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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 […]

Does it seem like some people are more prone to chronic back pain than others? Recent research suggests there could be a reason for this. A recent study identified three genes possibly linked to chronic back pain. Researchers studied the DNA of over 150,000 adults of European ethnicity. Some reported chronic back pain, others did […]

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 […]

About 40-60% of chronic pain sufferers deal with chronic pain and depression. This relationship between chronic pain and depression is not well understood. However, there are some common methods for dealing with the combination of depression and chronic pain. How to Cope With Chronic Pain and Depression 1. Reduce Stress When we think of chronic […]

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