If you’re still traveling from doctor to doctor, hoping for a diagnosis, take heart: you’re not alone. Unfortunately, too many undiagnosed pain patients go years without figuring out what’s causing their condition or symptoms. If you’re one of these patients, there are things you can do to improve your chances.
People experiencing chronic pain can feel isolated and alone, and nothing increases that more than feeling like no one understands what you are going through. Even the most supportive loved ones might suggest that the pain is psychological—all in your mind. While it’s true that pain is largely a process of neurotransmitters, there is no arguing that its effects are all-too real. In a comprehensive treatment plan, chronic pain therapy can be the one thing that bridges the gap between mind and body. Here’s how it works.
When the clock strikes midnight on January 1 every year, it’s time to reflect. To look back not only at the positive aspects of the year we are leaving behind, but also at areas for growth. Whether you are setting chronic pain resolutions or trying to make changes in other areas of your life, SMART goals can help you make that happen. Here are 15 chronic pain resolutions to consider in 2021.
It’s one thing to be faced with the daily struggles of chronic pain. Simple things like tying your shoes or walking down a flight of stairs are hard enough. But what happens when your struggles go beyond daily physical pain? Chronic pain and loneliness amplify each other—your pain isolates you, and that isolation increases your … Read more
Your immune system is a complex system that is responsible for fighting off infections, bacteria, and viruses. As we continue to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of pain on the immune system is an important topic. Unfortunately, data shows that those with compromised immune function are more likely to contract the virus … Read more
Telemedicine is not a new technology—it has been in use since the 1950s. Back then, when you weren’t able to get to your doctor, a quick phone call and description of symptoms stood in for an in-office visit. These days, telemedicine has so much more to offer patients and their doctors, though. And, due to … Read more
According to the United States Department of Labor, Labor Day is a “yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” Since it’s estimated that around 100 million United States citizens suffer from chronic pain, it’s safe to assume that a lot of our country’s workers deal … Read more