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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 …

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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 …