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The Link Between Ovarian Cancer and Back Pain

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Ovarian cancer is not as common as other cancers, accounting for just 3% of female cancers in the United States (for comparison, that number is 12% for breast cancer). However, an ovarian cancer diagnosis can be hard to receive. 1 in 5 cancer deaths...

Review: Overcoming Pain Based on EMDR App

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Back in 2012, I had spinal fusion surgery. 17 of my vertebrae ended up being connected by titanium rods and screws. I had pain before the surgery, but afterward, I had to relearn how to hold myself up, how to keep my shoulders straight,...

How To Write an Effective Pain Journal

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Sometimes, the events of the day can be just a little too much. This is especially true for people with chronic pain. This is where pain journaling comes in.A pain journal is a place to record your chronic pain symptoms and events of your...

7 Tips for the Management of Chronic Low Back Pain

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Chronic lower back pain affects millions of Americans each year. Whether it’s mild discomfort from sitting too long at work, or severe, disrupting pain, there’s nothing enjoyable about it.This type of pain is expensive, too. It’s responsible for 2.6 million emergency room visits in...

Q & A with the Mayo Clinic on Fibromyalgia

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Information on fibromyalgia is ever-evolving, which is why staying current on the best fibromyalgia resources is so important. That's why we're presenting you with the newest book from the Mayo Clinic's elite team. Check out the Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia: Strategies to Take...

Finding Resources On Financial Aid for Medical Conditions

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Healthcare costs in the United States are some of the highest in the world. Unfortunately, the high cost of healthcare can place a significant financial burden on many families. If you or your someone you know needs financial help, we've come up with a...

3 Tips for Living with Someone with Chronic Pain

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Living with someone with chronic pain can come with unique challenges. Even if you do not deal with chronic illnesses, having a roommate or spouse who does can require you to think things over and do some hard work.If someone you live with has...

Review: Easy@Home Heat TENS Unit

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I have dealt with pain for most of my life—migraines and knee pain in high school, back and shoulder pain that has worsened as I’ve gotten older, and on and on. I now deal with global pain in my nerves, muscles, and joints, thanks...

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Chronic Pain

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In the aftermath of the opioid crisis, both doctors and patients are looking to safer pain management alternatives. This has fueled renewed research into traditional Chinese medicine. Used for thousands of years, Chinese medical practitioners take a different approach to pain relief.These therapies are...

Living With Brain Fog: The Search for Clarity

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Brain fog may sound a bit vague, even made-up, but it’s an issue affecting thousands of people. There are various medical terms for this ailment: clouding of consciousness, mental fog, and cognitive impairment are just a few. Regardless of the name we give it,...

Living with Multiple Diagnoses: The Importance of Believing

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When I was thirteen years old, I saw a rheumatologist after months of white-hot pain and severe fatigue. The doctor took my elbow between her hands, bent it into full hyperextension, and said, “You have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.” My First DiagnosisThis was my first official diagnosis,...

Sia Tweets About Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Diagnosis

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Famous singer and songwriter, Sia, speaks out about her life with chronic pain, neurological disorders, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), and the spoonie community offered support and love.Hey, I'm suffering with chronic pain, a neurological disease, ehlers danlos and I just wanted to say to...

How Is My Peripheral Neuropathy Causing Lower Back Pain?

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Almost all adults struggle with lower back pain at some point in their lives. There are many causes of this chronic lower back pain, from nerve or joint damage to chronic disease to simple wear and tear.One of the most challenging types of back...

How Aquatic Therapy Can Bypass Psychological Barriers to Recovery

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When you've experienced a traumatic injury, physical pain isn’t the only issue. Injuries and illnesses create adverse psychological effects as well. Some patients slide into depression due to the whirlwind of emotions they experience following an accident.Aquatic exercise (also known as water therapy or...

Chlorella For Fibromyalgia: Can It Improve Symptoms?

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Fibromyalgia is a painful and serious condition that causes pain throughout the whole body. Fibromyalgia is also associated with sleep issues, constant fatigue, and mental issues that make everyday life challenging.This condition has no known cause, so a cure is not readily available just...

5 Essential Principles for Living With Pain

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Chronic pain affects millions of Americans each year. But people living with chronic pain know that pain is more than just physical discomfort. It can affect your appetite, sleep, behavior, and even thoughts. Living with pain is tough, but there are ways to manage...

10 Things To Do When You’re Stuck in Bed on a Bad Pain Day

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Chronic pain sufferers know that, while it affects everyone differently, everyone has a bad pain day every now and then. On days like this, there's really no way to leave your bed, and we all dread these days. But I have them, you have...