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    Does Your Lifestyle Affect Your Pain?

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    Medication plays an essential part in easing your aches, but lifestyle choices can be key to controlling them. Using this guide, take a few moments each evening to jot down details of your day...
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    The Pain and Stress Connection: Control Both for Better Living

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    "take care of the pain and take care of the stress” Almost no one denies there's a link between pain and stress. Pain activates stress and stress activates pain. It's a vicious cycle says Rollin...
    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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    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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    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...
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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...
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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....
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    10 Tips for Taking Care of a Loved One with Chronic Pain

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    When your loved ones are feeling the pain, they are simply not themselves. Follow these tips to help take the best care of them, without straining your relationship. 1) Keep communication open. Perhaps the most important...
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    These 3 Traits Can Break the Pain Cycle

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    Keeping negative traits in check is important, but it's also essential to emphasize the parts of yourself that buffer against pain, encourage relaxation and discourage tension. Cultivate these three traits if you want to...
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    Put These Simple Pain Relief Tips to Use Today

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    Got pain? Try one of these simple pain relief tips to help make you feel more like yourself and to learn what may make it worse. It's no surprise that many sufferers of chronic pain...
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    How to Develop Your Perfect Pain Plan

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    Our four-point program will have you feeling better fast. Elizabeth Brogan's pain problems started in the spring of 2000, when the horse she was riding stopped short before a jump, throwing her over the top...
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    How to Live with Emotional Impact of Chronic Pain

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    Talk With a Counselor The dark cloud over your head can affect your relationships with family, friends, and coworkers. Your job can suffer from a lack of energy or inability to focus. Your family and...
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    Tackling The Issue Of Medical Marijuana For Chronic Pain

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    Regardless of personal belief regarding the legality of medical marijuana, studies proving its effectiveness for chronic pain are interesting. Currently, 29 states and DC have adopted acceptance of Medical Marijuana into state law. This...
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    Talking to Kids About Your Pain

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    Here are 6 ways to start and keep the conversation going: If you're a parent living with pain, it's easy to clam up around your children about how much and why you hurt. But that's...
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    Pets and Their Emotional Pain

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    Does your furry friend ever get anxious, jealous, or happy? As a dog owner and animal rights supporter, I have often wondered if animals feel emotional pain. Do they get jealous? Depressed? Excited? From my...
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    Don’t let chronic pain keep Dad from playing the sports he loves

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    This Father’s Day, we round up the best fitness tips and apps to help men stay active
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    One woman’s journey to relieve the emotional pain of losing a spouse

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    A partner's death leaves a profound void, but it can be healed By Lisa Davis When I asked Shannon M. Regan what she experienced right after her husband Mike (fondly known as Boomer), passed away, she...
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    The Emotional Pain of First Responders

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    Our Country's Bravest Face Their Own Emotional Pain in the Aftermath of the Boston Bombings and Texas Explosion By Lisa Davis In the wake of this week's tragic events, the Boston bombings and the Texas fertilizer...
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    Disaster Distress Helpline Open to All Around the Clock

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    Stress, anxiety, stomach ache, headache, anger, sadness all of these are indicators of the emotional distress that we may feel as we struggle to make sense out of senseless acts like the Boston Marathon...
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    Courage by Design

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    A Daughter's Caring Creates A Gem of an Idea By Margaret Jaworski When Stephanie Hansen first learned that her mother, Sue, had breast cancer, she struggled to control her emotions, to stay calm and project strength....
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    Cyberhugs: Easing the Isolation of Chronic Pain

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    Online forums offer much needed virtual support. By Margaret Jaworski When 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...