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  • The Importance of Self-Care with Chronic Pain Conditions

    The Importance of Self-Care with Chronic Pain Conditions

    When it comes to living with a chronic pain condition, self-care becomes even more vital. Let’s take a look at what self-care is, why it’s vital and how you can implement it. Self-care is so important for everyone; ensuring that you are prioritizing yourself and taking good care of yourself is vital, but it becomes even more important when you live with extra challenges like chronic pain conditions. This study shows that supporting patient self-care is recognized as a crucial factor in chronic illness care.

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  • Is My Back Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve or Degenerated Disc?

    Is My Back Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve or Degenerated Disc?

    When back pain is caused by a spinal disc problem, the source of the pain is either from a nerve being irritated by a protruding disc, or from the disc itself. Differentiating between the two can cause confusion, as doctors may use a variety of terms to describe the problem, such as a slipped disc, protruding disc, pinched nerve, and/or degenerated disc.

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  • Stem Cell Therapy In Discogenic Back Pain

    Stem Cell Therapy In Discogenic Back Pain

    Chronic low back pain affects 68% of adults older than the age 60 worldwide. Stem cell therapy has shown beneficial results as an alternative to conventional regimens in the management of degenerative disc disease (DDD). The objective of stem cell therapy is to restore the disc’s cellularity and minimization of the inflammatory response.

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  • Using Sensory Approaches to Treat Chronic Pain

    Using Sensory Approaches to Treat Chronic Pain

    Why Sensory Processing? There is emerging research examining the relationship between chronic pain and sensory processing (Meredith et al. 2015; Clark et al. 2018). In my experience as an Occupational Therapist (OT), I have learned that rehabilitation professionals are beginning to explore the use of sensory treatment approaches when working with individuals living with chronic pain. Sensory integration therapy is typically used with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Sensory Processing Disorder but has been found to be helpful with other populations as well.

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  • 6 Signs of Spinal Stenosis

    6 Signs of Spinal Stenosis

    Does your back, arm, or leg pain seem to come and go, depending on what you're doing at the moment? This sign may indicate spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis happens when the bony openings for your spinal nerves (foramen) and/or the spinal cord (central canal) become narrow. This narrowing may compress your spinal cord and/or spinal nerves and can develop at various points along your spine. Spinal stenosis is a condition that's more likely to occur in people over 60 years of age and tends to worsen as the years add up.

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  • Stem Cell Therapy In Neuropathic Pain

    Stem Cell Therapy In Neuropathic Pain

    The Implementation of Stem Cells in Neuropathic Pain Therapy - Chronic neuropathic pain (NP) is considered to be on the rise, especially with the increase in diabetes prevalence among the United States population. NP is pain that results subsequently from a lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system. NP was described to have a prevalence of 3% to 17% of the adult life population. Overall, 20% to 25% of all chronic pain is associated with NP.

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  • Isolation and Loneliness: The unspoken side effects of pain

    Isolation and Loneliness: The unspoken side effects of pain

    The vicious cycle of chronic pain often leads to isolation and loneliness, which only worsen the situation. Here are some tips to break the cycle and reclaim joy! Chronic pain hurts more than just your physical body. It gnaws at your soul and saps the joy from your heart. It steals so much more than physical comfort. It can take your ability to participate in life. This is the unspoken side of chronic pain. When pain dominates your days and nights, you automatically decline invitations for outings with friends and family.

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  • Why Does My Lower Back and Hip Hurt?

    Why Does My Lower Back and Hip Hurt?

    Your lower back and hip are codependent structures. A problem in one of these structures can cause dysfunction and pain in the other. If you have chronic lower back pain, the movements in your hip may be reduced and the muscles surrounding your hip joint can become tense and painful. If there’s an abnormality in your hip function, the mechanics of your lower back may be altered, causing pain in both regions. The lower back and hip share many groups of muscles. When a specific muscle is affected, it may lead to compensatory movements, fatigue, and pain in the other surrounding muscles.

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  • Stem Cell Therapy and Its Significance in Pain Management

    Stem Cell Therapy and Its Significance in Pain Management

    Pain management has always been a challenging issue, which is why it has been a major focus of many rigorous studies. Chronic pain which typically lasts for more than three months is prevalent at an astounding rate of 11% to 19% of the adult population. Pain management techniques have gone through major advances in the last decade with no major improvement in the quality of life in affected populations.

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  • Inhale to Heal Pain

    Inhale to Heal Pain

    Knowing these simple breathing techniques can be key in helping you to manage and reduce the effects of persistent pain. To breathe is to be alive, and autonomic bodily function that we hardly pay attention to. It is the first thing we do upon birth and the last thing we do before death. You could say that all life revolves around this simple act. And yet, so many of us are not breathing the way we should, what with the demands and stress in modern society. Many of us take shallow breaths trapped within our chests when directing our breath into our diaphragms is more beneficial for our wellbeing. This accumulates and often leads to aches and pains that go on to become chronic.

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