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Float Pods: Are they Worth the Hype?

If the idea of floating weightless sounds appealing – as if your body is drifting through time and space – then float pod therapy may be exactly what you need to ease your chronic...
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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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Back to the Basics: A Guide to Preventing Back Pain

An everything-you-need-to-know guide to preventing back pain. It's easy to take your back for granted, until it hurts. That's when it dawns on you, once again, just how essential your spine is for everything you...
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Why Is My Pain Worse at Night?

Why is my pain worse at night? Tips for a good night's sleep.Pain worse at night Most people who experience chronic pain report worse symptoms at night. There are many reasons behind this, and researchers...
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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...
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These 3 Traits Can Break the Pain Cycle

Keeping negative traits in check is important, but it's also essential to emphasize the parts of yourself that buffer against pain, encourage relaxation and discourage tension. Cultivate these three traits if you want to...
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Take Off on a Pain-Free Vacation

Vacations are a great way to refresh and reset your body and mind. However, when you live with pain, jockeying for a spot at the beach or squeezing onto another overbooked flight are more...
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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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The Pain and Stress Connection: Control Both for Better Living

Pain feeds on stress. Stress feeds on pain. Break the vicious cycle by taming tension once and for all. Almost no one denies there's a link between pain and stress. Pain activates stress and stress...
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Could a Sauna Help Ease Your Chronic Pain?

Let's start off by admitting that as the dog days approach and some places in the U.S. are already experiencing triple-digit temps stepping into a sauna may not be your idea of good time.But...
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Chronic Pain Sufferers: Take Heart!

Five tips for sharing the love, and keeping pain at bay.Love is in the air and you are hoping for a romantic evening with your significant other? But are you stressed that your chronic...
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How To Write An Effective Pain Journal

Writing a pain journal can help your doctor understand your pain and provide the best treatment. Seeing a doctor is the first step toward living life without pain. You may be on medications or other...
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Mindful Meditation 101

A simple meditation for relieving pain and stress.Sit in a comfortable position or lie down, eyes open or closed, and let your attention settle on your normal breath. Don't make your breathing deeper or...
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A Mini Back-Preserving Workout

Stacey Colino discusses tips to strengthening your core muscles, and helping relieve your back pain.To give your back the support it needs, you'll want to strengthen your core muscles (abdominals, lower back and gluteal...
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Strike A Pose

Is yoga part of your pain-relief plan? There's good reason to think it should be.When Nancy Clark was diagnosed with fibromyalgia more than 15 years ago, she at last had a name for the...
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Out of Pain, Beauty

How two men used a health crisis to build a successful company.Francesco Clark, author of Walking Papers, A True Story Founder of Clark's Botanicals, clarksbotanicals.comThe sun shone brilliantly on June 1, 2002. Twenty-four-year-old Francesco Clark...
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De-Stressing Dos and Don’ts

Six Steps for a Stress Free Life.Don't Catastrophize: Try to focus on the here and now not on how bad your pain might be tomorrow.Do Use Distraction: Consider trying mindfulness meditation or guided imagery....
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The Power of Words

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me. ... Or can they?Research from the Friedrich Schiller University Medical School in Jena, Germany found that pain-related words activate the limbic-brain complex,...