7 Reasons You Need to Exercise Despite Pain
Happy New Year everyone! I hope your 2019 is off to a great start! Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? I usually don’t but this year I am going to try to create healthier habits.
One of these habits is to move purposefully for at least 30
minutes every day! Even if I am having …Read More
HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR THE PAIN IN YOUR LIFE
What’s the best gift for someone with pain? Something that they will use! So, my team scoured the internet to find these gifts for you. Cost was not an issue when looking for these items, just whether or not they could be used and enjoyed by people with chronic pain. I hope at least one …Read More
9 EASY WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR PAIN
I was sitting in the Phoenix airport the other day waiting for my flight and started talking to the woman sitting next to me. She was concerned about the time of the flight because she had to take one of her medicines at 7:00 a.m., then she had to take another medicine 1 hour later.
Our …Read More
Is Shopping a Pain for You?
Do you like to shop? Or even love to shop? I know I do – I’ve wondered what I would buy if money were no object…a sports car? a beach house? a chef?? Probably all the above.
I’m not sure where the time has gone, but it’s already November and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. …Read More
Should I get an injection for my knee pain?
TO INJECT? OR NOT TO INJECT? THAT IS THE QUESTION
People ask me all the time if they should get an injection into their knee for their chronic pain. I tell them that there are many things to consider before signing on the dotted line and giving consent for an injection into your knee.
You go to …Read More
Why does the weather make my chronic pain worse?
September is Pain Awareness Month; I actually find this ironic because if you have chronic pain, you probably don’t need anyone to remind you of this.
September also signals the change of seasons. Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the warm days and cool nights. I love watching football with family and friends …Read More
Little League Practice
My husband coaches a little league baseball team in our town. Our sons have long since grown up, but he kept talking about the “good old days with the boys” so I made him fill out a volunteer coaching application and told him to get out of the house. The little league gave him a …Read More
How Did I Get Here?
I can hear you talking.
“You don’t know anything about me. You are a doctor with all those initials after your name. What do you know about having to feed your family with this pain?”
You’re right. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice. I have been in healthcare for over 33 years. I have been an …Read More
13 Ways to Manage a Bad Pain Day
Some days, you just don’t want to get out of bed. I know. I’ve been there. For those of us with chronic pain, those days seem to happen more than the good days when you wake up and take on the challenge of a new day.
If you are like me and spend more mornings than …Read More