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5 things not to say to someone with chronic pain

5 Things Not to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

In 2013, I was involved in a car accident that changed my life. Although the damage to my car was surprisingly minor, that 10 seconds would change my life forever. Prior to the accident, I...
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My Fight With Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia

My chronic pain started as a teenager. I’m 53 now. Mostly, I suffer from back pain, rib pain, joint pain, migraines, and facial pain. Ten years ago, my doctor told me my facial pain was...

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...
chronic pain support groups

How to Connect with Chronic Pain Support Groups

Living in chronic pain can be isolating. Pain can restrict your daily activities, drain your energy, and leave you feeling disconnected from the rest of the world. Connecting with chronic pain support groups can...
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How My Chronic Illness Blog Helped My Chronic Pain

My journey with chronic illness has spanned over half my life. As a young teen, I received diagnoses for multiple mental health issues, including Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), major depression and anxiety. To this...
pain-friendly hobbies

5 Pain-Friendly Hobbies for Any Age

Having an active lifestyle is the key to health. Doctors have found countless benefits from reduced risk of heart attack and stroke to better mental and emotional health. However, people suffering from chronic pain...
best podcasts on chronic pain

7 Best Podcasts on Chronic Pain

Learning to live with chronic pain is challenging. It’s essential to stay dialed in to trending topics related to your condition. We've complied a list of the 7 best podcasts on chronic pain to...
teens living with chronic pain

Teens Living with Chronic Pain Face Unique Challenges

Life with chronic pain is difficult no matter how old you are. But teens living with chronic pain face some unique challenges. Recent studies reveal just how widespread chronic pain in teens is. Factors...
setting pain management and wellness goals

5 Steps to Setting Pain Management and Wellness Goals

You feel like you have the knowledge and tools to make your life living with chronic pain easier and more enjoyable. But do you inspire yourself to commit to integrating them into your everyday...
what is rheumatoid arthritis

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

There are many different types of conditions that can cause chronic pain. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is certainly a challenging one. As one of the many types of arthritis, it can cause joint pain, swelling and...
chronic pain in the workplace

Practical Tips for Managing Chronic Pain in the Workplace

Unless you live with chronic pain, it’s impossible to understand how far it reaches into every aspect of your life. It’s not only about managing the physical pain and your mental health. It's also...
managing mood disorders with chronic pain

Guide to Managing Mood Disorders With Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain certainly has its challenges and can mean you miss out on some activities you enjoy. If the pain is severe and/or long term, you may need to alter your work...
why you shouldn't ignore chronic pain

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Chronic Pain

According to the National Institute of Health, over 25 million adults in the United States (over 11%) experience pain every day for a duration of at least 3 months. What's more, almost 40 million adults in...
Going back to school with chronic pain

Going Back to School with Chronic Pain 101

If you're a student, this is an exciting time of year for you. You're ready to return to school, springtime is mere weeks away and you're one semester closer to achieving your academic goals....
what is fibromyalgia

A Look at the Facts: What is Fibromyalgia?

Often misdiagnosed and misunderstood, fibromyalgia is a common condition. People with this condition experience widespread muscle and joint pain as well as intense fatigue. But just what is fibromyalgia? Anyone can develop this chronic condition. It...
New Year's resolutions for chronic pain

Try These 3 New Year’s Resolutions for Chronic Pain

You made it through the winter holiday season. Congratulations! We hope Santa filled your stocking with thoughtful gifts, gadgets, gizmos and plenty of holiday cheer. Now it’s time to mentally prepare for a brand...
Joint friendly fitness ideas from Pain Resource

It’s a Family Holiday Affair: Joint-Friendly Fitness Ideas

Let’s face it: most of us don’t plan our holiday family activities around working out. Some of us might have the fleeting thought that since we are on vacation, we will have more time...
asking for holiday help with chronic pain

Don’t Be Grinch-y: Asking for Holiday Help with Chronic Pain

 As a chronic pain sufferer, the holidays can seem more fretful than festive. A few days ago, I wrote about coping with holiday stress with chronic pain. The two go hand-in-hand most of the...
better sex life with chronic pain

How to Reclaim Your Sex Life with Chronic Pain

People living with chronic pain can feel as though their conditions consume their entire lives. Maintaining or reviving intimacy in your relationship may end up on the back burner as you focus on managing...
reclaim life with chronic pain

6 Tips to Help Reclaim Life with Chronic Pain

When you live with chronic pain, you likely keep an eye out for new and unique ways to manage your pain. From distracting yourself from the pain to experimenting with relaxation techniques and natural...
holiday gifts for those with chronic pain

10 Holiday Gifts for Those with Chronic Pain

Holiday shopping season is in full swing, and the lists continue to grow: to-do lists, gift lists and wish lists. It can be challenging to come up with meaningful gifts for your loved ones....
pain-free holiday vacation

Here’s How to Enjoy a Pain-Free Holiday Vacation

Taking a vacation goes a long way toward refreshing and resetting our bodies and minds. But when you live with chronic pain, jockeying for a spot at the beach or squeezing onto another overbooked...
holiday shopping with chronic pain

Navigating Your Holiday Shopping with Chronic Pain

The holidays are upon us (whether we're ready for them or not). You're surely looking forward to celebrating with the fabulous four Fs: food, fun, family time and Friday - Black Friday, that is....
enjoy Halloween with chronic pain

Boo-tacular Hacks: Halloween and Chronic Pain

Enchanting and festive to some and downright ghoulish to others, Halloween is that spooktacular time of year when we can dress up as someone else and revel in sweet treats. But if you live...