Pain & Pain Relief

When we're in pain, we want it to stop—quickly and safely! The NorthStar blog on pain and pain relief contains information on options to help relieve pain fast, including product reviews and comparisons.

  1. [Breakthrough] WIPE OUT pain with this ‘miracle’ oil

    It’s the latest craze in healthcare… a proven natural therapy for everything from pain to cancer.

    But it’s pretty much doomed already.

    It’s got FOUR big “problems” working against it …

    1. It’s safe.
    2. It’s cheap.
    3. It’s effective.
    4. It’s natural.

    Now, I know that none of that SOUNDS like a problem.

    Of course, It’s NOT a problem for you –  but it’s a BIG problem for Big Pharma!

    If it ain't a drug, they'll do everything in their power – which is considerable – to KILL it.

    And that’s why you won’t hear boo about it… from them.

    But I’m already sold on this stuff.

    I’ve heard some pretty amazing things… and I’m here to share them with you.

    Nature’s ‘forbidden’ miracle therapy

    When I was in med school, there was absolutely no mention of an “endocannabinoid system.”

    It wasn’t controversial. It simply didn’t exist.

    And then CBD emerged… seemingly out of nowhere.

    It’s clear to me now that if I ever had cancer, I’d take the strongest form of CBD oil I could find (along with some other stuff).

    I DON’T have cancer – thank God.

    But some of the best research on CBD has been for pain… so I’m giving it a shot.

    I’ve been experimenting on myself with a more standard form of CBD oil to see if it’ll do anything about this lower back pain that’s been lingering for a few years.

    It’s only been about a month or so since I started, but I already know one thing…

    I’d sure as heck rather take my chances with CBD oil than an opioid.

    No contest!

    Yet the “experts” are lining up against this stuff.

    In an op-ed published in JAMA, two such experts claim that "substituting cannabis for opioid addiction treatments is potentially harmful."

    C’mon. That’s not science.

    That’s a joke.

    Opioids have been responsible for a wave of deaths so vast that last year, it actually made a dent in the national life expectancy.

    I’ve never heard of a SINGLE PERSON “dying of cannabis”…

    And that includes every possible form… legal and illegal… with and without THC.

    Only real problem here is the threat CBD poses to massive segments of the drug industry.

    We’re now figuring out that this endocannabinoid system plays a role in not only pain, but also mood, memory, appetite, and MANY other critical areas of your health.

    Even more critically, activating that system can help fight off disease -- including supposedly incurable conditions, ranging from Alzheimer’s to cancer.

    As for one of those so-called “experts” from that JAMA opinion piece…

    He’s on the take from Big Pharma, having received sizeable funding from Alkermes, the pharmaceutical company that has been pushing a drug to combat opioid addiction.

    Don’t let powerful corporate interests scare you from what works.

    And don’t let them stand in the way of relief.

    Sometimes, the BEST treatments are the “forbidden” ones!

  2. ERASE gout pain without DEADLY drugs… in 4 easy steps

    I just love it when the FDA pretends to talk tough… like they’re doing now as they try to “tackle” a gout drug.

    The drug was DANGEROUS when they approved it.

    It REMAINED dangerous after it hit the market.

    And naturally, it’s STILL dangerous today.

    Nothing’s changed…

    The drug febuxostat (Uloric) will increase your risk of death from heart disease by more than a third and from all causes by 22 percent.

    What's to tackle? It’s deadly, so pull it.

    Don’t worry, I won’t leave you holding the bag.

    I’ve got EXACTLY how to replace it, and I’ll share my formula in a moment.

    But of course, that’s NOT what they’re doing.

    New drug, same old tricks

    The feds AREN’T pulling Uloric – and they’re not replacing it.

    They’ve just added a boxed warning… and are trying to make this deadly drug a “second-line” treatment.

    They’re telling docs they should only use it if a “first-line” treatment either fails or if it causes severe side effects and reactions.

    Not that docs ever listen to those kinds of things. Once a drug is approved, they pretty much do what they want.

    By the way, this sudden concern over the drug’s risks comes just as the patent is about to expire.

    The feds have… for YEARS… sat back and scratched their chinny-chin-chins at every report over the drug’s safety and done NOTHING as it reaped nearly $2 billion in sales over five years.

    Only now… as the patent runs out and it’s about to lose profitability… are they actually ready to take action.

    Quite the coinkydink, I’m sure!

    But by NOT pulling the plug on the drug, patients could STILL sufferget hurt… and DIE.

    And none of them would know that there’s been a better answer, right in front of them, all along.

