Chronic pain

The Importance of Social Support and Self-Esteem

According to the International Association for the Study of Pain, chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and migraines, affect more women than men globally, but women are less likely to receive treatment....

Sleep Hygiene for Chronic Pain Sufferers

I have repeatedly read there are more chronic pain suffers (people who have endured pain for more than 3 months) than cancer survivors in the United States. That’s hard to believe since most of us know someone who is a cancer survivor. There are 15.5 million cancer...

Alternative Therapies to Deal with Chronic Pain

Alternative therapies are just that – they may or may not work for everyone, but many people are looking for options beyond medication or surgery. Tumeric – this spice, often used in East Indian food is available also in a supplement form, has been touted as...

5 tips for Living with Chronic Pain by Katherine Lutz

Invisible illnesses are often incredibly difficult to live with, and just as often misunderstood or underestimated. Even though you may already have a combination of physical therapy, medication and other treatments, symptoms can still sometimes act up and make daily...