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How You Can Support A Loved One Who Suffers From Chronic Pain

October 25th, 2022 12:00am

Chronic pain is more than a physical condition. It is also a physical, psychological, and neurological condition. More than 25% of Americans suffer from this condition. There are many causes of chronic pain. It can be caused by long-term pain from an old

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Relapse Prevention Strategies

October 5th, 2022 12:00am

Maintaining sobriety is a lifelong journey. At the beginning of recovery, learning to replace destructive thought patterns and behaviors associated with addiction with constructive ones can be challenging.

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What Are The Signs Of An Opioid Addiction?

September 16th, 2022 12:00am

Opioids are a class of drugs that includes both prescription pain medications and illegal substances like heroin. When used as prescribed by a doctor, opioids are effective in treating chronic pain.

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What is intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment?

Intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment is a level of care for those who have symptoms that do not merit a detoxification or residential program and 24-hour supervision, or have recently completed treatment at a detoxification or residential program. Patients receiving IOP require more intensive treatment and support than traditional outpatient therapy.

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Can Chronic Pain Cause Depression?

July 24th, 2018 12:00am

Chronic pain is any pain that lasts longer than the normal amount of time it takes for an injury or illness to heal. Research shows that 30 to 50 percent of people who deal with chronic pain also struggle with depression.1 Chronic Pain and Depression Are Closely Linked 

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Opioid Medications and Their Risks

July 10th, 2018 12:00am

Opioids have been used for medication and recreation for millennia, but it’s only been in the last few years that the modern pharmaceutical variants have become so widely misused that they’ve been implicated in one of the worst addiction crises in the U.S. Each day, more than 115 Americans die from an opioid overdose, and unlike other addictive drugs, many who abuse opioids have them legally prescribed by their doctor.1 Despite nationwide efforts to curb opioid misuse, these drugs are still, in many cases, being overprescribed to treat pain when less damaging alternatives may be available.

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Professional Athletes and the Dangers of Experimenting With Drugs

Like thousands of everyday Americans, professional athletes sometimes turn to drugs such as opiates, marijuana and cocaine to cope with stress and challenges in their careers or to treat physical injuries. They may also use steroids to gain an edge over the competition.

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How Prescription Drug Use Can Lead to Addiction

Prescription drug abuse is a rapidly growing concern in America. Although most people use prescription drugs as they’re intended, about 20 percent of Americans 12 and older have misused a prescription drug during their lifetime.1 Young people especially are at risk for developing an addiction to prescription drugs after misuse.

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Lifestyle Changes After Medication Detox

Making several lifestyle changes after completing a medication detoxification treatment program helps build a happier, healthier mind and body and ensures continued and successful recovery.  

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The Steps of Detox Treatment

May 2nd, 2018 12:00am

For those who suffer from addiction, it can be scary to think about going through withdrawal. There are many who start and stop many, many times and some never go through the entire process.

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How to Choose a Rehabilitation Center for Opioid Addiction

The United States is in the midst of an opioid addiction epidemic. As of 2017, more than 90 people die of opioid overdose every day, and in 2015, an estimated 12.5 million people misused prescription opioids in some way.1,2 The severity of opioid addiction has only increased since the 1990s, partially because doctors unknowingly prescribed too many painkillers to the general population and partially because pharmaceutical companies intentionally or otherwise misled the public about opioids’

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Sleep Deprivation

February 2nd, 2016 9:31am

Many people in today’s fast paced society have a love/hate relationship with sleep and that relationship can be even worse with chronic pain patients. According to the CDC, some 50 to 70 million American adults suffer from sleep disorders or the inability to stay awake and alert.

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Creating A Sense Of Freedom Through HeartMath

Freedom is defined as "The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint." In this country we are blessed to have the RIGHT to enjoy many freedoms that are embodied by the quote above.

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Stress Management and Yoga for Functional Restoration Programs

The body is extremely intelligent. Everything it does, it does for optimal survival.

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Failed Back Syndrome

January 5th, 2016 11:58am

Have you had more than one back surgery? Are you still in as much pain as you were in before surgery, or even more years later?

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What Can Physical Therapy Do for Chronic Pain?

Exercise and physical activity is often the last thing someone wants to do if they are experiencing pain. When an individual is living in chronic pain, they often adapt their lifestyle habits over a period of months, or even years, to include as little physical activity as possible for fear of creating more pain.

