Epidural Steroid Injection: What You Should Know

For those with lower back and leg pain and not finding any relief with conservative treatments such as physical therapy, massage, chiropractic treatments, acupuncture, over the counter and prescription medications – an epidural steroid injection (ESI) might be a good treatment option for you. With an ESI, steroids and a local anesthetic are delivered directly into the epidural space of your spine via a needle. Here is a short video on how it’s … Continue reading Epidural Steroid Injection: What You Should Know

Living With Chronic Pain: Tips On Managing Morning Stiffness

When you have chronic pain, mornings can be incredibly rough. How rough do you say? Well getting out of bed can look similar to this: Stiff joints and achy muscles can make movement in the morning very uncomfortable and sometimes if the pain is too intense, it can almost be impossible. While medication can help manage this type of pain, there are other things that you can do to help reduce the pain you experience. Everyone … Continue reading Living With Chronic Pain: Tips On Managing Morning Stiffness

Guest Post: Living With Chronic Illness – An Unseen Illness

Hello let me start by introducing myself, I am a wife and a Mom and I live with debilitating chronic pain. I am only one of the thousands of people that are afflicted with these unseen illnesses. I look fine on the outside, I am not sick; there is nothing wrong with me. Think again. I look like there is nothing wrong with me. It … Continue reading Guest Post: Living With Chronic Illness – An Unseen Illness

6 Tips To Keeping Warm When You Have A Cold Sensitivity

Winter is awesome! Said no one with a cold sensitivity ever. Winter can be quite the battle for a lot of people with chronic illnesses, especially those with Raynaud’s disease, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Hypothyroidism. Cold weather also triggers flares in numerous other illnesses which is why it is important that we protect ourselves from the elements. Here are some helpful tips: 1. Check … Continue reading 6 Tips To Keeping Warm When You Have A Cold Sensitivity

6 Easy Tips To Help You Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep can play a huge role in healthy living. Yes, it may sound obvious but not enough of us are getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night. When you factor in things like chronic pain and invisible illnesses, simply falling asleep and then staying asleep can be extremely difficult. Here are our tips on how to get that sleep you … Continue reading 6 Easy Tips To Help You Sleep

Water: Are You Drinking To Your Health?

Winter can get the best of our healthy intentions. With its gloomy atmosphere and frigid temperatures, it is very easy to give up on any sort of exercise and fall back into unhealthy routines. Right now, I’d much rather park myself in front of the T.V with a bag of licorice instead of chiselling my way through an inch worth of ice on the car and … Continue reading Water: Are You Drinking To Your Health?

Cooking With Chronic Illness: Simplified Cookie Swap Guide

  The holiday season can be extremely hectic and when you have to contend with a chronic illness, it can be doubly overwhelming and exhausting.  Our family and friends, who can handle the aftermath of a holiday gathering like a champ,  don’t realize that these same holiday gatherings that are scheduled back to back to back can trigger a debilitating flare-up of our chronic illness. … Continue reading Cooking With Chronic Illness: Simplified Cookie Swap Guide

Cooking With Chronic Illness: 5 Simple Recipes For Leftover Turkey

    Now that Thanksgiving is over, you probably have a good portion of leftover turkey in your fridge. Instead of making enough turkey sandwiches to last you until Christmas, why not turn them into delicious next-day dishes. And yes, we know that some of you chronic illness warriors may have cooked Thanksgiving dinner yourselves and may have already collapsed in pile of pain and … Continue reading Cooking With Chronic Illness: 5 Simple Recipes For Leftover Turkey

6 Tips For Holiday Traveling With Chronic Pain

Traveling to visit loved ones for the holidays can be stressful for anyone but that’s especially the case for those suffering with chronic pain. We might be worried about lugging around suitcases in crowed airport terminals, sitting for extended periods of time in stuffy cars, lying on relative’s creaky pull-out sofa beds, and all that sleep we probably won’t be getting. That of course can … Continue reading 6 Tips For Holiday Traveling With Chronic Pain