In honor of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on the 12th, we spent all of May writing about fibro on the Pain Doctor blog. While working with your pain doctor is your best bet for finding relief from fibro pain and symptoms, we also know that lifestyle changes can go a long way towards reducing and […]
“Work through the pain”: this advice can sometimes feel as if the person giving it has no idea what they are talking about. Sure, finishing that final sit-up or leg lift is one thing, but what about people who deal with chronic pain at work every day?
Chronic pain is an […]
Feeling like you need a pick-me-up? Try snacking on a carrot – sometimes referred to as “Nature’s Energy Food” – or try making this easy roasted carrot recipe at home!
Carrots contain an abundance of vitamins and minerals that as a whole can help to improve our vision, strengthen our immune […]
Water therapy has been around since the beginning of our time on this earth. In one way or another, water has been soothing our souls and easing our bodies since we were born. From the warmth and safety of our mother’s body to a soothing and relaxing soak in a […]
Eating with fibromyalgia or another pain condition can be challenging at times, especially on a budget. In this edition of Eat This, Not That, we focus on swaps that are easy to make and easy on the paycheck.
Instead of: Buying gluten-free bread
Many doctors suggest eliminating gluten from the diet as […]
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that affects five million people in the U.S. In addition to the pain, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, and other symptoms, one of the worst parts of fibromyalgia is its unpredictability. Fibro sufferers may wake up one morning feeling rested and fine, and the next morning […]
Polenta is an Italian staple, made from cornmeal. Unlike processed grains, polenta is loaded with complex carbohydrates that are broken down in our bodies at a slow pace. This means that they keep our blood sugar levels even keel and help us to sustain our energy throughout the day.
You can […]
Fibromyalgia affects an estimated five million people in the U.S. This is a chronic pain condition that is usually diagnosed by figuring out what it is not through lab tests and taking a thorough family history. Although there are prescription medications that can be taken for pain, one of the […]
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 points total), but fibromyalgia sufferers also […]
Every day new facts about fibro emerge through research and treatment studies. Here are our top 13 facts about fibro.
1. Fibro blogs build community
Even knowing that there are others out in the world who are going through similar trials can help you feel less alone. Many fibromyalgia sufferers, even those with […]