We've talked about how inflammation contributes to pain. Normally it’s a natural and much-needed response that allows our body to heal itself. When inflammation occurs, specific pro-inflammatory hormones signal white blood cells to clear away any infection or damaged tissue. But when inflammation becomes uncontrolled, it causes damage. This is what happens when someone has… Continue reading Reduce Inflammation Naturally By Eating Berries
It’s been said, you are what you eat. That’s definitely true when it comes to chronic pain. Diet can have a real impact- good and bad. Chronic pain is frequently the result of chronic inflammation, and evidence strongly suggests that diet can contribute to increased systemic inflammation. What is inflammation? Inflammation plays a good guy/bad… Continue reading Why Some Foods Impact Pain Levels
If you’re like me, you’re looking forward to the coming months of cooler weather. At the same time, you might dread what the cold does to your pain. In a past post I explained how weather may impact pain levels through sensory nerves in our joints called baroreceptors. When the weather changes, the air pressure changes, and… Continue reading Cloudy, With A Chance Of Pain
Biofeedback is built on the concept of “mind over matter.” The idea is that, with proper techniques, you can change your health by being mindful of how your body responds to stressors. It’s a noninvasive way to help you learn how you react to different stimuli and then how to modify that response. This information… Continue reading What Is Biofeedback?
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