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How to Adapt Your Workouts to Manage Chronic Pain

How to Adapt Your Workouts to Manage Chronic Pain

Chronic pain puts us off working out – but we know that exercise makes us feel better. Numerous studies confirm exercise can reduce chronic pain symptoms and improve physical function at injury sites. But when you’re tired, sore, and moving hurts, working out doesn’t seem like a good idea. It’s a tough Catch-22: your pain...
Your Essential Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options

Your Essential Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options

Your Essential Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options A new rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis can be alarming. You’re already in pain and the doctor says there’s no cure, and the disease can get worse over time. The good news is that there are plenty of rheumatoid arthritis treatment options to help you. Some treatments help...
How to Manage Chronic Pain at Work

How to Manage Chronic Pain at Work

How to Manage Chronic Pain at Work From lower back pain to repetitive strain injury, chronic pain makes holding down a job tricky. The pain distracts you from your work, and it can also affect your mood and concentration. You don’t have to think about giving up your job, however. There are plenty of things...
Can Electrical Stimulation Really Provide Pain Relief?

Can Electrical Stimulation Really Provide Pain Relief?

Can Electrical Stimulation Really Provide Pain Relief? Many chronic pain sufferers will have turned to a TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine to try and alleviate their pain. When they find it doesn’t work for them, they feel that electrical stimulation simply doesn’t help reduce pain. However, with the latest innovations, electrical impulses can deliver...
How to Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain and Manage Flare-Ups

How to Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain and Manage Flare-Ups

How to Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain and Manage Flare-Ups A fibromyalgia diagnosis can be scary and leave you facing a lot of unknowns. How do you manage the pain? What causes it? Does it get worse over time? While fibromyalgia is not a degenerative musculoskeletal disease, there are things that make it feel like it is...
How to Help a Loved One with Chronic Pain

How to Help a Loved One with Chronic Pain

How to Help a Loved One with Chronic Pain Chronic pain affects more than the sufferer. Watching your spouse, sibling, child, or friend suffer with long-term pain is hard – but there are things you can do to help. While you can’t take their pain away, you can offer your support and proactive help to...
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Five Opioid Alternatives for Chronic Back Pain

Five Opioid Alternatives for Chronic Back Pain

Opioids take the edge off your back pain – but they can also be addictive, impact your cognitive function, and interfere with sleep cycles.   There’s a direct link between long-term use of prescription narcotics and increased risk of misuse, dependency, and addiction. At least21 percent of chronic pain patients misuse their prescription opioid medications...
How Sleep (Good or Bad) Affects Chronic Pain Symptoms

How Sleep (Good or Bad) Affects Chronic Pain Symptoms

Even if you think you’re sleeping the whole night through, your chronic pain could have a bigger impact than you realize on the quality of your sleep.   Do you often wake up tired even though you think you slept like a log?   It’s likely that your pain problems are disturbing your ability to...
Self Advocacy Tips for Pain Patients

Self Advocacy Tips for Pain Patients

Chronic pain is something that stumps doctors and patients alike. It is a growing problem, yet it affects each person in very different ways. It’s important to make sure you’re communicating with your doctor and other medical staff how your pain affects you personally. Here are some tips to help you tell other people about...
Why Does Arthritis Cause Chronic Pain

Why Does Arthritis Cause Chronic Pain

Modern Pain Management – Vol 2 Why Does Arthritis Cause Chronic Pain? There are more than one hundred different types of arthritis that affect more than 54 million Americans every year. That’s a conservative estimate, too. Many people with chronic pain don’t realize it is caused by the early stages of arthritis. They’ll often attribute...
First Course Therapies for Treating Low Back Pain

First Course Therapies for Treating Low Back Pain

Modern Pain Management – Vol 1 #1 First Course Therapies for Treating Low Back Pain Low back pain is one of the most common complaints with respect to pain. When low back pain occurs, there are many possible causes. The most common are typically a muscle strain, tendon strain or ligament sprain...