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What’s Causing Chronic Pain Among Children?

Posted on Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Pain isn’t reserved for adults. In fact, between 20-35% of children and adolescents worldwide suffer from chronic pain.[1] Since chronic pain that appears in children often persists later in life, discovering the factors that lead to chronic pain and starting to address them may help the next generation lead a more pain-free life. A new study in the Journal of Pain[2] explored what these factors might be, hinting that childhood lifestyle habits may play a large role in the development of pain.

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Tags: Headache, Blog, Chronic Pain, Kids

Infographic: Handle the Holiday Shopping with Less Pain

Posted on Tue, Nov 22, 2016

This holiday season, don't let shopping become a pain - in your back, neck or anywhere else. Nowadays, there are easier ways to stock up on gifts for everyone you love - and avoid pain in the process. Here are a few quick tips.

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Tags: Blog, Holidays, Shopping

5 Ways to Stop Pain from Ruining Your Thanksgiving

Posted on Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Thanksgiving is a time of family, food and fun; it shouldn’t be a time of pain. While the joys of good food and good company may distract you in part from your pain levels, here are five other easy tips to make this Thanksgiving the best one yet.

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Tags: Back Pain, Foods, Blog, Diet, Thanksgiving recipes, Pain-fighting recipes, Fall, Travel

What is a Nerve Block – and How Can it Help You?

Posted on Tue, Nov 8, 2016

So your doctor says you need a nerve block, but you’ve never even heard of this type of procedure before. You start thinking: What will this entail? Will it hurt? And, most importantly, will it really help relieve my pain? Let this in-depth look at nerve blocks answer all your most pressing questions.

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Tags: Back Pain, Blog, Neck Pain, Treatment options, Pain Treatment

Early Adult Sleep Issues May Predict Pain Levels

Posted on Tue, Nov 1, 2016

It’s well known that pain and sleep are interconnected. Pain is associated with worsened sleep and lack of adequate sleep is associated with increased pain. But, according to a new study, it’s possible that for young adults, sleep problems may actually predict the onset or continuance of chronic pain.

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Tags: Headache, Sleep and Pain, Blog, Sleeping and back pain, Scientific Research

Can Music Actually Decrease Your Pain?

Posted on Tue, Oct 25, 2016

It’s well known that music is good for the soul. It can be calming, reassuring, soothing – anything you need right when you need it. And, as it turns out, it may also be good for your pain levels. As Bob Marley once said, “One good thing about music – when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

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Tags: Blog, Anxiety, Stress, Relaxation, Depression

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