Exercising Your Way To A Higher Pain Tolerance
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by Thomas Cohn, MD
2M ago
As we say time and time again on the blog, our bodies are designed to move. They crave movement. Movement helps to keep our muscles strong and functioning successfully, which is why movement and exercise are so often recommended for patients with chronic pain. However, new research suggests that regular movement could also help to […] The post Exercising Your Way To A Higher Pain Tolerance appeared first on Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog ..read more
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How To Get Quality Sleep In The Face Of Chronic Pain
Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog
by Thomas Cohn, MD
3M ago
Restful sleep is incredibly important to our overall health. When we’re well rested, our body has time to recover from the rigors of the previous day, and we have more energy to attack today with exercise and activity. Conversely, poor sleep quality can do just the opposite. If we’re not getting great sleep, we may […] The post How To Get Quality Sleep In The Face Of Chronic Pain appeared first on Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog ..read more
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5 Tips For Switching Pain Care Providers
Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog
by Thomas Cohn, MD
3M ago
If you’re just not getting the care you feel like you deserve, or your current practitioner is retiring, it may be time to begin looking for a new pain care physician. Whether you’ve been with your current provider for a couple months or many years, it’s not always going to be easy to find a […] The post 5 Tips For Switching Pain Care Providers appeared first on Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog ..read more
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How Netflix Is Getting The Problem Of Teen Pain All Wrong
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by Thomas Cohn, MD
3M ago
An analysis of popular shows on Netflix found that the streaming giant isn’t offering an accurate portrayal of the problem of teen pain. “Media is one of the most powerful engines of influence on children’s development and could be harnessed to address pain and suffering in the world. Stories matter,” said Dr. Melanie Noel, PhD, […] The post How Netflix Is Getting The Problem Of Teen Pain All Wrong appeared first on Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog ..read more
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Early Intervention May Help Treat Patients At High Risk For Chronic Pain
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by Thomas Cohn, MD
4M ago
As we’ve said on the blog in the past, early treatment is extremely helpful when it comes to effectively managing a pain condition, but a new study found that early identification of chronic pain risk can ensure those at the highest risk can effectively manage their pain issues. In a recent study conducted at the […] The post Early Intervention May Help Treat Patients At High Risk For Chronic Pain appeared first on Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog ..read more
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Older Adults, Doctors Differ Over Opioid Concerns For Chronic Pain Treatment
Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog
by Thomas Cohn, MD
4M ago
A new study took a closer look at some of the concerns patients and providers have when it comes to older adults taking opioids for chronic pain, and the results show that the groups have some different underlying concerns about opioid use. When patients were asked about the risks associated with long-term opioid use, older […] The post Older Adults, Doctors Differ Over Opioid Concerns For Chronic Pain Treatment appeared first on Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog ..read more
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Healthy Eating Can Be Hard If You Have Chronic Pain
Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog
by Thomas Cohn, MD
4M ago
New research published in Scientific Reports found that many patients with chronic pain expressed a desire to have healthier dietary habits, but following through on this desire can be difficult as a result of their pain condition. Researchers took a deep look at some self-reported aspects of diet and nutrition among patients who were suffering […] The post Healthy Eating Can Be Hard If You Have Chronic Pain appeared first on Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog ..read more
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Diversification Key To Effective Chronic Pain Management
Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog
by Thomas Cohn, MD
5M ago
They say that you should be wary about putting all your eggs in one basket, and oftentimes that sentiment holds true when it comes to managing chronic pain. It’s wonderful that you are taking proactive steps to fight back against chronic pain, but rarely will you find that pursuing only one treatment method is the […] The post Diversification Key To Effective Chronic Pain Management appeared first on Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog ..read more
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Why Posture Problems And Chronic Pain Are Often Linked
Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog
by Thomas Cohn, MD
5M ago
Chronic pain conditions can be caused and exacerbated by a variety of factors, but one common culprit that is often overlooked is a person’s posture. If you have bad seated or standing posture, it changes how stress is dispersed on your whole body. It can put additional pressure on certain areas like your lower back […] The post Why Posture Problems And Chronic Pain Are Often Linked appeared first on Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog ..read more
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Could Non-Invasive Brain Procedure Help Solve Chronic Pain?
Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog
by Thomas Cohn, MD
5M ago
Researchers out of Virginia Tech are exploring the possibility of using targeted soundwaves to put an end to chronic pain sensations. According to the research published in the journal PAIN on Feb. 5, researchers believe that low-intensity soundwaves aimed at a place deep in the brain called the insula could positively impact the perception of […] The post Could Non-Invasive Brain Procedure Help Solve Chronic Pain? appeared first on Minnesota Physical Medicine Blog ..read more
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