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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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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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Let’s Talk About CBD & 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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Treatment

9 Ways to Treat Psoriatic Arthritis

Cosentyx, Taltz, Otezla, oh my! Here's how to navigate finding the best treatment option for you.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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Treatment

Psoriatic Arthritis: Need a Treatment Change?

There are too many treatment options to settle for one that’s not working. Watch for these red flags that suggest it’s time to talk to your doctor about switching things up.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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Symptoms

How Doctors Diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis

Do you suspect you might have rheumatoid arthritis? These are the signs that your physician will look for to diagnose or rule out the condition.

By Lisa Fields
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8 Energy-Boosting Supplements for Fibromyalgia Fatigue

Fibromyalgia fatigue is a pervasive, all-encompassing exhaustion that can interfere with the most basic daily activities. These supplements can help.

By Karen Lee Richards
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Red Flags to Look Out for After Back Surgery

Dear Dr Lasich - I’m six weeks post op spinal fusion surgery.Dec. 8, 2011 and then again eight days later I was in so much pain. The doctors went back in and found that a screw had broken by bone and some hardware was removed. My foot feels like it’s ...

By Christina Lasich, MD
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8 Energy-Boosting Supplements for Fibromyalgia Fatigue

Fatigue, often extreme fatigue, is a key symptom of fibromyalgia. For many, it can be even more debilitating than the pain. Doctors generally tend to shy away from prescribing medications to treat fatigue. I suspect that’s because most of them are st...

By Karen Lee Richards
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Guaifenesin for Fibromyalgia: Legit Treatment or Snake Oil?

You may have read some amazing stories of people who claim to have had a complete reversal of their fibromyalgia symptoms from taking something called guaifenesin. You may also wonder why it is not prescribed more often if it works so well. For almos...

By Karen Lee Richards

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.