Chronic pain can be debilitating. Finding ways to lessen the daily impact and learn ways to live with it is the goal. Here are some great home remedies that can help. You can read last week's post for additional ideas. Peppermint and eucalyptus Both herbs have powerful aromatherapy effects. They can also be made into… Continue reading Home Remedies (Part Two)
When you have pain, there's nothing you want more than relief, right now. For many that means reaching for a bottle of pills from the medicine cabinet. You may be surprised to learn there are other, safer home remedies you can use to get pain relief instead. In many cases, natural pain remedies can offer the same… Continue reading 12 Home Remedies For Pain
Living with chronic pain means adapting and learning ways to navigate and deal with it every day. The twelve Ps offer a road map to managing activities, stressors and challenges we face daily. Prevention This is anticipating triggers that exacerbate pain and doing whatever is necessary to reduce them in our lives. Look into: Bedding,… Continue reading The 12 Ps of Pain Management
Many chronic pain patients tell me how difficult it is to get through the day without treatments that require a therapeutic intervention like physical therapy, massage, and acupuncture. Or space, time, and equipment are needed for options like Tai Chi, yoga, and exercise. They want techniques that can be done anytime, anywhere. Here’s a quick… Continue reading 20 Ways to Lessen Pain in the Middle of a Busy Day
The piriformis muscle is flat and pear shaped. It sits in the buttock, between the sacral vertebrae to the greater trochanter of the hip bone. Depending on whether the hip is flexed or extended, this muscle is pivotal in helping the joint to externally rotate or adduct. It is innervated by nerves from the L4… Continue reading Persistent Butt and Leg Pain? It Could be Piriformis Syndrome.