Chronic pain

How to Ease Joint Pain

How to Ease Joint Pain

Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain Our joints take a lot of abuse over the years. That is one of the reasons why up to half of Americans over age 65 have osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage on the end of bones wears down, causing pain...

Tai Chi: Long Term Pain Relief for Back Pain

Tai Chi for Lower Back Pain Relief In a recent review published in the journal Holistic Nursing Practice, researchers looked at 32 peer-reviewed studies on movement-based interventions on lower back pain specifically, with results ranging from pain reduction to...

Chronic Pain as an Expression of Grief

As America grows older, we all are suffering from some sort of chronic pain. It could be your arthritis flaring up to back pain. Approximately more than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain, per data revealed by the American Academy of Pain Medicine....

Virtual Reality Therapy: A New Option for Chronic Pain

There is a new option for Chronic Pain – Virtual Reality therapy . Virtual Reality therapy is an evidenced-based approach to chronic pain treatment focusing on functional restoration and improving patients’ quality of life. What It Is Virtual Reality (VR) therapy...

Does Anxiety cause Chronic Pain?

Dr. Griffin Baum MD, a spine surgery from New York reports “Patients with anxiety typically report increased sensations of pain with more profound experiences of suffering and disability due to the pain…Anxiety arises from an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the...

Self-Care for Individuals with Chronic Pain

When I hear the works “self-care” I immediately think of a massage, facial or pedicure…oh and going out to dinner so I don’t have to cook! But for many who deal with chronic pain, self-care is an absolute necessity that goes beyond. “Treating yourself” is not a form...