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

What You Need To Know About Mental Health Issues For Fibromyalgia Patients

Fibromyalgia is a neurological disorder that affects approximately 12 million people in the U.S. This chronic disorder causes aches and pains in the body that are severe enough to impact normal activity and disrupt sleep. If those symptoms weren't enough, however, fibromyalgia also often causes mental health issues for many patients. [...]

By |2017-05-04T15:46:22-07:00April 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

29 Tips For Living With Chronic Pain

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 [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:07:19-07:00September 13th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 29 Tips For Living With Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain And Depression — 26 Things You Need To Know

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 [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:07:29-07:00September 8th, 2016|Tags: , , |2 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 |2016-11-17T10:08:14-07:00August 24th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What Pain Patients Can Do When They Just Want To Give Up

Effects Of Stress, On The Body And Brain

Stress is a natural reaction that helps the body decide what to do when a situation requires action. “Fight or flight” is the normal response when we are confronted by a threat that is dangerous or potentially life-threatening, either real or perceived. The body gets flooded by adrenaline, which allows [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:13:28-07:00June 11th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Effects Of Stress, On The Body And Brain

How Domestic Violence Causes Real Pain And Mental Stress

Domestic violence is a serious issue that goes far beyond one person physically abusing another. When an abused person is finally able to escape their abuser, the scars of that trauma are much more than skin-deep. The stress and pain of domestic violence have far-reaching mental and emotional consequences that [...]

26 Fibro Fog Memes That Get It Right (Hilariously)

When it comes to pain disorders, fibromyalgia is no joke. Affecting approximately five million people in the U.S., fibromyalgia’s trademark symptoms are pain and something referred to as fibro fog. Fibro fog is a feeling of complete and total exhaustion that makes even the simplest cognitive tasks – like remembering [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:15:22-07:00May 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 26 Fibro Fog Memes That Get It Right (Hilariously)

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

Chronic Pain And Anxiety – What’s The Connection?

Chronic pain and anxiety are deeply connected conditions that often feed upon each other. While researchers found that those with chronic pain are more likely to have anxiety, new studies are also looking at the prevalence of anxiety in general in the U.S. and how that might even be causing [...]

By |2016-11-17T15:35:25-07:00April 28th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Chronic Pain And Anxiety – What’s The Connection?