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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 | 2018-06-19T16:56:29-07:00 July 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 | 2018-05-23T13:34:53-07:00 May 30th, 2018|Tags: , |Comments Off on Is Chronic Pain A Disability? And Other FAQs

Why Does Depression Hurt?

For the 100 million U.S. adults suffering from chronic pain, emotional pain frequently follows. Some experts estimate that 50% of people with chronic pain also experience depression. The conditions are tightly entwined. While chronic pain dampens a person’s mood, depression can also lead to pain. But, why does depression hurt in a physical [...]

By | 2018-04-11T14:50:29-07:00 May 21st, 2018|Tags: , , |2 Comments

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 | 2017-10-09T17:38:31-07:00 October 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 [...]

By | 2017-10-05T14:45:54-07:00 October 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |14 Comments

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 | 2017-08-07T21:14:48-07:00 August 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 | 2017-07-28T18:26:52-07:00 August 2nd, 2017|Tags: , |Comments Off on What Is Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, And How Is It Treated?

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