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Why Are Chronic Pain And Mental Health Related? (And How To Cope)

We all know the dip we experience in our mood when we suffer from a minor injury, say, a fall that leads to scuffed knees and palms. This might be a brief bad mood, but what about when an injury or condition leads to chronic pain? It makes sense that [...]

By |2020-05-18T16:12:50-07:00May 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Why Are Chronic Pain And Mental Health Related? (And How To Cope)

20 Of The Best Chronic Pain Websites In 2020

Chronic pain websites can be incredibly helpful for the 50 million people in the U.S. who are affected by various pain conditions. From research and the latest scientific breakthroughs to personal blogs, chronic illness websites are a vital resource for patients. Resources like these may help you realize you’re not [...]

By |2020-04-07T14:35:30-07:00April 13th, 2020|Tags: |Comments Off on 20 Of The Best Chronic Pain Websites In 2020

Breathwork For Chronic Pain: Your Guide

We don’t think much about breathing, mostly because we don’t have to. This autonomic reflex occurs in healthy adults whether or not we consider what’s going on when we inhale or exhale. But breath is a remarkable tool we can use to heal a variety of conditions. Breathwork for chronic [...]

By |2020-03-02T12:38:57-07:00March 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Breathwork For Chronic Pain: Your Guide

60 Must-Read Chronic Pain Books For Those Living In Pain

Although chronic pain is common, affecting about 100 million people in the U.S, the experience can be incredibly isolating. Patients may not know other people who are living with the same issues and daily life troubles. Reading about the experiences of another person in a memoir or fictional chronic pain [...]

By |2018-06-19T16:56:29-07:00July 9th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 60 Must-Read Chronic Pain Books For Those Living In Pain

Is Chronic Pain A Disability? And Other FAQs

Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts for three months or more, beyond the expected range of recovery for a specific illness or injury. A 2015 National Institutes of Health study reported that 11% percent of people in the U.S. (more than 25 million) experienced pain every day for [...]

By |2018-05-23T13:34:53-07:00May 30th, 2018|Tags: , |Comments Off on Is Chronic Pain A Disability? And Other FAQs

How Adult Coloring Books Can Help Pain Patients

Coloring used to be an activity reserved for small children in elementary grades, but these days adult coloring books are topping bestseller lists and flying off the shelves. Turns out, coloring and adult coloring books may have therapeutic benefits for many different conditions, including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. The [...]

By |2017-10-09T17:38:31-07:00October 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

What Is A Spoonie, And How Can The Concept Help You?

Have you heard someone with a chronic illness mention the word "spoonie"? This actually refers to an incredibly important metaphor that allows chronic patients to describe their illness and the challenges they face to another person. It can refer to any individual who suffer from a chronic illness. The term [...]

Here’s The Research On Chronic Pain And Sleep Deprivation

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 [...]

By |2017-08-07T21:14:48-07:00August 9th, 2017|Tags: , |Comments Off on Here’s The Research On Chronic Pain And Sleep Deprivation

What Is Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, And How Is It Treated?

If you suffer from severe and chronic pelvic pain along with urinary issues, you could be suffering from a little-understood condition known as chronic pelvic pain syndrome. In this post, we talk about some of the main symptoms of this condition and treatments that can help. What is chronic pelvic [...]

By |2017-07-28T18:26:52-07:00August 2nd, 2017|Tags: , |Comments Off on What Is Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, And How Is It Treated?