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    Maren Nader

    Maren Auxier is a freelance writer for Pain Resource. She is passionate about helping patients find ways to feel better and live better lives. In her spare time, Maren enjoys exercising, hiking, yoga and cooking.
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    Push Pause on Your Chronic Pain with These 6 Tips

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    What is GERD? – GERD Awareness Week

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    Getting Back to You: Coping with PTSD

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    Music and Art Therapies Can Help with Chronic Pain

    As you search for different therapies for chronic pain, have you given consideration to music and art? A song can be a powerful feel-good...

    Addiction: Is it About the Drugs or Something Else?

    Addiction. That word holds a lot of baggage for many people. Broken relationships, missed opportunities and pointed fingers. But the addict isn’t always the...

    What Does Cancer Pain Actually Feel Like?

    If you are suffering from cancer, you may have to deal with a lot of pain. While not everyone with cancer experiences pain, a significant...

    5 Things to Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful condition that causes inflammation in the joints, affecting the fingers, wrists, feet and ankles. The pain of rheumatoid arthritis...

    5 Ways to Manage Fatigue From Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Overview - Rheumatoid Arthritis & Fatigue When your body feels like lead and your energy level is next to zero, the last thing you want...

    Here’s How to Reduce Your Cancer Risk During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Breast Cancer Awareness Overview Serena Williams reminds us to touch ourselves. The Centers for Disease Control remind us that breast cancer can happen to younger...

    Does Your Child Have Chronic Pain? 3 Parenting Tips to Benefit You and Your Child

    Pediatric Pain Overview Does your child suffer from chronic pain? Pediatric pain is not very common and something that may cause your family to feel...

    Healthy Halloween Treats

    Healthy Halloween Treats Overview When you live with chronic pain, embracing a healthy lifestyle by doing things like making good food choices and exercising regularly...

    What is a Heart Attack?

    A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can’t get...

    5 Foods to Avoid with Fibromyalgia

    Foods to Avoid with Fibromyalgia Overview Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread pain in conjunction with fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Currently, there...

    Put These Simple Pain Relief Tips to Use Today

    Pain Relief Tips Overviews It's no surprise that many sufferers of chronic pain have a difficult time relaxing. With the cost of prescriptions as high...

    What Is Chemotherapy?

    Chemotherapy is designed to kill quickly reproducing cells in the body, most commonly cancer cells, by using highly potent chemicals. The chemicals used will...

    Symptoms, Treatments And Causes Of Peripheral Neuropathy

    Peripheral Neuropathy is usually caused by trauma to the nerve or by side-effects of another condition or illness. Not all conditions are the same,...

    The Pain and Stress Connection: Control Both for Better Living

    "take care of the pain and take care of the stress” Almost no one denies there's a link between pain and stress. Pain activates stress...

    Chronic Pain Fact Sheet

    What Is Chronic Pain and Why Is It Important? Chronic pain is pain that lasts more than several months (variously defined as 3 to 6 months,...

    Fibromyalgia Diet: Recipes for Better Health

     Fibromyalgia is a chronic, painful condition that affects the entire body. It’s a musculoskeletal disorder that often affects sleep, memory, energy levels and mood....

    What to know about CBD and Fibromyalgia

    CBD for Fibromyalgia Overview What to know about CBD and its effects on Fibromyalgia; can it help, is it legal? Continue below as we cover...

    10 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

    It seems as though apple cider vinegar is a cure-all, the modern-day tonic that will end all ailments. Why has it gotten such a...

    Could Wifi Be Causing Your Chronic Pain?

    A growing number of people are claiming sensitivity to Wifi and other electronic devices that we all use on a daily basis. Over 3...

    Avacen Review: Heat Therapy for Pain Relief

    When you live with a condition that causes chronic pain, it can be frustrating trying to find ways to feel better. Medications can be...

    Living With Fibromyalgia: Lady Gaga Continues to Raise Awareness

    In her lead role in A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga brings Ally to life on the screen for the fourth remake of the iconic...

    Tingling in Hands: What does it Mean?

    There are many different things that can cause tingling in your hands and feet. Often, tingling in hands and feet is associated with other...

