1. Living with Pain. Some people with chronic pain are seeking help from pain management specialists.
2. Pain Channel. Developed and monitored by board-certified physicians, Pain Channel provides comprehensive, trustworthy information about pain management, treatment, and pain specialists.
3. Chronic Pain. Defining chronic pain, the history of pain and general pain information.
4. American Pain Foundation. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management.
5. Pediatric Pain. Research has shown that children experience pain at a much higher level than previously thought.
6. Weight Loss Tips for Pain. Many people living with pain also struggle with their weight. It can be extremely difficult to establish and maintain healthful eating and exercise routines when you are suffering from the debilitating effects of chronic disease or injury.
7. Bits & Pieces of Helpful Info From A Life of Chronic Pain. Frequently, as I live my life and pass through my day, I come across small things, objects or methods of which I think, I should share that on the blog. Many of these things are too small for an entire blog, but I think they would be helpful to you, as they have been to me.
8. Painful Steps. Your pain is different than anyone elses. You know it. I know it. Many health care providers know it. Yet, many people think all pain is the same and that includes too many health care professionals.
9. Mayday Pain Project. The Mayday Pain Project is an online resource providing easily accessible, useful and professionally authoritative information about pain care issues. Our main focus is education for patients, medical professionals and caregivers while offering resources to empower people in pain.
10. 5 Simple Ways to Eliminate Neck, Shoulder & Upper Back Pain. If youve ever suffered from intense pain in the neck, shoulder or upper back you know that it can make getting through the day extremely difficult because there are so many things we do that require our arms and head.
11. Get Your MRI In the Position that Causes Pain. A recent study in the journal Surgical Neurology recommended that MRIs be done while the patient is in the position that causes symptoms.
12. Lyrica Reduces Pain Despite Anxiety & Depression Symptoms. Lyrica is prescribed in the U.S. for treating Fibromyalgia and also for the management of neuropathic pain .
13. Better Sleep Month: Sleep & Pain. Getting a good nights sleep can be difficult at the best of times, but for those who live with chronic pain, it can be downright impossible.
14. Pain Management Strategies. The practice of pain management allows you to minimize the effects that chronic pain has on your life. Learn how treating both the symptoms of your chronic pain as well as the underlying condition makes up an effective pain management strategy.
15. Understanding Cancer Pain. Careful, comprehensive assessment of cancer pain is absolutely essential to finding the best treatments to manage the pain.
16. Your Feelings & Pain. Having pain and cancer affects every part of your life. It can affect not only your body, but your thoughts and feelings as well.
17. Fibromyalgia Pain: It’s For Real. There is now “overwhelming” scientific evidence showing that fibromyalgia and related chronic pain conditions are real, but their clinical management leaves much to be desired.
18. Quality of Life Pain Scale. The ACPA Quality of Life Scale can help you and your health care team to more accurately evaluate your condition and track your progress over time.
19. Video: Chronic Pain Relief. When dealing with chronic pain, medication sometimes is not enough. A look a several innovative techniques being used to deliver pain killing power to patients desperate for relief.
20. Pain Quiz: Do You Believe the Myths? Pain can interfere with work, sleep, intimacy and overall happiness. But many people live with untreated pain anyway. Some don’t seek relief because they’ve bought into the common myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings about pain and pain control. Don’t let yourself be duped. Learn to separate fact from fiction.
21. How Chronic Pain Leads to Depression. People who live with chronic pain have long been saying that the non-stop physical pain is not the only challenge in their lives, but along with the pain comes a host of other challenges.
22. Coping with Migraine & Chronic Pain. I have pondered this over the past several days. How do I cope with my chronic pain? (sometimes I don’t cope well) . What works for me?
23. Migraine Pain – Fighting the Good Fight. The road to “recovery” or just I guess a better word would be “managing” migraines can be a very twisty, windy road, with lots of branches and speed bumps in your path.
24. Chronic Pain & Sleeping. Sleep is crucial to life. For chronic pain sufferers it is even more vital. Sleep restores your energy and keeps away fatigue.
25. Time Management & Pain. Getting the right balance between doing pain management therapy and family, work or social activities is almost like walking a tightrope for people with chronic pain.
