When Depression Hurts | NVCPC.com

When Depression Hurts

Depression and chronic pain often go hand in hand. Unfortunately, it can also be a chicken or egg situation. How do you know if your chronic pain has led to depression or the other way around? There have been several recent studies that try to better understand the links between this mental health condition and pain.…

4 Ways to Lose Weight, Safely and Healthily | NVCPC.com

4 Ways to Lose Weight, Safely and Healthily

Unfortunately, this post will not tell you that you can lose weight in a week. It certainly won’t talk about fad diets that could end up hurting rather than helping your overall health. Over and over, research has shown that weight that falls off within a week or after a round of Tabasco and lemonade inspired…

Blogs and Cookbooks for Pain Healthy Recipes| NVCPC.com

Blogs and Cookbooks for Pain Healthy Recipes

With all of this talk about foods that are good for pain management, how do you know where to start? Just adding disparate ingredients to your grocery list doesn’t mean you’ll actually eat the new, healthier food. You’re in luck, though. There are some great resources for recipes and cookbooks that can help you cook…

How Can Caffeine Cause Pain? | NVCPC.com

How Can Caffeine Cause Pain?

So many people rely on caffeine to make it through the day. Coffee, diet Coke, energy drinks, or anything else containing the stimulant are very popular in our fast-paced culture. While caffeine is naturally occurring, it does have some negative consequences for some people, especially those already dealing with chronic pain conditions. Here are some…

Foods That Can Exacerbate Pain | NVCPC.com

Foods That Can Exacerbate Pain

You may be surprised to learn that there are some foods that can cause or exacerbate pain. You probably know about celiac disease and gluten intolerance, but sometimes the issues go beyond specific related conditions. What foods can cause pain or exacerbate chronic conditions such as arthritis? Sugars: Increased sugar intake, which increases the body’s production…

What Are the Signs of Opiate Tolerance? | NVCPC.com

What Are the Signs of Opiate Tolerance?

Opiates and opioid medications are often prescribed to patients with chronic pain or as they recover from surgery or major injury. However, there are indicators that some individuals have or may develop a tolerance to opiate drugs. To better understand it is important to know the signs of opiate tolerance and be proactive about alternative…

How Does Painkiller Tolerance Occur? | NVCPC.com

How Does Painkiller Tolerance Occur?

If you have never experienced it yourself, you have probably heard others say that the same amount of painkillers simply don’t work for them anymore. Just how does this type of painkiller tolerance happen? Sometimes the effects can be psychological and sometimes they can be biological. First, we need to understand the definition of painkillers…

New Research on Exercise for Pain Relief | NVCPC.com

New Research on Exercise for Pain Relief

Many researchers are beginning to unlock the benefits of exercise for overall health and wellness. John J. Ratey, MD claims that exercise can improve neurological functioning and help treat many common mental conditions. Other researchers are now studying how exercise can impact and help treat chronic pain conditions. From diabetic nerve pain to fibromyalgia, researchers…