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How Does Chronic Pain Affect the Body?

How Does Chronic Pain Affect the Body?

Chances are, if you’ve ever dealt with chronic pain, you know all too well that persistent pain and its sometimes inexplicable causes can take a toll on your mental health. Besides increasing your risk for anxiety and depression, chronic pain can lead to sleep disorders, excessive stress, cognition problems and more.  When you’re dealing with pain, your only concern should be how to get back to the joys of your life as efficiently as possible. The last thing you want is to miss out on the things you enjoy most...

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Mental Health is Physical Health

Mental Health is Physical Health

Though many people typically think of the mind and body as two separate things, mental and physical health go hand-in-hand. For instance, good mental health can promote good physical wellness. On the other hand, poor mental health can negatively affect your physical health. Below, we break down just how closely related mental and physical health are to your overall well being.  How Mental Health Affects Your Physical Health Being in a good mental state can keep you healthy and stave off physical ailments. It can...

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Knee Doctor: Causes & Treatments for Knee Pain

Knee Doctor: Causes & Treatments for Knee Pain

Knee pain is one of, if not the most common musculoskeletal complaints that patients share with their knee doctor. Because we use our knees all of the time, for bending, walking and bearing the weight of our entire body, there’s a higher chance for pain and injury. Caused by overuse, injury or a degenerative disease like arthritis, there is ample opportunity for patients to experience joint pain in their knees. Fortunately, your knee doctor is well-versed in knee pain, and can help you treat your specific cause...

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Sports Injuries: The 4 Most Common in Adolescents

Sports Injuries: The 4 Most Common in Adolescents

Back to school season is officially here, which means middle and high school sports are back in full swing. As you gear up to cheer on your son or daughter from the sidelines, you may share a common worry with other parents of athletes: sports injuries. While no child ever wants to get injured, knowing what to look for and what to do if your child is injured can provide peace of mind. Check out the four most common sports injuries below, as well as easy things your child can do to help them avoid getting hurt. ...

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Chronic Pain Symptoms in Summer – How to Find Relief

Chronic Pain Symptoms in Summer – How to Find Relief

Chronic pain is a debilitating condition that affects more than 50 million Americans. Battling chronic pain is mentally, emotionally and physically draining, as it can stay with you for weeks, months or even years. In many cases, chronic pain affects more than just one area or region of the body, making it increasingly difficult to enjoy life and do the normal, everyday things that you want to do. On top of everything else, chronic pain can also be a large obstacle in helping you experience the joys of life and...

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Ways to Manage Scoliosis: National Scoliosis Awareness Month

Ways to Manage Scoliosis: National Scoliosis Awareness Month

June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month. Scoliosis is a condition of the spine, and it occurs when the spine twists or curves to one side. This curvature can pull the ribcage out of place, and strain the back muscles, causing a great deal of pain and discomfort to the patient. Unfortunately, scoliosis is a common condition that affects over 7 million people in the United States alone. Although it most often appears in children, the disease can surface at any time. Learn more about scoliosis causes, symptoms...

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Arthritis Awareness Month: What You Should Know About This Disease

Arthritis Awareness Month: What You Should Know About This Disease

Did you know that May is Arthritis Awareness Month? If you’re wondering why this disease – a common disorder that affects your joints and causes pain and inflammation – gets an entire month of attention, it’s because studies have shown that over 23% of adults in the US suffer from arthritis. That’s over 58 million people in the United States alone! When it comes to this common ailment, there are some things you should know. Namely, what the symptoms look like and how the disease progresses. Left untreated,...

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When is it Time to See a Podiatrist? Ten Signs to Look For

When is it Time to See a Podiatrist? Ten Signs to Look For

As the weather begins warming up, our ankles and feet are finally coming out of hibernation. However, your feet may not exactly be ready for beach and sandal season. Many people often put off seeing a podiatrist about problems with their feet. Whether it’s because they’re unsure of where to go, don’t know their problem is fairly common, or think what they have is normal, the truth is any pain or discomfort in your feet is not normal, and can usually be treated.  If you’re facing issues with your foot or feet,...

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Why Women Are More Likely to Experience Chronic Pain Than Men

Why Women Are More Likely to Experience Chronic Pain Than Men

March is Women’s History Month, and marks a time to honor the contributions women across the globe have made to society. But did you know that when it comes to chronic pain, women are actually more likely to suffer from chronic pain than men?  For the past twenty years, research on pain and gender has been a point of interest for many scientists. Recently, this research has expanded into how the overall pain experience is different between genders. Take a look at some key findings and differentiators below....

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Sleeping with Chronic Pain: 5 Little Known Tips to Help You Get Better Rest

Sleeping with Chronic Pain: 5 Little Known Tips to Help You Get Better Rest

Sleeping disturbances, and its chronic condition, insomnia, often go hand-in-hand with chronic pain. It’s a catch 22; pain can disrupt a good night’s rest, but lack of sleep can worsen your pain. If you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep all night, waking early in the morning or feeling exhausted after getting a full night’s sleep, check out these tips that may help you regulate your sleep schedule. Of course, if your symptoms are severe, it’s best to consult your physician for a treatment plan that...

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