What You Should Know About Fibromyalgia | NVCPC.com

What You Should Know About Fibromyalgia

Even though we can’t always see the pain, it’s important to spread awareness about the effects of fibromyalgia–both on a personal and national level. When you suffer from fibromyalgia, it’s easy to suffer in silence. Fibromyalgia is often called an invisible illness because there are few outward symptoms. Worse, the condition itself is little understood. While medical…

How To Take Care Of Yourself As A Caregiver | NVCPC.com

How To Take Care Of Yourself As A Caregiver

As we talked about recently, caregivers face their own unique health challenges. Chronic pain caregivers, help is available to keep you healthy while caring for your loved ones. Here are some ways caregivers can take care of themselves. 1. Get connected Several organizations, national and local, are devoted to caregivers and helping them with their needs.…

Caregivers Face Real Health Risks: Here's What You Should Know | NVCPC.com

Caregivers Face Real Health Risks: Here’s What You Should Know

Helping the 100 million people living with chronic pain are an estimated 42.1 million caregivers, who in their supportive efforts are themselves at risk for injury leading to chronic pain, according to researchers at Ohio State University’s (OSU) Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Here’s what you should know. What are caregiver health risks?  The research from Ohio State…

What Is Stress, And Are You Suffering From It? | NVCPC.com

What Is Stress, And Are You Suffering From It?

We talk a lot about stress in our culture. Many people are feeling the effects of stress-related illnesses. Our jobs and even our families can cause stress in our lives. But stress sounds like such a nebulous concept. What is stress for one person is not at all for another. Here’s how you can figure…

Take Small Steps For Big Changes In 2019 | NVCPC.com

Take Small Steps For Big Changes In 2019

It’s that time of year again: time to come up with a New Year’s resolution. Setting a goal can be a great way to make positive changes in your life. However, actually carrying out those goals once the daily grind has stripped away your motivation is an entirely different story. By looking at what science has…

Adding Last-Minute Holiday Cheer | NVCPC.com

Adding Last-Minute Holiday Cheer To Your Season

It’s the very last minute, and in all of the gift-buying, gift-wrapping, teacher-gifting, and holiday dropping-in, you realize that your own home is, well, less than festive. Never fear. There are a few last minute touches you can add to make your home and your holiday merry and bright. Candles There is something about a…

7 Cold Weather Tips For Diabetes Patients | NVCPC.com

7 Cold Weather Tips For Diabetes Patients

For people living with diabetes, cold weather may make it more difficult to maintain regulated blood sugar levels. Frosty temperatures stress the body, and that stress frequently causes blood sugar levels to rise. Don’t despair—knowledge is power. And with that in mind, we’ve collected some cold weather tips for diabetes to keep you healthy all…

How To Get The Support You Need Over The Holidays | NVCPC.com

How To Get The Support You Need Over The Holidays

The winter holidays can be a joyful time. Family comes from near and far, and there are plenty of opportunities to gather with friends. Food from many traditions graces the table, and games and gifts are plentiful. For many people, there is nothing quite like the beauty and fellowship of the holidays. For others, though,…

How To Reduce Pain At Work With Ergonomic Equipment | NVCPC.com

How To Reduce Pain At Work With Ergonomic Equipment

Long days spent in an office chair can intensify the effects of chronic pain for some people. Fortunately, awareness around the issue of helping employees manage chronic pain is growing, and so are the possible remedies available. Chronic pain results in an estimated $61.2 billion in lost productivity annually, estimates the American Chronic Pain Association. Conditions associated with that…

How To Get Better Sleep | NVCPC.com

How To Get Better Sleep

Good sleep is important to our physical health and mental well-being, and can actually decrease your pain levels. Here are a few ideas for you to implement in your daily routine to have get better sleep. Try supplements Melatonin is a hormone that occurs naturally and is typically produced throughout the day to help us…