Living With Chronic Pain

The Financial Impact Of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is expensive. From personal experience, I know this is true. The costs of evaluations, scans, provider visits, injections, medications. . . it just never seems to end. Especially in this day of exorbitant deductibles and co- pays. As a physician and chronic pain sufferer, I'm struck by the lack of attention and coverage… Continue reading The Financial Impact Of Chronic Pain

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13 Ways To Improve Pain Tolerance

Pain tolerance and threshold varies from person to person. They both depend on complex interactions between your nerves and brain. Pain comes in many forms, whether it’s from a burn, joint ache, or throbbing headache. Pain tolerance refers to the maximum amount of pain you can handle. This is different from your pain threshold. That… Continue reading 13 Ways To Improve Pain Tolerance

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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