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What Is Your Pain Personality?

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...
5 things not to say to someone with chronic pain

5 Things Not to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

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...

Here’s What It’s Like Living With Coccydynia

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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How My Chronic Illness Blog Helped My Chronic Pain

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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Strike A Pose: Yoga for Pain Relief

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?

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

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...
September Pain Awareness Month

Finding That ‘One Thing’ Chronic Pain Sufferers Know to be True

Throughout the month of September, chronic pain sufferers can rest easier knowing their stories are being heard. In 2001, the American Chronic Pain Association along with Partners for Understanding Pain and more than 80...
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10 Tips for Taking Care of a Loved One with Chronic Pain

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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Take Off on a Pain-Free Vacation

Vacations are a great way to refresh and reset your body and mind. However, when you live with pain, jockeying for a spot at the beach or squeezing onto another overbooked flight are more...
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How to Develop Your Perfect Pain Plan

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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Four Ways to Be a Better Caregiver

How one husband learned how to be a better caregiver to his wife during her fight against breast cancer.In her fight against breast cancer, my wife, Marsha, was sliced with a scalpel, poked with...
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Seven Ways You Are (Unknowingly) Making Your Pain Worse

Sometimes it's the little things we do or don't do that sabotage our best efforts to avoid pain.When you have pain, the hurt can seem to have a mind of its own. It may...
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Talking to Kids About Your Pain

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...
Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Pain Profile: Rob Saffer Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Rob Saffer runs two nonprofit organizations and lives in Woodstock, New York.Pain Resource: What do you do for a living? Rob Saffer: I work from home as the executive director of a nonprofit, the Creative...

10 Tips to Help You Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

Some like it hot. If you're not one of the heat-tolerant, here are some great tips to help you keep your cool when the heat is on ... and on and on.Stay hydrated...
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Could a Sauna Help Ease Your Chronic Pain?

Let's start off by admitting that as the dog days approach and some places in the U.S. are already experiencing triple-digit temps stepping into a sauna may not be your idea of good time.But...
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Neckties and Migraines: What You Should Know

This Father's Day, please send migraine relief for my wife, in lieu of flowers (or neckties)
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Going to the Max

A father fights for his son and other kids facing cancer
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Don’t let chronic pain keep Dad from playing the sports he loves

This Father’s Day, we round up the best fitness tips and apps to help men stay active
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Is pain affecting your job performance?

What to say and not say in the workplace when you have chronic pain

One woman’s journey to relieve the emotional pain of losing a spouse

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

Don’t Fry Day shines a light on skin cancer prevention

Common sense makes all the difference when it comes to protecting yourself and your familyBy Lisa DavisAs the Memorial Day weekend kicks off a summer in the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer...
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Fibromyalgia Awareness Day: A Profile in Bringing Awareness

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association, was observed on May 12. If you don't know much about this common and often devastating condition, the association describes fibromyalgia as...