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Back Pain

When to Worry About Lower Back Pain

More than 80 percent of Americans experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. For most of us, mild back discomfort is just a part of the aging process.However, for some people,...
coffee and chronic pain

Coffee and Chronic Pain: Does It Help or Hurt?

If you're a one-cup-of-coffee in the morning person, a shot-of-espresso-in-the-afternoon kind of soul, or even a non-coffee drinker, you might be interested in the connection between coffee and chronic pain.Research has always been back...

Review: Overcoming Pain Based on EMDR App

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...
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7 Tips for the Management of Chronic Low Back Pain

Chronic lower back pain affects millions of Americans each year. Whether it’s mild discomfort from sitting too long at work, or severe, disrupting pain, there’s nothing enjoyable about it.This type of pain is expensive,...
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Chronic Pain

In the aftermath of the opioid crisis, both doctors and patients are looking to safer pain management alternatives. This has fueled renewed research into traditional Chinese medicine. Used for thousands of years, Chinese medical...
Living With Pain

5 Essential Principles for Living With Pain

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...
Worst Foods For Joint Pain

These Are The 5 Worst Foods For Joint Pain

Joint pain is a common health problem that can affect your range of motion, strength, and overall well-being. Oftentimes, injury or arthritis are the leading causes of joint pain. However, your diet can also...
chronic pain and sex

Steps To Take If Chronic Pain Is Impacting Your Sex Life

While the words pain and sex aren’t two that we hope to group together, there is a connection between the two that deserves to be evaluated. Sex is an essential component of a healthy...
Meditation for Chronic Pain

How To Add Meditation For Chronic Pain Into Your Life

In addition to the severe physical symptoms, living with chronic pain can significantly impact your mental health. As you spend more time and energy managing your pain levels, you may find the amount of...

A Patient’s Review Of “Taming Chronic Pain” By Amy Orr

Having lived with varying levels of chronic pain for over six years now, I often joke that I could write a book. The frustrations that come with an invisible illness don’t come with...
Keto Diet for Chronic Pain

The Keto Diet For Chronic Pain: Does It Work?

Anyone who suffers from chronic pain knows that medication alone doesn’t always eliminate the deep discomfort that comes along with your condition. Because of this, patients, doctors, and researchers suggest lifestyle changes to augment treatment...
Apple cider vinegar for back pain

The Natural Healing Powers Of Apple Cider Vinegar For Back Pain

Nearly 80% of adults experience some kind of back pain in their lifetime. Whether it's because of stress, age, diet, or exercise, there are a variety of reasons why our backs might be giving...
aqua yoga for chronic pain

Why You Should Try Aqua Yoga For Chronic Pain

If you’re a chronic pain patient like me, you’ve probably had someone, under the guise of being helpful, tell you to try yoga. But if you’re one of the millions of Americans with chronic...
the suicide disease

Why We Shouldn’t Call Trigeminal Neuralgia “The Suicide Disease”

I felt a strange sense of relief when I was finally diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN). After so many years of living with facial pain, my doctor gave me a solution and reassured me...
Sprains and Strains

Treating Sprains and Strains: Are You Doing It Wrong?

Chances are that you've had sprains and strains in some part of your body during your lifetime. If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky. These “simple” injuries are very painful! While most people use the words...
itp diagnosis journey

My Difficult ITP Diagnosis Journey That Made Me An Advocate

I don't really remember a day of my childhood where I felt “good”. Of course, at the time, I had no frame of reference for what “good” was supposed to feel like. I didn't...
undiagnosed chronic illness

Tips to Thrive When You Have an Undiagnosed Chronic Illness

“Teacher, you’re walking like a tipsy woman. Why are you swaying?”“Are you a grandma? Why do you climb the stairs like that?” (Then, copies my posture).“What’s wrong? Are you okay?” (After jerking and accidentally...
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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...
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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...
innovations in pain management

The Future is Now: Innovations in Pain Management

Pain management is rapidly changing. There are two driving forces for this. First, the growing opioid crisis has encouraged a national dialogue. More health care professionals are looking for alternative therapies to opioids. Second,...
ease chronic pain

5 Simple Ways to Ease Chronic Pain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmjnI_DulLY&feature=youtu.beThe CDC recently announced that nearly 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. That’s 20% of the adult-age population. However, between the recent opioid crisis and concerns over pain medications, solving the challenge of...
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7 Common Medications for Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat because symptoms and response to the treatment vary from person to person. To date, no universally effective treatment for fibromyalgia has been found. Medication does not provide a...
what you should know about shingles pain

Shingles Pain: What You Should Know

Most of us had chicken pox when we were children. Memories of oatmeal baths and calamine lotion problem come to mind. Shingles are the adult version of chicken pox and typically have more intense...