Letter to the Editor: The Teal Ordeal — Walking on with a Chronic Neurological Disorder
In coordination with the facial pain center at the U of M, we yearn for a cure for Trigeminal Neuralgia.
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Why We Need a Better Way to Treat Chronic Pain
Tell me about your pain, by which I of course mean: How would you rate your pain on a scale of zero to ten This, if you think about it, is a rather absurd question. Okay, a zero means zero pain; this makes sense. And a ten means the worst pain possible -- that seems logical, too. But how do I know that what I think is, say, a six is also what you would consider a six? What if my six is…
What Is Chronic Pain?
September is Chronic Pain Awareness Month. Many people in the US suffer from chronic pain, but since the pain isn't always visible this important health issue can often be overlooked That is where Paul Gileno comes in. He is the founder of the US Pain Foundation, a patient advocacy organization dedicated to helping people living with chronic pain. Representing over 70,000 members, speaking to 100,000 social…
How to Manage Chronic Pain
Pain has many forms.For Leland Smith, 16, who has severe hemophilia A with an inhibitor, sometimes it feels like an enormous force is crushing his joints. That’s how he knows he’s having a bleed—usually in a target joint, though he sometimes gets spontaneous bleeds, too.
How to Cope With Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is different than the mild, fleeting type that comes from stubbing a toe or bumping into a sharp corner. It lasts for years, which has a huge impact on a person's emotional and physical well-being. Luckily, there are some ways to help a person cope with the discomfort Use Stress Management Techniques Debilitating pain that makes day-to-day tasks difficult to accomplish often causes depression and anxiety if a person doesn't have a way to deal with the stress. Meditation can help…
How to deal with Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain afflicts a huge percent of the population. But there are ways to prevent and alleviate the pain. Read More Here.
The Surprising Source of Chronic Pain
Increasing your intake of prebiotics and probiotics are important when it comes to a healthy gut microbiome. That’s why we are intentional about including the highest quality room-temperature safe, micro-encapsulated prebiotics and probiotics in our Living Fuel products. But there is more to having a healthy gut than just increasing the good bacteria. You also need to limit the bad bacteria and avoid the things that…
How is chronic pain different than short-lived pain?
Living Well With Chronic Pain Part 2: What NOT To Do For Chronic Pain
Over the past 20 years, OPRs have been the main response of the medical system and the pharmaceutical industry to the huge problem of chronic pain. Dr. Deborah Coady talks about reasons for this and possible resolutions.
How to manage chronic pain
Chronic pain can overwhelm your life. But there are things you can do to help manage it
Lessons From Chronic Pain
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey." -- Kenji Miyazawa For six years now, I have struggled with chronic pain due to a musculoskeletal and neuropathic condition. Shortly after graduating from college, while working out on the elliptical machine, I felt an unforgettable sharp pain shoot down the left side of my body. My life has never been the same. With all the changes also came life lessons that have helped me navigate through life with chronic pain…
Tips For Traveling With Chronic Pain
Nobody relishes the idea of sitting on a cramped plane or automobile, but for people with chronic pain, the rigors of traveling are more than uncomfortable.
What is Chronic Pain?
As many as 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Learn what it is, its symptoms and causes, and treatments to live a pain-free life.
What NOT to Say to Someone in Chronic Pain
I will be the first to admit that living in chronic pain can make me a bit…sensitive. I think when you live with pain or a disability, there is a tendency to think that people are judging you or criticizing you. I often feel a sense of inferiority...
How Chronic Pain Leads to Depression
Chronic pain and depression can create a cause-and-effect cycle for patients. This article addresses how chronic pain can trigger depression.
Top Causes of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can be caused by many conditions, but sometimes it begins mysteriously. Learn about the causes of chronic pain and treatments.
Ways to Fight Chronic Pain
Everyone at some point in their lives has been in a situation when the physical pain has got the better of him, and some have had mental difficulties that limit their everyday activities. But when
When Chronic Pain Is Not "Chronic Pain": Lessons From 3 Decades of Pain.
The current move in physical therapy toward the biopsychosocial management of chronic pain has led some interpreters to call for a less hands-on approach, as awareness of central sensitization leads to specific management trends and a move away from pathoanatomical considerations. The authors of this Viewpoint suggest that no approach, no matter how vocal and evangelistic its followers, would likely be any more certain than what…
Get the facts about chronic pain, including body parts that are most commonly affected and complications that can arise from the condition.