Pain Management

The best methods of management for conditions with chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, TMJ disorder, and foot pain.

People With Chronic Pain Talk About Opioids

News coverage of the opioid crisis rarely includes the voices of Americans who rely on these prescriptions for chronic pain. Here's what they have to say.

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When You’re Struggling To Get Your Zzzs With PsA

Writer Tracy Davenport shares the strategies she’s used to get a better night’s sleep with psoriatic arthritis.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

How’s Your Health With PsA? Look Beyond the Scale

While the number on the scale is a key indicator of health, writer Tracy Davenport discusses other metrics you should consider that carry more weight for your long-term health with psoriatic arthritis.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Taking CBD Oil for RA

CBD oil comes from the cannabis plant, and it's an increasingly popular alternative treatment for people with chronic pain from RA.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Chronic Pain? Get On Pinterest

A new study published in the journal Health Education & Behavior shows that people with chronic pain are turning to Pinterest for help coping.

By Diane Domina

Multiple Myeloma: Managing Bone Pain

From medication and surgery to stress-reduction techniques, here are ways to cope with bone pain.

By Eileen Bailey

After a Decade of Disease: This is What I Would Tell My Younger Self

K.J. Ramsey was diagnosed with AS in her 20s — she was afraid and in pain, with no idea what the next decade would bring. If only she could go back and talk to that 20 year old...

By K.J. Ramsey

Should You Lay Off the Cheese and Yogurt — Or Load Up?

Conflicting research says that for some inflammatory conditions, dairy is harmful, while for others, it’s actually helpful. Find out if your condition is one that should be loading up on cheese, or ridding dairy altogether.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Does Opioid Marketing Affect Overdose Death Rates?

An observational study associates opioid marketing and overdose death rates, questioning the role of pharmaceutical companies and doctors in the opioid crisis.

By Patrick Chatfield

Meet MJ, The Former Mommy Blogger Who Now Writes About Ankylosing Spondylitis

In her new blog: “Kicking Hoops and Shooting Goals,” MJ Rowan captures the daily irony and flow of living with AS and fibromyalgia — both of which she has. MJ crafts an irresistible story you almost certainly cannot stop reading mid-paragraph.

By Charis Hill

There's an App for That — Including Your RA

Life with rheumatoid arthritis is all over the map. Try these tools and apps to track your symptoms, so you can report them to your doctor.

By Cathy Kramer

Featured Collections

Living Well with RA

When your body's in pain, how do you move forward? Find expert advice and use the collective wisdom of fellow RA patients and caregivers to live with greater ease at home, work, and beyond.

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Can you guess which world record this mom with RA broke? Find even more stories of men and women staying active with rheumatoid arthritis, from the dance studio to the shores of the Great Lakes.

Meet the Experts

Ginger Vieira

Patient Expert

Ginger Vieira is an author who has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014.

Lene Andersen, MSW

Patient Expert

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer. She lives with rheumatoid arthritis.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Ginger Vieira

Patient Expert

Ginger Vieira is an author who has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014.

Health News

New Generic Drug Could Improve Treatment for Opioid Dependence

The approved the first generic versions of Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual film for the treatment of opioid dependence to improve access to these medications for people who need them.

Baking Soda For Inflammatory Diseases?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease, and new evidence shows that baking soda may help fight inflammation.

Think Twice Before Supplement Shopping

Study finds many supplements provide few advantages to wellness (but also, no risk).