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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...
exercises for chronic pain

Try These Quick Exercises for Chronic Back Pain

Struggling with chronic back pain doesn't exactly inspire you to get your body moving in the gym. But exercises that focus on your back can strengthen your muscles and may provide relief, particularly resistance...
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Here’s How to Fight Invisible Pain

Millions of Americans talk to their doctors every day about pain. Fortunately, many of these patients will find a solution to their problems. However, it’s not always possible to pinpoint the cause of chronic...
gratitude while facing chronic pain

Cultivating Gratitude While Facing Chronic Pain

Are you grateful for your life?  Are you grateful for the things you've been given? Does that include your chronic pain, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia? What about your other invisible illnesses? I am. This...
enjoy Halloween with chronic pain

Boo-tacular Hacks: Halloween and Chronic Pain

Enchanting and festive to some and downright ghoulish to others, Halloween is that spooktacular time of year when we can dress up as someone else and revel in sweet treats. But if you live...
drug-free ways to fight fibromyalgia

Ask the Expert: Drug-Free Ways to Fight Fibromyalgia

Many thanks to our guest writer Dr. Brent Wells for sharing his expertise on drug-free ways to fight fibromyalgia. Many people suffer from muscle and body pain, stiffness and memory problems that are too often misdiagnosed or...
Caregiver walking with patient for National Healthcare Equality Week

Here’s Why Pain Sufferers Must Be Heard This Week

The week of October 21-27 shines a light on individuals who have made contributions to improve the quality of healthcare. National Healthcare Quality Week is hosted by the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)...
National Check Your Meds Day

Here’s Why Pain Sufferers Need National Check Your Meds Day

National Check Your Meds Day is here once again (October 21), promoting the importance of reviewing our current prescription regimens. Are we taking the right medicines? Are we taking the proper doses? Are we...
Trigeminal Neuralgia

My Fight Against Trigeminal Neuralgia

Many thanks to our guest writer Pamela Jessen for sharing her journey below on living with and fighting trigeminal neuralgia.The number of invisible illnesses that millions fight around the world is staggering. The...
Taking a walk to enjoy the holidays with chronic pain

Here’s How You Can Enjoy the Holidays with Chronic Pain

The holidays are meant to be enjoyed by all of us. If you’re someone who is living with chronic pain, you’re likely worried about feeling left out of seasonal group activities. But worry not:...
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Aeroflow CBD Oil Provides Natural Approach to Pain Management

The market has spoken: alternative options for pain treatment are in high demand. CBD oil is a natural treatment option for pain and has quickly earned a faithful following thanks to research indicating that it...
Asian woman getting physical therapy National Physical Therapy Month

Treating Pain Takes Teamwork: National Physical Therapy Month

It’s funny how the power of two little words can be totally underestimated: “physical therapy.” It may not seem overly impressive as a form of healthcare. It’s physical, so it requires movement of your...
National Depression Screening Day

Checkup From the Neck Up: National Depression Screening Day

Initiatives designed to promote awareness for people fighting for their mental health are important for us all. Those who are also fighting to better manage their chronic pain know initiatives such as today's National...
Woman wants to improve her anxiety while battling chronic pain

5 Tips to Improve Your Anxiety While Battling Chronic Pain

When you know firsthand what it's like to be in constant pain, you have likely adopted an array of practices to help you manage everyday life. The physical pain, the emotional toll and the...
living with an invisible illness

What It’s Really Like Living With an Invisible Illness

Many thanks to our guest writer Pamela Jessen for sharing her powerful testimony below on what it's like living with an invisible illness.When you're living with an invisible illness, you can look perfectly fine...
Traveling with chronic pain

Holiday Season Tips: Traveling With Chronic Pain

Holiday season is almost on us. It's an exciting time, but traveling with chronic pain can be less than exciting to say the least. Living with conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, stomach...
Black woman reducing chronic pain and sleep debt

Say Good Night to Chronic Pain and Sleep Debt

Chronic pain and sleep debt seem to go hand in hand. We know that pain can have a major effect on all aspects of your everyday life, but those who don't live with it may...
Woman getting trigger point injections for fibromyalgia

Can Trigger Point Injections Break the Cycle of Pain?

Fibromyalgia is a devastating chronic illness that causes widespread – and often unexplainable – pain and tenderness all over the body. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the condition affects more than 4 million...
Black woman fighting chronic pain

Why is Fibromyalgia So Prevalent in Women?

Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million adults in the United States, which is about 2% of the adult population. While the cause of fibromyalgia is not known, but it can be effectively treated and managed. There...
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Is Coffee Good for Chronic Pain?

Today is National Coffee Day, and cafes around the country, including Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and Illy are giving away free cups of joe to celebrate. But should you indulge in a caffeinated treat? Believe...
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Push Pause on Your Chronic Pain with These 6 Tips

Sometimes it's the little things we do or don't do that sabotage our best efforts to avoid pain. When you're experiencing pain, it can seem to have a mind of its own. It may...
Lady Gaga speaks out about fibromyalgia

Living With Fibromyalgia: Lady Gaga Continues to Raise Awareness

In her lead role in A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga brings Ally to life on the screen for the fourth remake of the iconic story. Much of Ally's story centers on the fact that...
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10 Must-Knows: What Life is Like with Chronic Pain

September is Pain Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of chronic pain and common management practices. It's also a time for those of us who live with it to illustrate what life is like...