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Interesting Facts and Tips About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is real. I suffer from it myself every day. I currently treat mine with heat, ice, stretching, and meds. But what’s right for me might not be right for you. In the past I’ve done traction, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, and acupressure. Each has provided the proper relief …

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The Stigma Around Aging And Chronic Pain

“Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself.” – Physician and humanitarian Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) When you’re in pain, nothing else seems to matter. And if you’re an older adult, you are not only more likely to have pain, but also to get less help for …

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Top 12 Ways To Manage Chronic Pain Illness

Top 12 Ways To Manage Fibromyalgia For the five million people in the U.S. with fibromyalgia, each day can be a struggle. The most commonly reported symptom of this chronic condition is pain focused on nine tender points in the body (mirrored on each side of the body, so 18 …

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8 Natural Foods to Eat for Pain Relief

Whether it’s residual aches from an exceptionally tough workout, the beginnings of a pesky cold, or waking up on the wrong side of the bed, some research suggests supplementing those pain pills with certain foods could be just as helpful. Believe it or not, those healthy fruits, veggies, and whole …

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The 7 Psychological Stages of Chronic Pain

Have you ever wondered if other people with chronic health conditions feel the same way you do? Throughout my years with chronic pain and illness, along with the hundreds of patients I have counseled, I have found that, while everyone copes in their own way and experiences their condition uniquely, …

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7 Ways Magnesium Helps with Chronic Pain

Our bodies are a little bit like automobiles (I’m a 65’ Ford Mustang, of course). We come in all shapes and sizes – and whether we like our make and model or not, there’s no denying we’re really something special. Of course, as the years go by and we log …

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