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    Video Games May Play an Important Role in Pain Treatment

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    If you’re looking for an excuse to enjoy a little time on the couch playing video games, there’s good news for you. Recent studies have shown that video games (and virtual reality in particular)...
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    Treating Sprains and Strains: Are You Doing It Wrong?

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    Chances are that you've had sprains and strains in some part of your body during your lifetime. If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky. These “simple” injuries are very painful! While most people use the words...
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    Float Pods: Are they Worth the Hype?

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    If the idea of floating weightless sounds appealing – as if your body is drifting through time and space – then float pod therapy may be exactly what you need to ease your chronic...
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    Reiki for Pain Relief: Does it Work?

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    When you’re trapped in a world of constant, chronic pain, you’ll do anything for relief. Speaking from my own personal journey with Degenerative Disc Disease and a herniated L5, I know this to be...
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    Back to the Basics: A Guide to Preventing Back Pain

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    An everything-you-need-to-know guide to preventing back pain. It's easy to take your back for granted, until it hurts. That's when it dawns on you, once again, just how essential your spine is for everything you...

    Stretching 101

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    Stretching and Staying Limber is Good for Your Body and Mind While the jury is still out on whether stretching can prevent injury, when appropriate, it can definitely help you rehab from many injuries, such...
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    How to Develop Your Perfect Pain Plan

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    Our four-point program will have you feeling better fast. Elizabeth Brogan's pain problems started in the spring of 2000, when the horse she was riding stopped short before a jump, throwing her over the top...
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    Seven Ways You Are (Unknowingly) Making Your Pain Worse

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    Sometimes it's the little things we do or don't do that sabotage our best efforts to avoid pain. When you have pain, the hurt can seem to have a mind of its own. It may...
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    What is Your Pain IQ?

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    Take our Pain Quiz. The more you know, the better you'll feel. Pain is a regular part of the lives of a staggering 75 million Americans. Some 32 million of those say they've been living...
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    The Pain and Stress Connection: Control Both for Better Living

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    Pain feeds on stress. Stress feeds on pain. Break the vicious cycle by taming tension once and for all. Almost no one denies there's a link between pain and stress. Pain activates stress and stress...

    12 Months ‘Til Less Pain in 2017!

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    Make a Pain Resolution! 12 months in 2017 means 12 steps towards less pain by next year. Coping with chronic pain or other painful conditions is tough, especially around holidays when a lot of responsibility...
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    The Art of the Ache

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    We hear all the time that pain is subjective, personal, highly individual. The invisibility of our pain is what sometimes hurts the most, since too often it means that others, even those closest to...
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    Dogs and Arthritis

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    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 owner, John, were photographed during a session in which Schoep...
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    Could a Sauna Help Ease Your Chronic Pain?

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    Let's start off by admitting that as the dog days approach and some places in the U.S. are already experiencing triple-digit temps stepping into a sauna may not be your idea of good time. But...
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    Oil for Joints Offers Hope for Osteoarthritis Sufferers

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    A team of researchers has developed a synthetic injectable joint lubricant that, they say, could bring longer lasting relief to millions of osteoarthritis sufferers. Affecting about 27 million Americans and 200 million people worldwide, osteoarthritis...
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    Help for Headaches: A New Migraine Patch & Acupuncture

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    Migraine medications have come a long way in recent years. But with more than 29.5 million Americans enduring the debilitating headaches, according to the National Headache Foundation, there's still plenty of room for improvement. Thankfully, strides...
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    Cyberhugs: Easing the Isolation of Chronic Pain

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    Online forums offer much needed virtual support. By Margaret Jaworski When she received an invitation to participate in an online workshop for chronic pain sufferers, Karin Becker eagerly registered for the six-week program sponsored by a...

    Footwear Relieves Arthritic Knees

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    Flexible soles slow down knee osteoarthritis By Margaret Jaworski Relief for knees swollen and stiff from osteoarthritis looks like a shoe-in. The results of a soon-to-be published study confirm that wearing footwear with flexible soles can...
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    Benefits of Acupuncture: Can It Effectively Ease Pain?

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    Ask any acupuncture advocate about the benefits of acupuncture, and you'll likely learn about the potential of the age-old therapy to stop all sorts of pain. Said to stimulate the release of the body's...
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    Volunteer Vacations Can Help Relieve Your Pain

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    Gandhi believed the best way to help yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. But when faced with your own pain, the needs of others might be among the last things...
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    Mind Control

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    Biofeedback can train your mind to relieve hidden sources of pain. For six years, Kalin Lancaster of Gainesville, Georgia, battled migraines so debilitating that if she tried to eat, she'd vomit. It would feel like...