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Reducing Pain by Enhancing Your Home: 5 Strategies

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...
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Tapping For Pain Relief: Does it Work?

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...
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How to Weather the Winter With Chronic Pain: 7 Tips

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...
Supplements for Chronic Pain

Do Supplements for Chronic Pain Actually Work?

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...
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How to Sleigh Your 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...
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Pain Resource Holiday Gift Ideas for Chronic Pain 2019

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...
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How to Feel Grateful During the Holidays with Chronic Pain

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching and the holiday season kicking off, it can be common to see people practicing gratitude. However, finding gratitude is easier said than done when you live with chronic pain. My first...
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How Does Medicare Cover Pain Relief?

Pain is a common symptom of several conditions and diseases. Many types of pain conditions target seniors, such as arthritis and osteoporosis. For this reason, doctors who participate in Medicare generally know a good...
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Does CBD Water Help Chronic Back Pain?

Over the last few years, cannabidiol (CBD) has skyrocketed in popularity. As a result, new federal and state regulations have loosened restrictions, and CBD is more accessible than ever.Proponents of CBD have touted a...
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Real Relief: How to Reduce IBS Symptoms

12% of US adults suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Unfortunately, IBS causes moderate to severe symptoms that can disrupt daily life. Other names for it include mucous colitis, irritable colon, and spastic colitis.IBS...
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Coffee and Chronic Pain: Does It Help or Hurt?

If you're a one-cup-of-coffee in the morning person, a shot-of-espresso-in-the-afternoon kind of soul, or even a non-coffee drinker, you might be interested in the connection between coffee and chronic pain.Research has always been back...
Ovarian Cancer and Back Pain

The Link Between Ovarian Cancer and Back Pain

Ovarian cancer is not as common as other cancers, accounting for just 3% of female cancers in the United States (for comparison, that number is 12% for breast cancer). However, an ovarian cancer diagnosis...

Review: Overcoming Pain Based on EMDR App

Back in 2012, I had spinal fusion surgery. 17 of my vertebrae ended up being connected by titanium rods and screws. I had pain before the surgery, but afterward, I had to relearn how...
Financial Aid for Medical Conditions

Finding Resources On 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...
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3 Tips for 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...

Review: Easy@Home Heat TENS Unit

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...
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Chronic Pain

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...

Living with Multiple Diagnoses: The Importance of Believing

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...
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How Is My Peripheral Neuropathy Causing Lower Back Pain?

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...
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How Aquatic Therapy Can Bypass Psychological Barriers to Recovery

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...
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Chlorella For Fibromyalgia: Can It Improve Symptoms?

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...
Living With Pain

5 Essential Principles for 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...
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10 Things To Do When You’re Stuck in Bed on a Bad Pain Day

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...

Pain Management: Finding Chronic Neck Pain Relief

This article was reviewed by Melissa Capurro, a physical therapist in the Tampa Bay area.Just about everyone has felt neck pain at some point. Whether you slept on it wrong or hit the gym...