Chronic pain

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...

Looking for options to dealing with chronic pain?

A federal health panel at work since 2016 recently released a draft report that recommends a balanced, individual patient-centered approach to treating acute and chronic pain, focused on the following: Risk assessment: A thorough look at patient medical, social, and...

Female, over age 50 and experiencing chronic pain?

New research published in Menopause indicates midlife women with documented menopause symptoms are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with chronic pain, independent of mental health status and other risk factors. Women who struggle with the “change of life”...

Sleep and Pain

After one night of inadequate sleep, brain activity ramps up in pain-sensing regions while activity is scaled back in areas responsible for modulating how we perceive painful stimuli. This finding provides the first brain-based explanation for the well-established...