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Breathing: How This Simple Activity Can Help Manage Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is most commonly defined as lingering pain that lasts more than three months. Oftentimes, this type of pain is the result of an injury or developed condition and can be difficult to cope with.

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Interdisciplinary Detox Programs

November 13th, 2015 1:50pm

Prescription narcotic medication has pros and cons, and has been proven to be helpful in addressing pain, both acute and chronic. However, narcotic medication can be extremely addicting.

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Managing Stress With Chronic Pain

November 10th, 2015 1:46pm

Stress is a natural, human reaction to change that nearly everyone experiences at one time or another. Stress can be brought on by a number of factors, and tends to be a commonality for individuals struggling with chronic pain conditions.

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7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy may not “cure” chronic pain or make your problems go away, but it can help you develop coping tools to manage your pain and empower you to perceive yourself and your life in a healthy way.

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Patient-Provider Relationship: How Important Is This?

Our nation has become used to the standard doctor-patient relationship: 15-minute appointments (if you’re lucky) and in-and-out of the doctor’s office as quickly as possible.

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Functional Restoration Programs and Workers’ Compensation Claims: An Ideal Partnership

Work related injuries present a variety of treatment paths that an injured claimant may embark upon, depending on the severity and complexity of the injury. Often times, the more complex cases result in an ongoing loop of treatment and medical exams for the patient, and never-ending costs for the payor.

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What Is An Intensive Outpatient Program?

October 27th, 2015 9:33am

Seeking the right treatment program can be both daunting and intimidating. To help ease this process, it encouraged to do some research, tour facilities, and speak with the staff to determine what might be the best program for you.

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How to Deal with Physical Pain During the Holidays

Everyone knows that the holidays are on their way and that they are the busiest time of year!  Once October hits there is a Holiday every month until March. 

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How to Be a Healthy Grocery Shopper

October 19th, 2015 10:42am

Grocery shopping can be a daunting task. Whether your schedule is too busy to fit it in, you are on a tight budget, or you simply just don’t know what to buy and how to cook it, you may feel overwhelmed by the shopping challenge.

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October 15th, 2015 3:16pm

Healing the mind is a very important aspect when working on overall healing of the body.  There are various methods that people can use to find peace of mind and promote good health habits. 

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Why Consider Acupuncture?

October 13th, 2015 11:06am

Have you been hearing more about acupuncture lately?  Are you somewhat curious about this new pain remedy yet unsure if it is something that you actually want to try? 

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Eating Healthy Can be Delicious, Try it!

October 12th, 2015 9:13am

There is this stigma that eating healthy is gross, expensive, difficult, and boring. Many people lack the desire to live a life that doesn't revolve around amazing tasting food.

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5 Tips on Starting your Day with the Hopes of Avoiding Pain

When living in pain sometimes the first thought in the morning is how much pain the day holds.  Will your body be miserable all day or is there the possibility that you may find some relief? 

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Traveling with Pain

September 29th, 2015 9:31am

How badly do you want to live a normal life even though you are in an incredible amount of pain every day? Do you cringe at the thought of missing out on fun activities and making memories with your loved ones? 

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Coping with Pain Through Creativity

September 28th, 2015 2:09pm

Pain is an interesting struggle.  It can strip you of your freedom, your joy, your passions, and so much more. 

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How to Cope With Pain When You Feel Hopeless

September 24th, 2015 9:29am

Is it possible to think about anything other than the amount of pain your body is in?  Can you even place your energy and thoughts anywhere other than managing your pain? 

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How to Stay Fit when Living with Chronic Pain

September 17th, 2015 11:09am

When living in pain, oftentimes the last thing that you want to do is exercise. Lacking this desire can make it nearly impossible to stay fit and active.

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National Pain Awareness Month: How You Can Help

September is National Pain Awareness month and there are so many ways to recognize it and get involved! Whether you personally struggle with pain or you know someone who does, you can participate.

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How Music Can Positively Impact Our Health

September 14th, 2015 10:57am

Everyone has a different taste in music and experiences it in a unique way.  Although this may vary among individuals, it can be agreed that everyone is influenced by music. 

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The Health Benefits of Eating Organic Food

September 10th, 2015 8:50am

Organic food is a hot topic at the moment, some controversy surrounds the organic movement but there is also a lot of support! Not only does the support for organic food grow at a rapid pace, but the support of research promoting the many health benefits has also grown. 

