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How to Manage Chronic Pain in Cooler Weather

Individuals suffering from chronic pain often feel the pain worsening with the shift in the weather, particularly as the seasons change from summer to fall. Individuals suffering from back or neck pain experience worsening of the pain while individuals who suffer from fibromyalgia witness their symptoms getting worse. Regardless of what chronic illness or condition individuals may be suffering from, one thing is for certain. Fall is not a great season for individuals suffering from chronic pain. However, you can minimize the degree of your pain by applying heat therapy. Below are various forms of heat therapy that can be applied to help chronic pain sufferers.

Hot Packs or Heating Pads Dedicate 20 minutes, several times a day to applying some type of hot pack or heating pad to the body area where the pain is emanating from. This will not provide permanent relief but will help temporarily.

Heat Wraps Heat wraps can help provide the necessary warmth to ease back and joint-related pain. They can be found at any local store or pharmacy, and provide relief that can last up to 8 hours.

Water Therapy Soaking yourself in a warm or hot bath can be very helpful for the body, especially for individuals suffering from sciatic nerve pain. It helps reduce inflammation and relaxes the body.

Stay Active It may not be enticing to go out for a run or jog in cold weather especially if you are experiencing pain. In all actuality, not being active may result in the worsening of some of your pain. If the weather gets cold, consider an indoor athletic facility with a track or make use of your treadmill at home .

Dress Warmly and Comfortably Before you head out, toss your clothes into the dryer for a few minutes and then wear them. Not only will they warm you up, but they will also provide relief to stiffness in your body and help reduce the pain as you begin your day.

The cold weather can be unkind to us especially more so for individuals who suffer from chronic pain. The key is to keep warm and active. We hope these tips help you get through this cooler weather!

How does cool weather impact your pain? What do you do to manage it? Share your experience below!

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What to do if you have a concussion

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Many people have misconceptions that concussions can only occur while playing sports. This couldn’t be more false! While concussions are most common amongst avid sports players, they can also occur during car accidents or unlucky slips and falls.

If you’ve recently suffered from a concussion, follow this list of tips and tricks to help ensure you’re on your way to recovery.

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5 Tips to Help Prevent Neck Pain

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How often have you woken up in the morning experiencing pain in the neck and having difficulty moving from side to side? This can be the result of spraining your neck while sleeping in an uncomfortable or unusual position. More severe forms of neck pain can be the result of spinal stenosis or a herniated disc in the cervical region. Below are some tips to follow to help prevent the onset of neck pain.

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The Benefits of Acupuncture

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Originating in ancient China, acupuncture has been practiced as a form of treatment for thousands of years. However, it wasn’t until the later part of the 20th century that acupuncture became rapidly popular in America. Acupuncture is a common form of treatment used for pain management. Some of the conditions which are commonly associated with acupuncture include fibromyalgia, low back pain, osteoarthritis, headaches, neck pain, myofascial pain and addiction, amongst other conditions.

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