May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a good reminder to check up - and brush up - on yours. The pain began as a dull off-and-on ache between my shoulder blades. But then, seemingly overnight, it progressed into a persistent, sharp and stinging sensation that moved beyond my neck and down into my arm. The unrelenting pain woke me – and kept me - up at night. And the more I felt the pain, the … [Read more...] about Five Quick and Easy Tips to Keep Your Sanity When You’re in Pain
Our lives are filled with so much motion that can strain our body, a complex, amazing machine. Just thinking about all the possibilities is enough to make us dizzy: we turn, bend, lift, walk, run and move. And even when we’re not in motion, that brilliant machine with all its moving parts is still being challenged: It’s possible, after all, that sitting, standing or even sleeping in the wrong … [Read more...] about Is Your Everyday Life Setting You Up for Pain?
You’ve looked forward to it all year…researched, planned and anticipated. It’s finally here - vacation time! And you’re determined not to let anything ruin it. Unfortunately, no matter how meticulously you plan, there are a lot of things that can derail a vacation. Some are simply out of your control – like delayed flights, lost luggage, and perhaps the most infamous of all – the weather. … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Enjoy a Pain-Free Vacation
When you experience pain, do you: Become anxious and depressed Pop a painkiller Lose sleep Call in sick Book a massage Do nothing, live with it, and suffer in silence All of the above There's really no simple answer to this question, since there are many dynamics - like the type of pain, your background and personality and family and social environments - that can determine … [Read more...] about Natural Remedies for Pain Management