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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...
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...
tingling hands feet pain at night

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...