Alec Baldwin and the Increase of Lyme Disease

Alec Baldwin speaks out about his suffering during Lyme Awareness Month. Actor and author Alec Baldwin opened up to People Magazine this week after battling Lyme disease for more than 17 years. Baldwin, who is 59-years-old, said he thought he was going to die. “I was lying in bed saying, ‘I’m going to die of Lyme disease,’ in my bed and ‘I …

Arthritis Blog

Pain-Coping Arthritis Blogs You Should Follow

It’s a pain that might creep up slowly with a dull, mild discomfort in your joints. Or it might rage suddenly without warning, bringing on a stabbing intensity as sharp as a knife. The pain might come and go, or it may last hours. This pain is arthritis, and it’s likely you know someone living …

Fibromyalgia

Where to Find Relief From Fibromyalgia Chronic Pain

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 50 million adults in the United States are diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue leading to chronic pain and tenderness throughout the body. In many cases, fibromyalgia is diagnosed at the onset of middle age and can grow more acute …

4 Treatments for Chronic Pain from Sarcoidosis

The late comedian Bernie Mac made his mark making millions laugh over more than two decades in stand-up, on TV and in films such as Friday, Bad Santa, Ocean’s 11 and its sequel. We know him as one of the “The Original Kings of Comedy.” You may not know that he suffered from chronic pain due …

Yoga

Yoga for Well-Being and Comfort

Aches and Gains radio guest Dima, a vice president in financial services, suffered a serious motorcycle accident and Jiu jitzu injury, which left him with a herniated disc and severe pain. Always athletic, active and outgoing, Dima’s chronic pain forced him to step away from the quality of life he was accustomed to, an all …

Pain-Inducing Stress

10 Ways to Cope with Pain-Inducing Stress

Last week we talked about how stress can make your chronic pain worse. Stress can trigger or exacerbate muscular pain, abdominal pain, and pelvic pain. Stress can cause headaches, migraines, lower back pain, eczema, rashes, hives, immune system weakness, decreases in the number and function of white blood cells and contribute to weight gain, sleep …

Stress

How Managing Stress Can Reduce Chronic Pain

Stress is something many of us are familiar with. Between work, relationships, family, uncertainty in world affairs and ever-present political discord, stress never seems to subside. Unfortunately, stress can be extremely damaging to your health — especially if you suffer from chronic pain. For twenty-five years, The Health Resource Network and health professionals across the …

Neurostimulation

The Wonders of Neurostimulation

For many people who live with chronic pain and do not respond to conventional treatments, there are innovative options for finding relief. If you are suffering from migraines, diabetes, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, or hard-to-treat depression, you may have an opportunity to use vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), sending gentle electrical pulses to the nerve that connects and …

HIV Pain

Treating Your HIV-Related Pain

In the U.S. throughout the year we set aside observance days to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS among specific populations and to promote HIV prevention, testing, and treatment. March observes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Chronic pain is not uncommon for people with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, most frequently referred …

Pain-Coping Blogs Every Woman Should Know

More than 100 million Americans suffer from pain, according to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies. Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. According a 2009 U.S. Health and Human Services Report, women are more likely than men to experience migraines, neck pain, lower back pain, or face or …