How to Sleep with Chronic Pain

How to Sleep with Chronic Pain


We've mentioned before that there's a vicious cycle between pain and emotional health. In other words, many patients with chronic pain are also depressed and depression make pain worse. Similarly, those who live with pain usually have trouble sleeping. In turn, poor sleep contributes to pain and pain makes sleeping

Is Chronic Pain All in My Head?

Is Chronic Pain All in My Head?


People with an injury have comfort in knowing that their pain has an end date. However, for the millions of Americans who live with chronic pain, the idea that their pain will "run it course" or "go away" isn't always a reality. Chronic pain is tricky—it's isolating for those

11 Celebrities with Back Pain

11 Celebrities with Back Pain


When you're suffering from chronic back pain or are experiencing a flare-up, it can feel very isolating. It's important to know that you're not alone. In fact, most adults will experience some form of lower back pain in there lifetime. Too add to this, celebrities are not impermeable! Many of

13 Exercises for Lower Back Pain: Prevention & Treatment

13 Exercises for Lower Back Pain: Prevention & Treatment


For this article, we spoke with physical therapist all-star, Craig, of The Prehab Guys. As a popular physical therapist, Craig has helped thousands of clients and online followers better manage their lower back pain. Lower back pain (LBP) is both scary and stressful. When you have your first flare-up you

Discectomy for Lumbar Herniated Discs: What is it?

Discectomy for Lumbar Herniated Discs: What is it?


A discectomy for a lumbar herniated disk may be quite the mouthful, but it's actually one of the most common and effective back surgeries. For those with lower back pain, a lumbar herniated disk may be the root cause of your symptoms. What is a Lumbar Herniated Disk? Medical jargon

Do I Need Back Surgery? Will Back Surgery Even Help?

Do I Need Back Surgery? Will Back Surgery Even Help?


When you're not dealing with a life-saving operation, it's easy to question whether or not you really need surgery. A lot of people facing elective orthopedic surgeries, like spine surgery, wonder if it's worth the stress and lengthy recovery. It's not uncommon for patients to ask "will back surgery really

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