    If you’re prone to gout, there are four steps you can take to end your pain:

    1. Lithium orotate can help the uric acid stay soluble in your blood instead of forming painful crystals around your joint (especially the big toe). Take 5-10 mg per day, three times daily. This is a pretty low dose of lithium and shouldn’t cause any side effects, but…
    2. Flaxseed oil (1-2 teaspoonfuls)and vitamin E (400 mg) can help cut the risk of side effects from the lithium even further.
    3. Vitamin C will flush the uric acid out of your system.Take about 2 grams, twice a day. If it makes you gassy, break it up into smaller doses.
    4. Tart cherry juice (not a blend, no added sugar) will help cut off the attack before it gets real bad. Nothing is 100% effective (not even those meds)… and even with the best planning and careful eating, the reality is you could still have an attack. At the first HINT of that pain – even the tiniest tingle in your toes – down 32 ounces.

    And of course the usual advice applies: Drink lots of water, and limit foods rich in purines.

  3. Don't Let Musculoskeletal Pain Dominate Your Life

    pain MusculoskeletalIf you’re suffering from short-term or ongoing musculoskeletal pain, you know how all-encompassing it can be.

    Every day, every position, everything can hurt.

    It’s easy to let your whole world be controlled by the discomfort.

    Decisions get made on what will hurt less.

    Plans get cancelled because you just can’t risk it.

    You know the routine, and you know it’s no way to live.

    But you don’t have to. We promise… Continue reading

  4. Lumbar Spine Stretches and Exercises to Erase Your Lower Back Pain

    stretches lumbar spineWhen your back hurts, all you want to do is stop and rest.

    As counterintuitive as it seems, though, the key really is to get up and get moving.

    Lumbar spine stretches and the right kind of exercise can be your first step back towards feeling good and living pain free.

    The key is to choose your exercise and lumbar spine stretches wisely.

    Because some of the most common stretches and exercises can do more harm than good.

    When your back hurts, avoid toe touches, leg lifts, and sit ups.

    Yes, they can help stretch and strengthen a healthy back – but one that’s already hurting will only make it worse!

    So what are you supposed to do? Try these exercises and lumbar spine stretches, instead. And feel your pain melt away. Continue reading

  5. 11 of the Best Herbs to Defeat Your Pain

    herbs bestThere’s so many health-related things you can do naturally these days – so why are you still using scary drugs to relieve your pain?

    Because there’s no need to! Not when there are herbs that work just as well at relieving your pain.

    Look no further to find the best herbs for easing your pain.

    Give up the NSAIDs and stick with your healthy lifestyle even when it comes to pain relief. Continue reading

  6. 5 Muscle Trigger Points to Ease Pain

    trigger points muscleWhen you’re in pain, you want it to stop. That’s a given.

    But when you have long-term, ongoing pain, you know it’s not always as easy as popping a pill.

    After all, you want the pain to stop, but you don’t want to live your life constantly on medications, either.

    That’s what makes muscle trigger points that ease pain such an important tool in your pain management skill set.

    They are a completely natural, medication-free way of easing pain.

    You read that correctly: muscle trigger points do not use medicine to ease your pain.

    If you’re familiar with acupressure, those are the muscle trigger points we’re talking about.

    If you’re not familiar, or you want to know more, here’s how it works… Continue reading

  7. Erase Stiff Neck Pain For Good With These 6 Techniques

    neck pain stiffIt’s hard to explain what makes stiff neck pain so difficult to live with.

    You’re not sick. You’re not really injured. There’s no need for a cast or a brace.

    You can still move, go to work, and live your life. But it hurts, all the time.

    Which means stiff neck pain will take its toll on your mood, your energy level, and your quality of life. Even though “nothing’s wrong.”

    Well, we think if something is affecting your quality of life then something is wrong. And if something’s wrong, you deserve to have it managed.

    So, we’ve come up with these six ways for you to erase stiff neck pain and get your – pain-free – life back!

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  8. The Answer to Instant Pain Relief is in Your Kitchen

    pain relief instant The drugstore is full of products promising instant pain relief.

    Unfortunately, that instant pain relief comes along with scary side effects and questionable ingredients.

    You can roll those dice and hope your health doesn’t suffer just because you needed instant pain relief, or you could stick to the all-natural route and look to your kitchen…

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  9. How to Treat Back Pain WITHOUT a Doctor

    back pain treatGenerally speaking, you really can treat back pain without going to the doctor.

    In fact, nearly 90% of all back pain resolves itself within six weeks!

    So before you run to the doctor for a scary shot or dangerous prescription, try to treat your back pain at home, with these simple steps –

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  10. 5 Reasons Why You Are Experiencing Muscle Cramps at Night – and 10 Ways to Fix Them

    at night muscle crampsThe lights are out, you’re just about to sleep, and they hit: muscle cramps at night.

