Flexibility is key in allowing us to be more active and suffer less pain throughout the day. The more flexible we are, the easier it is to accomplish simple, routine activities while preventing injury. One of the best ways to increase flexibility is by stretching. For many of us suffering from chronic pain, improving range… Continue reading PNF Stretching
I don’t know about you, but I hurt more when it’s cold. It’s an ache that penetrates deep into my bones. The only way to relieve it is through a hot bath, getting warmed up through exercise, jumping into bed wrapped in my heating blanket, or adding multiple layers.So many who suffer from chronic pain are… Continue reading Warm Hands and Feet Help To Decrease Pain and Improve Sleep
For those of us suffering from chronic pain, the urge to scream at the top of our lungs, “STOP!”can be overwhelming. Not just because we are fed up and in desperate need of relief, but maybe because we understand at a primal level it may be a way to get much needed respite. Ever wonder… Continue reading Why Does Yelling Out 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?
A mattress might be the answer to a better nights sleep and worth the investment. And what an investment it can be. They range from hundreds to thousands of dollars with a huge assortment of options. Sound crazy? I agree. That’s why picking the right one is so important. So which is best? Ultimately that… Continue reading How To Pick A Mattress That Helps Relieve Pain