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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.

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Living With

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.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

The Latest

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How to Ease Kids’ JIA Aches and Pains

These soothing stretches can help children stay one step ahead of this challenging condition.

By Megan McMorris
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The Facts About Using CBD for Anxiety & Depression

There's a lot of buzz about the calming powers of CBD. We went to the experts and dug into the research. Here are the facts.

By Jennifer Tzeses
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Can CBD Relieve Chronic Pain?

More and more people are using this buzzy herbal remedy to treat all kinds of pain. But how effective is it?

By Jennifer Tzeses
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Let's Talk About CBD

We've got the 411 on whether CBD is really as magical as people make it out to be—and if it's actually even legal.

By Jennifer Tzeses
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Alternative Treatment

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
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Fitness

5 Best Exercises for Joint Pain

Joint pain can get in the way of people with rheumatologic conditions being able to move around and live normally. The simple exercises described by physical therapists here can be the key to getting relief – and back in the game.

By K. Aleisha Fetters
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The Link Between Restless Leg Syndrome and Chronic Pain

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a common and sometimes devastating condition. I see it quite frequently in many of my chronic pain patients. In fact, it contributes to quite a bit of chronic pain, because of the difficulty it causes in terms of gettin...

By Mark Borigini, M.D.
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Do Zero Gravity Chairs Really Work for Managing Pain?

With co-pays, deductibles, and bills to pay, it seems like everyone is in a pinch lately. And although medications are effective at reducing pain in a pinch, I would like to focus on some other products that help control the vise-grip of pain. To eff...

By Christina Lasich, MD
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Medication

Opioids: Physical Dependence or Addiction?

The terms "addiction" and "physical dependence" are not interchangeable, even though they're often used that way. Learn the difference.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Can Referred Pain Be Treated by Radiofrequency Ablation?

Leg pain, arm pain, and even headaches can all be referred from the facet joints in the spine. These small joints connect each vertebral body. Like other joints in the body, the facet joints can wear out and develop arthritis (inflammation of a joint ...

By Christina Lasich, MD

Meet the Experts

Ginger Vieira
Health Writer & Patient Advocate

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 Advocate

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.