The 10 Best Places to Live if You Have Chronic Pain

For many sufferers of chronic pain, the quality of their lives is all-consuming. For these people, the simple tasks that most of us take for granted, such as tying our shoes or walking, are activities they approach with dread. So it makes sense that if you suffer from chronic pain you will do whatever you can to help relieve it. That includes living in a location that is more likely to reduce your pain and impro...

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How do people in other countries deal with pain?

Americans enjoy the highest standard of healthcare of any nation in the world. The expertise of our providers, our amazing medical technology, and the access provided to most Americans has become the envy of many other countries. Despite all of our advances, however, the U.S. is still the world leader in the consumption of narcotics for the relief of pain: Last year, nearly 250 million prescriptions were written...

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What do pro athletes do for pain?

One of the best resources for the management of joint pain, especially lower back pain, are the athletes who play professional sports. After all, their livelihood depends on a healthy body, free from joint pain and lower back pain. Most athletes try to avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), which have side effects and may even slow the repair of damaged cartilage, which is related to the ons...

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What’s the relationship between food and pain?

We have to breathe and we have to eat. Most of the time, we don't have much choice about the air we're breathing, but we can make wise choices about the foods we eat. If you suffer from arthritis or joint pain, there are some foods you should avoid as they may cause inflammation and pain. These include: Fried foods- That chicken may taste delicious, but if it's fried and you are prone to joint pain, avoiding f...

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