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    Why We Shouldn’t Call Trigeminal Neuralgia “The Suicide Disease”

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    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...
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    What It’s Really Like Living With A Stoma

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    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?

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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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    5 Things Not to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

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    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...
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    Chronic Illness Patients Face Challenges With Accessibility

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    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...
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    Tips to Thrive When You Have an Undiagnosed Chronic Illness

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    “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...
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    My Fight With Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia

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    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

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

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    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

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    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...
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    5 Steps to Setting Pain Management and Wellness Goals

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    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...
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    What to Learn From Chronic Pain Treatment Around the World

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    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...
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    What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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    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...
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    5 Simple Ways to Ease Chronic Pain

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmjnI_DulLY&feature=youtu.be The 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...
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    Practical Tips for Managing Chronic Pain in the Workplace

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    Unless you live with chronic pain, it’s impossible to understand how far it reaches into every aspect of your life. It’s not only about managing the physical pain and your mental health. It's also...
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    Guide to Managing Mood Disorders With Chronic Pain

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    Living with chronic pain certainly has its challenges and can mean you miss out on some activities you enjoy. If the pain is severe and/or long term, you may need to alter your work...
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    How Do I Manage Crohn’s Disease?

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    If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed or has lived with Crohn's disease for a while now, you know how life-changing the diagnosis can be. Living a pain-free life while managing...
    NSAIDs and back pain

    Why Taking NSAIDs for Back Pain Isn’t a Long-Term Solution

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    A journey with chronic back pain is usually accompanied by anti inflammatory medications like NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs). While they do provide temporary pain and inflammation relief, if you’ve been taking NSAIDs for back...
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    Quick Guide to Acupuncture for Back Pain

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    If you have chronic back pain, it is likely that you have tried at least half a dozen techniques and treatments to help and relieve your pain. It is not uncommon that, after having...
    Ankylosing Spondylitis

    What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

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    Ankylosing spondylitis is likely a term that you haven’t heard before unless you’ve been diagnosed with the condition. It's a condition that affects roughly 1 in 20 adults. There are a wide variety of common symptoms that...