Ways to Relieve Pain at Work

Hunching over the computer for hours on end at work can lead to a lot of back pain. As a matter of fact, back pain is the second most common cause of missing work, and pain degrades our functioning at work. Just for fun, pay attention to how you are sitting while you read through …

The Pros and Cons of Over the Counter Pain Relief

Over the counter pain relief is a major advantage to living in today’s world. Think about a time before pain medications like acetaminophen (Tylenol) or simple ibuprofen (Motrin) were available for headaches, muscle pain, or joint pain. What was life like without them? What did those people do without that relief? Sometimes we take these …

How Sleep Helps Manage Pain

Sleep is critical for the body to rejuvenate itself. While you are sleeping, your body is creating new cells, getting rid of old ones, and working to make you healthier. Without 6-9 hours of sleep, your body does not function as highly as it could. A staggering 66% of patients in pain complain of sleep …

When is it Time to See a Doctor?

When is it Time to See a Doctor?

Some of us push our limits. “Make it until you break it” some would say. Waiting until the last minute to see a doctor about your pain or other ailment is not always the best idea. Going to the doctor can sometimes be a life or death situation. Catching a serious illness early when the …

National Public Health Week: How Are You Managing Your Pain?

National Public Health Week has arrived and I wanted to touch base and see how all of you are doing. During the first full week of April each year, communities across the United States are brought together to observe National Public Health Week as a time to acknowledge the influences of public health and spotlight …

Paindemic

Dr. Melissa Cady, the Challenge Doctor is here to talk about her book, Paindemic. We’ll discuss when medical treatments can help and which ones to avoid, when complimentary and holistic approaches can benefit, and how we can take charge of our own health instead of waiting for somebody to do it for us.    

When Love Hurts: How Breakups Affect Us Physically

Love hurts.  It’s a phrase we’ve all heard in love songs, media, and in discussions after a heartbreak.  But what does heartbreak really doing to your body?  Loss can affect our bodies in many ways. We reveal the real effects of heartbreak in the form of stress, sleep deprivation, depression, and even unhealthy behaviors.  Let’s …

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know: When You’ve Tried it All

There will come a day when you feel like you have tried everything for the pain, and it just doesn’t go away.  Some of you may already be at this point, but I have some good news for you. On my radio show, Aches and Gains, I discuss many unique therapeutic approaches with my guests. …

But Wait! There’s More! Making Life More Than Chronic Pain

Pain is exceptionally unique. It can take over your life physically and emotionally, practically paralyzing you and preventing you from living your life the way you saw yourself living it. Managing pain is half of the battle, but being able to get ahead of pain and dealing with the psychological aspect of it is the …

JUST SAY NO: What NOT to Do When Managing Chronic Pain

There are many days where we want to do something and we know we shouldn’t while living with pain. Looking back at the good ol’ days can be a bad way to live, knowing that you can’t participate in those activities to the level you once did. Bodies change, people get older, and life changes …