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    Lisa Davis

    Lisa Davis is the former editor-in-chief of the Pain Resource print publication. She is also a contributor to several award-winning health, lifestyle and travel publications.
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    Report: Smoking Worsens Chronic Pain

    When you live with chronic pain, you know how hard it can be to find any relief. However, smoking can worsen chronic pain, and...

    Asthma: Common Triggers and Treatments

    What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by inflamed and narrowing airways. More than 25 million people in the United States suffer...

    How To Write an Effective Pain Journal

    Sometimes, the events of the day can be just a little too much. This is especially true for people with chronic pain. This is...

    Yoga For Back Pain: Top 5 Poses To Try

    Back pain is more common than you may think. Researchers estimate that more than 80% of the United States population will suffer from back...

    End Pain Naturally: Explore 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...

    5 Tips to Improve Your Anxiety While Battling Chronic Pain

    When you know firsthand what it's like to be in constant pain, you have likely adopted an array of practices to help you manage...

    Try These Natural Remedies for Glowing Skin

    Dry skin, acne, rashes, you name it. There are so many irritants in the air we breathe and the food we eat (Does milk cause...

    News Update: Is Kratom Safe?

    Is Kratom Safe? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to three marketers and distributors of kratom products (Front Range...

    5 Strategies to Improve Your Mood and Chronic Pain

    Therapist Rebecca Rengo LCSW, author of Beyond Chronic Pain: A get-well guidebook to soothe the body, mind & spirit, knows firsthand what it is like...

    Take Off on a Pain-Free Vacation

    Vacations are a great way to refresh and reset your body and mind. However, when you live with pain, jockeying for a spot at...

    Preparing for Seasonal Depression

    With the holidays and colder winter months just around the corner, you might be getting ready for all the ups and downs of the...

    5 Remedies and Prevention Tips for Foot Pain

    From construction to retail, people in all types of workplaces are dealing with the sore feet that come along with standing for long periods...

    Green Tea May Provide Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

    Green tea is unfermented tea leaves and the average brewed cup contains up to 150 milligrams of polyphenols, a type of antioxidant. Like other antioxidants,...

    Can Meditation Be the Answer to Relieving Back Pain?

    The Problem Most people resort to popping over-the-counter pain medications to get rid of their back pain. While pain medications are convenient, they aren't necessarily...

    How to Host a Pain-Free Summer BBQ

    Hosting a backyard barbecue can be stressful for anyone, but chronic pain makes it especially difficult to manage. After all, as the host you...

    Does Weather Affect Pain? Here’s What We Know

    What is the Study? A team of medical practitioners in the United Kingdom is encouraging people with arthritis and other chronic pain conditions to share...

    Back to School Back Pain: Back-Friendly Backpack Tips

    Follow these tips for choosing and using a back-to-school backpack to protect your child's back. As kids head back to school for the next school...

    Pets and Their Emotional Pain

    Does your furry friend ever get anxious, jealous, or happy? As a dog owner and animal rights supporter, I have often wondered if animals feel...

    One Simple Idea to Ease Pain: Find a Fitness Tribe

    When it comes to staying healthy or regaining your well being if you have a chronic pain condition almost nothing is as helpful as...

    Painful Lessons Forge Path to Helping Others

    Angela Wice, 35, has been through a lot. She was diagnosed with TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) at 15 and had surgery to reconstruct the...

    Sleep Well: 5 Ways You Can Get Better Rest

    Getting a good night's rest is particularly difficult when you have pain. Conditions such as migraines or arthritis interrupt sleep, and lack of proper...

    Profile: From Marathon Runner to Pain Patient to Health Coach

    For most of her life, Angela Gaffney, 41, was an athletic person. She played sports in high school and college, ran 5K races, and...

    Dogs and Arthritis

    How one dog with the disease became an Internet sensation   Swims in Lake Superior were Schoep the dog's daily arthritic therapy. After Schoep and his...

    10 Tips to Help You Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

    Some like it hot. If you're not one of the heat-tolerant, here are some great tips to help you keep your cool when the...

