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How Quality Sleep Plays a Role in Pain Management

How do you feel after a night of poor sleep? When you are tossing and turning throughout the night, it not only leaves you feeling sleepy the next day – but many people experience increasing chronic pain and health concerns. Whether you’ve been living with chronic pain for a while or are at the beginning of your pain management journey, …

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TMJ Pain: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

TMJ Pain Can Be Quite Painful Pain can come in many forms. It can affect your body in various ways and in different areas. While lower back pain is the most common cause of chronic pain, people can experience discomfort in other areas of their bodies. One such cause of chronic pain that very few people think about is TMJ …

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Can Sleeping Position Exacerbate Pain?

Sleeping Position Can Either Improve or Worsen Your Pain Sleep is an essential part of your overall health and well-being. Your body refreshes and heals itself while you sleep. Not only does your physical health benefit from sleep, but so does your mental health, as well. Getting the right amount of sleep is one of the best ways to manage …

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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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Why is Swimming Good for Chronic Pain?

Swimming is a Helpful Low-Impact Exercise From back pain and arthritis to leg pain and fibromyalgia, millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain daily. Each case is different. Whether this pain is the result of an accident or a disease, what your pain management will look like might differ significantly from someone else. However, in almost all cases, this chronic …

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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 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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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 …