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military members with chronic pain

Fighting Pain: Military Members with Chronic Pain

Members of the United States military serve our country to protect us and our freedom. Once they return home as veterans, we celebrate them and thank them for our service. But it's crucial that...
managing mood disorders with chronic pain

Guide to Managing Mood Disorders With Chronic Pain

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...
how to manage crohn's disease

How Do I Manage Crohn’s Disease?

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

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...
acupuncture for back pain

Quick Guide to Acupuncture for Back Pain

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?

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...
insomnia caused by chronic pain

How to Battle Insomnia Caused by Chronic Pain

Sleep is essential. It’s the time when your body gets the much-needed rest it needs to recover, heal, and stay healthy. Unfortunately, people with chronic pain know the struggle of the pain-sleep vicious cycle....
top foods that cause inflammation

5 Top Foods that Cause Inflammation

Chronic inflammation can lead to long term health issues such as chronic pain, tissue damage, cancer, obesity, asthma, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. The connection between...
why you shouldn't ignore chronic pain

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Chronic Pain

According to the National Institute of Health, over 25 million adults in the United States (over 11%) experience pain every day for a duration of at least 3 months. What's more, almost 40 million adults in...
Going back to school with chronic pain

Going Back to School with Chronic Pain 101

If you're a student, this is an exciting time of year for you. You're ready to return to school, springtime is mere weeks away and you're one semester closer to achieving your academic goals....
what is fibromyalgia

A Look at the Facts: What is Fibromyalgia?

Often misdiagnosed and misunderstood, fibromyalgia is a common condition. People with this condition experience widespread muscle and joint pain as well as intense fatigue. But just what is fibromyalgia? Anyone can develop this chronic condition. It...
kratom for chronic pain

Kratom for Chronic Pain: Is It Effective and Legal?

Combatting chronic pain is an ongoing battle. As the interest in natural options continues to grow, so does the popularity of kratom. Kratom for chronic pain is sold in health and vitamin stores as a herbal extract that...
Joint friendly fitness ideas from Pain Resource

It’s a Family Holiday Affair: Joint-Friendly Fitness Ideas

Let’s face it: most of us don’t plan our holiday family activities around working out. Some of us might have the fleeting thought that since we are on vacation, we will have more time...
asking for holiday help with chronic pain

Don’t Be Grinch-y: Asking for Holiday Help with Chronic Pain

 As a chronic pain sufferer, the holidays can seem more fretful than festive. A few days ago, I wrote about coping with holiday stress with chronic pain. The two go hand-in-hand most of the...
managing holiday stress with chronic pain

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress with Chronic Pain

‘Twas weeks before Christmas, and your achy body feels the pressures. Shopping, parties, family visits and emotional holiday stressors. There’s no denying the holiday season can be hard on the body and soul. Managing holiday...
reclaim life with chronic pain

6 Tips to Help Reclaim Life with Chronic Pain

When you live with chronic pain, you likely keep an eye out for new and unique ways to manage your pain. From distracting yourself from the pain to experimenting with relaxation techniques and natural...
holiday gifts for those with chronic pain

10 Holiday Gifts for Those with Chronic Pain

Holiday shopping season is in full swing, and the lists continue to grow: to-do lists, gift lists and wish lists. It can be challenging to come up with meaningful gifts for your loved ones....
pain-free holiday vacation

Here’s How to Enjoy a Pain-Free Holiday Vacation

Taking a vacation goes a long way toward refreshing and resetting our bodies and minds. But when you live with chronic pain, jockeying for a spot at the beach or squeezing onto another overbooked...
parenting with chronic pain

What You Need to Know About Parenting with Chronic Pain

Parenting is never easy, but parenting with chronic pain can be especially challenging. Give yourself some time over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to consider these tips on how to be the best parent you...
Giving Tuesday

Give Back to Your Health and Your Community for Giving Tuesday

Distraction is a powerful tool in managing chronic pain. Living in constant pain might also make you more empathetic to the struggles of others, and volunteering can prove to be a useful way to both...
apps to help manage chronic pain

Top 3 Apps to Help Manage Chronic Pain

Many thanks to guest contributor Sophia Madison for providing this helpful list of resourceful apps to help manage chronic pain. Living with chronic pain includes finding resourceful tools, tips and support systems that help you...
managing life with chronic pain

How a Morning Routine Can Help You Manage Life with Chronic Pain

For many of us, having a morning routine is invaluable. Not only does it help us set the tone for a productive day but it also grounds us and helps us manage our anxiety...
holiday shopping with chronic pain

Navigating Your Holiday Shopping with Chronic Pain

The holidays are upon us (whether we're ready for them or not). You're surely looking forward to celebrating with the fabulous four Fs: food, fun, family time and Friday - Black Friday, that is....
Dsuvia and Olinvo

Inside the FDA’s Controversial Decisions on Opioids Dsuvia and Olinvo

The FDA recently made controversial decisions about two painkillers - including one that is more potent than morphine and fentanyl. The possible benefits of Dsuvia and Olinvo are far-reaching, but the potential consequences are as well. After...