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Degenerative Disc Disease: The 21-Year-Old With A 90-Year-Old Spine

Degenerative Disc Disease
At the age of 21, I was diagnosed with multiple spine and pelvis disorders which flipped my life upside down. Health professionals label me as the "21-year-old with a 90-year-old spine". The main cause of my declining spine? Degenerative disc disease. What is Degenerative Disc...

Why You Should Try Aqua Yoga For Chronic Pain

aqua yoga for chronic pain
If you’re a chronic pain patient like me, you’ve probably had someone, under the guise of being helpful, tell you to try yoga. But if you’re one of the millions of Americans with chronic pain — maybe because of a knee or joint replacement,...

Why We Shouldn’t Call Trigeminal Neuralgia “The Suicide Disease”

the suicide disease
I felt a strange sense of relief when I was finally diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN). After so many years of living with facial pain, my doctor gave me a solution and reassured me that medication would help. However, once I googled TN, I...

These Are Prime Day’s Best Discounts For Chronic Pain

Amazon prime day is finally upon us, chronic pain warriors. Suffering from chronic pain and illness is not easy, or cheap! Sometimes the best treatment options can be the most expensive. Here are five products chronic pain sufferers should get while the deal is...

Storm Prep: What To Include On Your Hurricane Grocery List

hurricane grocery list
Hurricane season, which lasts from June 1 - November 30 every year, is officially upon us. If you live in a region that’s subject to hurricanes, it’s time to prepare. If you live with chronic pain, you know how important it is to be...

What It’s Really Like Living With A Stoma

living with a stoma, stoma bag
It’s hard to believe that I’ve had a stoma for nearly 3 years now. It doesn’t feel like that long at all. Since my first surgery, my health has gone down the toilet, a quite fitting expression for my situation. I wish it hadn’t...

Treating Sprains and Strains: Are You Doing It Wrong?

Sprains and Strains
Chances are that you've had sprains and strains in some part of your body during your lifetime. If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky. These “simple” injuries are very painful! While most people use the words "strained" and "sprained" interchangeably, they technically aren’t the same injury....

5 Things Not to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

5 things not to say to someone with chronic pain
In 2013, I was involved in a car accident that changed my life. Although the damage to my car was surprisingly minor, that 10 seconds would change my life forever. Prior to the accident, I had never experienced any major health issues. I was happy,...