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Detox Your Life in 2018

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New Year’s resolutions rarely stick. Why? We often set ourselves up for unattainable goals. But you can’t start by climbing a mountain if you’ve been lounging on the sofa eating chips for the past five years. Similarly, you can’t replace a steady diet of...

The Isolating Loneliness of Living with Chronic Pain

Loneliness and Chronic Pain
For people living with chronic pain, every day can feel like an uphill battle. Chronic pain is often caused by an underlying condition, such as autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, back problems and many other chronic diseases. The isolating loneliness of living with chronic pain can...

Ask the Expert: No Need to Fear Root Canal Therapy

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Root canals have a bad reputation of being painful and scary. The truth is like many medical procedures, root canal therapy has advanced over the past few decades to become a much less painful procedure.If you’re scared of having a root canal, we've got...

Getting Through the Holidays with Chronic Pain

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The holidays are filled with festive parties, decorations and big family meals. While the holiday season is fun, it can also be very stressful, especially for people with chronic pain. Coping with the stress of the holidays is important but can be challenging.Here are...

These 3 Traits Can Break the Pain Cycle

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Keeping negative traits in check is important, but it's also essential to emphasize the parts of yourself that buffer against pain, encourage relaxation and discourage tension. Cultivate these three traits if you want to break the pain cycle. Trait #1: Acceptance Accepting that you have pain...

Learning to Accept Living with Chronic Pain

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Whether you’re newly diagnosed with a condition that causes chronic pain or you’ve lived with it for a long time, living with chronic pain is very challenging. Sometimes, you may feel angry, frustrated, lonely or depressed. Remember, it’s completely normal to feel these emotions....

5 Gifts People with Chronic Pain Actually Want

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It’s the holiday season, and a lot of people are shopping for the perfect gifts for their families and friends. However, finding that gift can be challenging. If you’re shopping for someone living with chronic pain, you might wonder what kinds of gifts you...

Video Games May Play an Important Role in Pain Treatment

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Studies show that video games can heighten the threshold for pain, and add treatment possibilities. For many chronic pain sufferers, trauma victims and burn patients, there may now be an excuse to splurge for that top-of-the-line video game system.Video games, especially virtual reality, have been...

Healthy Food Choices Can Reduce Chronic Pain & Fatigue

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It's a classic chicken-and-egg question: Which came first, the pain or the fatigue? As many as three out of four people living with chronic musculoskeletal pain complain of being tired, while 94 percent of folks with chronic fatigue problems also have muscle pain. So,...

Can Medical Marijuana Treat Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

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Medical marijuana has gained more widespread popularity and acceptance over the past several years, and is now legal in 29 states and Washington, D.C. Cannabis, the Latin name for marijuana, has been said to help people with cancer, anxiety, chronic pain and more. But...

Treatment For Labor Pain: Nitrous Oxide

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Nitrous Oxide vs Epidural for Treatment for Labor Pain  Laughing Gas is becoming a popular request in delivery rooms, rather than anesthesia. Laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, is a greenhouse gas that is used for treatment of pain in dentist offices all over the...

Coping with Pain During the Holidays

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Don’t overdo it Many activities can cause pain during the holidays. Decorating your home will likely top the list. Between digging through stacked boxes in the garage, dragging the tree from the top of your car and into the house and climbing the ladder to...

Your Guide to Healthy Holiday Eating

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Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating Don't let the holidays put your health in disarray. Use this tip sheet to keep off unwanted pounds, knock out pain conditions, and have a more pleasant holiday season.The holidays can be stressful, if not horrific for your health. Increased...