How To Avoid Pain Challenges Over The Holidays

From the day we sit down for that hearty turkey meal to the night we pop bottles and ring in the new year, we’re in the midst of the holidays and all that comes with it. Overeating, overexertion, and just generally overdoing it are all problems that we run into, and the end result is … Read more

How To Prepare For Thanksgiving If You Have Chronic Pain

The holidays bring with them visions of turkey-laden tables, sugar plum fairies, tables set with all kinds of pumpkin goodies, and chilly nights spent by the fire with a warm beverage. However, some doctors say that all the celebrating, along with the stress and disrupted routines, can worsen feelings of chronic pain. Social worker Patricia … Read more

Recognizing The Chronic Pain Issues Veterans Face For Veterans Day

November 11 is Veterans Day, a federally-designated day to recognize all U.S. veterans who have served in both foreign and domestic settings. Far from being just another holiday when banks are closed and mail isn’t delivered, Veterans Day is set aside to recognize and honor the service and sacrifice of the millions of men and … Read more

Your Guide To Preparing For Flu Season

The flu is a respiratory condition and needs to be treated accordingly but there are also ways to prevent the spread and contraction of the flu. For chronic pain patients who may already have weakened immune systems, this is even more important. Here’s some tips for preparing for flu season if you’re suffering from a … Read more

11 Ways To Manage Back-To-School Stress With Chronic Pain

The flurry of getting ready for school—buying school supplies, new clothes, and managing fears related to new teachers or new schools—is exciting but stressful. Managing back-to-school stress is important for living with chronic pain, whether you are the one living with pain or your child. Thankfully, it is possible to make returning to school less … Read more

10 Tips For Enjoying The Most Boo-Tacular Halloween With Pain

With ghosts and witches stalking the neighborhood streets and choruses of “Trick or Treat!” ringing the air tonight, it can be easy to forget about your chronic pain if even just for a short while. Focusing on happier things is important for dealing with pain, and along with some other tips, you can help take … Read more

10 Ways To Get Involved During Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month. This is a great time to raise awareness of chronic pain and to educate to those around you. Why do we need Pain Awareness Month? An estimated one and a half billion people suffer from chronic pain worldwide at an enormous cost. In 2012, the cost of chronic pain was … Read more

4 Things You Should Know For Men’s Health Month

Every June, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with a variety of events. This health education program provides screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other outreach activities aimed towards building awareness for preventable health problems for men and boys. Specifically, it encourages them to make sure they stay in good health by seeking … Read more

Cerebral Palsy: Be Aware Of The Basics

17 million people live with cerebral palsy worldwide and another 350 million are closely connected with someone who does. March is a whole month dedicated to spreading awareness about cerebral palsy. In an effort to help everyone learn about this condition, let’s spend some time going over the basics. First things first, there are nine … Read more

Arizona Pain Gives Thanks On Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Gratitude is the foundation of a healthy, positive life, and there’s no better time than Thanksgiving to honor all the people and things we’re grateful for. As people all over the country gather ‘round the table surrounded by food and family, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to recognize and … Read more