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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Postpartum Opioid Use for Pain Management: What You Should Know

What are your pain relief options after childbirth? Learn the options and how the opioid epidemic is affecting guidelines.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

An Enhanced Strategy to Fight Opioid Addiction

The FDA approved its final Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to address the opioid crisis.

By Diane Domina

Recruit Your Kids For Your Health Team

We're not kidding — your kids can be a vital part of keeping your energy up and pain levels at bay. Trying to do it all — care for children, grocery shop, cook, and clean — is most likely more than you alone can accomplish. So enlist their help — we'll tell you how.

By Cathy Kramer

Patient and Blogger Stands Up Against the Opioid Stigma

While politicians, policy makers, and medical experts are arguing about the best way to solve the opioid crisis, the blogger behind Chronic Mom says, opioids saved her life.

By Pamela Kaufman

Common Pain Med Linked to Serious Heart Problems

The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) diclofenac is associated with an higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and other serious cardiovascular events.

By Diane Domina

Dealing with Foot Pain

If your foot pain is more than soreness from normal wear and tear, it’s time to create a treatment plan. Here's what you need to know.

By Celeste Cooper, RN

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

Finding Yourself Again When You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis

Do you have that place you can go that makes you feel like… you? The place where your chronic condition doesn't matter, and you feel like you're more than your condition? For Charis, that place is Burning Man.

By Charis Hill

Do You Have Opioid-Use Disorder?

What used to be defined as “opioid addiction” has now been classified as “opioid-use disorder,” a formal mental health disorder. Find out if you fall within the 11 criteria that help to determine if you have opioid-use disorder — and how to get help.

By Stephanie Stephens

Busting Myths About RA Pain and Opioids

In order to squash the stigma on opioid use for chronic pain, you must first understand the myths that surround pain for those living with RA. Use this piece as an explainer for your friends and family who just don't get it.

By Lene Andersen, MSW