Chronic Pain

Anger Feeds Pain

Anger is a natural response to chronic pain. The "why me?" Wondering how you're going to deal with it can seem overwhelming and endless. The persistent pain can make us feel edgy, ready to lash out over the slightest issue. Anger is a healthy reaction, but persistent anger, anger that hasn't been dealt with and… Continue reading Anger Feeds Pain

Chronic Pain

The 9 Stages Of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain often makes people mad. It's not fair. You don't deserve it. Chronic suffering gets in the way of everything we do and no one else can really ever understand what we're feeling. It just never ends. Having chronic pain creates a void and loss in our lives. In some ways it's similar to… Continue reading The 9 Stages Of Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Music Helps Pain

We've always heard music has the power to soothe the savage beast. Now we know it can also inspire, energize, uplift and even help manage pain. Music has been used in medicine for thousands of years. But music therapy emerged as a formal means of care in the United States in the 1940's, after doctors learned… Continue reading Music Helps Pain

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Can Spices Help Reduce Inflammation And Pain?

I'm asked all the time, "What natural remedies are available to help my pain?" Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection, often causing localized redness, swelling, pain, or heat. This may then lead to loss of function in the involved tissues. Acute inflammation is a protective and localized response to issues such as… Continue reading Can Spices Help Reduce Inflammation And Pain?

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Caffeine Can Reduce Pain

Highlights of this post: - Caffeine can be an effective pain reliever. - To obtain the same amount of response from an analgesic without caffeine (i.e. Tylenol, aspirin), requires a dose that is approximately 40% greater than one with caffeine (like Excedrin). - Caffeine can also reduce muscle pain during moderate intensity exercise - Excessive caffeine… Continue reading Caffeine Can Reduce Pain