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Managing Mood Disorders With Chronic Pain

Guide to Managing Mood Disorders With Chronic Pain

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Living with chronic pain certainly has its challenges and can mean you miss out on some activities you enjoy. If the pain is severe and/or long term, you may need to alter your work...
Muscle or Disc Back Pain

Back Pain: Muscle or Disc?

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There are several different types of chronic back pain, the two most common being musculoskeletal or disc related. Understanding the difference between the two can help speed up the recovery process and target the...
Chronic Pain Support Groups

How to Connect with Chronic Pain Support Groups

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Living in chronic pain can be isolating. Pain can restrict your daily activities, drain your energy, and leave you feeling disconnected from the rest of the world. Connecting with chronic pain support groups can...
Trigeminal Neuralgia

My Fight Against Trigeminal Neuralgia

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The number of invisible illnesses that millions fight around the world is staggering. The suicide disease, as trigeminal neuralgia is commonly known, is one of those illnesses. I'm one of the approximately 12 per...
New Year's resolutions for chronic pain

Try These 3 New Year’s Resolutions for Chronic Pain

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You made it through the winter holiday season. Congratulations! We hope Santa filled your stocking with thoughtful gifts, gadgets, gizmos and plenty of holiday cheer. Now it’s time to mentally prepare for a brand...
How to get medication without insurance

How to Get Pain Medication Without Health Insurance

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made life more difficult for almost everyone, but some have been hit harder than others. For example, more than 20.5 million people have lost their jobs during the pandemic, usually...
what is fibromyalgia

A Look at the Facts: What is Fibromyalgia?

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What is Fibromyalgia? - Overview Often misdiagnosed and misunderstood, fibromyalgia is a common condition. People with this condition experience widespread muscle and joint pain as well as intense fatigue. But just what is fibromyalgia? Anyone can develop...
setting pain management and wellness goals

5 Steps to Setting Pain Management and Wellness Goals

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Setting Pain Management and Wellness Goals Overview You feel like you have the knowledge and tools to make your life living with chronic pain easier and more enjoyable. But do you inspire yourself to commit...

Don’t Be Grinch-y: Asking for Holiday Help with Chronic Pain

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Asking for Holiday Help with Chronic Pain Overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIVMz16p1IU As a chronic pain sufferer, the holidays can seem more fretful than festive. A few days ago, I wrote about coping with holiday stress with chronic pain....
living with 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...
holiday gifts for those with chronic pain

10 Holiday Gifts for Those with Chronic Pain

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Holiday shopping season is in full swing, and the lists continue to grow: to-do lists, gift lists and wish lists. It can be challenging to come up with meaningful gifts for your loved ones....

Biofeedback Therapy: Valid Treatment or “Quantum Woo”?

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There’s a growing trend toward alternative healing methods. Some—like acupuncture, yoga, and massage—are supported by research and offered by many medical center integrative medicine programs.  Others—like energy healing—are more controversial. Read on to learn...
why you shouldn't ignore chronic pain

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Chronic Pain

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Chronic Pain Overview According to the National Institute of Health, over 25 million adults in the United States (over 11%) experience pain every day for a duration of at least 3 months....
Loneliness and Chronic Pain

The Isolating Loneliness of Living with Chronic Pain

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For people living with chronic pain, every day can feel like an uphill battle. Chronic pain is often caused by an underlying condition, such as autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, back problems and many other chronic...
Life with Chronic Pain

6 Tips to Help Reclaim Life with Chronic Pain

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When you live with chronic pain, you likely keep an eye out for new and unique ways to manage your pain. From distracting yourself from the pain to experimenting with relaxation techniques and natural...
Going back to school with chronic pain

Going Back to School with Chronic Pain 101

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If you're a student, this is an exciting time of year for you. You're ready to return to school, springtime is mere weeks away and you're one semester closer to achieving your academic goals....
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,...
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...
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...
Chronic Illness Blog starting a blog

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...
chronic illness in the elderly

5 Chronic Illness Management Tips for the Elderly

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A whopping 80% of older adults have at least one chronic health problem, while 77% suffer from at least two. These conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, are also the leading deaths of...
upgrade home with chronic pain

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...
winter with chronic pain

How to Weather the Winter With Chronic Pain: 7 Tips

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If you suffer from chronic pain, your symptoms may get worse in the winter. The weather causes physiological changes in the body that can exacerbate the effects of certain conditions.  What can you do to...

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