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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...
coffee and chronic pain

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...
living with someone with chronic pain

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...
neuropathic pain in lower back

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...
bad chronic pain days

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...
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Watch Out For These Signs Of Autoimmune Disorders

We all suffer from stress. Between managing our careers, keeping up our social lives, taking care of our families, and everything else life throws our way, it’s not unusual to feel exhausted and achy...
chronic pain and sex

Steps To Take If Chronic Pain Is Impacting Your Sex Life

While the words pain and sex aren’t two that we hope to group together, there is a connection between the two that deserves to be evaluated. Sex is an essential component of a healthy...
Questions to Ask Your Pain Doctor

These Are The Best Questions to Ask Your Pain Doctor

Doctor's visits can be overwhelming at the best of times, but when your appointment is a long-awaited visit to a pain physician, nerves and anxiety can easily get the better of you. It’s smart...
Meditation for Chronic Pain

How To Add Meditation For Chronic Pain Into Your Life

In addition to the severe physical symptoms, living with chronic pain can significantly impact your mental health. As you spend more time and energy managing your pain levels, you may find the amount of...

A Patient’s Review Of “Taming Chronic Pain” By Amy Orr

Having lived with varying levels of chronic pain for over six years now, I often joke that I could write a book. The frustrations that come with an invisible illness don’t come with...
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...