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5 Lifestyle Changes to Help Manage Your Chronic Pain in 2021

The New Year is the Perfect Time to Make Lifestyle Changes Living with chronic pain can drastically reduce your quality of life. Simple, everyday tasks become difficult. It disrupts your sleep and leaves a negative impact on your mood and overall mental health. The effects of chronic pain vary from person to person, but in all cases, it leads to …

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How and Why Do We Feel Pain?

Each Person Experiences Pain in Different Ways Pain is a natural part of life. Hopefully, most people only have to deal with acute pain. Unfortunately, for some, their pain lasts much longer. Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than three months. From injuries to illnesses, everyone experiences pain throughout their life. While pain is a natural bodily function, what …

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November is International Nerve Pain Awareness Month

Nerve Pain is Debilitating for Millions of People The world is full of chronic pain conditions that impact people’s lives in various ways. Things that were once easy become increasingly difficult. People can no longer do the things that brought them joy. Their overall quality of life drastically reduces. However, in the month of November, there is one form of …

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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 Staying 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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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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Managing Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome While Working from Home

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Affects Millions of People a Year We are currently living in the middle of a digital age. Virtually everyone across the world has access to the internet, whether via a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. We use these devices for school, to handle our finances, and to do work. The majority of office spaces in the …

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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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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 …