    3 Tips to Avoid Anxiety this 4th of July

    The 4th of July is a time for BBQs, spending time with family and friends and celebrating our country’s independence. However, for many people,...

    Fireworks and PTSD

    Fireworks can be stressful for military veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Not only that, they can be disturbing for your...

    5 Lower Back Pain Treatments that Work

    Back pain can happen all of a sudden, or can slowly creep up over time. It can be caused by major impact, like a...

    Finding a Natural Remedy 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...

    Why Is My Pain Worse At Night?

    We’ve all been there at some point. Whether you're suffering from a chronic condition or recovering from an illness or injury, your pain just...

    Holiday Season Tips: Traveling With Chronic Pain

    Holiday season is almost on us. It's an exciting time, but traveling with chronic pain can be less than exciting to say the least. Living with...

    Say Good Night to Chronic Pain and Sleep Debt

    Chronic pain and sleep debt seem to go hand in hand. We know that pain can have a major effect on all aspects of your...

    Serena Williams Ushers in Breast Cancer Awareness Month Through Song

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and internationally renowned athlete Serena Williams ushered in the month with a critical reminder for women: touch ourselves. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoUJN25na2Y/?taken-by=serenawilliams In...

    Why is Fibromyalgia So Prevalent in Women?

    Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million adults in the United States, which is about 2% of the adult population. While the cause of fibromyalgia is not...

    Strike A Pose: Yoga for Pain Relief

    These three simple yoga poses for pain relief poses are great for beginners and experienced yoga students alike. If you decide to try yoga at...

    Lyme Disease is Worse Than We Thought

    Summer is heating up, so don't let your guard down about Lyme disease. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

    The Main Reason Why Canada Legalized Cannabis

    Cannabis has been legalized in Canada, and there is a very good reason why. There is a whole industry based around these products, and...

    What Is It Like Living With Fibromyalgia?

    Those living with fibromyalgia know firsthand the degree of physical, mental, and emotional pain that comes with this invisible illness. While you would not...

    Should You Have Surgery to End Migraine Pain?

    Are you dealing with migraines? Would you consider having surgery nerve decompression migraine surgery ? When the first triptan drugs came along about 20 years ago,...

    How Cycling Can Maximize Your Health

    Outdoor and indoor cycling is healthy for you and the planet. Cycling can maximize health, reduces emissions and delivers an intense full-body workout that...

    What are the Gabapentin (Neurontin) Side Effects?

    Gabapentin(Neurontin) is a medication prescribed to treat seizures. It can be used alone or in combination with other medications to treat epilepsy in children...

    Should I try Acupuncture for Pain Management?

    A conversation with Acupuncture Physician Dr. Su Thi Ho Campo If you live with a condition that causes chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia or rheumatoid...

    Avoid These Common Weight Loss Mistakes

    Thousands of women decide to start losing weight each and every day. In many cases, a woman will start her weight loss journey at...

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control

    What Is GAD? Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might worry about things like health, money, or family problems. But people with...

    Do You Need Help with Balance Problems?

    What is a balance disorder? A balance disorder is a condition that makes you feel unsteady or dizzy. If you are standing, sitting, or lying...

    Physical Activity is Essential for People with Arthritis

    Why is physical activity important for people with arthritis? If you have arthritis, participating in joint-friendly physical activity can improve your arthritis pain, function, mood,...

    Measuring Brain Chemistry

    Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers that nerve cells in the brain use to communicate. Modifying serotonin levels is one way that antidepressant...

    What is a Herniated Disc?

    Introduction Many people have back pain that keeps on returning. Usually it is hard to say what the exact cause is. But if you have pain that...

    Self-Tuning Brain Implant May Help with Parkinson’s Disease

    NIH BRAIN Initiative-funded research a key first step to improving deep brain stimulation Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for...

    Dealing with and Healing from Trauma

    Recovering From Frightening Events It’s natural to be afraid after something scary or dangerous happens. When you feel you’re in danger, your body responds with...

    Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk

    Assessment of weight and health risk involves using three key measures: Body mass index (BMI) Waist circumference ...

