Entries tagged with “Chronic Pain”

13 Tips for Taking a Bath to Soothe Your Chronic Pain

“I bathe a few times a week. Sometimes every day. In my old tub with my plastic-bag pillow. Telling my body that it’s okay to relax. To soothe. Letting it know that things will finally be okay.”

15 Mantras for Healing

Here are 15 affirmations for powerful healing support.

4 Chair Stretches to Ease Neck, Shoulder, and Upper Back Pain

The repetitive movements you make every day can be a big factor in aggravating, or even causing, pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Try these four stretches from chiropractor Dr. Amy Shevokas to find relief.

5 Questions to Help Decode Your Chronic Back Pain

That chronic back pain is a message from your body. Are you listening? These 5 questions will help you gain insight.

5 Steps to Relieve Chronic Back Pain

A spinal surgeon shares how to relieve chronic back pain without going under the knife.

7 Things You Should Know About Pain

Understanding the dimensions of pain and the neuroscience behind it is an empowering recovery tool.

All in Your Head

Are you just imagining your chronic pain?

Are You Attached to Pain?

The surprising reason why some chronic pain patients act like they don't want to get better—and how to help them.

Ask a Practitioner: Apitherapy

So what's it like to be a bee sting therapist?

Breaking the Cycle of Fear

The best way to deal with pain is to figure out how to move through it

Calming Chronic Pain With Beth Darnell, PhD

Beth Darnall talks to Rami about making life adjustments to manage chronic pain.

Conquering Autoimmune Disorders

Two alternative approaches offer hope to those suffering from chronic pain.

Coping With a Lupus Diagnosis

Cope with a chronic illness diagnosis through small, mindful changes to your everyday routine. “Chronic illness is just one iota, one tiny ingredient that can be added to the cosmic mixture of what makes up a human.”

Finding Pain Relief Outside of a Pill Bottle

Searching for relief beyond pain medication? “The flare-up continues to grip me all over, but I don’t resist.”

Healing Chronic Back Pain

Once you start to listen to the sensations in your body, it allows for healing to take place.

Highlights: Chronic Pain Chat

Thanks to all those who joined our Chronic Pain Twitter chat on May 21, 2014. We heard from patients, health care professionals, and readers about their personal stories of living …

How Hypervigilance to Pain Hurts

Unlock the fear-avoidance trap to step out of the cycle of suffering. Hypervigilance to pain can trap you in continued chronic pain.

How Meditation and Mindfulness Help Ease Chronic Illness

A novel study found that patients who practice meditation and mindfulness experience better sleep and relaxation patterns and have a more accepting outlook toward living with a long-term illness.

Inside the Mind of Chronic Pain

A new generation of researchers is getting inside the mind of chronic pain—and unlocking powerful psychotherapies against what might be the nation’s biggest health crisis.

Is Pain Keeping You Awake at Night? Try Shiatsu.

Getting a good night’s sleep can seem like an impossible dream for those in chronic pain. And to make matters worse, the situation tends to worsen over time, resulting in a never-e…