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Setting intentions for 2020 with chronic pain

Setting Intentions for 2020 With Chronic Pain

Setting Intentions for 2020 With Chronic Pain

Eat healthier. Exercise more. Learn a new skill. Pay off a credit card. Many of us have made similar New Year’s resolutions over the years. And many of us have also ended January feeling like failures because we didn’t follow through perfectly. We...
Posted 01/06/2020
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QUIZ: Could I Have Spondyloarthritis?

QUIZ: Could I Have Spondyloarthritis?

Have Back Pain? Could it be caused by Spondyloarthritis?According to the World Health Organization (WHO), lower back pain is a leading cause of disability and one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor.1 Among members of...
Posted 01/06/2020
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Member Spotlight: What It’s Like to Live With Chronic Pain

Member Spotlight: What It’s Like to Live With Chronic Pain

I believe that I was born with chronic pain. I was born very pigeon-toed and had wood braces in my crib for the first few months of my life. That was the start of my journey. The braces helped but I do remember always being told to turn my feet...
Posted 12/31/2019
Practicing gratitude with chronic pain

Practicing Gratitude With Chronic Pain

Practicing Gratitude With Chronic Pain

This time of the year can be overwhelming with expectations around the holidays, and living with chronic pain doesn’t make it any easier. One way to find some relief from the pressure and stress is to focus on gratitude. You might find...
Posted 11/27/2019
How to enjoy the holidays despite chronic pain

How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Chronic Pain

How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain may change your holidays, but you can still have enjoyable and meaningful celebrations. Although chronic pain may make some holiday traditions challenging, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy connecting with friends and family...
Posted 10/24/2019
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Your Chronic Pain Has Finally Been Diagnosed. Now What?

Your Chronic Pain Has Finally Been Diagnosed. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning what condition is causing your chronic pain, you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers. Your diagnosis may bring with it hope about possible treatments...
Posted 10/16/2019
How good boundaries make life with ph easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Chronic Pain Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Chronic Pain Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people living with chronic pain. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to protect your physical...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with chronic pain can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed chronic pain. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Fighting For Your Quality of Life

Fighting For Your Quality of Life

When I first began to develop symptoms of my disease, they were very similar to the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. I was referred to a neurologist who did one brain MRI test. No lesions were present, so he dismissed me and just prescribed an...
Posted 07/02/2019
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