    If you’re lucky, they’re an annoyance keeping you awake.

    If you’re unlucky, they’re painful enough to bring tears to your eyes.

    Either way, pretending you don’t have muscle cramps at night is impossible, wishing them away doesn’t work, and hoping tomorrow night will be better gets you nowhere.

    You have to deal with your nighttime muscle cramps.

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  11. How to End to Back Pain While Sleeping For Good

    While sleeping back painBack pain during the day is bad enough.

    But back pain while sleeping seems worse, somehow.

    It’s the one time you’re supposed to be able to find relief.

    Even just a comfortable position.

    Or maybe you’re fine during the day and your back pain doesn’t kick in until you’re in bed, trying to sleep.

    Either way, getting rid of back pain while sleeping just might be easier than you though – or feared.

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  12. How to Avoid These 6 Common Sports Injuries

    When you think about common sports injuries, you probably think about career-ending breaks or dislocations.

    The kind of injuries that happen to professional athletes. Surely you don’t have to worry about sports injuries.

    Except that the most common sports injuries are ones that can – and do – happen to anyone, even if they aren’t necessarily playing sports.

    If you’re playing with the grandkids, swinging a golf club, or think it might be fun to try and shoot hoops with your old high school buddies, these are common sports injuries that you should protect against.

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  13. How to Plan for Random Joint Pain

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    joint pain randomSome days are just fine.

    You move, bend, twist – all without a twinge.

    Other days, though, not so much.

    Other days you’re struck by random joint pain.

    That may go away once you change position, or it may linger, effecting the rest of your day. Or even your week.

    So how do you address random joint pain so it doesn’t take you by surprise and possibly ruin a good time? Keep reading…

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  14. Ways Bad Furniture Can Implicate Your Health

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    furniture bad Hips ache. Muscles cramp. Joints throb. And you just don’t understand why.

    You’re active, you eat right, you sleep well. It doesn’t make sense. Unless…

    Unless you have the wrong furniture.

    That’s right – bad furniture can negatively impact your health.

    Go ahead and laugh. It does seem ridiculous, and we admit it.

    But that’s part of the issue – bad furniture being a health concern does seem unthinkable, so people don’t think about it.

    And they get sicker and more uncomfortable. So maybe it’s worth reading more… Continue reading

  15. How A Hyperextension Exercise Could End Your Back Pain Today

    exercise hyperextensionWhen you hear the word “hyperextension” you could be forgiven for immediately thinking something very bad – and very painful – has happened.

    But hyperextension exercises are the exact opposite. They are healthy, good for you, and may ease your back pain, rather than cause back pain.

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  16. Wintergreen Oil Uses To Boost Your Heath

    uses wintergreen oilYou’ve heard about menthol as a pain reliever. And capsaicin.

    But have you heard about the way wintergreen can relieve and soothe your pain, and improve your health?

    If not, you should know about them – because wintergreen oil uses go so much further than just flavoring your gum!

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  17. Treating Tennis Elbow in 20 Minutes or Less

    Tennis elbow treatingThere’s a sharp pain, a quick gasp, and next thing you know, a friend, a neighbor, or a coworker is telling you how you should be treating tennis elbow.

    But you don’t even play tennis!

    We sympathize with your pain and understand your confusion. After all, if you never pick up a tennis racket – or haven’t in years – how can you have tennis elbow.

    Let us explain… Continue reading

  18. 8 Quick Tips for Ankle Pain Treatment

    treatment ankle painIf it’s a dull ache or a sharp pain, ankle pain requires treatment.

    Because let’s be honest, you’re not going anywhere on ankles that hurt.

    Your fingers, shoulders, even you neck, as painful as they can be… If you have to, you can make it through your day.

    But unless your day consists of sitting in one place and not moving for any reason, when it’s your ankles that hurt, ankle pain treatment is a necessity.

    The key, though, is to make sure your ankle pain treatment matches what’s wrong with your ankle… Continue reading

  19. 8 Tips to Ease Your Achy Neck For Good

    neck achyMaybe you feel your achy neck first thing in the mornings. Or after sitting for too long. Or at the end of a long day.

    Whenever your achy neck starts bothering you, it’s time to manage it, and manage it for good!

    The key, though, is to make sure you don’t make your achy neck worse. There are two steps to easing neck aches properly: knowing what’s causing the problem, and taking the right steps to treat it. Continue reading

  20. 10 Natural Ways to Help With Jaw Pain Relief

    relief jaw painWhen you think of joint pain, most people think of knees…fingers…maybe hips.

    But the pain you’re feeling in your jaw is joint pain, too!

    And jaw pain relief is just as important as any other kind of joint pain relief. Continue reading

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