26. Chronic Pain: Class & Cost Distinctions. As I sat icing my hips todayI knew my beloved elliptical machine was bad for the hips, but wasnt expecting the stationary bike to be so tortuousI recalled an interesting Time article about chronic pain I read last week.
27. Pain Meds Provide No Relief to Alzheimer’s. It was thought that the Celebrex, an arthritis drug and Aleve, an over-the-counter painkiller might help prevent Alzheimers disease or at least slow mental decline in older people. But new studies show that taking these medications provides no benefit on a persons thinking skills.
28. Painkiller Abuse Risk Doesn’t Outweigh Benefits In Chronic Pain. In chronic pain, risks for painkiller abuse do not outweigh benefits, says a new research led by an Indian-origin scientist.
29. Psychological Factors In Chronic Pain. Research has demonstrated the importance of psychological factors in coping, quality of life, and disability in chronic pain.
30. The Pain of Obesity…Bariatric Considerations. Recently I attended a seminar with my daughter regarding obesity, weight loss, and surgical alternatives. My daughter has struggled all her life with weight issues and has tried many things to lose weight. At the age of 25 she has several co-morbidities that are most often seen in the older adult population, i.e.: high blood pressure, asthma, GI problems, arthritis, low back pain, and fertility issues.
31. Tools for Assessing Pain. Use these tools to work with patients in your practice who are experiencing chronic pain. Together you can determine how their pain is impacting their mood, daily life, physical function, and overall well-being.
32. Challenges of Responsible Pain Management. Many healthcare professionals agree that opioids can be a safe and effective component of pain management. However, concerns remain among some clinicians regarding the risk of addiction among patients who take opioid medication.
33. Ease Pain With Chiropractic Care. There have been many changes in the techniques used by chiropractors today. Many of my friends keep telling me to give it another try. Recently I asked a chiropractic expert about the use of this type of treatment in aiding chronic pain from migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and lupus.
34. Fibromyalgia: Invisible Pain. Pain is truly a four-letter word. Pain can neither be seen, felt, touched, nor measured, and the most reliable description we have of pain is from the patient.
35. Chronic Pain Treatment Information. Treatment options for chronic pain can vary. Your treatment plan might include medication, various forms of therapy and lifestyle changes. Our guide will give you an idea of what different treatment plans will offer.
36. Ten Steps to Managing Chronic Pain. The ACPAs Ten Steps For Moving From Patient To Person.
37. Video: Voices of People With Pain. A compilation of stories and quotes of people affected by pain.
38. 14 Natural Pain Relievers. Many who live with chronic back pain would really love to be less dependent on painkillers to manage their pain. But how?
39. 5 Tips for Flying Back Pain Free. With spring break around the corner, and travel season looming, many people with chronic back pain aren’t looking forward to vacation; they’re worried about how to manage the pain associated with a long flight.
40. Pain Quiz: Does Everyone Feel Pain? What’s the most sensitive part of your body? Are women less sensitve to pain than men? Does everyone feel pain? Get answers to these questions and more by taking the pain quiz.
41. Fibromyalgia & Exercise – Pain Levels. After the four months, these women noticed a significant difference in their pain levels. Programs consisted of mild strength training, aerobics and flexibility training as well as a course in managing fibromyalgia.
42. SAM-e Miracle for Chronic Pain. Recently I was doing some reading about SAM-e and found that it was supposed to help with fibromyalgia.
43. BBC World Service – Documentaries – Pain: body, mind, culture. In this two part series, former BBC Iraq correspondent, Andrew North, takes a personal journey through his own experience of pain and that of others.
44. Reduction of Pain-Related Fear In Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. The basic premise of the pain-related anxiety and avoidance model is that people can rapidly develop a phobia for movements that are associated with increased pain and/or fear of further harm. As a result of this fear, individuals avoid movements that are the same or similar to those that they associate with increased pain or harm. And the resultant avoidance interferes significantly with participating in normal life tasks.
45. Physical Therapy for Fibromyalgia Pain. German researchers have developed a guideline relating to the use of physical therapies in the treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (Fibro).
46. 101 Ideas to Empower Persons In Pain to Survive & Thrive. As you all know, just getting through any day with persistent pain is a challenge. These are easy-to-do, empowering tools and resources to help you better manage your pain, improve your care and, ultimately, enhance your quality of life.
