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11 Tips for Living With Chronic Pain

1. Learn deep breathing or meditation to help with chronic pain. Deep breathing and meditation are techniques that help your body relax, which eases pain. Tension and tightness seep from muscles as they receive a quiet message to relax. Although there are many to meditate, the soothing power of repetition is at the heart of some […]

What You Need to Know About Pain

(ĐTĐ) – As with other subjective experiences, such as love, fear, or anger, there’s no way to objectively measure pain. We asked Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, chief of the Pain Management Division and associate professor of anesthesia at Stanford University School of Medicine, to explain the unpleasant sensation we all feel in different ways.   […]

Exercise, Talk Therapy by Phone May Help Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain

(ĐTĐ) – Exercise and/or talking with a therapist on the phone once a week may significantly reduce chronic pain, a new study shows.   About 20% to 40% of adults report experiencing chronic pain, Seth Berkowitz, MD, and Mitchell Katz, MD, of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services write in an accompanying editorial. […]

100 Million Americans Have Chronic Pain

(ĐTĐ) – More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain at a cost of around $600 billion a year in medical treatments and lost productivity, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM).   An IOM committee commissioned by Congress concluded that pain is not optimally managed in the U.S. and that […]