The biggest stories in chronic pain research from the first part of 2017 have questioned our assumptions about pain medications, looked at how our spouses affect our pain levels, and more. Read on to learn more about the top pain research stories from the first half of 2017. With such [...]
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Chronic pain blogs are one of our favorite ways to connect with other people who really get what it means to be in pain. Here are our 25 favorite pain blogs, with a few reasons why we love them! Our 25 favorite chronic pain blogs 1. Hypothyroid Mom Hypothyroid Mom’s mission [...]
The following chronic pain statistics are taken from the American Academy of Pain Medicine, National Institutes and Health, American Chiropractic Association, and American Society of Addiction Medicine. They represent our fact sheet on chronic pain and cover chronic pain statistics in the U.S. Chronic pain statistics in the U.S. Pain [...]
For people suffering from some types of chronic pain, a treatment called spinal cord stimulation (SCS) may hold the key to relief. Referred to by some experts as a "pacemaker for pain," spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain is now a widely accepted treatment for pain. For some patients, success [...]
The American Psychological Association notes that chronic pain can negatively affect a person's life. This can lead to depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders. Because of this, they suggest that mental practices and support are an important component to chronic pain management. The following video discusses these suggestions. Then we'll [...]
From new lupus treatments to fibromyalgia brain signatures to large-scale research on what therapies actually reduce pain, 2016 was an exciting year for chronic pain management research. 1. Non-drug approaches work for chronic pain management Surveys analyze large swaths of data from multiple studies to show more conclusive proof for [...]
A new study shows that the way chronic pain patients think about their pain and sleeping habits can actually lead to worsening pain symptoms. The study from the University of Warwick Sleep and Pain Laboratory was published on September 21, 2016. Researchers studied how lack of sleep can affect pain patients, [...]
Living with chronic pain may not be inevitable, but for people suffering without a diagnosis (or waiting on test results) sometimes it’s just a part of life. Although it doesn’t have to last forever, sometimes it just feels that way. 29 tips for living with chronic pain 1. Exercise It [...]
The connection between chronic pain and depression runs deep. There are many different ways that these two chronic illnesses overlap. Here are 26 things you need to know about chronic pain and depression. Chronic pain and depression – 26 facts 1. Chronic pain and depression are invisible illnesses The simple [...]
Facet joint injections are an increasingly common treatment for chronic pain of the neck and lower back. Before getting facet joint injections for chronic pain, it’s important to understand how they work, what conditions they are used for, and any risks associated with treatment. Anatomy of facet joint injections To [...]