Pain is a pain! When you are in chronic pain, you lose your sense of humor, so excuse the pun. It becomes difficult to manage day to day activities and relationships take a back seat. Furthermore, chronic pain is never normal.
Have you ever noticed that your couch potato friend always seems to have lots of complaints? When you ask them to join you in a game of touch football, softball, or even a night out on the town, they have lots of excuses.
Can chronic pain affect the immune system? The answer is a resounding yes! Anyone who lives each day with chronic pain, as 100 million Americans do, understands the stress it creates. Let’s discover why this is true and what you can do about it.
Do you wake up every morning with pain? Have you had pain in your lower back or shoulders for so long you can’t remember when it first started? This type of pain is known as chronic pain. You seem to always have it,
Sometimes we can feel older than we actually are if we suffer with chronic aches and pain, whereas some older folks act and feel like they are 30 years younger. “You’re only as old as you feel,” seems to ring true here.
You have places to go, people to see, and things to enjoy this summer. If only you didn’t have to deal with your chronic pain. But there it is again, that debilitating pain and stiffness which depletes your energy and can stop you in your tracks.
If you suffer with nagging and debilitating chronic pain, have already tried medications and physical therapy with no relief, but want to avoid surgery, injections are an option for managing that chronic or even acute pain. Before you make that decision,
Many of us have worked at a computer in an office for many years, and at the moment we may be working from home. Regardless of where you are working, there is no question sitting at a desk all day takes its toll on the spine.
As the weather continues to warm, we all look forward to our favorite activities during summer like swimming, hiking, biking, and maybe even playing a little golf. Take some time now to plan ahead about managing your chronic pain during the summer.
The Arthritis Foundation tells us 27 million Americans suffer from OA, and it’s the most common condition of the joints. If you have osteoarthritis, we don’t have to tell you about the stiffness and discomfort, nor do we need to cite the loss of mobility.