Living With Chronic Pain

Exercising Helps Lessen Pain

I've been saying this for decades- exercise is the number one way I treat my chronic pain. No matter how long, exhausting, or painful the day, exercise always helps! I can procrastinate and justify like everyone else why today I should let it go, but after I'm always better for it. Now there's solid research… Continue reading Exercising Helps Lessen Pain

pain threshold and tolerance
Living With Chronic Pain

What Is Pain Tolerance?

Why is back pain or a knee injury annoying to one person and sheer agony to another? Turns out, an individual's tolerance to pain is as unique as the person. It is shaped by some surprising biological factors, as well as some psychological factors that we can actually try to control. Feeling pain is an important experience.… Continue reading What Is Pain Tolerance?