    Healing Ideas: Visualization Therapy

    Master the power of visualization therapy. Visualization can help someone redirect their focus away from their physical pain, and it's a great technique for coping...

    Living with HIV can mean living with pain

    Pain is common not only in those suffering the last stages of AIDS but also in HIV-positive people who are still active. June is Pride...

    Is chronic pain straining your friendships?

    Learn How to Keep, Mend, and End Friendships

    Don’t let chronic pain keep Dad from playing the sports he loves

    This Father’s Day, we round up the best fitness tips and apps to help men stay active

    Is pain affecting your job performance?

    What to say and not say in the workplace when you have chronic pain

    One woman’s journey to relieve the emotional pain of losing a spouse

    A partner's death leaves a profound void, but it can be healed By Lisa Davis When I asked Shannon M. Regan what she experienced right after...

    Don’t Fry Day shines a light on skin cancer prevention

    As the Memorial Day weekend kicks off a summer in the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention wants to help people avoid...

    Are you caring for a senior who lives with pain?

    Tips for caregivers By Lisa Davis Many older adults live with pain, which can be acute (intense but short-lived) or chronic (lasting six weeks or...

    Pain-free gardening tips

    Planting your flower bed doesn't have to be a pain By Lisa Davis Spring is here, and that means blooming flowers, budding trees, and the beginning...

    Is Chronic Pain Straining Your Friendships?

    Learn How to Keep, Mend, and End Friendships Chronic pain is isolating. It can prevent you from doing things with others that you used to...

    The Emotional Pain of First Responders

    Our Country's Bravest Face Their Own Emotional Pain in the Aftermath of the Boston Bombings and Texas Explosion By Lisa Davis In the wake of this...

    High Levels of Fluoride in Tea Linked to Chronic Pain

    Could That Morning Cup of Earl Grey Be Causing Your Aches? People are passionate about their tea. Drinking it is serious business, with many tea...

    Real Issues that People Living with Chronic Pain Face Every Day

    Having Pain Can Mean Making Tough Choices By Lisa Davis An article by Toni Bernhard, J.D., published earlier this year in Psychology Today, discussed an important...

    Nerve Damage May Explain Chronic Pain in Children

    Could a newly identified disease explain some cases of chronic pain and other symptoms in children and young adults? According to a paper in the...

    Preventing Chronic Pain with Stress Management

    For those who live with pain, stress management might be the key to help relieve chronic pain By Lisa Davis For people who live with chronic...

    Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

    Use these relaxation strategies to reduce, prevent, and cope with stress. Could stress be causing your chronic pain? According to a study in Brain, people...

    Common Chemicals Could Be Linked to Osteoarthritis

    Chemicals in Products from Cookware to Carpet Said to Increase the Disease in Women A new study suggests that a commonly found chemical called PFCs...

    Chronic Pain Could Be Classified as a Disease

    Ireland's Health Minister Says Chronic Pain Should Be Given The Same Resources as Other Major Conditions Chronic pain often gets the short end when it...

    New Website Helps Parents Deal with Their Child’s Pain

    A New Website Offers Advice on Managing a Child's Pain Post Surgery Launched in February 2013, the new website, My Child is in Pain, offers...

    Lady Gaga to Undergo Hip Surgery

    The singer cancels the rest of her Born This Way Ball Tour after chronic pain takes her off the stage One of the bigger news...

    Painful Condition Sidelines Lady Gaga Who Cancels Upcoming Shows

    After Performing in Montreal on Monday, The Born This Way Singer Decides to Take a Break from the Stage and Recover Even celebrities deal with...

    Top Travel Websites and Apps

    Living with pain doesn't mean you can't travel. Check out our list of travel websites and apps designed to help make your time on...

    Peripheral Neuropathies: Friedreich’s Ataxia

    Friedreich's ataxia, a genetic condition, disables its patients without a cure. Usually, the condition develops to the point of being noticeable in childhood or the...

    Technological Advances in Ankle Replacement Surgery

    Hip and knee replacements total over three quarters of a million annually, but until now, ankle surgeries were rarely performed. Replacement techniques have changed...

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