Tag Archives: Chronic Pain

The Importance of Support Groups

Chronic pain is an often times invisible illness that can make it incredibly difficult to connect with others, especially with those who may not truly understand what you’re experiencing. If you have chronic pain or a chronic illness, there are times when you might feel alone, depressed, or misunderstood. Maybe you’ve been accused of being overly dramatic, or “faking it” when you don’t feel well. This can be extremely upsetting.

You …

You’re Not Alone: Chronic Pain’s Widespread Impact in America

Chronic pain sufferers’ often feel like they are alone, but recent studies discussed below show that an increasing number of people are suffering from chronic pain each day.

Chronic pain is defined by the National Institute of Health as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks, whereas acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury. Chronic pain persists often for months or even longer.

A Nationwide Issue

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, recent market research report …

What Chronic Pain Sufferers’ Wish You Knew

Approximately 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than six months. The pain may be episodic, occurring in unpredictable flare-ups, or continuous. Many chronic pain patients have good days when the pain is mild or non-existent and bad days where the pain is excruciating and incapacitating. Because chronic pain is an invisible illness, patients often suffer …

  • Posted: March 24, 2016
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Limiting Shoulder Pain at Work

How to limit your shoulder pain at work
The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. The shoulder joint is formed where the humerus (upper arm bone) fits into the scapula (shoulder blade), like a ball and socket. The complexity of the shoulder is what enables you to do so much with your arms. It is also the reason so many people battle with shoulder …

Neuropathic Pain and Treatment

Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain state that is typically accompanied by tissue injury. With neuropathic pain, the nerve fibers might be damaged, or injured. These injured nerve fibers send incorrect signals to other pain centers. The impact of nerve fiber includes a change in nerve function both at the site of injury and areas around the injury.

Neuropathic pain is also otherwise known as nerve pain. It is a …

  • Posted: November 17, 2015
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Epidural Steroid Injection

An epidural steroid injection is a common procedure to treat spinal nerve irritation. It is most often caused by tissue next to the nerve pressing against it. The beginning of the nerve root may be irritated by a bulging vertebral disc, disc contents from a ruptured disc or bone spur, precisely touching the spinal nerve.

An epidural steroid injection involves coating an inflamed nerve root in steroids, an anti-inflammation medicine, in …

  • Posted: November 17, 2015
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