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  • Written by The Pain Center on Sep 14, 2018

    September marks National Pain Awareness Month, a time when pain specialists and advocates promote pain education and raise awareness about issues related to chronic pain. Many people who suffer from chronic pain do so silently; they hide their pain because of the stigma surrounding chronic pain. The goal of Pain Awareness Month is to break down the barriers to effective pain management, reduce stigma, and create a greater understanding of chronic pain among healthcare providers, patients, and the community.

  • Written by Cathy Brown on Aug 30, 2018

    Back pain affects 80 percent of us at some point in our lives. The good news is that for many people suffering from low back pain, exercises to stretch the hip flexor muscles can help.

  • Written by Cathy Brown on Jul 03, 2018

    As we grow older, our odds of developing a painful medical condition go up. About 50 percent of older adults suffer chronic pain, and that rate is even higher among nursing home residents.

  • Written by Cathy Brown on Jun 19, 2018

    There's no question about it, as we get older, our chances of suffering a painful medical condition go up. Some studies indicate that 50 percent of older adults live with chronic pain. The rate is even higher for those living in nursing homes.

  • Written by Cathy Brown on May 15, 2018

    It’s bad enough to have a headache or backache. But when literally everything seems to hurt, you’re truly miserable. You can have trouble getting through simple daily activities and may find it hard to get a good night’s sleep. That can make the pain even worse.

  • Written by Cathy Brown on Apr 26, 2018

    If you've had sciatica leg pain, you know it can be miserable—shooting pain in your leg and sometimes tingling, weakness, or numbness.

    Sciatica pain starts when something in your body, often a herniated disk, is pressing on the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the back of your legs.

  • Written by Cathy Brown on Mar 15, 2018

    If you’re in pain, you’re not alone.

    About 1 in 4 Americans suffer from pain that lasts more than 24 hours. In fact, more people suffer from pain than from cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined.

  • Written by Abram Burgher MD on Feb 22, 2018

    If your car was rear-ended two days ago, and you wake up with neck pain, the cause is obvious: you're likely suffering from whiplash. Other times the cause of your neck injury can be more mysterious. Sometimes you wake up with a "crick" in your neck and have no idea why.

  • Written by The Pain Center on Jan 31, 2018

    If it seems like you hurt more during cold weather, you're not alone.

    Many people, especially those suffering with joint pain, say cold, damp weather causes their pain to flare. In a 2014 study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 67 percent of a group of osteoarthritis sufferers said they believed the weather affected their pain levels.

  • Written by Rachel Meyer on Aug 05, 2016

    Whether you’re traveling to areas with pleasant summer temperatures or can use these tips for the upcoming months in Arizona, there are ways that those who suffer from chronic pain can enjoy the outdoors. With just a few adaptations and tips, you can be outdoors and enjoying the fresh air with everyone else!