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Here’s How Sleep And Pain Are Connected (And 10 Ways To Improve Your Sleep!)

Sleep is as fundamental as eating. Without the right amount of sleep you can actually increase your risk of a variety of medical conditions, including increased pain. It might be surprising to hear that sleep can be responsible for various levels of chronic pain but it is essential to understand that without sleep your body [...]

2018-07-18T16:01:26-07:00August 6th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 [...]

2018-07-04T13:10:52-07:00July 9th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What You Should Know About Depression And Back Pain

Chronic pain and mood disorders can often go hand-in-hand. In fact, as many as 50% of people with chronic pain also have depression. It seems that one particular pair of conditions – depression and back pain – may be particularly widespread. Considering how often chronic pain and mood disorders can co-occur, this isn’t very surprising. After all, [...]

2018-05-09T18:09:36-07:00May 28th, 2018|Tags: , , |2 Comments

The Power Of Positive Thinking For Pain Patients

Self-affirmation is the practice of expressing positivity about yourself. It can be stated aloud, said in your head, or written down. While some may scoff or assume that it’s pointless, science is proving that self-affirmation and positive thinking can have measurably positive effects on people. What are the benefits of positive thinking? So far, the [...]

2018-04-11T14:27:44-07:00May 21st, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

How To Find Mental Health Resources When You Need Them

Feeling sad, anxious, lonely, or depressed can make you feel isolated, especially if you're suffering from chronic pain. Maybe you think nobody understands or you’re afraid of telling those around you how you feel. Reaching out for help may seem difficult. You may not know where to turn, or feel embarrassed about your suffering. Know [...]

2018-03-29T19:52:26-07:00April 23rd, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Most Common Elderly Mental Health Concerns And Their Effects

Between 2015 and 2050, the number of adults aged 60 or over worldwide is set to nearly double from 900 million to two billion. This will make them the largest demographic in the world. With advances in technology helping us lead longer lives, this means that more people may begin to experience chronic conditions. While [...]

2018-03-14T17:21:41-07:00April 2nd, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

7 Days Of Stress Management Activities To Start Next Week

The stress of modern life can wreak havoc on both the body and the mind. People may encounter work stress, money troubles, health issues, relationship problems, and any number of other situations that must be managed. Long-term, chronic stress takes a toll on inner peace, frequently leading to anxiety and depression. Many of the issues leading [...]

2018-03-09T20:14:35-07:00March 26th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why Pain Patients Suffer From More Anxiety (And How To Treat It)

If you suffer from anxiety, you’re not alone. If you're a pain patient, you should know that anxiety and pain are often interrelated. Anxiety itself is the most common mental health issue, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). About 18% of all U.S. adults suffer from an anxiety disorder, and about one-third of people [...]

2018-02-07T16:26:52-07:00February 26th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments
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