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5 Scary Good Anti-inflammatory Halloween Recipes

Posted on Tue, Oct 18, 2016

For many, the phrase “Halloween treats” brings to mind images of miniature sugar-filled candy bars or rock-hard popcorn balls. But there are actually a plethora of holiday treats that are not only eerily good, they’re also good for scaring away pain. These five delectable Halloween and fall-themed treats will leave you – and your guests – spellbound.

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Tags: Foods, Blog, Halloween, Pain-fighting recipes

Pain Cited as Major Factor in Declining U.S. Workforce

Posted on Thu, Oct 13, 2016
The U.S. workforce participation rate (those employed or unemployed and seeking work) is declining – which could mean major economic and social issues for the country in the coming years – and pain has been cited as a major contributing factor. That’s according to as new paper by Princeton University labor economist Alan Krueger, which was released this week in advance of its presentation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston conference this weekend. This paper, titled “Where Have All the Workers Gone?,” [1] paints a distressing picture of the future of the American workforce – one in which pain plays a prominent part.
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Tags: News, Blog, Chronic Pain, Scientific Research, Work

Introducing DRG Stimulation: A Revolution in CRPS Pain Relief

Posted on Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) has always been a difficult condition to treat. CRPS, which typically causes aching or burning sensations in the arms or legs and can manifest after an injury or surgery, doesn’t always respond to the treatment methods that work for other conditions. Even individuals with an implantable spinal cord stimulator don’t always experience the desired levels of pain relief. But all of that is about to change.

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Tags: News, Blog, Neuropathic Pain, RSD, CRPS

Pets and Pain: How Animals Can Affect Your Health

Posted on Wed, Oct 5, 2016

As many people known, pets can bring joy, excitement and energy into a home. What’s less well-known is that pets may also improve your physical and mental health – and help to improve pain levels in the process.

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Tags: Blog, Healthy Living, Behavioral Health, Pets

NIH Review Investigates Complementary Pain Treatments

Posted on Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Pain comes in many forms – and alternative pain treatment options do, as well. So . Should you seek acupuncture for low back pain? What about for fibromyalgia? And when are massage, relaxation and yoga warranted? At the beginning of September, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health – part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – went a long way toward answering this question, reviewing five decades of research to find the answer.

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Tags: Back Pain, Blog, Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Yoga, Complementary Treatments, Acupuncture, Massage

What’s the Connection Between the Weather and Pain Levels?

Posted on Wed, Sep 21, 2016

When it’s about to rain, can you feel it in your joints? Or when the temperature starts to plummet, do your pain levels start to rise? Read on to discover the truth behind the theory.

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Tags: Blog, Bone and joint pain, Joint pain, Fall, Weather

The Truth Behind Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Posted on Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Back surgery doesn’t always mean the end of pain. In fact, a large portion of people still experience back and leg pain despite undergoing various types of spinal surgery, a condition universally called failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Fortunately, for those suffering from FBSS and for whom repeat surgery is not indicated – which is often the case – there are options to reduce the residual pain so sufferers can get back to a more normal quality of life.

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Tags: Back Pain, Blog, Treatment options, Pain Treatment, Failed Back Surgery Syndrom

5 Ways to Stay Positive When Pain is at its Worst

Posted on Wed, Sep 7, 2016

When you suffer with chronic pain, there are good days and there are bad days. On the good days, you can do what you need to do – go to work, pick up the kids, clean the house. But on the bad days it can be difficult to even get out of bed.  Not only is the pain itself overwhelming, but the mental toll it takes can leave you wondering “How do I go on?” On these inevitable days when life seems bleak, there are some relatively simple things you can do to help pick yourself up and keep fighting. Here are five such methods.

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Tags: Blog, Chronic Pain, Behavioral Health, Depression

New Discovery on 'Pain Paradox' May Aid in the Search for New Pain-Fighting Drugs

Posted on Tue, Aug 30, 2016

The search for new pain-fighting drugs has been a difficult one. For the past 20 years, drug after drug has failed in the clinical trial stage, unsuccessfully addressing the pain they were created to relieve.[1] But a new study released this month may have found the key. It’s called Substance P – and it could mean better pain control in the coming years.

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Tags: Blog, Opioids, Scientific Research

Don’t Let Motorcycle Pain Slow You Down

Posted on Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Although, for some, riding a motorcycle is the epitome of summer fun (or spring or autumn), for others, it can be a pain – literally. From the muscle cramps and fatigue to the back aches, neck pain and wrist stiffness, pain can oftentimes ruin this quintessential warm-weather activity. But, fortunately, there are some steps you can take that will keep you going strong for the rest of the season.

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Tags: Back Pain, Blog, Neck Pain, Arm Pain, Motorcycles, Hobbies