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Real Issues that People Living with Chronic Pain Face Every Day

Having Pain Can Mean Making Tough ChoicesBy Lisa DavisAn article by Toni Bernhard, J.D., published earlier this year in Psychology Today, discussed an important point: Having chronic pain can feel like a full-time job....
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Walgreens Will See You Now

You probably already know that big changes are coming for many, if not most, Americans when a number of significant changes from the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare) are implemented next January. Among...

2012: Top Trending Health Issue on Google

Some 59 percent of Americans who use the Web say they've searched for health information online in the past year, according to January data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. It has...
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Pain is Undertreated: Many Americans Aren’t Getting Relief

You've probably heard the stat: Some 76 million Americans are dealing with persistent pain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's a shocking number by any measure.There is an inordinate number...

Help for Headaches: A New Migraine Patch & Acupuncture

Migraine medications have come a long way in recent years. But with more than 29.5 million Americans enduring the debilitating headaches, according to the National Headache Foundation, there's still plenty of room for improvement.Thankfully, strides...

Cyberhugs: Easing the Isolation of Chronic Pain

Online forums offer much needed virtual support.By Margaret JaworskiWhen she received an invitation to participate in an online workshop for chronic pain sufferers, Karin Becker eagerly registered for the six-week program sponsored by a...
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What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is an excruciating type of facial pain brought on by irritation of a nerve in the brain that has three arms, each of which supplies sensation to different parts of the...

Nerve Damage May Explain Chronic Pain in Children

Patients seen for chronic pain had test results indicating small-fiber polyneuropathyBy Lisa DavisCould a newly identified disease explain some cases of chronic pain and other symptoms in children and young adults? According to a...

Footwear Relieves Arthritic Knees

Flexible soles slow down knee osteoarthritisBy Margaret JaworskiRelief for knees swollen and stiff from osteoarthritis looks like a shoe-in. The results of a soon-to-be published study confirm that wearing footwear with flexible soles can...

Life Goes On: A Mom’s Chronic Pain and a Debilitating Illness Impacts The Entire...

Carla Valentino knows all too well the toll pain can take on a mom and her loved ones.By Mary Beth SammonsThe 45-year-old mom of two from Land O' Lakes, Fla. was an active small...

A Tribute to the Inspiration Behind Pain Resource

Today is the birthday of our founder Kimberly Grady Brock, and that alone makes it a very special day for us here at Pain Resource.However, we are also celebrating what would have been the...
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Add These Steps to Your Anti-Arthritis Plan

For the more than 46 million people in the United States living with arthritis, life means some amount of pain most days, and, for some, every day. With so many millions affected, it's little...
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Living Easier with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an immune disease characterized by inflammation of the lining of the joints (synovium).By Margaret JaworskiThe persistent inflammation leads to painful stiffness, redness, and swelling in the joints that over time...
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Heads Up!

Medical Societies Release Top Five Lists of Don'tsBy Margaret JaworskiAs part of Choosing Wisely, a national campaign by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation aimed at sparking conversations between doctors and patients...

Can An Anti-Inflammation Diet Cure Your Pain?

Inflammation is at the Heart of Practically Every Serious Disease, Including Many Chronic Pain Conditions. By Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D.Have you ever been so mad you could scream? You feel the anger rising from your...
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Preventing Chronic Pain with Stress Management

For those who live with pain, stress management might be the key to help relieve chronic pain By Lisa DavisFor people who live with chronic pain conditions like back pain and arthritis, stress management may...
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“Mom, It Hurts”: Kids Can Suffer Pain as Much as Any Adult

If only a kiss on the boo-boo could make it all better. But as parents, we know that kids can suffer pain and that helping is often more complicated than that. Sometimes you may...
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Common Chemicals Could Be Linked to Osteoarthritis

Chemicals in Products from Cookware to Carpet Said to Increase the Disease in WomenA new study suggests that a commonly found chemical called PFCs could be increasing osteoarthritis in women. The study, which was...
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Chronic Pain Could Be Classified as a Disease

Ireland's Health Minister Says Chronic Pain Should Be Given The Same Resources as Other Major ConditionsChronic pain often gets the short end when it comes to medical care. In many cases, doctors aren't fully...
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New Website Helps Parents Deal with Their Child’s Pain

A New Website Offers Advice on Managing a Child's Pain Post SurgeryLaunched in February 2013, the new website, My Child is in Pain, offers advice to parents who want to better manage their child's...
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Lady Gaga to Undergo Hip Surgery

The singer cancels the rest of her Born This Way Ball Tour after chronic pain takes her off the stageOne of the bigger news items this week was the cancellation of Lady Gaga's tour...
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Painful Condition Sidelines Lady Gaga Who Cancels Upcoming Shows

After Performing in Montreal on Monday, The Born This Way Singer Decides to Take a Break from the Stage and RecoverEven celebrities deal with chronic pain. Severe pain and inflammation of the joints recently...
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Endometriosis: Symptoms and Treatment 101

Endometriosis causes women to experience pain and irregular hormonal changes, possibly leading to infertility.Endometriosis is a condition affecting women which causes pain in the pelvic region and is one of the top three causes...
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Ask The Experts: Low-Level Laser Therapy Technology

Low-Level Laser Therapy Technology uses the special ML830 laser to pinpoint pain and get rid of it fast. Dr. Ryan Whelton discusses this laser and its effectiveness.What is the ML830 laser and how does...