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
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
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 […]
Celebrating Thanksgiving And Gratitude Every Day
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to relax with family and friends, eat delicious food, and express gratitude for all the good things life sends our way. Gratitude comes into the spotlight on Thanksgiving, but the habit of being grateful for life’s abundance has been shown to improve people’s […]
What Are The Links Between Substance Abuse And Pain?
Medical professionals are understandably worried about the direct mental effects of substance abuse and overuse on our mental health. However, there can be long-term effects, some of which can lead to higher levels of pain. What are the links between substance abuse and pain? There are several concerns when it comes to substance abuse and […]
Going Back to Nature: A Guide Towards Better Health
Did you know that Mother Nature is the most inexpensive therapist you can see? Going back to nature and spending time outdoors can help reduce stress and instill calm in your life. This doesn’t even have to mean a week-long camping trip without electricity or running water. Just five minutes a day outdoors can reduce […]
How To Stay Safe While Exercising In The Cold
As the cold winter winds begin again around Vegas, staying safe while exercising in chillier weather is very important. Here are a few tips to stay safe while exercising in the cold. Talk with your doctor Before you add cold weather exercise to your routine you may wish to discuss your overall health with a […]
Is Poor Sleep And Depression Related?
The American Academy of Sleep Science reported an interesting study they conducted of adult twins regarding sleep patterns and depression. The results are important for chronic pain patients who generally suffer from sleep issues and mental health concerns. Here’s what you should know. Poor sleep and depression They studied 1,788 adult twins to determine if […]
Is There A Genetic Link Between Migraine Sufferers?
Researchers have discovered several shared traits among migraine sufferers that seem to indicate a genetic link. They found five separate segments of the genetic code that may link those suffering from migraine headaches. Some of these genes were linked to brain circuitry and others were responsible for keeping brain tissues healthy. Understanding the genetic link between […]
What Are Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks?
Nerve blocks are one type of treatment for chronic pain conditions. Depending on the specific pain and region of the body, your doctor can help you determine what type of nerve block is right for you. Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks may be a great option for managing your pain. Here’s what you should know. What are sphenopalatine […]