We all have pain to some degree, especially as we get older. Sometimes it is worse in the morning when we wake up, sometimes it hits us mid-afternoon after standing too long, or for some, it hurts whenever we move. That might be called chronic pain. Some people suffer with it thinking it’s just old age. If you can relate to any of these situations, it might be time to get some help. Here are 5 reasons to see a pain management doctor.
If you have been one of those people who always thought meditation was just a kooky and crazy practice, time to think again. Keep reading and find out how meditation can help ease pain.
Prescription drugs are a godsend for most of us. We need them to help recover from surgery, fractures and breaks, anxiety, and many other medical issues. However, there are certain drugs which tend to make people more vulnerable to addiction. There is surely a crisis in our country at the moment. Watch out for signs you or a loved one may have a prescription drug addiction.
Many women prefer to paint their fingernails in a rainbow of different colors, but what is hiding beneath the colorful polish could be informative. Carefully observe your nails between your next manicure to learn how your fingernails can show signs of disease.
Many adults give up on the idea of traveling when they live with chronic pain. They think those days are behind them, and they settle for dreaming. We have some good news. If this sounds like you, keep reading and discover how to manage chronic pain when traveling.
Many of us have family or friends who drink too much alcohol or have become addicted to some illegal substance. We wonder how this happened and was there something we could have done to prevent it. Was this person prone to this addiction, just weak, or was it something else? Is addiction genetic?
The dopamine fix is hard to overcome. It’s that little chemical reaction in your brain that allows you to feel happy and pleasured in response to certain stimuli.
Did it ever occur to you that the foods you are eating can actually contribute to your chronic pain? Certain foods can exacerbate your pain while others actually help to relieve it. If you suffer from chronic pain, keep reading to learn about the best foods for chronic pain.
Those who are non-smokers can recognize a smoker almost immediately. The smell of tobacco, the persistent cough, plus a certain lack of patience which shows up the minute they finish one cigarette. These are all “tells.” If this is you, friends and relatives have probably coaxed you to stop. It’s not to shame or embarrass you, but just to provide the facts like the top 10 reasons to quit smoking right now. It’s not too late, and could save your life.
If you are a fastidious keeper of lists: to-do lists, grocery lists, birthday lists, and even a gardening journal, your constant pain could finally be a thing of the past. Keeping a pain diary is really no different than your list of lists. How a pain diary can help you relieve pain.