Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain syndrome that affects 4% of people in the United States. This pain is typically characterized by chronic widespread pain, fatigue, and tenderness to the touch. This syndrome affects ligaments and muscles and is usually present for many years by the time … [Read more...] about Treatment Options for Fibromyalgia
Chronic pain is pain that is ongoing or lasts longer than 6 months. And while this pain can be debilitating and affect your daily life, it can also cause other serious health issues and affect the central nervous system. How Pain Signals Work in Your Body Your brain and spinal cord work … [Read more...] about Chronic Pain & The Central Nervous System
Knee pain is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can be acute or chronic pain, depending on the cause. Knee pain may be the result of a medical condition or an injury. Minor pain typically responds well to at-home methods of treatments, however, in more serious cases, … [Read more...] about Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments
Neck pain is a result of weakened muscles due to poor posture. The CDC reports that nearly 20% of people have experienced neck pain in the last three months, which is no surprise since we are constantly gazing into our computers and looking down at smartphones. Everyday life can be … [Read more...] about The Best Ways to Relieve Neck Pain
Individuals would be shocked at the number of unnecessary surgeries performed in the United States annually. Unnecessary surgery, by definition, is exactly what it sounds like; “Any surgical intervention that is either not needed, not indicated, or not in the patient’s best interest when weighed … [Read more...] about Avoiding Unnecessary Surgery to Reduce Pain
In an effort to “flatten the curve,” Americans have been staying home for the last month. Telecommuting and homeschooling to keep a sense of normalcy to our routines and daily life while not being able to go out in public for things other than the essentials. However, this inevitable change … [Read more...] about Staying Healthy at Home During COVID-19
Living with chronic pain can be difficult. Not only does it affect your physical ability, but is has a serious impact on your mental health as well. During this time of uncertainty and isolation, it is more important than ever to focus on your mental health. Knowing how your mindset and … [Read more...] about Is Being Cooped Up Affecting Your Chronic Pain?
Now more than ever, it is important to stay active and healthy. For those who regularly go to fitness groups and workout classes, whether it be at a senior center, gym, or in their community, the idea of working out at home may seem impossible. Rather than letting this discourage you, use … [Read more...] about Ways to Stay Active at Home
When it comes to your pain, there are two different types of pain: acute and chronic. All pain is uncomfortable, unwanted, and unpleasant. No matter the type of pain, it can range from mild to severe and all pain has the ability to reduce your quality of life and prevent you from living the … [Read more...] about Chronic Pain and Acute Pain: How are They Different?