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    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....
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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,...
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    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...
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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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    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...
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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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    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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    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...
    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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    3 Tips for Living with Someone with Chronic Pain

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    Living with someone with chronic pain can come with unique challenges. Even if you do not deal with chronic illnesses, having a roommate or spouse who does can require you to think things over...
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    5 Essential Principles for Living With Pain

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    Chronic pain affects millions of Americans each year. But people living with chronic pain know that pain is more than just physical discomfort. It can affect your appetite, sleep, behavior, and even thoughts. Living...
    Interview with Amy Orr

    Interview With Amy Orr, Author Of “Taming Chronic Pain”

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    We had the honor of speaking with Amy Orr, author of the upcoming book Taming Chronic Pain. The book serves as a guide for those suffering from chronic pain, from the perspective of someone who...
    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...