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?
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
We all have aches and pains. For most, a little rest, ice, heat, OTC Tylenol, and they are as good as new. If not in a day or two, within a few weeks. Still, overall feeling well without impacting daily life. But for those of us with chronic pain, it’s a different story.
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.
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