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?
When you live with pain, the warmer weather isn’t always a welcomed change. Changes in temperature and humidity may have you begging for air conditioning or the indoors. The expectations of springtime typically include spending time outside, having cookouts, and doing fun activities – all things … [Read more...] about Seasonal Activities to Reduce Chronic Pain
Discs are the cushions between the vertebrae in the spine. They are made up of cartilage – soft cartilage on the inside with an outer layer of tough cartilage. The 23 vertebral discs in the back have three main roles: to act as a shock absorber, to allow for spinal mobility, and to act as ligaments … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between a Herniated Disc and Bulging Disc
Living with chronic pain is often associated with a decreased quality of life, diminished state-of-mind, can put a lot of stress on one’s mental health. When your body aches, you know the pain is just not “in your head” and the discomfort is real. Pain becomes your whole … [Read more...] about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain
People who live with chronic joint pain know how debilitating it can be. Joint pain makes doing daily activities difficult and typically has a negative effect on the quality of life. It can steal away joy from doing the things they love and spending time with loved ones. Chronic joint … [Read more...] about Exercises to Reduce Chronic Joint Pain
Since the dawn of time, there is one thing that has remained the same: pain. Humans have always experienced pain, and we always will. There is nothing more useful and treacherous than pain. In a sense, it teaches us what is hot, sharp, poisonous, and alerts our body of injury. But pain is dreadful … [Read more...] about The History of Pain Management