Chronic Pain

Defining Chronic Pain

According to multiple studies, it's estimated that between 20-30% of people in this country suffer from what the CDC terms "high-impact chronic pain," which is pain severe enough that it frequently limits life or work activities. But chronic pain syndrome (CPS) is a common problem that presents a major challenge to health-care providers because of its complex natural history,… Continue reading Defining Chronic Pain

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Debunking Common Myths About Chronic Pain

Many Americans downplay pain as an annoying part of getting older. In fact, one recent study found that we rank pain at the bottom of a list of health concerns including cancer, obesity, heart disease, alcohol and drug abuse, and AIDS. According to multiple studies, it's estimated that between 20-30% of people in this country… Continue reading Debunking Common Myths About Chronic Pain

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15 Tips For Easier Travel For Those With Chronic Pain

The holidays are right around the corner and for many, that means traveling home to be with family or ringing in the new year on vacation. Getting away can be a wonderful opportunity to recharge and enjoy new places. But for those of us with chronic pain, it can cause significant anxiety and concern over… Continue reading 15 Tips For Easier Travel For Those With Chronic Pain

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My Journey To Realizing What Living With Chronic Pain Meant For Me

How many times have you been shamed into doing something you knew would exacerbate your pain? Or felt guilty because you couldn't participate as much as you'd like, or slowed others down when you did? Pushed yourself beyond your comfort zone because you didn't want to disappoint? I'd hazard to say a lot. I know… Continue reading My Journey To Realizing What Living With Chronic Pain Meant For Me

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10 Over-The-Counter Supplements To Reduce Inflammation And Pain

Inflammation can occur in response to trauma, illness and stress. But it can also be caused by unhealthy foods and lifestyle habits. Anti-inflammatory foods and spices, as well as exercise, good sleep hygiene, and stress management can help. In some cases, getting additional support from supplements may be useful as well. Here are 10 supplements that have been shown to… Continue reading 10 Over-The-Counter Supplements To Reduce Inflammation And Pain