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Why Is My Leg Pain Worse at Night?

leg pain worse at night
In America, up to 60 percent of adults experience nocturnal leg cramps, with 20 percent of those adults seeking medical attention. If your leg pain is worse at night, cramps can be painful and unbearable at times, and finding applicable solutions is important for...

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...

Finding a Natural Remedy for Sleep Apnea

CBD Oil for sleep apnea
CBD and sleep apnea are a common disorders that causes short or long pauses in breathing while a person is sleeping. While many perceive sleep apnea to be a harmless inconvenience that causes tiredness during the day, there are several more serious side effects...

Help! Why Is My Skin Sensitive To Touch?

skin sensitive to touch
Since your skin is the largest organ in your body, chronic pain in that region can become a huge nuisance. Many different conditions may contribute to sensitive skin. However, it can be hard to figure out just why your skin feels sensitive or even...

What Is Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome (PMPS)?

What is Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome
It's common to have pain associated with cancer before you have a mastectomy. But not many people realize that you may also experience persistent pain after having surgery. And this pain may be noticeably different from typical post-surgery pain. In cases like this, you...

Why a Cold Isn’t Just a Cold for People with Chronic Illnesses

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In the United States, we are in the midst of cold and flu season, not to mention the continued spread of the coronavirus. We’ve all experienced the frustration as we’ve tried to fend off congestion, sore throat, and body chills. Usually, these viruses go...

6 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Heart Health

heart health
It’s National Heart Month! Since 1963, February has been celebrated as American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease, the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.The good news is, there are ways we can take control of...

Joint Protection Principles Proven To Minimize Rheumatoid Arthritis Hand Pain

Joint Protection Principles for rheumatoid arthritis
Joint protection principles are simple and effective tools you can use to decrease pain and increase the ease of doing everyday activities. Cynthia Hill, who is an occupational therapist, has personally used these joint protection principles with her clients for over 25 years with...

Ensure Your Financial Security After Expensive Surgery

financial security after surgery
Medical costs have the potential to add up quickly, and this is doubly true if you require surgery. In this kind of situation, you might have to seek financing, borrowing money the way you would for a car or house. Overcoming a serious injury...

The Pros and Cons of Red Light Therapy

What Is Red Light Therapy?
New and advanced treatments are being developed for those who suffer from chronic conditions such as seasonal affective disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, and more. Red light therapy (RLT) is one of these new methods. But does it work?This article will detail the pros and cons...

5 Chronic Illness Management Tips for the Elderly

chronic illness in the elderly
A whopping 80% of older adults have at least one chronic health problem, while 77% suffer from at least two. These conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, are also the leading deaths of seniors each year.Chronic health conditions and pain can be incredibly...

7 Sports You Can Play With Chronic Pain

sports you can play with chronic pain
If you suffer from chronic pain, exercise may be the last thing on your mind. But movement is often a potent medicine. For people with certain afflictions — like degenerative disc disease — remaining sedentary can often intensify the pain. Of course, the best type...

8 Tips to Protect Your Social Life from Chronic Pain

Protect Social Life from Chronic Pain
If you suffer from chronic pain, performing the simplest of tasks can feel impossible. Whether it’s going to work, visiting the grocery store, or seeing friends and family, the discomfort and pain you’re in can stop you in your tracks when you least expect...

Gene Therapy: Pros and Cons to New Chronic Pain Treatment

gene therapy for chronic pain
Our treatment options for chronic pain continue to rapidly evolve. And one of these developing approaches is called gene therapy. This article is here to answer your questions about this treatment, discuss the pros and cons, and evaluate if gene therapy could be a...

Reducing Pain by Enhancing Your Home: 5 Strategies

upgrade home with chronic pain
Around 50 million adults suffer from chronic pain in the U.S. If you're one of the many people who has to deal with this condition, making upgrades to your home can significantly increase your comfort. An additional benefit: You can also increase your home’s...

How to Manage Air Travel and Allergies

air travel and allergies
For many people, traveling feels like a chore. For children and adults with allergic reactions to food, particularly severe peanut and tree nut allergies, air travel can be a special challenge.If you or your child has a food allergy, traveling safely takes planning. According...

Tapping For Pain Relief: Does it Work?

The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief
Mental and psychological factors can play a huge role in chronic pain. We still don't have a perfect way to measure pain, especially because there is a large emotional aspect to it. This means that worsening mental health can actually contribute to your...

CBD vs THC for Pain Management

cbd vs thc for pain management
With the relaxation of cannabis laws in many parts of the country, people with all types of pain have started adding marijuana products into their pain management plans. In fact, CBD and THC, two of the most popular natural compounds from the plant, have...

How to Weather the Winter With Chronic Pain: 7 Tips

winter with chronic pain
If you suffer from chronic pain, your symptoms may get worse in the winter. The weather causes physiological changes in the body that can exacerbate the effects of certain conditions.  What can you do to make this season less painful? For those who might not...

Do Supplements for Chronic Pain Actually Work?

Supplements for Chronic Pain
Having chronic pain is hard - really hard - and trying to understand your treatment options is often overwhelming. You may feel especially daunted when researching supplements for chronic pain, where the sheer volume of available information is enough to deter anyone.How are...

How to Sleigh Your Holiday Chronic Pain

holiday chronic pain
Living with chronic pain can often be the most debilitating during our busiest times. Unfortunately, the holidays are no exception. Here are some personal and proven tips to help you get through this holiday season. Holiday Flare-Ups This year will mark my eleventh holiday season living...

Pain Resource Holiday Gift Ideas for Chronic Pain 2019

gift ideas for chronic pain
The holidays are here and if you’re anything like me, you haven’t even started shopping yet! Living with chronic pain and an autoimmune disorder takes up a lot of my energy, but I still love buying presents for people in my life. Thankfully, online...

7 Signs That You Should See a Doctor for Back Pain

doctor consultation When to See a Doctor for Back Pain
Millions of American adults live with chronic back pain. Many, especially women, accept it as par for the course. They consider it a natural part of the aging process or a byproduct of a hectic lifestyle. Yet, some symptoms jump up and scream, "pay attention,"...

Caring for Aging Parents with Chronic Conditions

Aging Parents with Chronic Conditions
We often talk about managing chronic pain, living with a chronic condition, and finding relief when suffering from a pesky, unhealable, but manageable condition. What we discuss less often, though, is chronic pain through the eyes of the caregiver. In this article, we'll go...