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MY MOM HAS FIBROMYALGIA. READING THIS MADE ME CRY FOR HER

Chronic pain is increasingly rampant today. Yet, chronic pain and chronic illnesses are often invisible. In many cases there are no casts, visible rashes or runny nose involved. Chronic pain sufferers often appear “normal,” perhaps only a bit more fragile or sad than average. I suffered from chronic headaches for four-and-a-half years and from chronic hip …

Why Women Feel Chronic Pain More Than Men

By Pat Anson, Editor A new study may help explain why women are more likely to have chronic pain and are more sensitive to painful sensations than men. It’s because their brains work differently. In experiments on laboratory animals, researchers at Georgia State University found that immune cells in female rats are more active in …

Occupational Therapists and Chronic Pain

I first started having pain several years ago. The hand therapist at my facility had moved out of state and, having California advanced practice certifications in physical agent modalities and hand therapy, I seemed a good candidate to cover her outpatient caseload until another therapist could be hired. A couple of months soon turned into …

Spinal Cord Stimulation May Cut Opioid Use in Chronic Pain

Spinal cord stimulation was found to help decrease or stabilize opioid use in patients with chronic pain. A spinal cord stimulation system consists of an implanted device that transmits low levels of electrical energy to nerve fibers, interrupting pain signals as they travel to the brain to reduce pain sensation. Researchers evaluated opioid usage data …

10 Foods To Avoid When Living With Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia and arthritis are very common forms of chronic pain (or chronic inflammation) that can linger for years and reduce the quality of life. Chronic pain is often difficult to treat and medication can only reduce the pain, fatigue, and other symptoms a bit. And let’s not forget that those drugs come with plenty of …

7 Simple Tips to Everyone to Manage Your Chronic Pain

Pain is the body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong. Pain can appear suddenly or build slowly over time, ranging from mild and intermittent to severe and persistent. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) indicates that acute pain, left untreated, can lead to chronic pain. According to Drs. Angela …