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What is chronic pain? This is a question many may find themselves asking after their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. We all experience pain at some point. But for some, this pain is persistent. ...

Often, with back or joint pain the thought of increasing or doing any physical activity sounds torturous. However, recent studies show that people who exercise and stay flexible manage their pain much better than those who don’t. Keep reading to learn more about how to reduce pain with exercise....

Inflammation can be a big contributor to pain, causing damage in the body and preventing daily activities. Our diets can play a big role in helping our bodies fight inflammation and pain. Compounds called antioxidants, found in many common foods, can help reduce inflammation and damage-causing free radicals. ...

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is a great day to get outside and explore, but did you know that being outdoors can also improve your overall wellness? We might have heard before that fresh air can do us some good, but how? There are many health benefits associated with getting outdoors. Keep reading for several health benefits of being outdoors...

In life, we cannot avoid stress entirely. Stress can come in both “bad” and “good” experiences. Bad stress may be from a busy schedule, finances, health issues or a recent death in the family. Good stress can be come as a wedding, birthday or excitement over an upcoming trip. Whether good or bad, stress can affect the body's ability to regulate metabolism, sleep and other bodily functions like digestion and blood sugar. That's why it is important to understand how to manage stress with mindfulness...

tress is a concern for many Americans and commonly affects those with chronic pain. Yoga for stress relief can help you relax and manage stress. ...

For those with chronic pain, an important aspect of pain management is acknowledging not just the physical sensation of pain, but also the emotional, social and psychological toll it can take. Living with chronic pain can mean also living with anxiety, depression and social and relationship issues. That’s why it is important to focus on treating the whole person....

Stress can be a major trigger for chronic pain patients, and work stress can be particularly difficult to manage. Whether you work in an office, factory, home or anywhere in between, we are all affected by work stress. Here are some tips to help...

Knee pain is one of the most common types of joint pain, affecting millions of Americans. At the Pain Management Group, we focus on treating minor knee pain with interventional methods like stretching and exercise. ...

It is important to stay as active as possible to keep our muscles strong as we age. I always tell my patients with chronic pain that exercise does not have to be a vigorous, long work out. The recommendation is 150 minutes over the course of one week. This can also be broken up into various workout sessions throughout the week. Even doing 10 minutes 3 times a day can add up to big changes down the road. Remember, every little bit counts. Try these exercises at home using your own body weight or light hand weights...