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Articles about chronic pain


Accepting a life of chronic illness, limitations, & pain.

Last updated: 06/03/2020

After finishing my chores on a particularly bad pain & fatigue day, I lay down in bed. I pulled my weighted blanket over me. Before I drifted off to sleep I thought, "This is...

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A Letter to Pain Providers: 10 Do and Don’t Tips from a Chronic Pain Patient

Last updated: 06/03/2020

My chronic pain journey started over a decade ago. It took me years to accept my pain and find the tools, both medication-based and non-medication-based, that work to manage my...

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5 Barriers to Exercise Because of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Last updated: 06/02/2020

13 I went to a pilates class this morning. Not a big deal for most people, but for a person with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) it was a huge step. One of my goals for the year is to...

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'Self-Management' Program Cuts Pain, Increases Brain Volume

Last updated: 06/02/2020

MILWAUKEE — Intensive behavioral and mindfulness approaches to managing chronic pain are associated with significant pain improvement, as shown via brain changes on neuroimaging...

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The Role of Expectations in the Pain Response

Last updated: 06/02/2020

Past experiences shape our expectations about the future, and those expectations can simultaneously affect how we experience new events. Sometimes this can result in a...

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Managing patients with chronic pain during the COVID-19 outbreak: considerations for the rapid introduction of remotely supported (eHealth) pain management services

Last updated: 06/01/2020

PMID: 32251203 Managing patients with chronic pain during the COVID-19 outbreak: considerations for the rapid introduction of remotely supported (eHealth) pain management...

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5 Mistakes of Chronic Illness

Last updated: 06/01/2020

Living with chronic illness often leads us second guessing everything from our diagnosis to every possible symptom, side effect, and treatment. With all that second guessing...

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Chronic pain and willpower

Last updated: 05/31/2020

Merriam-Webster I best the thought of will power and chronic illness is a topic you are pre-irked about. Bet you think I am going to say something stupid like we need will power...

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6 Coping Mechanisms to Help Manage Your Chronic Pain

Last updated: 05/31/2020

At Advanced Pain Care, we understand that wellness is not just physical. It’s imperative to prioritize your mental health just as much as we do your physical health. We hope...

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Tips on Pacing when you Live with Chronic Illness

Last updated: 05/30/2020

Living with a chronic illness, you soon learn it flares up mostly when you overdo it. The key problem is that every day the level of activity before overdoing it can vary...

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