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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Opioid-Related Deaths An 'Enormous' Burden

The percentage of deaths due to opioids increased nearly 300 percent from 2001 to 2016, says new research in JAMA Network Open.

By Stephanie Stephens

Have Gout; Still Traveling

Top tips for enjoyable travel with this incredibly painful form of inflammatory arthritis.

By Malaika Hill

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Low Back Pain

It hurts when you lie down; it hurts when you sit; it hurts when you even think about moving. Is it connected to your RA — and what can you do to cope?

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Do You Really Need to Treat Gout?

Get to know potential complications that can arise without lifestyle adaptions or medical treatment of this sometimes debilitating condition.

By Malaika Hill

Change Your Diet, Change Your Life With RA

If you’re looking for ways to control the inflammation that has taken over your body from RA, diet may be at the top of the list.

By Cathy Kramer

Racial Disparities in Pain Management Are Easing

Researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor conducted a study to determine if racial disparities in pain management have changed, including disparities in prescription opioid treatment.

By Diane Domina

Cluster Headache Advocate Says Speak Out, Take Part

Aaron Wiseman took part in Headache on the Hill in 2017 with his wife, Stefanie Garcia, his caregiver during his cluster headache episodes. Learn about his advocacy this day and beyond.

By Erin L. Boyle

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