Blog Posts - Chronic Pain

To Those Who Think Natural Chronic Pain Treatments Don’t Work

Natural chronic pain treatments don't work? Speak for yourself! If you're looking for the science behind natural treatments, check this out.
by I Told You I Was Sick on May 23, 2016

Top 9 Herbal and Natural Remedies for Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain? Millions are in the same boat. Here is a list of herbs and natural remedies for chronic pain.
by I Told You I Was Sick on May 16, 2016

You suffer from chronic pain? Your pain is real

You suffer from chronic pain? Your pain is real – Did you know? Studies show that 18% to 29% of the Canadian adult population suffers from chronic pain. You suffer from chronic pain? Your pain is real Differentiating acute pain chronic pain A...
by Global Health on May 16, 2016

Fibromyalgia Awareness: Resources for Patients and their Families

Because May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, I wanted to compile a list of online fibromyalgia resources for you to use and share. Whether you're new to the diagnosis and looking for answers, the loved one of a fibromyalgia patient, or a seasone...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on May 16, 2016

How do help someone change their beliefs about pain?

This post is my little attempt to educate clinicians! Some of you will know I really don’t like the term “pain education” or “educating” people. The reason doesn’t go back as far as the original definition of ̶...
by Healthskills on May 9, 2016

Exercises and Natural Remedies for Musicians With Chronic Pain

Are you a musician living with chronic hand pain? Playing an instrument with chronic pain is disheartening. These natural treatments can help.
by I Told You I Was Sick on May 9, 2016

5 Essential Oils for Chronic Pain Relief

Are you living with chronic pain? These 5 essential oils can help relieve your pain naturally.
by I Told You I Was Sick on May 2, 2016

Why does “doing exercise” work?

Bless all the physiotherapists in the world, they keep us doing exercises. And exercises are good because they get us doing the things we want to do in our daily lives. But how does it work?  This is not an exposition on exercise physiology –...
by Healthskills on May 1, 2016

Live Support Group Takes Chronic Pain Chat to the Next Level

Living with chronic pain and illness? You're not alone. Live Support Group offers chronic pain talk support, so you can really connect with others. Join today.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Apr 25, 2016

Self-managing chronic pain

I have long been a proponent of helping people who live with pain to take control of their situation and actively self-manage as much as possible. My rationale has been that people who feel they are in control of some parts of their life are more lik...
by Healthskills on Apr 24, 2016

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, and the Movie Cake

If you haven't yet seen Cake but want to, you might want to bookmark this post for later.Sunday afternoon, my husband, Dan, and I were looking for something to do that didn't require a whole lot of effort.  "Hey," I said, "Ca...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 22, 2016

Open “Impossible” Plastic Packaging Easily and Safely With Nimble!

Difficulty opening plastic packaging? The Nimble is an easy package opener that helps you open packages with the swipe of a finger. Perfect for arthritis.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Apr 18, 2016

The Fibromyalgia Pain Scale and My Celiac Suspicions

I don't know about you, but for me the numeric scale for fibromyalgia pain is exponential. Like the Richter scale for earthquakes. Even though going from an 8.5 to an 8.0 doesn't seem like much on paper, it can have a pretty dramatic impact on m...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 17, 2016

Atkinson Law Office Wins Minnesota's First Work Related Medical Marijuana Case!

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog article about the expansion of medical marijuana as a tool for treating chronic pain and muscle spasm.  For those who are new to the changes in Minnesota law, in 2015 medical marijuana use was exp...

5 Tips for Dealing with People Who Don't Believe Your Chronic Pain is Real

This might seem a little dark. It's supposed to. If you'd like to add your own tip, please do so in the comments. But let's all please remember to have a little fun with this and be as snarky as humanly possible.Tell them to fuck off.Hit them wi...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 15, 2016

Chronic Illness Putting You in Debt? Save up to 70% on Medical Bills With ‘Remedy’!

Are you struggling with medical bills due to your chronic illness? You're not alone. Let Remedy look at your bills for FREE! They will reduce them for you.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Apr 11, 2016

Pain Level: FML

Originally published on my old blog on November 8, 2015.This morning as I was using the towel bar to lower myself onto the toilet, I had a thought. What if this towel bar gives out?Every inch of me is screaming with pain. I can hardly move,...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 10, 2016

Today is Migraine Day—Yippee!

As they say on the local news here in Central Illinois, "There's going to be some weather today."The idea that weather only happens when whether is bad? Well, that's odd to me. Isn't there weather every day? When my husband and I moved here and...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 6, 2016

An Open Letter to Doctors Who Think Chronic Pain Patients Are “Hysterical”

If you're a doctor who thinks your chronic pain patient is "hysterical" and not really sick, you're adding emotional damage to her physical pain. Please read.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Apr 4, 2016

How to Heal Autoimmune Disease Naturally

Are you living with an autoimmune disease? There is hope! Say "goodbye" to chronic pain and fatigue by learning how to heal autoimmune disease naturally.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Mar 28, 2016

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