4 Simple Tips for Managing Arthritis and Chronic Pain

Managing arthritis can be made easier by practicing a few simple and consistent steps. Adhere to Medications Prescription medications recommended by your doctor will assist in controlling pain and inflammation.  If you have issues regarding potential side effects or the affordability, consult with your physician about other treatment options.  Common medications used to treat arthritis … Continue reading “4 Simple Tips for Managing Arthritis and Chronic Pain”

Try These 5 Coping Techniques to Help Find Pain Relief

Coping techniques are part of a multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic pain, which can improve pain control, psychological suffering, behavior, mood, strength and endurance, bone health, functionality, and cardiovascular and metabolic health. Stress Management Chronic pain increases the risk of stress; therefore, it is important to learn how to deal with stress in a healthy … Continue reading “Try These 5 Coping Techniques to Help Find Pain Relief”

Coping with Chronic Pain Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy

What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is based on how your thoughts influence your feelings and behavior, not only your environment.  CBT is a psychotherapeutic approach that addresses negative emotions, maladaptive behaviors, and cognitive processing through goal-oriented repeatable processes. If you are able to control and change the negative thoughts then you will … Continue reading “Coping with Chronic Pain Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy”

Favorite Chronic Pain Bloggers

For many, the internet is the first source of information for healthcare research.  A blog is a personal online journal intended for the general public to read about personal opinions, experiences, observation, reflections.  A chronic pain blog focuses on pertinent information and tips on pain management, daily activities, healthy eating habits, and physical function. We … Continue reading “Favorite Chronic Pain Bloggers”

9 Chronic Pain Treatments Before Invasive Spine Surgery

Before considering more invasive surgery that requires a longer road to recovery, talk to your physician or pain specialist about these treatment options: Epidural Steroid Injections An epidural steroid injection is delivered directly into the lower back, mid spine, or neck region.  The injection contains a local anesthetic as well as a steroid.  Epidural steroid … Continue reading “9 Chronic Pain Treatments Before Invasive Spine Surgery”

Drug Free Pain Relief. A Journey to Spinal Cord Stimulation

What is Spinal Cord Stimulation? Spinal Cord Stimulation is a revolutionary way to manage pain without the use of dangerous opioids. Spinal Cord Stimulation involves sending electrical pulses through the spine to stop pain signals before they reach the brain.  Instead, these pain signals are replaced by sensations that are described as “warm” and “tingling.” … Continue reading “Drug Free Pain Relief. A Journey to Spinal Cord Stimulation”

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