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. [BUSTED!] Pain ‘advocates’ caught hiding an ugly secret

    Well boo-hoo-hoo!

    Some of today’s “top experts” on pain are practically WEEPING in public… but it’s not because of pain.

    No, it’s because several “pain groups” – organizations that claim to advocate for patients with chronic pain– are going belly-up.

    “Oh no!” the experts are weeping. “Who will speak for the pain patients now???”

    But don’t break out the tissue boxes just yet.

    See, there’s one key reason these groups are shutting down all at once.

    They’ve been BUSTED in a scheme that reveals the ugly truth…

    They NEVER really spoke for patients in the first place!

    Not only have they NOT helped patients -- they’ve HURT millions of Americans and RUINED countless lives.

    Stepping aside is FINALLY doing them a favor.

    If you’re battling pain yourself, you STILL have someone to advocate for you… and help you get RID of it once and for all.

    It’s the same guy who’s been there all along… ME!

    Beat ALL your pains… no sham groups needed

    Earlier this summer, the American Pain Society became the second pain group this year to shutter.

    It filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection… and its board voted to shut the whole thing down.

    Like I said, don’t shed a tear for them.

    A lot of their “advocacy” was to ensure that patients were able to “choose” opioid drugs.

    A report in the U.S. Senate last year found they collected close to $1 million in payments from drug companies that make opioids.

    In their public statements, they DOWNPLAYED the risks… and OVERSTATED the benefits of these highly addictive painkillers.

    According to The Guardian, at least one former bigwig admits to having painted a rosy picture in order to get more docs to prescribe opioids.

    Of course, they CLAIM they did nothing wrong. But a pile of lawsuits over their close ties to the opioid industry will tell you otherwise.

    In fact, those legal battles are the main reason they’re going broke!

    And that’s led to their most outrageous claim yet.

    This group has needlessly helped steer Americans intoopioid abuse and addiction

    Yet it now has the NERVE to suggest it’s just “another victim” in the opioid crisis!

    Give me a break!

    They DESERVE to go out of business. They deserve to go to PRISON, if you ask me.

    But rather than face the music and take responsibility, they’re running away.

    It’s not just this organization -- the ENTIRE patient “advocacy” industry is awash in Big Pharma bucks, especially the ones that are supposed to advocate for pain.

    And SEVERAL have already shut down as Big Pharma’s opioid money has been drying up.

    Fortunately, if you’ve got pain… I’ve got answers.

    And NONE of my solutions come courtesy of Opioids Incorporated.

    Many of today’s most common aches and pains can be tamed with topical remedies such as capsaicin and menthol.

    Those include:

    • back pain
    • knee pain
    • muscle soreness, and
    • stiff and creaky joints.

    Look for a quality ointment that contains both ingredients -- along with other natural pain-fighting superstars.

  2. Is this common med turning you into a MONSTER?

    If you’ve ever had the SNEAKING suspicion that you’re surrounded by psychos, zombies, uncaring creeps, and various sociopaths… I’ve got news for you today.

    You're 100% right!

    People are worse to each other than ever. You see it on TV -- on what passes for “news” in these crazy times -- and you see it out there in the streets.

    Wait a second after the light turns green – just to make sure some loon doesn’t run the red and cream you – and the impatient creep in the car behind you will start honking.

    Not quick enough at the ATM?

    The jerk waiting behind you will start huffing and panting like a bull in heat, just to let you know he’s tired of waiting for you.

    And let’s not even get into how folks talk to each other on Facebook. Let’s just say I hope I don’t meet THOSE people.

    Oh wait. Those are my relatives!

    Well, friend, it turns out we’re not all born crazy(not all of us, anyway).

    But the pills we swallow? They’re making us that way!

    One more reason to axe the acetaminophen

    New research reveals how one of the most common drugs on the planet… a drug you’ve almost certainly taken (maybe even TODAY)… is slowly turning people into psychopaths and sociopaths.

    Conspiracy theory?

    Not at all! If you don’t want to believe the evidence that’s literally ALL AROUND YOU right now, just check out the details of this study on the painkiller acetaminophen, a.k.a. Tylenol.

    College students were given the drug or a placebo… then put through the paces of emotional tests.

    The ones who got the drugs had LESS EMPATHY toward the various characters in the scenarios they were given.

    Obviously, it’s one more reason to avoid this stuff (liver failure being the other) so for battling life’s aches and pains, stick to natural painkillers instead including:

    • curcumin
    • bromelain
    • boswellia
    • capsaicin
    • MSM,

    But hold on a moment!

    Not only do MILLIONS of Americans deliberately take acetaminophenfor pain EVERY DAY, unwittingly blunting their own emotions in the process…

    Many millions MORE take it -- without even realizing it.

    This junk’s in everything!

    Acetaminophen is hidden in MORE THAN 600 different over-the-counter and prescription meds… from painkillers to cough medicine to allergy drugs to cold and flu meds.

    It’s even in some suppositories, for crying out loud!

    So first, don’t take ANY meds if you can help it, since you never know where it’ll turn up.

    And second, read ALL labels carefully, so you know what you’re taking… and can avoid hidden acetaminophen.

  3. New back pain ‘drug’ is really a cheap natural remedy… with a JACKED-UP price!

    The mainstream is pleased as punch. They couldn’t be happier with themselves. It’s for doing what they’ve always claimed to be practically IMPOSSIBLE. They say they’ve discovered a way to help ease back pain in some of the toughest of all cases… without dangerous and addictive pain pills. I’d stand up and pat ’em on the back, except for one little...
  4. [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 … It’s safe. It’s cheap. It’s effective. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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

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