Chronic Pain

Anger Feeds Pain

Anger is a natural response to chronic pain. The "why me?" Wondering how you're going to deal with it can seem overwhelming and endless. The persistent pain can make us feel edgy, ready to lash out over the slightest issue. Anger is a healthy reaction, but persistent anger, anger that hasn't been dealt with and… Continue reading Anger Feeds Pain

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The 9 Stages Of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain often makes people mad. It's not fair. You don't deserve it. Chronic suffering gets in the way of everything we do and no one else can really ever understand what we're feeling. It just never ends. Having chronic pain creates a void and loss in our lives. In some ways it's similar to… Continue reading The 9 Stages Of Chronic Pain

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Music Helps Pain

We've always heard music has the power to soothe the savage beast. Now we know it can also inspire, energize, uplift and even help manage pain. Music has been used in medicine for thousands of years. But music therapy emerged as a formal means of care in the United States in the 1940's, after doctors learned… Continue reading Music Helps Pain

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Capsaicin In Chili Peppers May Hold The Answer To Pain Relief

Anyone who has ever unknowingly bitten into a red hot chili pepper remembers the unhappy result – burning, painful sensations that make one's mouth feel as though it has caught on fire. That painful burning associated with the consumption of a chili pepper comes from compounds known as capsaicinoids, the most well-known of which is… Continue reading Capsaicin In Chili Peppers May Hold The Answer To Pain Relief

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Social Media and Chronic Pain

Over the last decade, social media has become an incredible tool for exchanging ideas, enhancing health education, improving communication, and promoting advocacy and behavior change. Because daily life decisions can impact overall health and wellness, it should come as no surprise that social media has become a powerful platform in the prevention and improvement of… Continue reading Social Media and Chronic Pain