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What Causes Fibromyalgia Flare Ups And How Can They Be Prevented?

blog Aug 18, 2020

Many adults suffer from fibromyalgia, and there are still many questions surrounding this diagnosis. Today, we'll go over one of the most common questions: what causes fibromyalgia flare ups and how can they be prevented? [lwptoc numerationSuffix="dot"] Fibromyalgia affects about 10 million Americans. That means millions of people are struggling to cope with pain that doesn't have a diagnosable origin....

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7 Ways to Manage Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain From Home

Pain Management Jul 28, 2020

As we are spending more time at home, many people are suffering from chronic neck and shoulder pain – but there are ways to manage this pain and avoid it from worsening. [lwptoc numeration="none" numerationSuffix="dot"] The first few weeks of the COVID19 pandemic weren't so bad. You were forced to stay home to avoid the spread of the virus. You...

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6 Tips for Living With Chronic Pain Through Quarantine

Pain Management Jun 30, 2020

The Center for Disease Control reports that over 50 million people in America suffer from chronic pain. Living with chronic pain during the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult, especially during quarantine and stay at home orders. Here are 6 tips to help. That means one out of every five people is struggling. And out of that number, 19 million have severe...

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How Compassion Focused Therapy Helps To Ease Pain

Alternative Treatments Apr 15, 2020

Due to the complexity of this disease, it's essential to note the importance of compassion focused therapy and other alternative therapies to ease chronic pain. It is not possible to adequately frame chronic pain as a health condition within the context of biology. There is more to chronic pain than the misfiring of nerves, genetics, or inflammation. Chronic pain is...

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11 Tips for Dealing with Chronic Pain Without Opiates

Pain Management Mar 10, 2020

[lwptoc numeration="none" numerationSuffix="none" title="In This Article:"] Dealing with chronic pain is no easy task, and it will differ from person to person, but with these techniques, you can better deal with chronic pain and live a pain-free life. Opiates. At one time, this manufactured medicine was considered a great option to help people with chronic pain cope. And for some...

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Chronic Pain and Anxiety: Are They Related?

Pain Management Feb 14, 2020

Most people don't like to think of the idea of getting hurt or get anxious thinking about pain, and that's normal - but what about chronic pain and anxiety? Are those two related? Research has shown that anywhere between 30% to 50% of people suffering from chronic pain also struggle with a mental health disorder such as anxiety. Another study...

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Budget Workouts and Everyday Habits for Senior Fitness

Wellness Jan 27, 2020

Life with chronic pain can be extremely challenging. Whether your healthcare provider has prescribed medication, suggested acupuncture, recommended surgery, or explored other treatment options, you should establish healthy senior fitness habits to try to manage (or at least not trigger) your pain and keep yourself as healthy as possible. The Importance of Exercise for Senior Fitness and Wellness No matter...

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Your Head Hurts? Use These 9 Tips to Ease Headache Pain

Pain Management Jan 13, 2020

There can be many reasons why your head hurts, but regardless of the type of pain, this guide will help you to ease your headache pain. It can be a dull pain in your forehead or soreness in the back of your head or neck. It may be a pressure that may not be severe, but it is just enough...

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome vs Fibromyalgia

Pain Management Dec 16, 2019

There are many conditions that often share similar symptoms, making it difficult for doctors to successfully diagnose and treat the problem. When it comes to myofascial pain syndrome vs fibromyalgia, patients are often misdiagnosed although they are two separate conditions. If you have ever had muscle pain, mild or severe, you understand the urgency for treatment. Even mild muscle pain...

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What Happens to the Brain When You Have Chronic Pain?

Pain Management Nov 11, 2019

As researchers find there is a direct connection between chronic pain and the brain, we can use this information to create better treatment options. Chronic pain is pain that lasts for longer than three months. It can be caused by injuries to any part of the body. Chronic pain can also be related to headaches, arthritis or for a reason...

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