47. Chronic Pain Tips for Caregivers: Going to the Doctors. If you are a caregiver for a loved one with a chronic pain condition, you realize the importance of asking the right questions at each and every appointment you take them to.
48. Seven Myths About Painkillers. Chronic pain is hard to live with and many people take prescription painkillers so that they can have some kind of normalcy in their lives.
49. Painless Pain Med Injections. What parent wouldnt want their child to be able to get shots or blood draw without the pain?
50. Is Your Computer Causing You Pain? As more and more people use computers, more and more are experiencing neck, shoulder, back and arm pain because of these great devices.
51. Pain Drug Information. Lists of the different types of medications available for pain.
52. Video: Voices of Pain 2007. Stories of people living with chronic pain.
53. Pain As Art. Mark Collen, 47, is a former insurance salesman who suffers from chronic back pain. San Francisco college student James Gregory, 21, suffers from chronic pain as the result of a car accident. The two created the Pain Exhibit, an online gallery of art from pain sufferers.
54. Lupus – Pain In Neck & Back. In medicine, it is not uncommon for two events to both be true, yet not related. This means that each has a defined cause and that they are occurring together.
55. Understanding Your Arthritis Pain. Dealing with pain can be the hardest part of having arthritis or a related condition, but you can learn to manage it and its impact on your life.
56. Growing Pains. Your child is probably experiencing growing pains, a normal occurrence in about 25% to 40% of children. They generally strike during two periods: in early childhood, among 3- to 5-year-olds, and later on, in 8- to 12-year-olds.
57. Chest Pains. There are many different causes of chest pains. Some of these causes are life-threatening and require immediate medical attention.
58. Applying for Disability Benefits with Chronic Pain. SSA has two disability benefit programs (social security disability insurance, or SSD, and supplemental security income, commonly known as SSI) and in the administration of both programs the subject of “pain” receives very little consideration (despite the fact that social security has been sued in the past for failing to properly acknowledge the limitations brought on by pain).
59. Is Your Pain Medication Prescribed Off Label? Experts estimate that 21% of prescriptions for common drugs are written for off-label uses.
60. The Pain Quiz. Acute vs. chronic pain.
61. Report to Work & Chronic Pain. I think its important to consider whether pain is getting the blame, when actually a lot of other things are influencing the work disability.
62. Getting Help For Chronic Pain. Recently I received an information packet in the mail from the American Pain Foundation. In it, there were some brochures about how to get help for your chronic pain.
63. Chronic Pain Alters the Brain. U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday that they found on brain scans of people with chronic pain that their brains show a state of constant activity in areas that should be at rest.
64. Pain: The Value of Acceptance. One topic which I still struggle with in dealing with RSD, and pain in general, is acceptance. I find it difficult to accept the pain, and the challenges it brings to my life.
65. A Chronic Pain Game. When I was a child, my girl-friends and I would play a game we called “Senses.” We each had to pick one of the five senses we thought we could live without.
66. Joint & Muscle Pain with Lupus. More than 90 percent of people with SLE will experience joint and/or muscle pain at some time during the course of their illness.
67. Cancer Pain Control. Having cancer doesn’t mean that you’ll have pain. But if you do, you can manage most of your pain with medicine and other treatments.
68. Fear, Anxiety, Pain & Movement. For many years, reactivation has been the watchword for chronic pain management functional programmes.
69. Who Is More Likely To Suffer From Chronic Pain? Chronic pain can, and does, happen to anyone. However, there are some things that statistically will put you more at risk.
70. Misconceptions Related To Back Pain Causes. Back pain is a problem which is very often faced by all the human beings at least once in their lifetime.
71. CFS & Fibromyalgia Strategies for Pain. Pain is usually the central symptom in fibromyalgia and is often a problem for CFS patients as well.
72. Video: Friends International Chronic Pain Support. Most of our members are living with chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, back pain, chronic fatigue or similar diseases.
73. Potential Sources of Interstitial Cystitis Pain. IC pain can originate not only from the bladder but also from nearby muscles, nerves and even referred pain from other parts of the body.
74. IC Pain Care Principles. Fighting pain is like fighting a fire. The smaller it is, the less intervention it may take to resolve.
75. Chronic Pain Is A Family Problem. Those of us living with chronic pain can relate to the frustration, sense of loss, depression, anxiety and stress it causes.
