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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...
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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...
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    How Does Drinking Coffee Affect Blood Pressure?

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    Do you feel like the morning doesn’t really start until you’ve had your first cup of coffee? If so, you’re not alone. Roughly 75% of the American population, over 154 million adults, consume coffee...
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    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...
    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,...
    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...
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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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    8 Tips to Protect Your Social Life from Chronic Pain

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    If you suffer from chronic pain, performing the simplest of tasks can feel impossible. Whether it’s going to work, visiting the grocery store, or seeing friends and family, the discomfort and pain you’re in...
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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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    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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    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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    Float Pods: Are they Worth the Hype?

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    If the idea of floating weightless sounds appealing – as if your body is drifting through time and space – then float pod therapy may be exactly what you need to ease your chronic...
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    Strike A Pose: Yoga for Pain Relief

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    These three simple yoga poses for pain relief poses are great for beginners and experienced yoga students alike. If you decide to try yoga at a local studio make sure to tell them about your...
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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...

    Things NOT to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

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    Just the right words can help ease someone's chronic pain. Of course you mean well. You see a friend or family member who's suffering from chronic pain and you want to offer advice and encouragement....
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    Constipation and Narcotics: How to Get a Move On

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    If you're taking a narcotic for your pain, chances are good you're dealing with an unpleasant side effect: constipation. As a topic, constipation doesn't exactly make for good dinner conversation. But knowing what to eat...
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    10 Tips for Taking Care of a Loved One with Chronic Pain

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    When your loved ones are feeling the pain, they are simply not themselves. Follow these tips to help take the best care of them, without straining your relationship. 1) Keep communication open. Perhaps the most important...
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    These 3 Traits Can Break the Pain Cycle

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    Keeping negative traits in check is important, but it's also essential to emphasize the parts of yourself that buffer against pain, encourage relaxation and discourage tension. Cultivate these three traits if you want to...
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    What is Your Pain IQ?

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    Take our Pain Quiz. The more you know, the better you'll feel. Pain is a regular part of the lives of a staggering 75 million Americans. Some 32 million of those say they've been living...

    12 Months ‘Til Less Pain in 2017!

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    Make a Pain Resolution! 12 months in 2017 means 12 steps towards less pain by next year. Coping with chronic pain or other painful conditions is tough, especially around holidays when a lot of responsibility...
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    10 Tips to Help You Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

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    Some like it hot. If you're not one of the heat-tolerant, here are some great tips to help you keep your cool when the heat is on ... and on and on. Stay hydrated...
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    Could a Sauna Help Ease Your Chronic Pain?

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    Let's start off by admitting that as the dog days approach and some places in the U.S. are already experiencing triple-digit temps stepping into a sauna may not be your idea of good time. But...