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    Therapies for chronic pain

    Music and Art Therapies Can Help with Chronic Pain

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    As you search for different therapies for chronic pain, have you given consideration to music and art? A song can be a powerful feel-good tool. It can help you temporarily forget the stresses of...
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    What Does Cancer Pain Actually Feel Like?

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    If you are suffering from cancer, you may have to deal with a lot of pain. While not everyone with cancer experiences pain, a significant number do. The pain that you feel will be different...
    Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

    Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease & Assessing Pain in People with Dementia

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    Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent form of dementia, a term that encases the symptoms of degenerative brain diseases that impair the cognitive functioning of those affected. The disease can progress slowly over time,...
    Ease Your PMS Symptoms

    5 Tips to Ease Your PMS Symptoms

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    Ease Your PMS Overview For most of us ladies, PMS is a monthly evil that rears its ugly head for about a week and wrecks just about everything in its path. Through its wide range...
    Low-Level Laser Therapy

    Ask The Experts: Low-Level Laser Therapy Technology

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    Are you thinking of trying Low-Level Laser Therapy? For more information and to see if this could be a possible therapy for you, read our interview with Dr. Ryan Whelton and how he uses...
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    Put These Simple Pain Relief Tips to Use Today

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    Pain Relief Tips Overviews It's no surprise that many sufferers of chronic pain have a difficult time relaxing. With the cost of prescriptions as high as they are, and an array of pain relieving products...
    Peripheral Neuropathies Lupus

    Peripheral Neuropathies: Lupus

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    Peripheral Neuropathies: Lupus Overview Peripheral Neuropathies, Lupus, is often associated with a "butterfly rash" on the face. Its affects, however, are far from being as harmless as its namesake. Lupus, or lupus erythematosus, is an autoimmune...
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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...
    What Is Chemotherapy

    What Is Chemotherapy?

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    Chemotherapy is designed to kill quickly reproducing cells in the body, most commonly cancer cells, by using highly potent chemicals. The chemicals used will vary based upon the type of cancer the patient has. How...
    peripheral neuropathy

    Symptoms, Treatments And Causes Of Peripheral Neuropathy

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    Peripheral Neuropathy is usually caused by trauma to the nerve or by side-effects of another condition or illness. Not all conditions are the same, and the symptoms and length of treatment vary greatly from...
    Pain and Stress Connection

    The Pain and Stress Connection: Control Both for Better Living

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    "take care of the pain and take care of the stress” Almost no one denies there's a link between pain and stress. Pain activates stress and stress activates pain. It's a vicious cycle says Rollin...
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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 Write an Effective Pain Journal

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    Sometimes, the events of the day can be just a little too much. This is especially true for people with chronic pain. This is where pain journaling comes in. A pain journal is a place...
    bad chronic pain days

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

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    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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    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...
    Why Your Pain Is Worse At Night

    Why Is My Pain Worse At Night?

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    We’ve all been there at some point. Whether you're suffering from a chronic condition or recovering from an illness or injury, your pain just seems to get worse at night. Nowadays, researchers have nicknamed...
    the suicide disease

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

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    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...
    undiagnosed chronic illness

    Tips to Thrive When You Have an Undiagnosed Chronic Illness

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    “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...
    Gout Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    13 Facts About Gout: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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    Experiencing extreme pain and burning in your joints may lead you to believe that you have arthritis. But what you may have specifically is a condition called gout. It is one of the more...

    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...
    What is Guillain-Barre Syndrome

    Peripheral Neuropathies: What is Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

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    Guillain-Barre Syndrome, also referred to as GBS, can cause paralysis of multiple parts of the body, along with incredible weakness and pain. Often referred to as GBS, the cause of this disorder is unknown,...
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    Hot and Cold Therapy to Ease Muscle Pain

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    When you were a child, pain relief was probably pretty simple when you got injured. A bump on the head or a scraped knee required two things – a little TLC from mom and...
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    What to Know About Chronic Pain and Suicide Risk

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    September 10 Is World Suicide Prevention Day Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, two high-profile celebrities who killed themselves earlier this year, are just the tip of the iceberg. In 2016 (the most recent year for which...
    Peripheral Neuropathy: Shingles

    Peripheral Neuropathies: Shingles

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    Shingles is a painful condition that often follows chickenpox, decades later. Shingles, also called Herpes Zoster,"zoster", or "zona", is a condition that causes numerous painful side effects. It is caused by the dormant Varicella Zoster virus,...