Leave Winter Arthritis in the Cold

Even though it’s nearly April, if cold weather makes your arthritis flair up, then it may feel like spring can’t come soon enough. The good thing is, there are changes you can make in your life to relieve the stiffness and pain, including checking your Vitamin D and magnesium levels and exercising. Read the full article here: Sooth Winter Arthritis Pain Naturally

Holistic Therapies Can Help Animals Too

Holistic medicine can be used to treat animals similar to the way it helps humans. Vets even take a similar approach, by trying to choose the most effective yet least invasive methods with things like cold laser therapy, supplements, and chiropractic. Read the full article here: More Veterinarians Using Alternative Treatments

A Weekend Getaway for Pain

There are workshops of all kinds, including ones that aim to help attendees with their pain. The writer of this essay attended one in scenic Hudson Valley, New York with her husband, and though her pain wasn’t “cured,” she did benefit from the exercises she learned as well as being in nature and relaxing.

A Water Pillow Could Alleviate Your Neck Pain

A special pillow could help your neck pain, and it’s not made of memory foam. Billed on its Amazon.com page as the “#1 Chiropractic Recommended Pillow,” it’s called Chiroflow and allows users to fill the pillow with as much (or as little) water needed to keep their spines aligned when lying down. Read the full article here: A chiropractor swears by a pillow that you fill with water — here’s why you should try it

Choose the Right Doctor for Your Pain

Chronic pain can have a pervasive impact on your life. This article gives an overview of how to best approach pain management from a medical perspective since choosing the right kind of doctor can have a big impact on your course of treatment. Read the full article here: For Pain, It Matters Which Doctor You See

The Mental Game of Chronic Pain

You may not have a huge amount of control over the ailment that is making you feel chronic pain, but you can change the way you think about it. Being able to calm the mind not only makes the situation more manageable, but it has also been shown in studies to decrease perceptions of physical pain.

Migraine Sufferers Benefit From Mindfulness

The mind is such a powerful tool in the fight against pain. One study from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques lessened the number and severity of participants’ migraines. Read the full article here: Mindfulness for Migraines

Readers’ Favorite Ways of Relieving Pain Naturally

This is an interesting compilation of the top five favorite natural pain relievers from Spine-Health’s Facebook community. Water therapy topped the list which could be done by swimming (added exercise!), taking a warm bath, and even staying hydrated on the inside. Read the full article here: Reader Roundup: 5 Favorite Natural Pain Relievers

Work Out Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Numerous research studies show that exercise can alleviate symptoms in those with muscle and joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. After exercising, participants generally feel less pain from their condition, and pain interferes less in their lives. Read the full article here: Exercise Programs Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients