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Chronic Pain Management and Activity Level

Chronic Pain Management and Activity Level: The Power of 10%

If your back hurts, or you have tension headaches, facial pain, knee pain, migraine headaches, arthritis, or one of the many other chronic pain problems, you may find it difficult to stay active, much less to exercise.  Yet, an important […]

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Living with Pain and Anxiety

Living with Pain and Anxiety

Pain is often linked with anxiety. Let's face it, pain can

Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain Management

Coping with Pain: Have You Tried Physical Therapy?

If you have lived with pain for a long while, you may have tried many remedies. Generally, a combination of different treatments is most effective. Have you tried

Coping with Pain - Tai Chi

Chronic Pain Management and Tai Chi

If you are living with chronic pain, you may have used many different strategies for pain management. Have you tried Tai Chi? It originated in Chinese martial arts

Pace Yourself So You Can Do More

Living with Pain: Start Pacing Yourself!

Last week, I talked about how important it is to stay active, even though you have chronic pain. The less you do, the weaker you will become. When

Living with Severe Pain Pace Yourself

Living with Pain: What is Your Baseline?

Chronic pain tends to slow people down. You may find that you are less active, socialize less, move slower, and simply do less. Here are some examples of

Free swimmer

Living with Pain: The Joy of Swimming

I have to admit, I have always resisted adding swimming to my fitness routine. I had lots of reasons (okay, excuses):

  • I thought it would be dull.
  • I could get

Many pathways to chronic pain management

The Many Pathways to Chronic Pain Management

Recently I had a delightful conversation with Amy Taylor North, Senior Managing Editor of Pain Pathways Magazine. What

Depression and Exercise

Expert Interview Series with Dr. Cory Newman: The Importance of Being Active and Getting Exercise

Lower Back Pain and Exercise: Pace Yourself

Lower Back Pain and Exercise: Pace Yourself

Your doctor has probably told you that exercise is an important part of recovery from chronic lower back pain. You may be afraid to exercise for fear that

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