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Interview with Amy Orr

Interview with Amy Orr, Author of Taming Chronic Pain

We had the honor of speaking with Amy Orr, author of the upcoming book Taming Chronic Pain. The book serves as a guide for those suffering from chronic pain, from the perspective of someone who...
Apple cider vinegar for back pain

The Natural Healing Powers of Apple Cider Vinegar for Back Pain

Nearly 80% of adults experience some kind of back pain in their lifetime. Whether it's because of stress, age, diet, or exercise, there are a variety of reasons why our backs might be giving...
aqua yoga for chronic pain

Why You Should Try Aqua Yoga for Chronic Pain

If you’re a chronic pain patient like me, you’ve probably had someone, under the guise of being helpful, tell you to try yoga. But if you’re one of the millions of Americans with chronic...
the suicide disease

Why We Shouldn’t Call Trigeminal Neuralgia the Suicide Disease

I felt a strange sense of relief when I was finally diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN). After so many years of living with facial pain, my doctor gave me a solution and reassured me...
living with a stoma, stoma bag

What it’s Really Like Living with a Stoma

It’s hard to believe that I’ve had a stoma for nearly 3 years now. It doesn’t feel like that long at all. Since my first surgery, my health has gone down the toilet, a...
Sprains and Strains

Treating Sprains and Strains: Are You Doing It Wrong?

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...
5 things not to say to someone with chronic pain

5 Things Not to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

In 2013, I was involved in a car accident that changed my life. Although the damage to my car was surprisingly minor, that 10 seconds would change my life forever. Prior to the accident, I...
itp diagnosis journey

My Difficult ITP Diagnosis Journey That Made Me An Advocate

I don't really remember a day of my childhood where I felt “good”. Of course, at the time, I had no frame of reference for what “good” was supposed to feel like. I didn't...
chronic illness and accessibility

Chronic Illness Patients Face Challenges With Accessibility

The CDC recently reported 90% of the $3.3 trillion spent on health care in the U.S. annually goes to the treatment of chronic and mental health conditions. For all this money, however, there’s not...
undiagnosed chronic illness

Tips to Thrive When You Have an Undiagnosed Chronic Illness

“Teacher, you’re walking like a tipsy woman. Why are you swaying?”“Are you a grandma? Why do you climb the stairs like that?” (Then, copies my posture).“What’s wrong? Are you okay?” (After jerking and accidentally...
tingling sensation in hands and feet | tingling in feet

Don’t Ignore Tingling and Numbness in Hands and Feet

If you’ve ever experienced tingling and numbness in your hands and feet (or wrists and elbows), you know it feels a lot worse than it sounds. There are many reasons why you could be...
trigeminal-neuralgia-pain

My Fight With Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia

My chronic pain started as a teenager. I’m 53 now. Mostly, I suffer from back pain, rib pain, joint pain, migraines, and facial pain. Ten years ago, my doctor told me my facial pain was...

Here’s What It’s Like Living With Coccydynia

About a year ago, I began to notice pain around my coccyx while sitting down. At 52, I'm no stranger to back pain. I've suffered from it for years - including in my lower...
Chronic Illness Blog starting a blog

How My Chronic Illness Blog Helped My Chronic Pain

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...
Chronically ill

I’m Chronically Ill at 18: Here’s What My Life Is Like

I’ve been chronically ill with no official diagnosis since February 6th, 2017. Yes, I remember the date. Because on that day, my life changed forever. This is my story.  Battling never-ending symptoms It started with...
Benefits of The MELT Method

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 Self-Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of...
setting pain management and wellness goals

5 Steps to Setting Pain Management and Wellness Goals

You feel like you have the knowledge and tools to make your life living with chronic pain easier and more enjoyable. But do you inspire yourself to commit to integrating them into your everyday...
chronic pain treatment around the world

What to Learn From Chronic Pain Treatment Around the World

When you envision treating chronic pain, do you immediately think of pain medicines in a bottle? The conditioning to view pain medication as the first line of defense against chronic pain is unique to...
what is rheumatoid arthritis

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

There are many different types of conditions that can cause chronic pain. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is certainly a challenging one. As one of the many types of arthritis, it can cause joint pain, swelling and...
ease chronic pain

5 Simple Ways to Ease Chronic Pain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmjnI_DulLY&feature=youtu.beThe CDC recently announced that nearly 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. That’s 20% of the adult-age population. However, between the recent opioid crisis and concerns over pain medications, solving the challenge of...
women and chronic pain

Women & Chronic Pain: Talking About Pain in Daily Life

Physical pain is not the only thing that those who live with chronic pain manage on a daily basis. Over 100 million Americans coping with chronic pain know just how true this is. This seems...
chronic pain and dental health

Tips to Combat Chronic Pain and Dental Health Discomfort

Chronic facial pain is a persistent problem for many patients. It may result in psychopathologic symptoms such as depression as well as have effects on their digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, endocrine, immune and central nervous...
chronic pain and veterans

5 Important Facts About Veterans and Chronic Pain Management

Returning service members are likely to experience a variety of chronic pain conditions. They may be the result of injury sustained in field operations or in other types of service. They are often associated...
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7 Common Medications for Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat because symptoms and response to the treatment vary from person to person. To date, no universally effective treatment for fibromyalgia has been found. Medication does not provide a...