Chronic Pain

The Connection Between Chronic Pain, Depression, and Fibromyalgia And Yoga and Chronic Pain

December 27, 2015

The Connection Between Chronic Pain, Depression, and Fibromyalgia There are many disorders that can affect you for the rest of your life. These chronic health conditions are hard to manage, and they can reduce your quality of living if you don’t know how to deal with the problems. Chronic pain, depression, and fibromyalgia are all […]

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Living with Chronic Pain

December 26, 2015

Today is my son’s preschool graduation. I should have woken up and been able to join in the excitement with him. Instead I wake up with that feeling of dread, anxiety and disappointment. Not because of the graduation, not because of my son… but because yet again I won’t be present for another important event. […]

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Chronic Pain and Relationships

December 25, 2015

    Chronic pain can be hard to manage for a variety of reasons, but it also has a trickle-down effect on personal relationships. Dealing with long-term pain is, no doubt, difficult enough by itself, but it can also alienate people from friends and family. It is important to both foster and maintain those relationships. […]

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When I Talk to People About My Chronic Pain

December 25, 2015

I can remember being 8 years old, telling my mom that all my bones hurt, going to multiple doctors and never having anything to explain my endless pain. A diagnosis wouldn’t change my pain; it would just give a reason for it. So, when the doctor recently told me the only thing left was fibromyalgia, at […]

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How To Cope With Chronic Pain, Even When It Feels Overwhelming

December 24, 2015

  As someone who lives in pain every day, I’ve had to learn to refocus my energy into other areas of my life to avoid the spiral of depression that generally comes with a life of chronic pain. Here are some steps I’ve taken to reframe my situation; they have helped me embrace the blessings […]

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7 Ways To Deal With Chronic Pain

December 23, 2015

Try These Options If You Suffer With Chronic Pain 1. Natural Pain Relief Pain relief does not only come in a bottle of pills. When you have chronic pain you have to take care of yourself with natural pain relievers like ice, heat and warm baths, even a spa bath, Jacuzzi or hot tub, if […]

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What it’s Like to Live with Chronic Pain

December 22, 2015

You may have noticed that I haven’t been up to much this month. Part of that is due to lots of changes happening here, (good changes!), but part of that is due to the massive amounts of pain I have been in. I am one of 100 Million Americans that suffer from some form of […]

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Sleeping Soundly with Chronic Pain

December 21, 2015

If you live with chronic pain, whether from pounding headaches, an autoimmune disorder or an old injury gone awry, you know how difficult it can be to get to sleep. And when you can’t rest, pain increases, making it harder and harder to break the cycle of escalating pain and sleeplessness. Pain doesn’t just make […]

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A Shocking Number Of Adults Suffer From Chronic Pain

December 20, 2015

Living with chronic pain — from lower back problems to fibromyalgia, arthritis or migraines — is a daily struggle, made even more difficult when sufferers feel misunderstood by the people around them. And sadly, chronic pain is incredibly common. Twenty-five million U.S. adults suffer from pain on a daily basis, according to an August report […]

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The Graphic Shows the Best and Worst Sleeping Positions for Common Pains

December 19, 2015

Your preferred sleep position and pillow greatly influence your posture and chronic pain. If you have neck, shoulder, back, or other pains—or want to avoid them—consider this infographic’s sleep position recommendations.   The graphic comes from the Cleveland Clinic, via SheKnows. It highlights the do’s and dont’s for five common types of chronic pain: neck […]

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