Five Surprising Facts About Pain

Acute pain is your body’s way of waving a red flag for immediate attention, often because of an injury. Chronic pain, on the other hand, is pain that lasts for weeks, months, or years, and it affects more than 76.2 million Americans — more than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined. But how much do you… Read more »

Certain Conditions Increase Knee Pain

Every step you take puts pressure on your knees and joints, so it makes sense that as you get older, that wear and tear takes a toll and you notice more pain.  However, certain conditions can increase your knee pain and being aware may help you avoid some of the discomfort. Osteoarthritis – Knee pain… Read more »

Your Chronic Pain Is Impacting Your Sleep

A recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) found that pain is a significant factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they’re actually getting.  The numbers are startling with an average 42-minute sleep debt for those with chronic pain and 14 minutes for those who’ve… Read more »

Your Partner’s Pain Is Keeping You Both Awake

Sleep is meant to be a time of renewal, so that you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day.  Getting enough sleep is vital for good health.  Lack of sleep can affect you in many different ways—whether it’s your mood, appetite, focus, or health in some other form—chances are you will notice… Read more »

Relieve Chronic Pain with These Foods

Chronic pain is a fast-growing epidemic.  The American Chronic Pain Association established National Pain Awareness Month for September of each year. According to a study conducted by the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies: 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Three out of… Read more »

How to Fight Pain in Cooler Temperatures

Fall is here and with it comes cooler temperatures.  Unfortunately, for those suffering from chronic pain and arthritis, the cooler weather can actually cause an increase in pain. A 2014 study of people with osteoarthritis (OA) published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders asked participants if and how weather influenced their pain. Of the 712 people who answered the survey,… Read more »

Fight Pain Naturally with these Five Foods

Chronic pain affects 116 million American adults. That’s more than a third of the US population. And while pain pills reduce suffering, they can be addictive and produce side effects. Worse, they often fail to eliminate the true cause of the pain. But there is an alternative, and it’s right in your kitchen. Certain foods… Read more »

Glucosamine Cream Reverses Aging

Glucosamine is well known as a remedy for arthritis and joint problems. But, did you know that glucosamine in creams or an oral supplement has anti-aging properties? As we age, our glucosamine levels tend to drop.  Applied to the skin, glucosamine cream helps stimulate the cellular renewal process, which helps remove and replace old, dead… Read more »

Natural Pain Management

When your joints are stiff and the pain is severe, you might think your arthritis has gotten the better of you.  You may feel that you are a slave to painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications.  While, it is not advisable to ignore your doctor’s orders, there are some natural solutions you can try as well.  Be… Read more »

Simple Pain Solutions for Summer

Ahhh, summer – sunshine, pools, the beach, sandals, warm weather — what’s not to love? But if you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pain symptoms, the heat, sun, and humidity of summer can be miserable — your pain symptoms worsen, and managing the pain becomes even more challenging than usual…. Read more »