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Posts Tagged ‘chronic pain’

When To See A Doctor for Back Pain

February 5th, 2021 by Lauren

During a pandemic you may be tempted to delay seeing a doctor for your ailments. But, sometimes, being evaluated and/or treated is urgent and shouldn’t be delayed. Here are some tips for knowing when to see a doctor for back pain. Times When You Should See A Doctor For Back Pain After an Accident or […]

Are You More Prone to Back Pain Than Others?

January 8th, 2021 by Lauren

Are you frustrated that your back pain is back? Does it seem like you’re more prone to chronic back pain than others? Well, you could be. Chronic Back Pain What do we mean by chronic back pain? Back pain can mean different things to different people. For example, middle back pain is different than lower […]

Mental Health and Conditions of the Spine

December 30th, 2020 by Lauren

When we think of spine conditions (ruptured discs, sciatica, pinched nerve in the neck, etc) we often think of the physical pain and discomfort. However, there is also a mental component to these conditions which is sometimes overlooked. Spine Conditions There are many problems that can arise in and around the spine. Degenerative conditions, physical […]

Stress And Chronic Back or Neck Pain

June 5th, 2020 by Lauren

There are differing opinions on how stress can affect pain. However, most experts agree that stress can exacerbate chronic pain. So, if you suffer from chronic pain in the back or neck, finding a way to reduce the stress in your life may help. Worry-Pain Downward Spiral One theory on how stress can affect pain […]

Tips for Living with Chronic Pain

April 10th, 2020 by Lauren

When an injury is the result of an accident or or fall, we may experience pain but we expect it will eventually go away. However, some pain, chronic pain, can come and go with, what feels like, no end in sight. Living with chronic pain can be difficult. Here are some tips on how to […]

You may have heard your doctor mention acute vs chronic pain, but what do they mean by it? What really are the differences between acute pain and chronic pain? Acute Pain Acute pain can have causes such as trauma, disease, or surgery. Pain symptoms can include increased heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, discomfort, facial […]

Can Back Pain Be Related to Diabetes?

March 8th, 2019 by Lauren

Back pain can be caused by numerous things: an injury, congenital condition or simply from aging. In addition, recent studies are looking to see if back pain can be related to diabetes! What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which the levels of glucose in your blood are too high. Glucose is a sugar […]

Negativity Hurts / Positivity Heals

January 24th, 2019 by Lauren

What role does mood play in your chronic pain? As it turns out, your mood can play a significant role in how you perceive and cope with pain…and positivity helps! Chronic Pain and Depression – The Downward Spiral Pain can put you in a negative frame of mind. Not surprisingly, studies have shown that chronic […]

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