Sleep is key to your body’s overall health. But if you experience chronic pain, sleep can become problematic. In fact, sleep disturbances are present in 67%-88% of all chronic pain cases. ‘Sleep disturbances’ is a catchall phrase for any type of difficulty sleeping. The most … [Read more...] about How Does Chronic Pain Affect Sleep?
Chronic pain is classified as a pain or discomfort that is ongoing and lasts three months or longer. It is typically caused by an underlying chronic condition, although not always. Unlike pain from pulling a muscle or stubbing your toe that goes away after the injury is healed, chronic pain can last … [Read more...] about Chronic Pain: Things to Know
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
Degenerative adult scoliosis, also known as adult onset scoliosis, is when the facet joints and intervertebral discs deteriorate and lead to a curve in the spine. This side-to-side curve occurs over time as a person gets older. Commonly, it begins after the age of 40, and is more frequently … [Read more...] about How to Treat Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
What is Neuropathic Pain? When damage or dysfunction is caused to the nervous system, the nerves are unable to function properly which can cause pain. This is called neuropathic pain. The pain stems from the nerves inability to transmit sensations to the brain, resulting in a sense of … [Read more...] about Things to Know About Neuropathic Pain
Nearly half of patients who have diabetes suffer from some kind of neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by high glucose levels. It is common and serious for patients who have diabetes. While diabetic neuropathy can cause issues with the digestive system, blood vessels, … [Read more...] about What is Diabetic Neuropathy?
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that typically affects a limb, like a leg or an arm. Damage or malfunction to the central nervous system is believed to cause complex regional pain syndrome. The central nervous system contains the brain and spinal cord. Things like … [Read more...] about What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
Cancer does not always cause pain, but if you have recurring cancer or cancer that has spread, the chances of also suffering from cancer pain is higher. This type of pain can show itself in many different forms. The level of pain you may experience depends on a variety of factors, such as the type … [Read more...] about Cancer Pain: Why it Happens and How To Treat it
When you have long-term pain, physical therapy is one of the most beneficial treatment options. It can not only make you feel stronger, but can promote a more positive outlook on your life and how pain affects your daily lifestyle. Physical therapy teaches people how to move … [Read more...] about Physical Therapy for Reducing Chronic Pain