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How to Sleep when Dealing with Insomnia

September 3rd, 2015 1:15pm

Everyone has had restless nights, our brains won't shut off and no matter how tired we are, we just can't seem to fall asleep. Do you experience random restless nights?

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Tips and Tricks for Avoiding Pain in the Workplace

Depending on your pain and the area of your body that it affects, the tasks and jobs you are comfortable performing may vary.  You may know what everyday activities cause your pain to flare up, but have you ever considered your job and how it impacts your pain? 

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The Connection Between Water and Your Health

Water, water, water, seems to be all we have ever heard about since we were young, but what is it about this liquid that actually helps our bodies?  Well, there is actually a lot! 

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Why Gardening is Beneficial for Chronic Pain Sufferers

If you suffer from chronic pain then you know how difficult it can be to find activities that will keep the aching to a minimum. Even lying on the couch or sitting down with your favorite book can cause unwanted soreness.

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How to Distract Yourself When in Pain

August 25th, 2015 8:20am

Pain is enough to keep anyone down, often making you feel like there is nothing that will take your mind off of it or let you forget it for even a minute. Sometimes, a small distraction from the pain is all you need.

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How to Clean Your House with a Chronic Illness

Have you ever taken a look around your house and wondered how it got so messy?  More than that, you may be racking your brain trying to figure out when you will actually get around to cleaning it.

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8 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Eat as Often as Possible

Have you ever thought that maybe the food you are eating is contributing to your achy body?  We know that food can drastically change how the body feels, but we don’t often know that it may affect the body’s inflammation. 

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Online Support Groups for Chronic Pain

August 18th, 2015 11:01am

If you have chronic pain you know how lonely and isolated it can make you feel.  No matter how many times you tell your family and friends about it, they will never fully understand. 

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Chronic Pain in Relationships

August 17th, 2015 8:20am

Chronic pain is an illness that not only affects people physically, but also mentally and emotionally.  This illness attacks the body, causing the victim to live in pain and agony. 

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Lifestyle Counseling in a Functional Restoration Program

A program that focuses on rehabilitation for chronic pain sufferers will only truly provide benefit if the lessons learned during treatment are continued in everyday life.   As with any rehabilitation program, it is important to implement consistency and carry out the methods developed during the program. 

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Pain Management in a Functional Restoration Program

Functional Flex-care programs focus on helping patients to heal their bodies psychologically, medically, and socially. It is necessary to focus on these forms of healing when the body has an intense injury or pain. 

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Physical Therapy in a Functional Restoration Program

An important step in treating chronic pain and one practiced at Recovia is physical therapy.  Individuals suffering from chronic pain commonly benefit from participating in physical therapy, even though it can be perceived to cause more pain. 

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Behavioral Medicine in a Functional Restoration Program

Recovia is built around a Functional Restoration Program (FRP) that has five primary disciplines.  Each discipline is designed to help individuals suffering from chronic pain overcome their illness and obtain overall physical health. 

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What is a Functional Restoration Program?

A Functional Restoration Program (FRP) is a rehabilitation program for chronic pain sufferers.  This type of program aims to increase physical functioning, improve pain coping skills, and help facilitate the mending of the body as a whole. 

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A Piece of Cake

July 21st, 2015 11:08am

Cancer, a word that is very common and a disease that a majority of people know a lot about.  It comes in various forms, affects a lot of people around us, and appears in plenty of television shows and films. 

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Signs That a Loved One May be Overusing Prescription Medication

Painkillers are used in excess by millions of Americans daily.  Although the original intention in using prescription painkillers is intended to reduce pain for a short period of time, it is a common occurrence when painkillers become part of a regular routine. 

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Detox: What This Word Really Means

July 9th, 2015 1:50pm

Detox is a word that seems to be fairly common nowadays.  Celebrities detox, athletes detox, and it seems like every person on the planet detoxes too. 

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Is Coffee Contributing to Your Back Pain?

Do you like grabbing a cup of coffee with friends or camping out at your favorite little coffee shop in town to catch up on work and emails?  Is coffee a social aspect for you, or are you someone who relies on that caffeine boost to get you up in the morning, and keep you going throughout the day? 

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Are You Sleepy and Achy?

July 7th, 2015 9:05am

It is hard to determine whether a lack of sleep causes more pain or if it is the immense amount of pain that causes less sleep.   Whatever the case, sleep and pain go hand in hand.

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