Chronic pain

Chronic Pain Medications: Dangers and Alternatives

Chronic Pain Medications: Dangers and Alternatives

Chronic pain is an unfortunate reality that affects all too many people, and finding respite and reprieve from it as quickly as possible is often the name of the game. Quite frankly, it’s understandable. Who wants to wait for relief? Therein lies the rub. While pain...
How to Get Family to Understand Chronic Pain

How to Get Family to Understand Chronic Pain

You can’t see pain. You can’t touch it. Most frustratingly you can’t easily explain chronic pain. But you can feel it. That’s the thing, no matter what happens and no matter how little it’s understood by those closest to you, the pain itself doesn’t go away. This...
The Relationship between Chronic pain and the Weather

The Relationship between Chronic pain and the Weather

Living in the Pacific NW is great. As one of the most beautiful areas in the United States or maybe even, the world, we are surrounded by snow-covered mountains, Puget Sound, Lake Washington, Lake Union and everything is green. When my cousin comes to visit, he always...
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...