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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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    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...
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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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    8 Tips to Protect Your Social Life from Chronic Pain

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    If you suffer from chronic pain, performing the simplest of tasks can feel impossible. Whether it’s going to work, visiting the grocery store, or seeing friends and family, the discomfort and pain you’re in...
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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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    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...

    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...
    September Pain Awareness Month

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

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    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

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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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    Take Off on a Pain-Free Vacation

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    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

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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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    Four Ways to Be a Better Caregiver

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    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

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    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

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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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    Pain Profile: Rob Saffer Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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    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...
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    10 Tips to Help You Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

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    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?

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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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    Is pain affecting your job performance?

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