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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Are You Afraid To Say No?

Are You Afraid To Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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'Bone Cement': A Non-Surgical Option for Painful Joints?

'Bone Cement': A Non-Surgical Option for Painful Joints?

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting a calcium-based cement into the bones of some people with knee or hip pain could help them avoid joint replacement surgery, Ohio State University doctors...
Posted 02/14/2019
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FDA Throws Cold Water on Whole Body Cryotherapy

FDA Throws Cold Water on Whole Body Cryotherapy

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's no evidence that a growing trend called whole body cryotherapy is effective, but it does pose a number of risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.In...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Advocating for Yourself and Chronic Pain

Advocating for Yourself and Chronic Pain

Self-advocacy becomes a necessary skill when living with chronic pain. Many people with chronic pain report that they must repeatedly remind their doctor of their pain levels and needs. Others say that they stand up for themselves to pharmacists,...
Posted 12/14/2018
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New Nerve Stimulation Technique Might Relieve Back Pain

New Nerve Stimulation Technique Might Relieve Back Pain

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating a specific set of nerves that are nestled along the spine may deliver relief to those who suffer from chronic back pain and cut the need for opioid...
Posted 12/07/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyChronicPainTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with chronic pain isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share...
Posted 11/20/2018
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Social Isolation and Chronic Pain

Social Isolation and Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain gets lonely. Pain can isolate us by keeping us at home, making us miss out on time with friends and family, or preventing us from working full-time. When we're lonely, we feel like we're the only ones going through it, but...
Posted 11/16/2018
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New Research Finds Some Pain Patients Can Cut Opioid Dose and Still Get Relief

New Research Finds Some Pain Patients Can Cut Opioid Dose and Still Get Relief

By Serena Gordon, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Some potentially good news for folks taking opioids for chronic pain: It's possible to slowly reduce the dosage without increasing discomfort, new research...
Posted 11/09/2018
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1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic Pain

1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic Pain

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, the pain is so bad for 20 million that it keeps them from doing the daily activities of life, researchers...
Posted 10/26/2018
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