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Bad Habits That Worsen Chronic Pain

Certain Bad Habits Can Worsen Your Chronic Pain Living with chronic pain is hard enough as it is. After all, chronic pain can be so bad that it affects your ability to complete even the simplest of tasks. You may notice your sleep worsen and your mood change. While there are specific lifestyle changes you can make to improve your …

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Can Dehydration Increase Chronic Pain?

Staying Hydrated is Key to Stay Healthy Did you know that roughly 60% of the human body is water? While this number can vary between 45-75%, the majority of the human body is water. That explains why drinking water and staying hydrated are pivotal to your overall health. After all, if your body is dehydrated, it cannot function well. Dehydration …

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Why is Chronic Pain Worse in Cold Weather?

Cold Weather and Chronic Pain Do Not Mix Millions of people live with chronic pain every year. Whether they suffered an injury or live with a chronic condition, this pain is often debilitating. However, as the weather begins to cool down, those living with chronic pain may start to notice this pain worsening. You might have heard someone you know …

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Telehealth and Pain Management

Telehealth Continues to Help Patients Receive Healthcare During the Pandemic Because of the current coronavirus pandemic, the world has had to adjust how it operates to protect its communities. Many industries across the world have been dramatically affected. The sports world completely shut down. Schools had to close early in the spring, with many moving to online education in the …

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Why is Good Posture Important?

Good Posture Prevents Chronic Pain and Protects Your Health Everyone has more than likely heard, “Stand up straight,” or “Don’t slouch” at least once before. While slouching does not seem like such a harmful thing, it can cause plenty of problems in your back and throughout your body. Having good posture can help prevent chronic pain, plus give you plenty …

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Treating Pain with Heat and Cold Therapy

Both the Heat and Cold Can Relieve Pain Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Whether back pain, leg pain, arthritis, or some other condition, pain impacts your life in various ways. Often, chronic pain causes people to miss work. It also affects their mood and overall quality of life. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can treat your …

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Can Sleep Deprivation Worsen Your Chronic Pain?

Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Increased Pain For millions of Americans across the country, chronic pain is a regular part of their lives. While some cases may be minor, others experience excruciating pain that makes simple tasks, such as getting out of bed or tying their shoes, next to impossible. Your pain may be the result of a host …

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5 Stretches for Lower Back Pain

Stretching Has Proven to Help Relieve Lower Back Pain Your back is vital to the overall health and performance of your body. It supports the weight of your body, providing flexible movement while protecting vital organs and nerve structures. Whenever something goes wrong in your back, your entire body is affected. Many healthcare experts estimate that roughly 80% of Americans …

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Lower Back Pain: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Lower Back Pain is the Most Common Form of Chronic Pain The back is a complex and integral part of the human body. It’s made of 33 bones, which are known as vertebrae, countless muscles, ligaments, and more. The back’s purpose is to support the weight of the body and provide flexible movement while protecting vital organs and nerve structures. …

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Upper Back Pain

Upper Back Pain Can Be Just as Debilitating as Low Back Pain Pain impacts you in various ways and appears in many forms. Virtually every part of your body is susceptible to some type of pain. From back pain to migraines and arthritis, pain looks different for everyone. However, back pain is very common. After all, it is the leading …

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Chronic Pain Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Chronic Impacts Both Your Body and Mind The hard truth is that it is virtually impossible to go through life without experiencing pain. Pain is your body’s natural response whenever something has gone wrong, such as an injury or illness. It acts as a warning, prompting you to take action. Many instances of pain heal on their own or with …

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Helping Loved Ones Dealing with Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Impacts Family Dynamics We have spoken ad nauseam about the dangers and affects chronic pain has on the lives of those afflicted with it. After all, more often than not, it hinders their ability to complete everyday activities. Things as simple as cooking, driving a car, and walking upstairs can seem impossible. While the effects of chronic pain …