Living With Chronic Pain

Inversion and Traction- Do They Help Relieve Pain?

My last few posts have discussed all sorts of options touted to help chronic pain. Some are outright scams, like copper and magnet infused products, others may offer slight relief, like back supports, and mattresses. Both of my parents suffered from back pain. My father chose a regular stretching program every morning along with a… Continue reading Inversion and Traction- Do They Help Relieve Pain?

Do copper bracelets improve chronic pain?
Living With Chronic Pain

Does Copper Provide Relief From Chronic Pain?

People living with chronic pain, myself included, may find themselves searching for quick ways to get pain free. Why not try something advertised to cure all our ills by just wearing it? How incredible would that be? Slip on a shirt, pant, sock, bracelet... and ::poof:: the pain would be gone. It seems attractive, simple and… Continue reading Does Copper Provide Relief From Chronic Pain?

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

Living With Chronic Pain

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

Living With Chronic Pain

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