Aches & Pains
8 Photos People With Fibromyalgia Do Not Want Anyone to See
When you live with fibromyalgia, the images you present to people rarely, if ever, reflect your reality. In this article, I share some images that are nothing but real.
My Review of the Newgo Hot and Cold Therapy Gel Eye Mask
My honest and unsponsored review of the Newgo hot and cold therapy gel eye mask, and how I used it to treat my migraines.
9 Ways I Managed and Treated My Headaches and Migraines
In this article, I discuss how I managed my headaches and migraines, and the trick that made them go away (hopefully) for good.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) and Dislocated Jaw
My experience with a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), including diagnosis and treatment.
Living With Spinal, Shoulder, Hand and Wrist Osteoarthritis.
In this article, I share symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and self-management of spinal, shoulder, hand and wrist osteoarthritis.
A Pain in the Psoas
Recently, I started feeling excruciating hip and back pain, numbness in my leg and trouble standing straight, walking or sleeping. An osteopath diagnosed tension in the psoas muscle. Here's what I learned about "psoas syndrome" and what to do when it starts to hurt.
Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain: Treatments and Solutions
I suffered from plantar fasciitis for years. Here are five suggestions for dealing with this tough and persistent condition.
5 Strategies That Relieved My Neck, Shoulder and Upper Back Pain
Several years ago, I suffered debilitating injuries which left me with chronic neck, shoulder and upper back pain. The pain led to depression as I discovered I was no longer able to engage in activities I had always enjoyed. These strategies gave me back my life.
My Experience With the AccuRelief Mini TENS Unit for Discreet Pain Relief on the Go
The AccuRelief Mini TENS System is an affordable, effective, and discreet way to manage pain. It works well for upper and lower back pain, shoulder pain, joint pain, and even menstrual pain.
6 Things You Should Know About Migraines—From a Migraine Sufferer
Migraines. More people struggle with them than you may think—myself included. In this article, I'll uncover some of the mysteries around migraines that have left many people frustrated with their condition. Having a better understanding can help you tackle your problems more effectively.
How to Hide Your Self-Harm Scars – Permanent and Non-Permanent Solutions
Self-harm scars can take an enormous mental toll, especially if they're visible to prying eyes. Learn how to conceal your self-harm scars, even in the summer.
My Technique: How to Relieve Lower Back Pain With 7 Easy Stretches
Ease an aching back by doing these simple stretches for a few minutes every day. An alternative to taking painkillers for back pain.
How I Managed My Knee Bursitis Symptoms: Best Treatment Options
Bursitis of the knee is a painful condition that can limit your mobility. Here are some non-invasive treatment options.
Remedies That Helped Me Get Rid of My Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis. The name itself might sound frightening. Home remedies can help if done correctly, and this article will explain some of the more helpful home remedies out there.
Trigeminal Neuralgia: How I Survived the Worst Pain Ever
Trigeminal neuralgia is said to cause the worst pain known to humankind. I survived this rare disease with a successful brain surgery called microvascular decompression (MVD). This is my story.
Best Electric Massage Tools for Trigger Point Therapy
For my muscular pain, I've used dozens of massage tools on my trigger points. I review my three favorite electric massage gadgets that I've found to be focused enough for myofascial release.
Carpal Tunnel Stretches and Exercises That Helped Me
Explore videos of the many exercises and massage methods that can relieve the pain and suffering associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
What I've Learned About How to Move House With Chronic Pain
Pain is hard to deal with, even in the best of times. But during a move? Nigh impossible, right? Wrong. Here's how to make your move easier, even while you deal with chronic pain.
My Success Using McKenzie Exercises to Reduce Back Pain
McKenzie Method exercises and stretches are a great way to combat lower back pain from bulging/herniated discs and compressed sciatic nerves.
My Tips for How to Get Things Done With Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia sufferers are expected by many to be as productive as healthy people, despite dealing with constant pain and mental fogginess. Productivity tips for fibromites.
My Experience With Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Problems with your TMJ can be painful and long-lasting. Find out what causes it, symptoms, and treatments that may help ease the pain. If you think you have TMD, go see a professional for proper treatment for the best success.
Living With Chronic Pain: Psychological and Emotional Effects
Suffering with chronic pain can lead to many psychological and emotional effects. This article is written from my own personal experience.
How I Minimize the Pain of My Aching, Arthritic Knees
If you have aching knees, no doubt you're looking for ways to alleviate the pain. Learn useful tips for dealing with knee osteoarthritis, including a surprising fact about shoes.
Sciatic Pain: My Natural Treatments and Home Remedies
Lower back pain affects more than 80% of people at some point in their lives. It hurts to sit, walk, and lie in bed. These natural treatments are effective and can be done easily in your own home.
Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), Fibromyalgia (FMS) and Chronic Fatigue (CFS)
Are you suffering from chronic, widespread pain? Are you searching for answers? This is my story of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and the Epstein Barr virus.
My Experience With Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)
TMD (Temporomandibular joint disorder) is a problem that takes place in the jaw region. TMD sufferers experience a lot of pain and discomfort, such as headaches, difficulty chewing, or a stiff feeling in their jaw. The severity of TMD varies, and different ways can be used to reduce the pain, such as exercises and possibly surgery.
How to Deal With People Who Don't Believe in Fibromyalgia
Though awareness is spreading, fibromyalgia is still considered to be a “controversial” diagnosis. This poses a problem for those of us who have it.
Trigger Point Treatment for Tight Muscles and Neck Pain
Learn how to treat your muscle tension using trigger point therapy. Learn how to improve your posture to prevent muscle tension from coming back.
Spinal Alignment Devices for Back Pain Relief: My Reviews
Back pain and spasms can be treated at home with spinal adjustment devices. In this article, I review several spinal alignment devices for relief of back pain.