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bad chronic pain days

10 Things To Do When You’re Stuck in Bed on a Bad Pain Day

Chronic pain sufferers know that, while it affects everyone differently, everyone has a bad pain day every now and then. On days like this, there's really no way to leave your bed, and we...
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My Fight With Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia

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...

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...
common mistakes in pain management

7 Common Mistakes in Pain Management

There are only so many ways your health care team can help you with your pain management. Much of your management strategy depends on how well you treat yourself. Let's look at 7 common...
Cryotherapy for pain management

Can Cryotherapy Help Manage Your Pain?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQt_6TlHdrI&feature=youtu.be  Some people may be able to handle it better than others, but pain is no one’s ally. From daily pain to debilitating days, there are solutions other than addicting pain medications that some doctors...
chronic pain in the workplace

Practical Tips for Managing Chronic Pain in the Workplace

Unless you live with chronic pain, it’s impossible to understand how far it reaches into every aspect of your life. It’s not only about managing the physical pain and your mental health. It's also...
national drug and alcohol facts week

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week Focuses on Teens and Science

Teens are taught that drugs and alcohol are bad, but teens also have many misconceptions about the substances even in this day and age. Prescription drugs are often used to treat chronic pain, and...
Going back to school with chronic pain

Going Back to School with Chronic Pain 101

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....
New Year's resolutions for chronic pain

Try These 3 New Year’s Resolutions for Chronic Pain

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...
reclaim life with chronic pain

6 Tips to Help Reclaim Life with Chronic Pain

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...
holiday gifts for those with chronic pain

10 Holiday Gifts for Those with Chronic Pain

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....
World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is Global Reminder: HIV Has Not Gone Away

December 1st is World AIDS Day, a day dedicated to unity and support for the estimated 36.7 million people living with HIV. Since the virus was first identified in 1984, major advances have been...
pain-free holiday vacation

Here’s How to Enjoy a Pain-Free Holiday Vacation

Taking a vacation goes a long way toward refreshing and resetting our bodies and minds. But when you live with chronic pain, jockeying for a spot at the beach or squeezing onto another overbooked...
Giving Tuesday

Give Back to Your Health and Your Community for Giving Tuesday

Distraction is a powerful tool in managing chronic pain. Living in constant pain might also make you more empathetic to the struggles of others, and volunteering can prove to be a useful way to both...
holiday shopping with chronic pain

Navigating Your Holiday Shopping with Chronic Pain

The holidays are upon us (whether we're ready for them or not). You're surely looking forward to celebrating with the fabulous four Fs: food, fun, family time and Friday - Black Friday, that is....
enjoy Halloween with chronic pain

Boo-tacular Hacks: Halloween and Chronic Pain

Enchanting and festive to some and downright ghoulish to others, Halloween is that spooktacular time of year when we can dress up as someone else and revel in sweet treats. But if you live...
Caregiver walking with patient for National Healthcare Equality Week

Here’s Why Pain Sufferers Must Be Heard This Week

The week of October 21-27 shines a light on individuals who have made contributions to improve the quality of healthcare. National Healthcare Quality Week is hosted by the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)...
living with an invisible illness

What It’s Really Like Living With an Invisible Illness

Many thanks to our guest writer Pamela Jessen for sharing her powerful testimony below on what it's like living with an invisible illness.When you're living with an invisible illness, you can look perfectly fine...
Black woman reducing chronic pain and sleep debt

Say Good Night to Chronic Pain and Sleep Debt

Chronic pain and sleep debt seem to go hand in hand. We know that pain can have a major effect on all aspects of your everyday life, but those who don't live with it may...