Chronic pain

Scientists Uncover Shocking Cause of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

While science currently has no way to pinpoint the precise cause of fibromyalgia, certain contributing factors are present in many cases. The three top causes of fibromyalgia are infections, genetics, and past abuse. Read more about how childhood abuse and fibromyalgia are linked below. By Brenda Priddy Although fibromyalgia has been classified as a serious medical...

4 TIPS FOR BEING SUPPORTIVE OF A LOVED ONE WITH CHRONIC PAIN

Family is extremely important to me. My daughters and husband are my world.  I can’t go long periods of time without seeing my parents and my sister and her husband—let alone a day without talking to them.  And for my closest friends (i.e. my second family) I tell them often how much they mean...

Chronic pain : These 7 New Techniques Offer Drug-Free Pain Relief

Millions of people who suffer from chronic pain take opioid drugs that carry significant risks of addiction and can often do more harm than good. But scientists are developing a new generation of solutions to deal with the problem in ways that safer and more effective than medication, a top expert says.“The future is...

7 Signs You Might Have Chronic Pain

Why? Because when it comes to dealing with diseases and disorders that aren't well-known, you really have to be your own advocate. If you've been struggling with weird CFS symptoms for a while, I bet you've been blown off by more than one doctor. I'm sure they said, "It's all in your head," or,...

To the Person With a Chronic Pain Who Feels Like a Burden

Dear Warrior, Yes, I called you a warrior, because that’s exactly how I have come to view people dealing with chronic illness. These warriors display courage in the face of fear and the uncertainty that is a constant part of their life. They retain their compassion and propensity to look for good in the world...

20 Things Only People With Chronic Pain And Back Pain Can Relate To

Millions of people live with chronic pain every day in the US, and they struggle to do basic day-to-day things like getting dressed and going to the shop. Despite their constant pain, their voices are rarely heard by the media because they look ‘normal’ and it is difficult to see the cause of their...

10 Exercises to Help Prevent Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is an issue that plagues many people; 80% of the population suffers from it at some point in their lives. It can be caused by many things like a muscle strain, herniated disc and poor posture. There are also many conditions associated with lower pack pain like sciatica, spinal degeneration, osteoporosis,...

How Dealing with Our Emotions Can Help us Heal Chronic Pain

“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” ~PlatoOur bodies are clever. They constantly send us messages that something isn’t right. It’s our job to tune in, listen, and act on these messages.That headache, tight shoulders, and backache are all trying to tell us something. But sometimes the physical symptoms we...

13 Things People in Chronic Pain Want You to Know | Pain

1.  We try really hard to look goodWe often hear “you don’t look sick” but the truth is that most of us try very hard to pass as normal.  We rest before going out and take our pain meds at the optimal time. At times we hurt so much and are tired from trying...

10 Mindful Practices to Soothe Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can feel hopeless. Kathryn Hogan offers 10 ways you can consciously make yourself feel better. ___ Chronic pain sucks. Your life and activities are limited. You have far less energy. You might be irritable, forgetful, and easily distracted. You might feel like you’re no fun to be around, that your life has lost the shiny parts...

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