Modern-day life isn’t always a slice of cake. Many of us are extremely busy, rushing around, taking kids to soccer practice, commuting to and from work, with barely any time for rest, relaxation, and self-care. It can be both challenging and exhausting. For people who suffer from chronic pain, life is even tougher. Over time, nagging, daily pain can have a ripple effect in other areas of your life.
Describing a migraine as “a bad headache” is an understatement, to say the least. Anyone who’s experienced it, especially if it’s chronic, knows how painful and disruptive it is to your everyday life. Since it goes hand in hand with light sensitivity, fluorescent light poses an unusual threat to migraine sufferers. Here are five ways to prevent this type of painful migraine.
Dealing with chronic pain may feel like an endless road. Prescription pain medications and invasive surgeries are the go-to approaches for many, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, when it comes to chronic pain relief, there’s a natural treatment option that’s been getting some well-deserved buzz.
Flotation therapy is a simple, forward-thinking method for getting a handle on persistent pain.
For some people, pain comes after an injury and it goes away after a period of time. For others, the pain is chronic and can severely impact quality of life both physically and psychologically. There are some ways to cope with the chronic pain.
Chronic inflammation can lead to a host of diseases. The good news is that there are different things you can do every day to naturally reduce chronic inflammation and improve your overall health.
Imagine the moment the very first fire was lit. The caveman went to touch it – and immediately pulled his hand away. That self-preservation pathway is so fast, almost instantaneous, says Dr. Erin Waychoff, D.C., co-owner of Pain Stop North Phoenix with her husband, Clinic Director Dr. Pierce Waychoff, D.C.
The shoulder is one of the largest and most complicated joints in the human body. It’s formed where the upper arm bone fits into the shoulder blade, like a ball and socket, and with a couple other bones and a liquid filled bursa, it is wrapped in a plethora of tendons, ligaments, cartilage and muscle. The “ball” of the upper arm bone fits loosely into this socket, giving the joint a wide range of motion, but unfortunately it can also be vulnerable to injury. How can you protect this important joint structure and what can you do for shoulder pain prevention and relief?
If you’re one of some 100 million Americans suffering with chronic pain – a conservative estimate at that based on various pain websites – you don’t need a designated chronic pain awareness month to know that you hurt. Your body’s message is loud and clear. But with September being chronic pain awareness month, there’s an important message to get out that might be muffled by that chronic pain.