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29Sep, 2017

3 Methods for Coping with Chronic Sciatica

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Sciatica pain is a catch-all term for feeling discomfort that starts from your lower back and runs down to one or both of your legs. Pain does not have to radiate through your whole leg to classify as sciatica; it can localize (often with higher intensity) at places like the foot, calf, or hamstring. Sometimes the symptoms can occur in multiple locations at once. When sciatica is chronic, it means the pain does not go away over time and is usually severe enough to cause a crippling level of discomfort. […]
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15Sep, 2017

Why Would a Child Have Chronic Pain?

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When many people think about chronic pain, they mainly think about a problem that affects adults. In all actuality, chronic pain is an issue that’s becoming more common in children and teens. Such matters can come from injury, physical conditions, and common bad habits like improper posture. If your child is complaining about chronic pain, don’t assume that they are exaggerating. Although they are younger, their chronic pain can be just as real and intense as those of adults.
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8Sep, 2017

How to Parent With Chronic Back Pain

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Living with chronic pain is a challenge for anyone, but can be extremely difficult for parents with young children. As if managing your pain was not enough, you must also keep up with kids who may not necessarily understand your limitations. Whether you’re the proud parent of a newborn or raising a teenager, chronic pain can make accomplishing everyday parenting tasks seem like an impossible feat. Living with the limitations of chronic pain can severely impact family relations. To avoid losing touch with your children, allow these tips to help […]
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1Sep, 2017

Canes for Chronic Back Pain

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Canes are tools most appropriate for those who have balance issues. Although the elderly are most noted for using canes, they can help all individuals whose chronic back pain impairs their ability to stand upright without support. Many people who need canes choose not to use them to avoid “looking old.”
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31Aug, 2017

Pilates For Chronic Back Pain Relief

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Many healthcare professionals recommend Pilates to people chronic back pain patients,as it is known to help improve flexibility and strength. Not only is Pilates great for pain relief, but it can also teach a person how to avoid movements that apply unnecessary pressure to the spine. Through regular Pilates sessions, a chronic pain patient can learn to use his or her body more efficiently.
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18Aug, 2017

Can Meditation Relieve Chronic Pain?

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The last thing a chronic pain patient wants to hear during treatment is that they will have no choice but to live with chronic pain. Contrary to many beliefs, meditation is a viable pain-relief option. Meditation often involves focusing your breathing or possibly repeating a mantra to help center your mind and calm your body. With the right training, meditation can help a person manage chronic pain.
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4Aug, 2017

How a New App is Helping Doctors Treat Pain

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If you have ever tried describing your pain to a doctor, you know that it can be a frustrating experience. Patients who have lived with chronic pain their whole lives can still find themselves in an awkward situation when asked to go into detail about their condition. A phone app released last year called Navigate Pain aims to relieve some of the confusion. Closing the Link Navigate Pain straddles a careful line between being simple enough for patients to use while displaying enough practical information for doctors. By marking spots […]
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31Jul, 2017

How to Address Chronic Pain While on Vacation

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Patients who are battling chronic pain may feel somewhat stuck when it comes to travel. On the one hand, getting some light exercise and a burst of fresh air can work wonders for your body both physically and mentally. On the other hand, traveling means the lack of a safe space, extended periods without moving on a plane, barely any rest, and more. Such factors can make vacations seem impossible, but with the right planning, your trip does not have to be an unpleasant one. Stock Your Supplements and Prescriptions […]
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18Jul, 2017

How Employers can Accommodate Employees with Chronic Pain

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As an employer, your employee’s comfort can largely determine the quality of his or her work. Happier employees are more likely to stay with you longer, communicate openly, and volunteer help to their co-workers. Learning how to work with someone who has chronic pain may seem frustrating at first; many people with this condition do not want to appear as if they are making excuses. If someone who works for you opens up about their pain, their explanation may initially come off as vague or confusing. As an employer, you […]
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