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    Bias Affects Black People with Chronic Pain

    How Bias Affects Black People with Chronic Pain

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    In the United States, it’s no secret that black people face hurdles and obstacles that their white counterparts don’t encounter. While there are countless examples of this, one noteworthy arena is in pain management,...
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    My Difficult ITP Diagnosis Journey That Made Me An Advocate

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    I don't really remember a day of my childhood where I felt “good”. Of course, at the time, I had no frame of reference for what “good” was supposed to feel like. I didn't...
    Protect Your Job During COVID-19

    How to Protect Your Job During COVID-19 if You Have a Chronic Illness

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that social distancing is the most effective way to stay healthy. Businesses have closed for most employees but not for essential workers. What happens if you are one...
    Surviving Covid-19 with Chronic Pain

    How People with Chronic Pain Are Surviving COVID-19

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    You don’t have to be an epidemiologist to know that the coronavirus pandemic has been hard on everyone. Loss of employment and disruption of routines have affected millions of people around the world. But...

    Quarantine Quiz

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    Telehealth for Chronic Pain

    Telehealth for Chronic Pain: Urgent in Time of Covid-19

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    During the COVID-19 crisis, telehealth for chronic pain can make medical care safer and easier for patients who suffer from it. Just a few months ago, this option wasn’t available at all to pain...
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    How My Chronic Illness Blog Helped My Chronic Pain

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    My journey with chronic illness has spanned over half my life. As a young teen, I received diagnoses for multiple mental health issues, including Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), major depression and anxiety. To this...
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    Reducing Pain by Enhancing Your Home: 5 Strategies

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    Around 50 million adults suffer from chronic pain in the U.S. If you're one of the many people who has to deal with this condition, making upgrades to your home can significantly increase your...
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    Pain Resource Holiday Gift Ideas for Chronic Pain 2019

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    The holidays are here and if you’re anything like me, you haven’t even started shopping yet! Living with chronic pain and an autoimmune disorder takes up a lot of my energy, but I still...
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    How to Feel Grateful During the Holidays with Chronic Pain

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    With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching and the holiday season kicking off, it can be common to see people practicing gratitude. However, finding gratitude is easier said than done when you live with chronic pain.  My first...

    Review: Overcoming Pain Based on EMDR App

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    Back in 2012, I had spinal fusion surgery. 17 of my vertebrae ended up being connected by titanium rods and screws. I had pain before the surgery, but afterward, I had to relearn how...
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    How To Write an Effective Pain Journal

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    Sometimes, the events of the day can be just a little too much. This is especially true for people with chronic pain. This is where pain journaling comes in. A pain journal is a place...
    Financial Aid for Medical Conditions

    Finding Resources On Financial Aid for Medical Conditions

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    Healthcare costs in the United States are some of the highest in the world. Unfortunately, the high cost of healthcare can place a significant financial burden on many families. If you or your someone...
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    What Is Your Pain Personality?

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    Not too long ago, doctors believed in one pain-prone personality. If you possessed certain characteristics, then you might feel pain more intensely and stay longer in the cycle of suffering. Nowadays, those in the...
    Why Pain Is Worse At Night

    Why Is My Pain Worse At Night?

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    We’ve all been there at some point. Whether you're suffering from a chronic condition or recovering from an illness or injury, your pain just seems to get worse at night. Nowadays, researchers have nicknamed...
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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...
    5 things not to say to someone with chronic pain

    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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    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...
    Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia

    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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    Strike A Pose: Yoga for Pain Relief

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    These three simple yoga poses for pain relief poses are great for beginners and experienced yoga students alike. If you decide to try yoga at a local studio make sure to tell them about your...
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    I Have Cancer: Now What Do I Do?

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    When a diagnosis of cancer hits home, it may be hard to figure out how to keep your composure and what to expect. Follow these guidelines to learn the best ways to keep your...

    Peripheral Neuropathies: Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

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    Charcot Marie Tooth Disease is a devastating, inherited disease, but life with CMT doesn't have to be grim. Charcot Marie Tooth Syndrome is a series of neuropathic disorders that affect the nerves of the brain...

    Things NOT to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

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    Just the right words can help ease someone's chronic pain. Of course you mean well. You see a friend or family member who's suffering from chronic pain and you want to offer advice and encouragement....