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12Jun, 2017

How A Muscle Knot Can Cause Pain

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Many of us have heard of a “muscle knot” though few know what it is. No one would blame you for thinking they are knots as they tend to feel like your muscles tying into each other. While a muscle knot is often less dramatic than its name entails, the phenomenon still causes an uncomfortable amount of pain in the lower back, neck, shoulders, and shins of hundreds of thousands of Americans. If left untreated, muscle knots can grow more painful over time or may lead you to develop bad […]
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4Jun, 2017

3 Things a Chronic Pain Patient Wants You to Understand

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Chronic pain is an ailment like no other. When you break your leg, it is obvious that your leg is broken and you cannot walk. If you were to be severely burnt, the pain that it caused is apparent; this is not so with chronic pain. You would probably never identify a chronic pain patient by glancing at them, which is why it is so hard for many people to understand their ailment. This lack of understanding can lead to common misconceptions that can be to the detriment of the […]
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29May, 2017

4 Must-Have Items For People With Chronic Back Pain

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Chronic back pain is an ailment that continues to affect the most Americans year after year. More specifically, low back pain affects millions of individuals. Your pain can make it seemingly impossible to perform simple activities such as taking a shower or using the restroom. You may be seeking ways to alleviate the pain but applying ice and avoiding certain activities is not doing enough. We understand that life with chronic back pain can be discouraging, but is important that you do not allow your ailments to conquer your spirit. […]
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24May, 2017

Top 3 Tips for Traveling With Chronic Back Pain

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Your life does not stop for chronic pain. Instances may present themselves when you must travel by plane. If the process of flying wasn’t mentally draining enough, you now have to think of ways to minimize back pain during your commute. Travelling with chronic pain may be difficult but it is not impossible. Adhere to these 3 key tips to help minimize chronic pain symptoms.
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17May, 2017

How Long-term Chronic Pain Can Affect a Person

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Chronic pain is experienced by millions of Americans and their pain isn’t always diagnosed as chronic; this can create a lifetime of inaccurate treatment that yields little progress. Regularly, someone will slam their foot against the corner of the table. The resulting pain is considered “acute pain” and naturally subsides after a short time. What happens when that pain never goes away? That may then be considered a case of chronic pain. A long-lasting intense pain that never subsides. How would that affect a person’s life or mindset?
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5May, 2017

What is the Pain Cycle?

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Chronic pain can be caused from an injury that makes it hard for your body to move naturally. The unbalanced motions that lead to poor posture are the main results of the pain cycle. By looking at this cycle, we can see how your body deals with pain caused from an injury and how it can create a loop of dangerous events with long-lasting effects. How does the Pain Cycle Begin? The pain cycle begins from an injury. This injury makes an individual adjust the way he or she walks, […]
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24Apr, 2017

How Can Osteopathic Manipulation Help With Pain?

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There are new developments in medical science and pain-reducing technologies being introduced at every turn of the calendar month such as anti-cancer drugs and brain scans. These innovations are being introduced so often that it can be easy to overlook some of the most basic and effective methods of treatment. Sometimes a patient would rather feel the healing touch of a doctor than be inserted into a machine or prescribed another pain reliever. If this sounds like you, then you should consider Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment. This form of treatment can […]
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18Apr, 2017

The Link Between Pain & Depression

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Pain can lead to depression, and depression can lead to pain. The relationship between these two situations can cause a vicious cycle that worsens feelings on both the physical and emotional scale. Understanding if depression is a factor of your chronic pain can be a vital element in learning how to alleviate your discomfort. For some patients, simply changing their diet and starting some exercise can help with pain and may – without them even knowing it – also help with depressive symptoms. However, more severe cases of depression may […]
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10Apr, 2017

How to Find a Local Pain Support Group

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Suffering from chronic pain can be a traumatic experience. Activities that used to be performed with ease are now more difficult than ever. While your ailment may be physical, there is a lot of mental suffering that takes place as well. You may feel alone and like there is no one you can relate to. It seems as if you are left to suffer alone while other people simply wish you to get well soon. This is why it is important that you find a support group near you. Finding […]
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6Apr, 2017

5 Tips for Reducing Pain While Skiing

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Skiing can be one of the most intoxicating ways to enjoy the winter months. Every year, amateurs and professionals alike fill the slopes with hopes of an exhilarating run. The feeling of surging down the slopes can be intoxicating, but the ensuing bodily pain can leave you bedridden for days on end. Back pain is one of the most common ailments associated with skiing. Sharp back pain can make simple tasks like tying your shoes more difficult than you ever imagined. We know that you would rather be enjoying the […]
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