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Chronic Pain, PACING and the ‘Boom and Bust’ Cycle

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We see a very common pattern develop in many patients with persistent or chronic pain.  Quite often people think they should be able to do particular activities, such as housework, gardening, home maintenance or sitting at a computer, and push themselves to do things, despite it causing significant increases in their pain.  This in turn,…

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Can Meditation and Mindfulness help combat chronic pain?

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Research at Harvard University has found that meditation can help to deal with chronic pain.  It was found that the benefits of meditation include stronger immunity, less joint pain, healthier hormone levels and lower blood pressure which all aid in becoming a healthier and pain free version of you.  The state of relaxation is linked…

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Chronic Pain: Anxiety, Depression & Memory issues could be Related

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Chronic pain is not just a physical issue; it’s a mental/emotional one as well. So if you struggle with back pain as well as anxiety, depression, foggy thinking or even memory problems, there’s a good chance they could be related. In fact, new research shows that chronic pain dramatically affects the hippocampal region of your brain, which…

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