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Spinal Cord Simulator Review: One Woman’s Experience

Boston Scientific Spinal Cord Stimulator
This is one woman’s experience with the Boston Scientific Spinal Cord Stimulator.My name is Gloria Smith, and for over 40 years, I have had chronic pain after injuring my lower back. I had a water skiing accident in a lake near Tampa, Florida.After several...

Remote Talk Therapy: The New Way to Feel Better

remote talk therapy
Deciding to try Remote Talk Therapy When you’re feeling down or stressed, it can be difficult to know how to start to feel better. Oftentimes depression and chronic pain go hand in hand, and treating mental pain can actually help to alleviate physical pain. Remote...

Should I try a Gluten-Free Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

gluten free diet for rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can cause swelling, pain and discomfort, all of which can worsen over time if not treated with proper medication, physical therapy, diet and exercise.RA is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis caused by the body’s immune system not working properly,...

5 Lower Back Pain Treatments that Work

lower back pain treatments
Back pain can happen all of a sudden, or can slowly creep up over time. It can be caused by major impact, like a car accident or work injury, or can come about from years of sitting or muscle strain. If you suffer from...

Are Organic Foods Better for Pain?

organic foods better for pain
There are multiple benefits to our health and to our environment when we eat organic foods.From an environmental perspective, organic foods promote sustainability over the long term, including: ensuring soil health, water and air cleanliness, promoting biodiversity and fighting climate change.From a health perspective,...

Boost your Heart Health with these 7 Foods

Foods to Boost your Heart Health
Heart Disease is Most Easily Prevented with Proper Diet and Exercise Believe it or not, the connection between nutrition and health hasn’t always been clear. Traditionally, Western Medicine practitioners believed that disease and illness were issues that could be only be addressed with medicine and...

4 Ways to Manage Medication Side Effects

Medication side effects
Yes, You can Manage Medication Side Effects Most medications come with minor side effects that many people never even notice. However, some side effects are not minor, and they certainly do not go unnoticed. If you're struggling to continue your normal way of life due...

5 Ways to Love Yourself when you Live with Chronic Pain

Self Love
Valentine’s Day is a holiday of love and passion, for some. For others, it’s not such a warm and fuzzy holiday. Some people even call it “single awareness day.” Whether you’re in a loving relationship with someone else or not, you can still find...

Lady Gaga Cancels Joanne Tour Due to Severe Pain

Lady Gaga Cancels Joanne Tour
Lady Gaga Closes the Curtains on her Worldwide Tour Lady Gaga’s Joanne tour was perhaps one of the most anticipated music tours in 2017. Concert venues quickly sold out tickets, and fans rejoiced at the chance to see their idol. Earlier this week Gaga was...

NIH-funded study suggests brain is hard-wired for chronic pain

Brain’s white matter may determine susceptibility to chronic pain. The structure of the brain may predict whether a person will suffer chronic low back pain, according to researchers who used brain scans. The results, published in the journal Pain, support the growing idea that the...

Massage for Fibromyalgia: Does it Help?

Massage for Fibromyalgia
About 5 million Americans have fibromyalgia, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMSD). While the symptoms show up differently in different people, all people with fibromyalgia experience some type of pain and/or tenderness. Many people have found that...

5 Strategies to Improve Your Mood and Chronic Pain

happy with chronic pain
Therapist Rebecca Rengo LCSW, author of Beyond Chronic Pain: A get-well guidebook to soothe the body, mind & spirit, knows firsthand what it is like to be in constant pain. Her own pain journey started at age 16 when she dealt with multiple chronic conditions,...