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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 Pain Patients Can Do When They Just Want To Give Up

Chronic pain patients are some of the strongest, most resilient people we know. Every day they face challenges that would be daunting for others. Simple things like getting dressed in the morning are just the tip of the iceberg. Chronic pain patients are loving parents, supportive partners, and productive workers [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:08:14-07:00 August 24th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What Pain Patients Can Do When They Just Want To Give Up

7 Damaging Misconceptions About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a widespread chronic pain condition that affects an estimated five million people in the U.S. Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, and we think it’s a great time to dispel some of the common misconceptions about this debilitating, painful condition. Here are seven damaging misconceptions about fibromyalgia. 7 damaging [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:15:46-07:00 May 11th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 7 Damaging Misconceptions About Fibromyalgia

15 Tips For Dealing With Anxiety

A recent study released by the Health Behavior News Service, part of the Center for Advancing Health, has confirmed what many already experience: chronic pain sufferers are more likely to have anxiety than the rest of the population. While depression and its link to chronic pain has been well-established in [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:16:46-07:00 April 29th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 15 Tips For Dealing With Anxiety

What Does Pain Feel Like?

The definition of chronic pain is straightforward: pain that is refractory and lasts longer than three months. This is the medically accepted definition of a physical process that involves pain signals traveling to receptors in the brain that then produce the sensation of pain. But what does pain feel like, [...]

By | 2017-01-30T13:18:06-07:00 April 25th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What Does Pain Feel Like?

8 Ways To Reduce Stress

Stress isn’t good for you. Aside from being unpleasant, stress can impact your overall health, as well as cause or worsen pain. Since April is National Stress Awareness Month, we’ve put together a list of the eight top ways to reduce stress. 8 ways to reduce stress 1. Set the [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:17:42-07:00 April 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 8 Ways To Reduce Stress

Does Work Life Balance Really Exist?

One of the most pressure-filled phrases of the 20th century (and into the 21st) is work life balance. Somewhere between the advances in the assembly line that sped up production and the advances in technology that made information available in an instant, our working lives have steadily overtaken everything else. Understanding [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:17:45-07:00 April 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Does Work Life Balance Really Exist?

5 Myths About Depression

It is unfortunate that only when tragedy occurs do we have a national dialogue about mental health. While these conversations are important, it is important to keep the conversation going with a look at five powerful myths about depression and other mental illnesses. Myths about depression 1. Depression is imaginary This is [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:18:20-07:00 April 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 5 Myths About Depression

7 Chronic Pain Quotes And Sayings

On the very worst days with pain, just putting your feet on the floor and getting out of bed can be a challenge. On days like this, we find that chronic pain quotes and sayings can be of tremendous benefit. Sometimes these reminders help us find the strength to move [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:19:09-07:00 March 29th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 7 Chronic Pain Quotes And Sayings

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