Living With Chronic Pain

Stop These 18 Headache Triggers

Headaches can be a minor irritant to a debilitating event. Either way they can often be stopped in their tracks by knowing their cause. Something as innocuous as forgetting that morning cup of joe to sleeping in late can be the trigger. Here’s a list of possibilities to watch for and ideas for minimizing their… Continue reading Stop These 18 Headache Triggers

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Living With Chronic Pain

Over-the-Counter Medicines May Cause Headaches

We’ve all been there. A headache that feels like a drum set is playing incessantly. That’s when we reach for a quick fix. But sometimes the fix can be worse than the pain. If taken regularly, those very medicines may be causing the pain, not relieving it. Medication overuse headaches (MOH) or rebound headaches are… Continue reading Over-the-Counter Medicines May Cause Headaches

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Seated Stretches That Help Relieve Pain

Every Tuesday, we post a new weekly exercise to help add ideas and motivation to your exercise regimen. We have posted many exercises that utilize a chair- making them easy for anywhere you may need to relive some tension, ultimately also helping relieve pain. Here are 8 exercises to get you started (check out our… Continue reading Seated Stretches That Help Relieve Pain

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How To Grow And Cook With Spices And Herbs That Decrease Pain

Previously, we reviewed 11 spices that decrease inflammation and help chronic pain. We also shared how growing your own produce is one way to incorporate healthy food into your diet while not breaking the bank. The same approach works for growing your own spices and herbs; some take longer to mature, but if planned well,… Continue reading How To Grow And Cook With Spices And Herbs That Decrease Pain

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Trigger Finger

Have you ever had a trigger finger? A finger that locks, catches or doesn’t want to move normally? Trigger fingers occur when the tendons that flex the digit become inflamed and painful to move, making it difficult to straighten and bend. Sometimes it progresses to the point where all movement is restricted.  Years ago, I was sure… Continue reading Trigger Finger