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Doctor Visits Can Save Lives

Published: December 6th, 2018

Research studies have shown that fibromyalgia patients have an increased risk to die by suicide. Risk factors for suicidal ideation and attempt included self-reported fatigue, dizziness and weakness as well as […]

Caffeine may lower your pain sensitivity

Caffeine may lower your pain sensitivity

Published: November 20th, 2018

Researchers at the University of Alabama recently looked at the relationship between pain sensitivity and caffeine intake. They had 62 adults measure their daily dietary caffeine consumption for a week […]

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Powerful Pain Relief

Published: September 18th, 2018

Expectations and memories of pain or pain relief can influence your pain. They play an important biological role; cues that help you predict how painful something might be, influence your […]

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The Mighty Sugar Pill

Published: September 18th, 2018

Researchers at Northwestern University recently published a study on the effects of a sugar pill on chronic back pain patients. About half the patients in the study experienced a 30% […]

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The Impact of Mindfulness Meditation on Pain

Published: June 29th, 2018

Are you aware of the benefits associated with meditation? The act of mindfulness meditation involves bringing one’s complete attention to the present moment–where it can influence many aspects of health […]

Opioid Pain Relievers include medications such as hydrocodone and oxycodone. Non opioid pain relievers include medications like NSAIDs and acetaminophen.

What are the Strongest Pain Medications?

Published: April 16th, 2018

Many individuals believe that opioids are the strongest pain medications, but a recent study of chronic pain patients has showed that after 12 months of treatment, the opioid group and […]

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How Well Do Antidepressants Work?

Published: March 30th, 2018

If you look at the advertising for antidepressants, you could conclude that antidepressants work well. However, a study recently reported a large meta-analysis that looked at the effectiveness of 21 […]

Stress management can include self care, goal setting, guided imagery, hobbies and exercise, nature and yoga/meditation.

Stress can increase Pain Sensitivity

Published: March 15th, 2018

Stress can have an impact on how much pain you have. Several studies have found that individuals become more sensitive to pain when they feel stressed. One study showed that […]

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Neurological Pain Signatures Differ in Individuals with Fibromyalgia

Published: February 9th, 2018

Most people with chronic pain wish that there was some way that others could see their pain. Researchers have come a step closer to this goal by identifying the brain […]

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How to Clear Your Mind Before Sleeping?

Published: January 24th, 2018

Most of us have experienced the frustration of not being able to fall asleep quickly. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation reports that about 40% of Americans have difficulty sleeping […]