By Liza - There are a small group of us within the R.A. community, who when the summer rolls round, you can hear the groans of despair clear around the world from whichever point you may occupy. You may wonder why. The spring and summer months are balmy and hot, whereas the winter months are … Continue reading Why Your Joints Hurt & Ache When it’s Hot & Humid
By Winslow - As a former early childhood educator, I grew very familiar with the game “Red Light, Green Light.” I can remember the children in my class excitedly running throughout the gymnasium with the sounds of their little tennis shoes squeaking against the floor. The concept of the game is to run as far … Continue reading Red Light, Green Light: The Chronic Illness Game
By Dr. Brent Wells (Guest Writer) - If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer with chronic back and neck pain, consider adding some yoga exercises to your routine. Yoga improves your flexibility and reduces tension, which can dramatically reduce sensations of pain when practiced regularly. While many people do yoga as a … Continue reading Simple Yoga Exercises For Back & Neck Pain
By Winslow - Headaches can come in various different forms. Tension headaches, sinus headaches, menstrual migraines and cluster headaches are just a few examples of these debilitating demons that plague a great deal of people. It is estimated that 13% of Americans suffer from migraine headaches which calculates to around 38 million people. It is … Continue reading Migraine or Cluster: Which Are You Having?
By John Martinez in association with Axon Relief (Guest Post) - If you’re active in the migraine community, you may be noticing that CBD oil is starting to pick up steam as a possible treatment for migraine headaches. However, are the floods of positive anecdotal evidence backed by scientific data? The short answer is: not … Continue reading CBD Oil for Migraineurs?
By Jeannette - On social media I often see fellow patients with chronic pain and illness, questioned and put in the position where they have to explain how they can have a bit of beauty, joy, smiles, and soul shine, while they are sick and in daily pain. Apparently, a smile must negate pain. I … Continue reading You Are Allowed To Live With Pain & Still Shine
By Jeannette -It’s a critical time for all people who are impacted by pain, regardless of the cause. It is a time to unite on our journey with pain and over the next 90 days join the discussion of the gaps in the management of pain and the solutions put forth. This is a time … Continue reading What is the Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices, Why Does it Matter, & How Can You Have A Voice?
By Lisa of Migraine Magick (Guest Writer) - Let’s change the context around chronic pain. What if you could use your pain as your gain? Maybe pain wouldn’t feel like such a loss of precious time if you could use it to your advantage and heal. Would you prefer to use pain as an asset … Continue reading Re-contextualizing Pain
By Dana - Migraines can take center stage in our lives at any time. It happened to me fifteen years ago, during a very rough period in my personal life. On that November 16th, my father died. On that December 27th, my husband and I were in a car accident. On the following January 9th, … Continue reading Pain Diaries: Thank God For Dresden
By Sarah Faith - For those of us who experience any type of chronic pain, from daily to severe, it is not difficult to believe, empathize with, and understand others with the same affliction. For those who do not experience it, it is much harder. In fact, it seems sometimes that there is only a … Continue reading “I Believe You”