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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...
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    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 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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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    Symptoms, Treatments And Causes Of Peripheral Neuropathy

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    Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition with multiple symptoms, which is caused by an array of other conditions. It is usually caused by trauma to the nerve or by side-effects of another condition or illness. Not...
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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,...
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    Back to the Basics: A Guide to Preventing Back Pain

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    An everything-you-need-to-know guide to preventing back pain. It's easy to take your back for granted, until it hurts. That's when it dawns on you, once again, just how essential your spine is for everything you...
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    I Have Cancer: Now What Do I Do?

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    When a diagnosis of cancer hits home, it may be hard to figure out how to keep your composure and what to expect. Follow these guidelines to learn the best ways to keep your...

    Peripheral Neuropathies: Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

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    Charcot Marie Tooth Disease is a devastating, inherited disease, but life with CMT doesn't have to be grim. Charcot Marie Tooth Syndrome is a series of neuropathic disorders that affect the nerves of the brain...
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    Fibromyalgia: It’s Not Just All in Your Head

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    Once dismissed as an all in your head condition, research is finally shedding light on this disorder. WHAT IS IT? Fibromyalgia (pronounced fie-bro-my-AL-ja) is a chronic and complex disorder that causes widespread pain in the muscles,...

    Ask the Experts: What Is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?

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    With RSD, an injury heals but the pain rages on. WHAT IS IT? Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), a.k.a. complex regional pain syndrome, is nerve pain that persists and even gets worse long after an injury has...
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    5 Myths and Facts Linked to Physical Therapy

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    Physical therapy is a crucial way of treating pain that occurs due to injuries and underlying illnesses; however, most people fail to take its advantages because of the myths associated with it. Since people...
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    Fibromyalgia Associated With Premature Brain Aging

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    Fibromyalgia is a disease that causes widespread muscle and joint pain and can be categorized as either a musculoskeletal disease or psychological disorder. The cause of the disease is still unknown, and many researchers...
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    5 Tips to Ease Your PMS Symptoms

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    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 of inconvenient symptoms...
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    How Cycling Can Maximize Your Health

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    Outdoor and indoor cycling is healthy for you and the planet. Cycling can maximize health, reduces emissions and delivers an intense full-body workout that keeps you young. Celebrities like Patrick Dempsey and Madonna epitomize...
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    Raise Your Hand: The Effects Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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    When finger numbness is bothering you, maybe it's time to see a doctor about the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a neuropathic condition in which the median nerve that runs through...