76.The Pain of Fibromyalgia Syndrome is Due to Muscle Hyperfusion. The pain of Fibromyalgia is described in terms suggestive of the pain in muscles following extreme exertion and anaerobic metabolism.
77. Skin Pain, Sensitivity Rises With Migraine. People who have migraines — either chronic or episodic — are more likely to suffer from serious skin pain and sensitivity, new research shows.
78. If You Suffer From Pain, Your Doctor Should Consider it a Disease. Chronic and recurrent pain is a disease, not just a symptom, according to the European Federation of IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain) Chapters (EFIC).
79. Juvenile Arthritis Pain. Juvenile arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in children in the United States. While arthritis pain has been the focus of much research in adults, there is an increasing awareness of the need to focus on pain in children.
80. Pain Medications Quiz. Your score on this selftest is not as important as the fact that it could help solidify your knowledge of pain medications and maybe even teach you something you didn’t know.
81. Chronic Pain Common With C-Section Incision. Chronic pain is often seen in patients who receive a “Pfannenstiel” incision as part of a c-section or other operation.
82. Quality Of Chronic Pain Websites. TheWeb not only can play a role in helping patients learn about their chronic pain, but can also be a source of misleading or untrue information.
83. Pain Relief for Osteoporosis Patients With Fractures. In osteoporosis patients with spinal fractures, vertebroplasty provides significant pain relief and helps decrease disability, according to a new study.
84. Back Pain: What Works. Simple treatments may help as much as high-tech gadgets or surgery.
85. A Plan To Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain. Pain all over, fatigue and difficulty sleeping and no measurable answer for what could be wrong.
86. Trauma Patients Suffer Pain Even 12 Months After Injury. One year after suffering major trauma, many patients have moderately severe pain, a U.S. study finds.
87. FDA Renews Warning On Pain Relief Patch. For the second time in two years, U.S. health officials are warning of reports of deaths and dangerous side effects tied to misuse of fentanyl skin patches that are prescribed to treat chronic pain.
88. Pain Relief Strategies for the Office. My first step was to replace my old chair. Did you know that there are chairs made for you to sit in for up to four hours and chairs for up to eight hours?
89. Is My Pain Due to Endometriosis? As good as laparoscopic electrosurgical excision of endometriosis is, it will not treat pain caused by other things.
90. Yoga & Pain: Finding Peace of Mind. As resilient survivors of chronic pain, we have the right to experience peace and tranquility within our own minds.
91. Pain & Depression: Are They Linked? Doctors who treat chronic pain and depression have known for many years how closely these two conditions are linked.
92. Link Between Depression and Pain in Fibromyalgia Unclear. Patients diagnosed with the chronic pain disorder fibromyalgia are often depressed.
93. Chronic Pain & Depression. Information and resources dealing with depression associated with chronic pain and the use of antidepressants for pain management.
94. Pain Free Without Drugs. Chicago pain management specialists Eugene, Lipov, MD, and Jay Joshi, MD, recently implanted one of the first under-the-skin nerve stimulators to treat intractable neck pain.
95. Massage Eases Pain & Anxiety After Surgery. A 20-minute evening back massage can help relieve the pain and anxiety that often follows major surgery.
96. Chronic Pain Makes Life Tough For Seniors. Chronic pain is making life difficult for Canadian seniors and it’s a health issue that needs attention as the country prepares for an unprecedented growth in that population, a new study suggests.
97. Nutrition’s Role In Treating Chronic Pain. In order to heal from pain, nutrition must play a significant role. When you consider the relationship of food and healing, there are three rules to live by.
98. Predictive Factors of Chronic Pediatric Pain and Disability: A Delphi Poll. The purpose of this study was to establish consensus on the factors that predict chronic pediatric pain and pain-related disability.
99. Pain Relief Quizzes. Test your pain relief knowledge.
100. Vulvodynia: Genital Pain In Women. For years, women who have suffered from a chronic pain condition known as Vulvodynia have been accused of having sex phobias and told their symptoms are not real.
101. Inflammation Linked to Chronic Pain: Study. An inflamed injury may increase levels of a protein responsible for persistent pain, causing the brain to mimic pain long after source has disappeared, says U of T researchers.