachialis
A system of 20 lines (12 principal and 8 collateral) regarded as channels through which qi flows
meridian
Common origination of orofacial pain
temporomandibular joint
Medications designed to interrupt the pain cycle
Cox-2 inhibitors
Pain signals travel from the body to the brain through the:
spinal cord
The relaxation response from this process can help increase metabolism, lower blood pressure, and improve heart rate, breathing, and brain waves
meditation
Device that lets a patient control pain medication
PCA