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Why You Should Try Aqua Yoga for Chronic Pain

If you’re a chronic pain patient like me, you’ve probably had someone, under the guise of being helpful, tell you to try yoga. But if you’re one of the millions of Americans with chronic...

Here’s What It’s Like Living With Coccydynia

About a year ago, I began to notice pain around my coccyx while sitting down. At 52, I'm no stranger to back pain. I've suffered from it for years - including in my lower...
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Strike A Pose: Yoga for Pain Relief

These three simple yoga poses for pain relief poses are great for beginners and experienced yoga students alike.If you decide to try yoga at a local studio make sure to tell them about your...
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I Have Cancer: Now What Do I Do?

When a diagnosis of cancer hits home, it may be hard to figure out how to keep your composure and what to expect. Follow these guidelines to learn the best ways to keep your...

Peripheral Neuropathies: Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

Charcot Marie Tooth Disease is a devastating, inherited disease, but life with CMT doesn't have to be grim.Charcot Marie Tooth Syndrome is a series of neuropathic disorders that affect the nerves of the brain...
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How Cycling Can Maximize Your Health

Outdoor and indoor cycling is healthy for you and the planet. Cycling can maximize health, reduces emissions and delivers an intense full-body workout that keeps you young. Celebrities like Patrick Dempsey and Madonna epitomize...
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Constipation and Narcotics: How to Get a Move On

If you're taking a narcotic for your pain, chances are good you're dealing with an unpleasant side effect: constipation. As a topic, constipation doesn't exactly make for good dinner conversation. But knowing what to eat...

Stretching 101

Stretching and Staying Limber is Good for Your Body and MindWhile the jury is still out on whether stretching can prevent injury, when appropriate, it can definitely help you rehab from many injuries, such...
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10 Tips for Taking Care of a Loved One with Chronic Pain

When your loved ones are feeling the pain, they are simply not themselves. Follow these tips to help take the best care of them, without straining your relationship. 1) Keep communication open. Perhaps the most important...
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Your Guide to Healthy Holiday Eating

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating Don't let the holidays put your health in disarray. Use this tip sheet to keep off unwanted pounds, knock out pain conditions, and have a more pleasant holiday season.The holidays...
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Exercise and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Aerobic Exercise Can Be Safe and Effective for People with Rheumatoid Arthritis A study by medical researchers in France found that cardio exercise can actually help people with rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, exercise can actually lessen...
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Put These Simple Pain Relief Tips to Use Today

Got pain? Try one of these simple pain relief tips to help make you feel more like yourself and to learn what may make it worse.It's no surprise that many sufferers of chronic pain...
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How to Develop Your Perfect Pain Plan

Our four-point program will have you feeling better fast.Elizabeth Brogan's pain problems started in the spring of 2000, when the horse she was riding stopped short before a jump, throwing her over the top...
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5 Tips to Avoid Back Pain on Long Road Trips

Have you avoided long road trips because you dread the pain from sitting for too long? Read these helpful tips to get back on the road pain-free. Stretch often When you're on a long road trip,...
Chronic Pain and Immune System

Chronic Pain and Your Immune System

Pain can be thought of as your body's own alarm system. When you experience pain, your brain signals the alarm that triggers the "fight or flight" response in your nervous system to help your...
Pain Fighting Season

7 Summer Activities that Fight Pain

Fight your Pain While Enjoying the Outdoors this summer. It's summertime, and the sun is shining.The birds are chirping and the flowers are in bloom. Stiff, achy joints are loosening up, and it's becoming much...
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Seven Ways You Are (Unknowingly) Making Your Pain Worse

Sometimes it's the little things we do or don't do that sabotage our best efforts to avoid pain.When you have pain, the hurt can seem to have a mind of its own. It may...
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The Link Between Pain and Depression

Pain and Depression: Stopping the Downward Spiral When you’re in pain it's hard to feel like much is right with the world. So it's hardly surprising that ongoing pain takes a toll on your mood,...
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Relief is Here: Yoga for Back Pain

Exercise can seem like torture to a sufferer of back pain, but the facts are in. Doing yoga for back pain helps to stretch those tired muscles and breathe new life into your back. Exercise...

12 Months ‘Til Less Pain in 2017!

Make a Pain Resolution! 12 months in 2017 means 12 steps towards less pain by next year. Coping with chronic pain or other painful conditions is tough, especially around holidays when a lot of responsibility...
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Exercising With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Exercising with Rheumatoid Arthritis can be difficult, but you can make it fun. Try our recommendations and get back on track in no time.When coping with RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis), having flexible joints and leading...
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One Simple Idea to Ease Pain: Find a Fitness Tribe

When it comes to staying healthy or regaining your well being if you have a chronic pain condition almost nothing is as helpful as regular physical activity.One way to get motivated to move is...
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Dogs and Arthritis

How one dog with the disease became an Internet sensation Swims in Lake Superior were Schoep the dog's daily arthritic therapy. After Schoep and his owner, John, were photographed during a session in which Schoep...
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Pain Profile of John Murphy: Post-Concussion Syndrome

From Marathoner to Pain Patient — and Back Again