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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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Can You “Fix” Your Pain Forever?

Not All Pain Can Be Fixed Permanently Virtually everyone on the planet will experience pain at least once in their lives. It’s unlikely that someone will go through life without dealing with pain. However, many people only experience short-term pain that appears quickly and goes away after some time. Unfortunately, some are forced to live life with chronic pain, which …

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Is Acetaminophen Safe for Pain Management?

Always Be Careful When Taking Pain Medication Suffering from any pain can be debilitating, impacting many aspects of your life. Whether you suffered an injury in an accident or suffer from chronic pain due to a specific condition, it is important to understand your options. One of the first things many people do when living in pain is to turn …

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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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How Pain Affects the Brain

Pain Not Only Impacts Your Body But Also Your Mind Chronic pain affects millions of people worldwide every single year. When you are facing pain daily, it can be difficult to enjoy other aspects of your life, like your career and loved ones. With a reported 20 percent of the population living with chronic pain, it is clear millions are …

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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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How to Create a Pain Management Plan for 2020

Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices Can Help Manage Your Pain 2020 is officially here, which means a new year AND a new decade. The start of a new year is often a time of reflection and committing to bettering ourselves and learning from any missteps we’ve made over the last year. The fact that we also happen to be entering into …

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What to Avoid When Taking Pain Medication

Pain Medication Should Never Be the First Option Living in chronic pain is something that far too many Americans face regularly. Chronic pain is any type of pain or discomfort that lasts more than three months. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of chronic pain is estimated to be anywhere from 11 percent to …