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5 Exercises That Can Help Alleviate Pain

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Individuals suffering from pain may be under the impression that exercising may worsen the pain. On the contrary, exercising can actually help alleviate pain while helping maintain motion in the joints, preventing stiffness, and keeping you healthy. Below are some exercises you can do to help alleviate your chronic pain.

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How To Self-Manage Your Arthritis

fitnessArthritis can affect anyone, regardless of age and sex. According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 50 million individuals suffer from arthritis. The disease becomes more common with age, and women have a greater risk of getting arthritis than men. Treatment options will vary from one individual to another. However, individuals who suffer from arthritis have the ability to self-manage themselves to where they can cope with their arthritis and still lead a healthy and productive lifestyle.

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Pain Awareness Month: 6 Ways You Can Help Spread Awareness

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As you may already know, September is Pain Awareness Month. The aim is to help raise awareness about pain management and about the available treatment options.

Chronic pain in particular is often referred to as the “invisible illness” for the simple fact that it is internal and shows no external signs of an illness or disability. At Arkansas Spine and Pain Institute, we strive to provide as much information as we can to help those battling from chronic pain to better cope with this ailment, and we work to encourage others to help educate the rest of the community about the illness. Below are some ways you can help make a difference.

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9 Ways to Help Combat Fibromyalgia Fatigue

 

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According to WebMD, more than 12 million Americans suffer from Fibromyalgia, a musculoskeletal condition that features pain in the muscles and joints, and includes symptoms such as fatigue. Individuals who have fibromyalgia often experience chronic cases of fatigue. Unlike normal fatigue, where the individual just feels exhaustion and recovers after a good amount of sleep or rest, fatigue resulting from fibromyalgia has the potential to lead to depression and in worst cases, social isolation.

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Pain Awareness Month: Chronic Pain vs Acute Pain

 

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September is designated as Pain Awareness Month. During this month, professionals, organizations and individuals collaborate to help raise awareness of existing issues in the realm of pain management. Here at Arkansas Spine and Pain, the team will also do its part to help provide individuals with a better understanding of what pain is and ways to go about coping with it. In the first of a series of blogs built around pain awareness, we will strive to understand some of the causes and to differentiate between acute and chronic pain.

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