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4 Necessities For Chronic Illness and Pain Patients

As a woman who has dealt with chronic illness and pain for half of her life, I attest to the fact that it changes you. ...

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5 Ways To Ease Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain can ruin your life... at least, make you feel that way. Trust me, I know. It can make even the smallest tasks impossible to accomplish. Muscles spasm. Vertebrae lock up. Relief or even a slight improvement can be elusive. You go to bed with pain and wake up with pain. It can even become difficult to concentrate and progressively harder to move normally. Left untreated, chronic back pain usually gets worse. So, don't do that...

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Inflammation Is Slowly Killing You

Here's the deal... In a perfect world and body, short-term inflammation is a normal immune system response that helps fight infection , rescues body systems during trauma, and eases allergic responses (grandma's yummy chicken soup simmering on the stove). Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, happens when the body does not turn off the production of normal pro-inflammatory cells that are needed in those temporary situations (the pot bowls over, starts a fire, and keeps burning until someone puts it out).

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Fibromyalgia Awareness: One Woman’s Story

A diagnosis of fibromyalgia carries a negative stigma in society because the symptoms are very vague and are not so clear-cut as other diseases/conditions. I have actually heard people say that there is no such thing as fibromyalgia, or that the symptoms are fake and they are all in the person's head. It is also widely believed that people who have fibromyalgia just want attention and/or medication.

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Skechers, Yoga, and Women’s Blogs to Love

A few things to share today - some rockin', new shoes, a way to ease chronic pain, and a blog post for all moms out there.

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Tylenol vs. Ibuprofen for Arthritis Pain

Is it better for me to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen for osteoarthritis? I’m a 50-year old, pretty darned healthy female, although my healthy half-sister had a heart attack out of the blue and died at 53.

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Graston Technique: Soft Tissue Rescue

I was fortunate enough to experience this amazing treatment first hand through my chiripractor, Dr. Michael Tuckey. When he first recommended it for my daughter after a car accident, I was sceptical but open as she was in a lot of pain after being rear-ended by an overzealous teen driver. Her treament was extensive because of the amount of soft tissue damage; in the end she and I were pleasantly surprised by the results.

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