    Preventing Suicide: Tips to Understand Complicated Tragedies

    There has been a string of very public suicides within the last several months, which leaves people feeling sad and uncertain. From Chester Bennington,...

    Puzzling and Painful Condition: Focusing on Fibromyalgia

    A Puzzling and Painful Condition You’ve probably heard of fibromyalgia, but you may not know what it is. Fibromyalgia is a long-term (chronic) pain condition...

    Can I Get Addicted to Pain Medicine?

    Sometimes, strong medications called opioids are needed to control pain. Opioid pain relievers are generally safe when taken for a short time as prescribed by your...

    NIH study explains why opioid therapy may not always work well for chronic pain

    Researchers have shown that pain-induced changes in the rat brain’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain...

    How many People use Natural Remedies for Pain?

    Why Do People Use Certain Complementary Approaches? People who take natural product supplements or who practice yoga are more likely to do so for wellness than...

    How to Handle Stress Without Smoking

    Stress is a normal part of life—in moderation it can help you reach your goals, but too much stress creates more problems. Managing stress...

    MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry’s New Book Sheds Light on Addiction and Mental Illness

    MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry has triumphed once again, not only on the baseball diamond, but also in life, as showcased in his new book,...

    What is Osteoarthritis?

    Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis among older people, and it is one of the most frequent causes of physical disability among...

    Tracing Spread of Zika Virus in the Americas

    By: Dr. Francis Collins A couple of summers ago, the threat of mosquito-borne Zika virus disease in tropical areas of the Americas caused major concern, and...

    Foot and Ankle Surgery: How to Choose the Right Surgeon

    Our feet help carry our bodies to wherever we wish to go. When we suffer from feet and heel ailments, it becomes very uncomfortable...

    NIH-Supported Team Confirms New Genetic Mutation Link to ALS

    Chip Rose | 301-496-1752 | nianews3@mail.nih.gov Breakdowns in KIF5A gene highlight new research path Kinesin family member 5A (KIF5A), a gene previously linked to two rare neurodegenerative...

    How to Prepare for a Doctor’s Appointment

    A basic plan can help you make the most of your appointment whether you are starting with a new doctor or continuing with the...

    Overall Cancer Mortality on Decline, Prostate Cancer Mortality Stabilized

    The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men, women,...

    International Study Suggests Combination Therapy May Prevent Stroke

    NIH-funded trial finds lower rate of secondary stroke but small risk of bleeding    Results from an international clinical trial of more than 4880 participants,...

    Mediterranean diet may slow development of Alzheimer’s disease

    At a Glance Researchers found that eating a Mediterranean diet slows some changes in the brain that may indicate early Alzheimer’s...

    Coping With Familial Mental Illness in Stressful Times

    “NIH/NIMH lifer” Shares His Asian American Family’s Story of Resilience [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usI6PDwMjcw?rel=0] Former NIMH Deputy Director and Scientific Director, Dr. Richard Nakamura, recently revealed how his...

    4 Simple Exercises for Chronic Back Pain

    Proper Crunches Many people think that to strengthen their back, they only need to work their back muscles. But actually your back and your abdominal...

    Jenni’s Story: From Disability to Dancer

    By Jenni O’Connor “Just come keep me company… I’ll pay for your entry.” These were the words my friend used to convince me to join...

    Infrared Mats for Chronic Pain Can Help You Live Better

    This sponsored post was written in collaboration with HealthyLine, creator of the Inframat Pro and other natural healing products. Pain Resource and HealthyLine are...

    Prince Died from a Fentanyl Overdose – What does this mean for Pain Sufferers?

    A toxicology report released on Monday revealed that Prince had an excessive amount of fentanyl in his system at the time of his passing,...

    Study Finds That Celebrex Slows Cancer Growth

    Living with pain is difficult enough. But dealing with pain and cancer – or, worse, pain caused by cancer – is a nightmare no...

    What is Multiple Sclerosis?

    Autoimmune Disease Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disorder that affects as many as 2.5 million people worldwide. It is an autoimmune disease, meaning it works...

