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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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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 …

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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 …