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Finding Resources On Financial Aid for Medical Conditions

Financial Aid for Medical Conditions
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

living with someone with chronic pain
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...

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Chronic Pain and Sex, Steps To Take If Chronic Pain Is Impacting Your Sex Life
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

Traditional Chinese Medicine
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,...

Multiple Diagnoses: The Importance of Believing

Chronic Pain and Sex, Steps To Take If Chronic Pain Is Impacting Your Sex Life
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?

neuropathic pain in lower back
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

water therapy
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?

chlorella
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

Living With Pain
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

bad chronic pain days
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...

Complications and Conditions Caused By Crohn’s Disease

Conditions Caused By Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that impacts over half a million Americans. It targets the digestive system and is one of several conditions, including ulcerative colitis,  known as an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition and many patients experience...

Coping With Sciatica in the Workplace

Chronic Pain and Sex, Steps To Take If Chronic Pain Is Impacting Your Sex Life
Sciatica can be a literal pain in the butt—especially when you find yourself sitting for long periods, like at work or school. This nerve pain can actually be debilitating if you choose not to deal with it. While there is no cure for this...

Autoimmune Diseases: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

autoimmune diseases and symptoms
Although they are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, autoimmune diseases have not gotten the attention they deserve. If you catch an autoimmune disease early enough, its progression can be massively slowed down. In some cases, the...

5 Tips To Help You Stop Car Back Pain

Avoid Back Pain on Long Road Trips
Whether you commute long hours or just like to drive around for fun, long hours in the car can hurt your back. While some people may have public transportation or biking options, for others that's just not a reality. If you're unable to avoid...

These Are The 5 Worst Foods For Joint Pain

Worst Foods For Joint Pain
Joint pain is a common health problem that can affect your range of motion, strength, and overall well-being. Oftentimes, injury or arthritis are the leading causes of joint pain. However, your diet can also exacerbate the pain that you feel. That's why one of...

Pain Management: Finding Chronic Neck Pain Relief

Chronic Pain and Sex, Steps To Take If Chronic Pain Is Impacting Your Sex Life
Just about everyone has felt neck pain at some point. Whether you slept on it wrong or hit the gym a little too hard, neck pain happens. However, more serious issues may be at play when neck pain lasts for months or years. For...

Best Residential Treatment Centers For Depression In Ohio

residential treatment centers for depression ohio
46.4% of all Americans will experience a mental health issue sometime in their life. One of the most common, depression, does not discriminate between age, race, or station in life. This mental health condition plagues millions of people all over the globe. In fact,...

Home Cures: Natural Remedies For Sleep Apnea

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22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Amongst this population, nearly 80% of moderate to severe cases go undiagnosed. This means that a lot of people aren't getting the sleep they need. Not only can this hurt their health, but it can also prevent...

Watch Out For These Signs Of Autoimmune Disorders

signs of autoimmune disorders
We all suffer from stress. Between managing our careers, keeping up our social lives, taking care of our families, and everything else life throws our way, it’s not unusual to feel exhausted and achy sometimes. However, the same symptoms that result from our hectic...

How Athletes With Sciatica Can Beat Chronic Pain

Sciatica
If you’re not careful, your fitness routine might cause sciatica. As an athlete, you may experience pain in your back and legs more often than the general population. This is due to the strain that you put on your muscles while working out. Any...

What Is Your Pain Personality?

pain personalities
Not too long ago, doctors believed in one pain-prone personality. If you possessed certain characteristics, then you might feel pain more intensely and stay longer in the cycle of suffering. Nowadays, those in the health field acknowledge that this issue has more nuance. There...

Steps To Take If Chronic Pain Is Impacting Your Sex Life

chronic pain and sex
While the words pain and sex aren’t two that we hope to group together, there is a connection between the two that deserves to be evaluated. Sex is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle and relationship, but for some people with chronic pain,...