    Acupuncture Treatment for Chronic Pain

    Why Acupuncture Works Western medicine naturally seeks a solid and scientific explanation for why acupuncture works. Unfortunately, this isn't always available. Some doctors claim that...

    Can I Swim with my Suprapubic Catheter?

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkOPNLgvv4A?rel=0] This sponsored post was written in collaboration with Aeroflow Healthcare, a premier provider of durable medical equipment. Pain Resource and Aeroflow are both...

    Chronic Pain and Sleep: Overcoming Sleepless Nights

    Getting a good night’s sleep can be a difficult task when you live with chronic pain. Many people report that their pain is worse...

    5 Common Basketball Injuries and Treatment

    The game of basketball is said to have been invented in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith. He supposedly...

    Tips for Low Back Pain Relief

    Lower back pain can have such a negative impact on your day-to-day life. It can make it difficult to sit at a desk at...

    Spinal Cord Simulator Review: One Woman’s Experience

    This is one woman’s experience with the Boston Scientific Spinal Cord Stimulator. My name is Gloria Smith, and for over 40 years, I have had...

    Remote Talk Therapy: The New Way to Feel Better

    Deciding to try Remote Talk Therapy When you’re feeling down or stressed, it can be difficult to know how to start to feel better. Oftentimes...

    4 Ways to Manage Medication Side Effects

    Yes, You can Manage Medication Side Effects Most medications come with minor side effects that many people never even notice. However, some side effects are...

    5 Ways to Love Yourself when you Live with Chronic Pain

    Valentine’s Day is a holiday of love and passion, for some. For others, it’s not such a warm and fuzzy holiday. Some people even...

    Lady Gaga Cancels Joanne Tour Due to Severe Pain

    Lady Gaga Closes the Curtains on her Worldwide Tour Lady Gaga’s Joanne tour was perhaps one of the most anticipated music tours in 2017. Concert...

    Massage for Fibromyalgia: Does it Help?

    About 5 million Americans have fibromyalgia, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMSD). While the symptoms show up...

    Does Your Doctor Give You Inferior Treatment Because You’re Obese?

    One in three Americans is obese, and that number has been steadily growing. Doctors face difficulties in treating patients who are overweight, as sometimes...

    How to Start an Easy Exercise Routine for Beginners

    Many people with conditions that cause chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis, report that regular exercise improves their condition. Starting a new...

    3 Tips for Natural Pain Management

    Living with chronic pain can be frustrating. Yes, that’s an understatement. Perhaps the most frustrating thing is that symptoms can be so different for...

    Detox Your Life in 2018

    New Year’s resolutions rarely stick. Why? We often set ourselves up for unattainable goals. But you can’t start by climbing a mountain if you’ve...

    Ask the Expert: No Need to Fear Root Canal Therapy

    Root canals have a bad reputation of being painful and scary. The truth is like many medical procedures, root canal therapy has advanced over...

    These 3 Traits Can Break the Pain Cycle

    Keeping negative traits in check is important, but it's also essential to emphasize the parts of yourself that buffer against pain, encourage relaxation and...

    Healthy Food Choices Can Reduce Chronic Pain & Fatigue

    It's a classic chicken-and-egg question: Which came first, the pain or the fatigue? As many as three out of four people living with chronic...

    Can Medical Marijuana Treat Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

    Medical marijuana has gained more widespread popularity and acceptance over the past several years, and is now legal in 33 states and Washington, D.C....

    Treatment For Labor Pain: Nitrous Oxide

    Nitrous Oxide vs Epidural for Treatment for Labor Pain  Laughing Gas is becoming a popular request in delivery rooms, rather than anesthesia. Laughing gas, also...

    Coping with Pain During the Holidays

    Don’t overdo it Many activities can cause pain during the holidays. Decorating your home will likely top the list. Between digging through stacked boxes in...

    Your Guide to Healthy Holiday Eating

    Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating Don't let the holidays put your health in disarray. Use this tip sheet to keep off unwanted pounds, knock out...

    New Study Shows Vitamin D May Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis

    A team of researchers at University of Birmingham has discovered that maintaining sufficient levels of vitamin D in the body could help prevent the...

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