Living With Chronic Pain

When Do Epidural Injections Help Chronic Pain?

Most of us who suffer from back pain have periods that are worse than others. Many times sleep, exercise, eating healthy, topicals, medications, and physical therapy help. But too often, they stop working and these conservative measures don’t relieve the agony- especially if the problem is back pain caused by irritated spinal nerves. Sometimes, if you’re… Continue reading When Do Epidural Injections Help Chronic Pain?

How sodium impacts chronic pain
Living With Chronic Pain

Salt- The Good And The Bad

Salt can be both helpful and hurtful to chronic pain, depending on how it’s used. Consuming too much salt makes cells attract water like a sponge. Water retention increases pressure on blood vessels and raises blood pressure. It can also cause cells to attract water in joints, leading to swelling and increased osteoarthritis symptoms. In… Continue reading Salt- The Good And The Bad

Living With Chronic Pain

Does A Keto Diet Help Reduce Pain?

We are realizing more and more - we are what we eat. That seems to be true for our health as well. There are several studies that strongly suggest that how and what we eat can also effect our pain. Following certain diets may provide new ways to impact pain levels.

Living With Chronic Pain

Dance Through Chronic Pain

Dance through the pain? That's ridiculous. when I can barely move, how can I possibly dance? There's nothing more important for those of us living with chronic pain than to stay physically active. But the pain itself, combined with the fear pain will come because of the movement (kinesiophobia) makes this difficult and sometimes feels… Continue reading Dance Through Chronic Pain