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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 …

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How Exercise Can Help Chronic Pain

Exercise is an Excellent Way to Help Manage Pain Pain permeates throughout the lives of virtually everyone around the world. Whether you suffer from acute pain or chronic pain, you will likely experience pain in some form in your life. It’s a natural part of life. Pain is your body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong. While …

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How Chronic Pain Affects Depression

Symptoms of Depression Often Worsen With Chronic Pain For better or for worse, pain is a natural part of life. Everyone has experienced pain at least once, even if it’s something as minor as a paper cut. However, there are those that suffer from constant pain. Chronic pain affects roughly 50 million U.S. adults. This pain is often debilitating, keeping …

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How Anger Affects Pain Management

Pain Leads to Plenty of Emotions, Both Positive and Negative As humans, it’s natural for us to experience a whole myriad of emotions. Many of these emotions are pleasant, like happiness, joy, excitement, and love. However, there are some that we would rather not feel, such as frustration, embarrassment, sadness, fear, and anger. The latter can prove to be detrimental …

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Can Chronic Pain Be Prevented?

Some Forms of Pain Can Be Debilitating Unfortunately, pain is a natural part of life. You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has never experienced pain in some way. Pain comes in many different forms and can affect us in many ways. Often, people experience brief, acute pain from injuries that affect them momentarily, but after time, heal and …

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Brain Fog and Chronic Pain

Cognitive Dysfunction is a Common Symptom of Chronic Pain Unfortunately, pain is a common part of human life. At least once in your life, you will experience pain. Pain varies for each person, depending on a host of different causes. From your medical history and condition to your overall health and well-being, your pain can range from mild to severe …

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Pushing Through Pain: Is it a Myth?

Always Listen to Your Body Pain is an interesting thing that most people will experience at one time or another during their lifetime. There are many different types of pain, both chronic and acute. When it comes to pain, it can be challenging to know where the limit is. Because we are all unique beings, everyone experiences pain differently. But …

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How Smoking Can Cause or Worsen Chronic Pain

Smoking Does Not Help Relieve Pain Chronic pain is a global problem that millions of people face daily. Not only can it wreak havoc on your overall quality of life, but chronic pain has also been linked to a wide range of physical and mental conditions. Although, in some cases, pain is unavoidable, there are numerous lifestyle choices people make …

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Does Yoga Help Relieve Chronic Pain?

Yoga Can Help Relieve Your Chronic Pain Yoga is a popular mind-body practice that has been around for more than 5,000 years (some researchers believe yoga is 10,000 years old). Although yoga has surged in popularity in Western cultures, many caught on to its incredible healing powers many years ago. Yoga isn’t all about deep breathing and pretty postures; it …

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Can Diet Help with Chronic Pain?

You Are What You Eat If you are one of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, chances are you’ve tried everything under the sun to find relief. Although modern medicine has come leaps and bounds in recent years, many people are still struggling and living with unimaginable pain. This is just one of the reasons why some are …

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6 Myths of Chronic Pain

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100 million Americans and 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain. Furthermore, chronic low back pain is the leading cause of disability globally. With one in 10 Americans experiencing pain every single day for at least three months at a time, it is no wonder pain medications …

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The Future of Pain Management 2019 and Beyond

It is no secret that the United States has an opioid problem right now. Because of this, the medical community is charged with the task of figuring out how to help patients manage their pain, without risking drug overuse and addiction. Over the next five to 10 years, the “landscape of pain management will continue to evolve,” something we are …