Trigger warning: This article contains material regarding sexual abuse and sexual trauma that some readers may find upsetting or disturbing. Every 98 seconds someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted, usually by someone they know well. The statistics on sexual assault are only part of the picture. What numbers and [...]
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As the U.S. continues to struggle with issues in equity for people of all races, it’s no surprise that there are similar inequalities in terms of health. Anyone who suffers from chronic pain deserves the same compassion and treatment options that all other patients receive. We've talked before about some [...]
The importance of a good night of sleep cannot be underestimated. Sleep deprivation has been linked to increased obesity and body fat, a compromised immune system, and serious chronic illness such as diabetes. It has even been used as a torture technique. A full night’s rest is essential to help [...]
The terms “chronic” and “acute” are used to describe pain. So, what are the differences when it comes to acute vs. chronic pain? The main difference comes down to how long the pain is experienced. Acute vs. chronic pain explained A simple way to understand chronic versus acute pain is [...]
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 [...]
Chronic pain patients are often reminded that tracking their pain is a good way to predict flare-ups or to pinpoint causes. Other than keeping a pen-and-paper record of everything eaten and all activity, there are few effective ways of tracking episodes of chronic pain. Additionally, it can be hard to connect [...]
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 [...]