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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Rare Disease Advocate Encourages Advocating for Your Disease

Candace H. Lerman is the 1 in 10 Americans with a rare disease. Learn how she’s brought attention to her condition through advocating in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill.

By Erin L. Boyle

Study Adds to Concerns About Pain Reliever Use During Pregnancy

Research has shown that long-term use of the pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk for neurodevelopmental problems like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD...

By Diane Domina

Learning Self-Defense When You Live With Chronic Pain

Living with a chronic illness and pain may affect our ability to resist a potential attack. So how can we tailor self-defense to our unique needs? Here are some tips.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Putting Off Exercise Due to Your Fibromyalgia? 10 Recovery Tips

Yes, fibromyalgia can intensify post-workout pain. Here’s how to prevent and manage soreness so you can keep after your strength and flexibility goals.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Packing a Migraine 'Go Bag'

Take care to pack these essentials for a migraine-related trip to the ER so you’re not caught unprepared.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

What Do Your Feet Say About Your Health?

Believe it or not, your feet are a good barometer of your overall health. What do yours tell you about your health?

By Eileen Bailey

Here’s How to Avoid Your Next Gout Attack

Once you’ve experienced the sudden, stabbing intensity of a gout flare, you’ll want to avoid a next time. These tips will help your chances.

By Malaika Hill

'Motion is Lotion' for Bodies in Chronic Pain

A safer alternative to opioids — and one that can be just effective, believe it or not — is physical therapy.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Let Patients Help: An Interview With ‘e-Patient Dave’ deBronkart

After his experience with kidney cancer, Dave became the infamous ‘e-Patient Dave’ – a leading voice for a movement to empower and engage people with medical conditions to become active participants in their healthcare.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Boston Marathon Bomb Survivor Doesn't Run From Chronic Pain

She was already fighting fibromyalgia — and then came the Boston Marathon bombing, where she suffered a traumatic brain injury. Hear her inspiring story.

By Stephanie Stephens