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What is Pain?

  
  
  
What is Pain?

As part of our #PainAwareness Month educational series, we'd like to talk a little bit about pain, in general -- what it is, how it is defined and what you can do to help relieve pain.

Getting Back Into The Game, After Pain

  
  
  
Getting Back in the Game

Buddy was involved in a motorcycle accident over 10 years ago that left him with severe pain. As a physical education teacher and coach at a high school, Buddy felt he was unable to get involved, often being forced to stand on the sidelines instructing, instead of being able to demonstrate. He had lingering lower back pain and pain from herniated discs that made it difficult to even hold or throw a football.

Infographic: Pain Awareness Month

  
  
  
National Pain Awareness Month

Established in September 2001, Pain Awareness Month is recognized nation-wide to raise public awareness of issues associated with acute and chronic pain. The key to raising awareness is to get involved and share information and resources among your networks of friends, family, colleagues and healthcare providers.

What is Pain Awareness Month?

  
  
  
Pain Awareness Month, September 1-30

Chronic pain may be America’s most under-reported epidemic. Though most Americans aren’t aware of its pervasiveness, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists it as the country’s primary cause of lost workdays. It affects more people than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined (with over 100 million Americans suffering from it) and it is estimated to cost employers as much as $300 billion per year in lost productivity.

Video: Dr. Douglas Keehn on Backpack Safety

  
  
  

A backpack is a practical way for a student to show off their unique sense of style. With multiple ways to keep school supplies, books and electronic items organized, it can be an essential item on the back-to-school shopping list. 

4 Common Pain Conditions That Improve Following Epidural Steroid Injections

  
  
  
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Back and neck pain will affect most adults some time in their lives and is the common reason for doctors visits, disability, lost work days and increasing healthcare costs. There are many factors that contribute to neck and back pain including occupations that require staying in the same position for long periods of time, poor posture, heavy lifting and other tasks. A common result of the wear and tear we put on our tissue and joints is what is typically perceived to be pinched and inflamed nerves – a common description of what is commonly used to describe pain associated with a variety of neck and back conditions.


3 Ways Chronic Pain Treatment May Change Your Life – Patient’s Story

  
  
  
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70 million people in America have chronic pain, two-thirds of which have been living with it for over 5 years. Chronic pain is a pain that has become persistent for a long period of time and no longer serves a protective purpose. It is a type of pain that becomes a syndrome where it affects the way you live, work, sleep and conduct daily activities.

Infographic: Choose The Right Backpack To Avoid Injury

  
  
  
Back to School Safety: Backpacks

Back to school time can be both exciting and hectic for parents as students get ready to head back to the classroom. Navigating long lists that include supplies, clothes and other gear needed to prepare for the school year ahead can be a daunting task. While students may pay more attention to the latest colors and styles, parents and caretakers often have practicality, cost and safety in mind.

5 Backpack Safety Tips for Back to School Preparation

  
  
  
5 Backpack Safety Tips for Back to School Preparation

It’s that time of year again when parents are starting to get their kids ready to go back to school. Schools supplies are back on the store shelves and advertisements for school supply sales are being seen and heard everywhere.

Cherry Harvest Locations in Wisconsin - Foods That Fight Pain

  
  
  
Foods that Fight Pain: Cherry Harvest Locations in Wisconsin

If you have read our post on Foods That Fight Pain, you’ll understand why we love the cherry! It is a healthy, pain-fighting fruit that offers great taste and anti-inflammatory benefits.

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