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Monthly Archives: May 2019

How My Chronic Illness Blog Helped My Chronic Pain

Chronic Illness Blog starting a blog
My journey with chronic illness has spanned over half my life. As a young teen, I received diagnoses for multiple mental health issues, including Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), major depression and anxiety. To this day, in my mid-30s, these issues still plague me. In...

5 Pain-Friendly Hobbies for Any Age

pain-friendly hobbies
Having an active lifestyle is the key to health. Doctors have found countless benefits from reduced risk of heart attack and stroke to better mental and emotional health. However, people suffering from chronic pain are often limited in what activities they can enjoy. Let's...

Top Foods That Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

foods that fight rheumatoid arthritis
If you live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you know how challenging this painful condition can make everyday life. As an autoimmune disease, it causes your body’s immune system to mistakenly attack your joints. Researchers have noted several ways to fight it - including what...

I’m Chronically Ill at 18: Here’s What My Life Is Like

Chronically ill
I’ve been chronically ill with no official diagnosis since February 6th, 2017. Yes, I remember the date. Because on that day, my life changed forever. This is my story.  Battling never-ending symptoms It started with chronic nausea, brain fog, skin sensitivity, fatigue and the inability...

Animal Therapy for Chronic Pain: How Fluffy Can Help Heal

animal therapy for chronic pain
From aiding victims of disasters to sitting calmly at the bedside of those battling illness, comfort dogs can lend helping paws to those who need it most. Animal therapy for chronic pain can offer those who are struggling with a type of therapy that...

5 Pain Relief Patches that Actually Work

pain relief patches that work
If you have frequent pain, you’ve probably tried everything under the sun to get relief. Patches can offer convenient, on-the-go relief for back pain, neck pain and more. But some patches are more effective than others. Let's look at pain relief patches that work...

Is Reiki for Pain Management Effective?

Reiki for pain management
There's a growing body of research on Reiki, an ancient Japanese energy healing therapy. What research shows is that Reiki for pain management can be an effective part of your personal plan by relaxing your muscles, reducing your stress and leaving you refreshed and...

5 Tips for Preventing Teeth Grinding in Children

Preventing Teeth Grinding
Many kids gnash and grind their teeth while sleeping, damaging tooth enamel and scaring parents. This condition is called bruxism, and it affects up to 3 out of 10 children. Although children can outgrow grinding their teeth at night, this sleep disorder can be...

Navigating Long Term Disability Insurance with Chronic Pain

long term disability insurance and chronic pain
Chronic pain is a reality for over 50 million Americans. This is more than just the occasional backache or headache, but serious discomfort that causes stress, reduces job performance, and leads to a range of mental and physical health issues. Living with this pain...

Essential Guide for Summer Travel with Chronic Pain

guide for summer travel with chronic pain
Summer travel season is the perfect occasion to take time off from work and head out to find some fun. For those suffering from chronic pain, however, it’s not always that simple. You have to plan out medication, treatment options and forms of traveling...

How Chronic Pain Can Affect Job Performance

chronic pain can affect job performance
The expressions “just walk it off” and “grin and bear it" are common. The problem with these sayings is that they don’t really work in the world of chronic pain. Such pain can be more than something you can just live with; it's likely...

4 Benefits of Art Therapy for Chronic Pain

art therapy for chronic pain
Have you ever found yourself lost in a song? Or so absorbed with dancing that your problems - and your pain - fall away? Art therapy for chronic pain aims to harness that feeling and use it to encourage physical and mental healing.Many studies...

Comfort! Pain Management Supplement

Comfort Naturals Dietary Supplement
Many women suffer from regular muscle pain that can’t be traced to a single disorder. Known as “myalgia” (not to be confused with fibromyalgia, which is a specific disease affecting the nervous system), this type of pain is unique in that it’s limited to...

Is There a Preventative Connection Between Vitamin C and Gout?

vitamin C and gout
Is there a connection between vitamin C and gout? About a decade ago, research began to suggest that taking a daily dose of vitamin C could help to reduce gout risk. This was good news for people who were looking for natural remedies to...

7 Best Podcasts on Chronic Pain

best podcasts on chronic pain
Learning to live with chronic pain is challenging. It’s essential to stay dialed in to trending topics related to your condition. We've complied a list of the 7 best podcasts on chronic pain to help you stay on top of your health challenges. Why podcasts...

Chronic Lyme Disease: Opening Up About the Struggle

Three years ago, I officially received a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease. My struggle to get diagnosed, however, impacted my life several years before. In reality, I contracted the disease 6 years before from a tick bite. Seeking a diagnosis  I immediately sought out a doctor, but...

End Pain Naturally: Explore Benefits of The MELT Method

Benefits of The MELT Method
Can you reduce chronic pain without medication or surgery? Sue Hitzmann, creator of the MELT Method and author of The MELT Method, A Breakthrough Self-Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of Aging, and Feel Fantastic in Just 10 Minutes a Day!,...

Teens Living with Chronic Pain Face Unique Challenges

teens living with chronic pain
Life with chronic pain is difficult no matter how old you are. But teens living with chronic pain face some unique challenges. Recent studies reveal just how widespread chronic pain in teens is. Factors like stigma and financial limitations sometimes make treating that pain...

7 Common Pains During Pregnancy and How to Deal with Them

how to deal with pregnancy pain
Pregnancy can be an exciting and joyful time - except for the discomfort, weird body changes, aches and pains. Learning how to deal with pains during pregnancy is essential to your health and to your well-being, particularly if you are a first-time mother surprised...

Opioid Addiction is A Chronic Disease: Treat It As Such

Opioid addiction is a chronic disease
The CDC recently estimated that there are over 1,000 visits daily to the emergency room and 91 deaths related to opioid overdose. To put those numbers perspective, consider this: more people die from overdoses than influenza and pneumonia each year. There are certainly people...