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Summer Heat, Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and You

Summer heat and humidity can be difficult to manage when you’re healthy. But when you suffer from chronic pain, it can be even more challenging. People with chronic pain conditions may have difficulty regulating their system when the weather heats up. Extreme temperatures may lead to an increase in inflammation and pain. Luckily, there are…

Radiation Rash?

While you're undergoing radiation treatment, you may notice that the affected skin can change in color or becomes sore and dry. Some patients may react more than others and develop a rash in the area being treated. Depending on the location of the radiation, symptoms can vary. Taking care of yourself during radiation treatment is an…

Symptoms and Treatments for TMJ & TMD Pain

The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to your skull on each side of your face. It acts like a sliding hinge that lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn. If you have problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control…

Living With Restless Leg Syndrome

If you have an uncontrollable urge to move your legs because of an uncomfortable sensation, you may have Restless Leg Syndrome. RLS typically happens in the evening or during the night when you're sitting or lying down. It can begin at any age and generally worsens as you age. Unfortunately, RLS can disrupt sleep and…

5 Ways to Minimize Chronic Pain at Bedtime

If you suffer from chronic pain, you may have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Unfortunately, lack of sleep can exacerbate your pain, leading to a vicious cycle that makes it harder to find relief or rest. Try these tips so you can reduce the pain and catch some zzz's. Establish a good sleep routine….

Natural Relief for Sports Injuries

Whether you play competitively on a team or for fun with friends, it's not uncommon to experience a sports-related injury. Knee injuries, back pain, strained hamstrings, sprained ankles, shin splints, and tennis elbow are often some of the issues you can experience when you are active. Many of these injuries can be prevented through proper training, stretching, and warming up…

Five Tips to Help Relieve Shingles Pain

Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same one that causes chicken pox. If you've had chicken pox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain, and may appear as shingles years later. The rash usually emerges as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around the left…

5 Tips for Sleeping with Chronic Pain

Getting a good night's sleep is essential to your health and overall well-being. If pain is preventing you from getting adequate rest, there are things you can do to enhance your comfort prior to bed. Here are 5 tips for getting a good night's sleep when you suffer from chronic pain.  Engage in regular exercise. Stretching,…

Customer Story: Kristin Holley

After being diagnosed with cancer a few years ago, Kristin Holley had chemotherapy and radiation to eradicate the disease. With such intensive treatments, her body became stiff and sore. In addition to a bad disc in her back and arthritis, radiation caused her bones to start thinning, and her pain became unbearable. As a hairdresser,…

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